IAPRI’s 28th Symposium* in Lausanne, Switzerland (9-12 May 2017) offered a rich array of oral and poster presentations, keynote addresses – not to mention sponsors – many of them linked by the theme of ‘Unlocking the full potential of packaging across the value chain’.
Yves Wyser of Nestlé’s Research Center in Lausanne says:“there were 99 papers in total, out of which 69 are oral presentations and 29 are posters, plus the IAPRI Scholarship presentation. Of the oral papers, 16 went through the peer-review stream.”
Keynote speeches paved the way for the full programme of oral presentations on each of the three days.There were also be poster sessions, with the authors on hand, on the Wednesday and Thursday.
The winner of the 2016 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship Niels Brouwers, of the University of Hasselt, Belgium, presented the results of his research project at Cal Poly, California. Brouwers has been researching the effect of metal organic framework (MOF) particles on the crystallisation of polylactide (PLA).
“Finally, when it’s time to relax, there was always be the breathtaking views over beautiful Lac Leman as a backdrop,” says Wyser.
He adds:“The value-chain theme of the Symposium was reflected in our selection of sponsors and partners, too. They represent raw-material suppliers (Dow Chemical and Stora Enso), converters (Mondi), packaging machinery suppliers (Bosch), test equipment providers (Presens, Shinyei and Lansmont), transport-monitoring equipment suppliers (NV Logistics), education (HES-SO) and end users (Nestlé Research).
*The IAPRI Symposium was hosted by the School of Engineering and Management Vaud (HEIG-VD) Western Switzerland and Nestle Research.
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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.
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