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Dawn Smith (Scientist)

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Alan Fernyhough (Science Leader)

Behudin Mesic (Scientist)

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

Latest News

IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There were 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'This excellent event brought researchers from all over the world to network and develop strong links'