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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


PO Box 1000 FL-02044 VTT


Mika Vähä-Nissi (Research Team Leader, Surface Treatments)

Other staff

Ali Harlin (Research Professor, Biomaterials)

Jonas Hartman (Key Account Manager, Chemistry)

Raimo Korhonen (Head of Research Area, Printed functionality)

Jouni Lattu (Key Account Manager, Packaging)

Tuomas Mustonen (Vice President, Customer Solutions)

Pia Qvintus (Research Team Leader, Fibre Products)

Maria Smolander (Research Team Leader, Printed Sensors)


+358 20722 6191


+358 20722 7026

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest contract research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services thus improving its clients' competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders. VTT has extensive expertise in packaging technologies including engineering of novel fibre-based and other biomaterials. Research is targeted to competitive products and solutions for the paper, chemical and packaging industries. Special emphasis is to combine developed functional systems with novel printing and coating technologies. VTT is experienced in food/package interactions, packaging processes and food contact materials. Packaging solutions are developed by thorough understanding of the food product behaviour during storage and distribution. Research areas: --Functional packages --Novel renewable materials: biopolymers, fibre-based materials --Coating and surface modification --Printing --Printed optics, electronics and diagnostic packaging systems --Cost management --Optimised packaging processes for food


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