Instituto de Embalagens was founded in 2005 with the objective of being a reference center in education and research about packaging in Brazil. The institute promotes courses, events, workshops, and training sessions aiming to spread information and driving the development of the industry professionals. Today, it is a respected institution and it has reached more than 12,000 professionals through more than 95 courses and 132 events.

The journey of knowledge about packaging is long and continuous. In 2016, the institute created the Packaging on the Road project, a packaging training course designed to make technical training available to professionals from Brazil.

Instituto de Embalagens also conducts customized projects to spread technical information in the packaging area, such as the in-company courses that have already been held in several companies.

Instituto de Embalagens’ faculty is formed by highly qualified professionals who have a wide experience in the packaging area.

The institution also develops educational content, today available in 21 books. In 2014, Instituto de Embalagens launched the first book in English, Better Packaging Better World, which has been distributed in several countries. In 2016, it launched the bilingual collection (Portuguese-English) Better Packaging Better World, which already count with ten books.

The recognition of Instituto de Embalagens goes beyond the borders of Brazil. Several national and foreign institutions use the books of Instituto de Embalagens as didactic material in their courses.

Instituto de Embalagens has been distinguished by several awards, such as the Embanews Prize Roberto Hiraishi Trophy in the Research category, for its Packaging books,
and as the Entity of the Year, in 2016.

Other important recognitions are those of the packaging industry which have sponsored the initiatives and the sector’s associations that support them, the main packaging users, and thousands of professionals who resort to Instituto de Embalagens to learn more about packaging.

Instituto de Embalagens conducts annually workshops and the Forum of Sustainability to bring to the market innovation, packaging and cases that aim to improve the relationship of packaging with the environment, aligning our belief:


“A book, a pen, a child and a teacher can change the world “
Malala Yousafzai – Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Sharing knowledge creates value in people’s lives. It is an altruistic practice that helps people not to stop learning. With this feeling, Instituto de Embalagens was founded in 2005. Its mission is to be the center of packaging knowledge in Brazil, contributing to the constant development of industry professionals.

We believe that, when professionals share knowledge about packaging in their workplace, they are collaborating with the development of better solutions so that companies remain active and competitive.

To support our studies, courses, meetings, training sessions and the packaging knowledge diffusion, we have decided to expand our didactic material by launching the bilingual book collection “Better Packaging. Better World.”

The collection has been launched in 2014 to improve the knowledge about packaging, in Brazil and abroad, offering materials that have become a reference to packaging professionals. We extended the invite to other authors beyond the Instituto de Embalagens’ professors with the goal of broadening the view and depth on many subjects. Since there we did ten books, twenty-one in total.

The “Better Packaging. Better World” collection not only brings technical information, trends and innovation about the sector, but also highlights the characteristics of different types of packaging, indicating new applications and possibilities, processes and equipment, always addressing sustainability in an unbiased way.

In 2020, the year when the pandemic began, we republished the environmental education booklet: “Nós, as embalagens e o meio ambiente” (We, the packaging and the environment), aimed at children, and now we are delivering our 21th book, including the Glass Packaging theme.

So, with one more delivery, concrete attitude, we do:

Better Packaging. Better World.

Assunta Napolitano Camilo
Instituto de Embalagens’s Director

The Packaging Institute provides industry professionals with up-to-date information according to their beliefs: Better Packaging, Better World!

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