IAPRI membership is open to any institution, organization or company whether academic or commercial who is involved in packaging research, testing or education. Organizations not directly involved in research but support or are associated with packaging are also eligible for membership. Currently there 81 member institutes and corporations from 29 countries in membership. See the Member Directory to search for members by name click here or country or click here for a listing of members within countries. There is a IAPRI event each year hosted by a member. The event alternates between a IAPRI Member Conference (members only) and IAPRI World Packaging conference (Open to All).

IAPRI offer members access to a unique global network which brings together individuals from all over the world working in a range of packaging disciplines.

Membership Categories

                                                               Full Member Types                                                                               

                   Other Member Types                   

Institutional Membership in IAPRI is open to any organization (company, research institution, governmental agency or university) whose principal business includes packaging research, testing or education. The institutions must be willing to exchange information with other members of IAPRI regarding the results of their research at conferences, symposia, and within Communities of Practice.

The Full membership fee is $695 per annum

Corporate Membership is available to any business organization with an interest in, or is conducting packaging research, testing or education, but whose principal business activity is something different.

Note: These members must be willing to exchange information with other members of IAPRI regarding the results of their research and other activities at conferences, symposia, and within Communities of Practice. 

Corporate membership fee is $1,325 per annum

Affiliate Membership is granted to any association or professional society that represents and promotes packaging interests that are willing and able to contribute technical or educational intelligence of interest to IAPRI.

Affiliate membership fee is $695 per annum

Although allowed in the by-laws, at this time there are no Other Membership Types established by the board of directors.

Membership Benefits

IAPRI members receive a number of benefits including:

  • the e- newsletter - Global Packaging Research and Education
  • reduced price entry to IAPRI events
  • entry to the IAPRI Member Only Conference (once every two years)
  • membership to IAPRI Communities of Practice:
    • Packaging and Consumers
    • Distribution Packaging
    • Sustainable Packaging
    • Active and Intelligent Packaging
    • University Education
  • Eligibility for IAPRI Scholarship and Awards
  • Listing in the IAPRI Member Directory on the web site
  • Listing of member researchers in the Researcher Directory
  • Access for Associates of the member institute to the member only section of the web site:
    • Archives, including papers from IAPRI events
    • Career Center Listings
    • Discussion Boards

In addition,
Institutional Members are granted:

  • voting rights
  • ability to host IAPRI events
  • can apply to become an IAPRI Full Member director on the board.

Corporate Members are granted:

  • ability to co-host with a Full Member IAPRI events
  • can apply to become an IAPRI Corporate director on the board

To apply for IAPRI membership please click here for the application form.