Institute for Packaging Innovation

Institute for Packaging Innovation develops and evaluates technologies related to packaging lines and packaging and containers used in the Kirin Group’s alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages businesses. The Research Laboratories is one of the few research laboratories owned by a Japanese beverage company for the development of packaging and containers for the company’s own use. It leverages the technologies it has accumulated in areas such as glass bottles, cans, PET bottles, cardboard cartons, and other paper packaging over many years to provide the necessary technical assistance to bring products to market. It promotes the creation of technical “seeds” that will enrich our customers and society through new packaging and containers.
The Laboratory is as well equipped as a small factory, with machinery to fill glass bottles and aluminum cans with beer and equipment to attach labels to bottles.