Latest News


Jul 3 2021

The IAPRI Membership has elected two to the Board of Directors

The new institutional directors are: Peter Borocz, Ph.D. from Széchenyi István University in Hungary and Cristina Guzman, Ph.D. from the University of Monterrey in Mexico.
Jun 24 2021

IAPRI 2021 Annual Membership Recorded Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting was held virtually on June 24th.

Research News

Jun 29 2021

Nofima analyses fresh chicken spoilage

Huge efforts are currently being made to find viable monomaterial, recyclable plastics packs to replace less easily-recycled combinations of polymers but, as Nofima, Norway, is demonstrating, measuring the shelf-life of perishable fresh products in these materials is of vital importance
Apr 30 2021

Sustainable packaging design challenge

The US-based Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is inviting responses to its challenge to find primary packaging design innovations to combat food waste. Those interested have until 18 June 2021 to submit entries for the SPC’s Food Waste Repackaged.

Member News

Jun 23 2021

White House connection for Clemson

Charles Santerre, a former White House senior policy advisor, has been appointed chair of the Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences (FNPS) Department at Clemson University in the US.
May 29 2021

Research updates from Fraunhofer IVV

Germany’s Fraunhofer IVV has provided updates on the FreshInPac project, using active packaging to help keep produce fresh, and on a new project involving several Fraunhofer institutes – Waste4Future - aimed at maximising carbon recycling from plastics waste.

IAPRI Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Packaging Research Community

Jun 29 2021

IAPRI in the 1970s and ‘80s

In the second of our articles celebrating IAPRI’s 50th anniversary and summarizing the association’s history, we jump back to its origins as an organization with a compact, largely European membership

Conference Spotlight

Jun 28 2021

Alternative routes to paper, research and intelligent packaging

In the first of three selections from the busy June Conference program, we zoom in on wood-free paper alternatives, RFID options for board packaging and new methods for researching household food waste during lockdown

Technology Spotlight

Feb 26 2021

Strategies for scaling up

You have a fantastic new technology or novel material, but how do you scale it up and demonstrate a route to commercialisation? IAPRI members share their experiences in different areas.

Member Profile

Apr 30 2021

ASD, Turkey: a focus on the future, export and industry needs

The role of affiliate members within IAPRI is an important one, acting as a bridge between their own members, when it comes to other associations, and the packaging research and education community worldwide. The Turkish Packaging Manufacturers’ Association (ASD) is a prime example of this – and an enduring one, in the context of IAPRI.


Jun 23 2021

2021 Member Conference a Success

With travel restrictions still in place, IAPRI held its Member Conference virtually. Thanks to the 45 researchers who presented their work, IAPRI held a three day, three track Zoom Webinar with just over 100 attendees. The sessions were recorded and are available to participants to view the ones they missed. We will feature some of the papers in our Conference Spotlight over the next few issues.

IAPRI Events

Jun 12 2022

23rd IAPRI World Conference on Packaging - PACKAGING FOR WORLD CRISIS hosted by the Thai Packaging Centre

The IAPRI Board of Directors has selected the Thai Packaging Centre to host the 2022 World Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in June of 2022.

PROPAK Asia 2022 will be held during 15-18 June 2022 at the same venue of the IAPRI conference.

May 25 2023

31st IAPRI Member Conference May 2023 Navi Mumbai, India

The SIES School of Packaging & Packaging Technology Center and the IAPRI Board of Directors have moved the Member Conference from 2021 back to 2023 due to the continued global impact of the Coronavirus.

IAPRI member institutes interested in hosting the IAPRI World Conference in 2024 can get the Guidelines and Application Form by clicking here

Career Center

Jul 23 2021

Advanced Packaging Science and Sustainability Department Manager at Nestlé Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Looking for a PhD in the area of Packaging Material Science or Food Contact Materials who is an experienced leader in R&D and/or academia with a strong scientific publication track record and a link to external companies.
May 27 2021

Ryerson University has a new opening for Limited Term Faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Graphic Communications Management

It invites applications from broad fields including Packaging. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2021 for a one year term, subject to final budgetary approval.