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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 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'