IAPRI Working Group:
Create an active working group in flexible packaging issues in order to identify necessary areas for research and development. The goal is to harmonize technology concerns between materials, packaging machines, packed goods and process issues.
Duncan Darby, PhD, Professor Clemson University
Dr. Ingo Bueren, Professor HdM Stuttgart, Director IPI Neuhausen/Switzerland
Actions and progress
- June 2008—Inaugural meeting at the 2008 IAPRI Symposium
- May 2009—Working Group meeting at the IAPRI Symposium Greenville SC
This new working group has the intention to introduce a new field of research and development in the IAPRI concept. Flexible Packaging has a growing share of now roughly 15% in the global packaging markets and is especially preferred in developing countries.
Flexible Packaging needs the integration of several technologies in the fields of:
- packaging materials
- packaging machines
- packed goods
- and several process oriented fields, also printing