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School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University


Riddet Building, Riddet Rd Massey University Palmerston North Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North


Tom Robertson (Senior Lecturer)


+64 63569099


+64 63505604

INTRODUCTION: Packaging Research and Teaching has been a part of the Massey University Food Technology Programme since the 1960s. A separate Packaging Group was developed in the late 1980s with a separate Degreee in Packaging Technology with has been redeveloped as a Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology, Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology and both Masters and PhD available. VISION: The School Benchmarks as one of the leading schools of Engineering & Technology in Australasia. ACTIVITIES: Teaching Research - Strong research programme in packaging materials (used for) and packaging of horticultural products and food; working closely with New Zealand Industry and other Research Organisations. Funding - Government part of University Funding; Foundation of Science, Research and Technology Project funding (also Government) (in cooperation with SCION). Private Company project funding.


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

Latest News

IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at