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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.


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