Pulp and Paper Institute, Bogišićeva 8, 1000 Ljubljana, SL

Fundamentals of barrier technology for fibre-based packaging

Fundamentals of barrier technology for fibre-based packaging

28-30 November 2023, Ljubljana (Slovenia)


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Fiber-based packaging has the potential to replace a big portion of packaging materials that are hard to recycle. However, right now, paper, cardboard, and molded pulp can only be used for products that don't need protection against water, water vapor, oxygen, and similar substances. Making fiber-based packaging capable of providing a barrier is crucial to expand its uses and making packaging systems more environmentally friendly and sustainable worldwide.

In March 2023 Åbo Akademi University, together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, organized an advanced course in barrier coating technology. The event was designed for doctorate-level university students and industry professionals who aimed to enhance their understanding of the fundamental aspects of barrier and barrier technology for paper, paperboard, and molded pulp materials.

Due to the event’s success, we have decided to host it once again this year in Ljubljana, scheduled from November 28th to November 30th.




Participation fee:
  • students - 300 € (VAT included)
  • industry EARLY BIRD - 1000 €  (VAT included) until 1.9.2023
  • industry regular - 1250 (VAT included) after 1.9.2023
Cancelation policy:
  • for cancellations before 1. 9. 2023 the registration fee, reduced for 10 % administration costs, will be refunded
  • for cancellations between 1. 9. 2023 and 31. 10. 2023 a 50 % of registration fee will be refunded
  • cancellations after 31. 10. 2023 are non-refundable
  • instead of cancellation an exchange of participants is possible at any time with no additional costs


For registration please click on the button!

Conference venue and additional info

The conference will take place in Ljubljana the green capital of Slovenia.

The conference venue is at the Central Post Office (Čopova ulica 11, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia)


Ljubljana is spread with hotels. You have many options in the vicinity of the locations where the event will take place. Special rates are available at:

For more information about Ljubljana and the possibilities in one of the smallest but among most beautiful  European capital click here.

If you have any additional question or just need hands on info regarding accommodation, travel or additional program please contact Mr Gregor Lavrič: gregor.lavric@icp-lj.si.


Getting to Ljubljana (Slovenia)


By Air:

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU) is the main international airport serving the capital city. It offers direct flights to and from various European cities, making it a convenient option for international travelers. Once you arrive at the airport, you can easily reach the city center by taxi, which takes approximately 25 minutes. Alternatively, there is a regular shuttle service that operates between the airport and the city center.

Alternative airports in the region are:

  • Trieste - Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS), located in Italy, approximately 120 kilometers southwest of Ljubljana. From there, you can take a shuttle or taxi to Ljubljana.
  • Zagreb Airport (ZAG) in Croatia is about a 1.5-hour drive from Ljubljana. You can reach Ljubljana from Zagreb by bus, shuttle, or taxi.
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) in Italy is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Ljubljana. From the airport, you can take a direct shuttle or a combination of train and bus to reach Ljubljana.
  • Graz Airport (GRZ) in Austria is another option, located approximately 200 kilometers north of Ljubljana. From Graz Airport, you can reach Ljubljana by a combination of train and bus or by renting a car and driving to the city.

By Train:

Ljubljana is well-connected by rail, making train travel a convenient option for reaching the city. The Ljubljana Railway Station is centrally located and serves as a major transportation hub. You can check the schedules and book your train tickets in advance on the Slovenian Railways website (https://potniski.sz.si/en/or through various online platforms. There are direct train connections to Ljubljana from neighboring countries such as Austria, Italy, Hungary, and Croatia.

Once you arrive at the Ljubljana Railway Station, you can easily reach your accommodation via public transportation, taxis, or walking, depending on the distance.

We hope this information helps you plan your journey to Ljubljana for the upcoming event. If you have any further questions or require assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. Looking forward to welcome you in Ljubljana!"