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Namasivayam Navaranjan (Scientist)

Martin Markotsis (Scientist)

Dawn Smith (Research Leader)





Scion, the New Zealand Forest Research Institute, is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forest industry and building a stronger biobased economy. It was founded in 1947 as the New Zealand Forest Service. We are funded by both the government and commercial research contracts. Part of our core funding from the government is directed toward packaging and supporting New Zealand's packaging producers and primary produce exporters. It lies under our statement of core purpose in the bioproducts area.


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

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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