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Smithers Pira


Cleeve Road Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7RU


Sam Sheppard Fidler ()


+44 (0) 1372 802 000

Smithers Pira—the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains Established in 1930, Smithers Pira (formerly Pira International) provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. The company has business and testing facilities in Europe and the US. Smithers Pira Testing combines industry experience with state of the art laboratory testing and simulation facilities to deliver tangible solutions for clients in the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Our expertise encompasses chemical, materials selection, packaging conversion and performance in distribution and use. Smithers Pira Business Intelligence delivers value added insight to business leaders across the globe to help them make well informed market and technology decisions. Providing market research as well as strategic and technical consulting, we are the authoritative intelligence source for the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Smithers Pira Events combine productive networking, high calibre presentations and targeted marketing opportunities for key decision makers across the globe in the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains.

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