The International Fine Particle Research Institute, IFPRI, is a unique global network of companies and academics with active research programmes in particle science and technology. It is a non-profit organization. IFPRI members are companies and organizations with an interest in particle technology. There are two levels of membership: Full Membership for large companies and organizations that enjoy full voting rights with a $30,000/yr membership fee; and Associate Membership for small companies with limited voting rights and a $10,500/yr membership fee.
Its membership represents some of the world’s largest manufacturing industries: bulk and specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, minerals, construction, coatings, detergents and foods. The industry members work alongside some of the finest academic researchers in the world in particle science and technology, and other allied areas.
Since its inception in 1979, IFPRI has explored the whole range of particle science and technology including the formation, modification, mixing, dispersion, handling and transport of particles. The particles can range in size from nanometres to millimeters. Dispersions of particles in gases, liquids and pastes are also studied.