Sei sulla pagina 1di 9
Packaging at Clemson Global leader in packaging education

Packaging at

Clemson

Global leader in packaging education

Packaging at Clemson Global leader in packaging education

Packaging at Clemson University

Three organizations

Graphic Communications Department

Printing technologies

B.S. and M.S. degrees

~300 students

Packaging Science Program (11 faculty)

Broad-based packaging education, research and service

B.S. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees

~ 275 students

Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics

Interdisciplinary research

MS&E, ChE, Art, Architecture

Design services and continuing education

Global leader in packaging education

• MS&E, ChE, Art, Architecture • Design services and continuing education Global leader in packaging education

Packaging Science Research Focus Areas

Advanced materials
Advanced materials
Package Design
Package Design
Food Packaging Systems Transportation Systems
Food Packaging Systems
Transportation Systems

Environmental Impact of Packaging

Global leader in packaging education

Food Packaging Systems Transportation Systems Environmental Impact of Packaging Global leader in packaging education

Packaging Science - Research

Advanced Materials

Converting technologies, sealing (Darby)

Electronics printing (Darby, Tonkin)

Properties and applications of “sustainable”

polymers (Kimmel, Cooksey)

Nano-materials in packaging (Darby, Kimmel)

Active packaging (Cooksey)

Antimicrobial

Controlled release (flavors, aromas, antioxidants)

Traditional biopolymers (chitosan, gelatin, grain proteins) (Cooksey)

Global leader in packaging education

 Traditional biopolymers (chitosan, gelatin, grain proteins) (Cooksey) Global leader in packaging education

Packaging Science - Research

Food packaging systems

Food safety (Cooksey, Whiteside)

Antimicrobial packaging

Thermal processing of flexible packages

Shelf Life - modeling and understanding material selection and product quality (Cooksey)

Food packaging design (Cooksey, Darby, Kimmel, Hurley)

Global leader in packaging education

quality (Cooksey)  Food packaging design (Cooksey, Darby, Kimmel, Hurley) Global leader in packaging education

Packaging Science - Research

Transportation systems

Shock and vibration theory (Batt)

Distribution, product damage prevention (Batt)

Packaging systems development and management (Kimmel)

Global leader in packaging education

damage prevention (Batt)  Packaging systems development and management (Kimmel) Global leader in packaging education

Packaging Science - Research

Package design

Consumer / package interaction (Hurley)

Environmental impact of packaging (Kimmel,

Cooksey)

Printed electronics (Tonkin, Darby)

Designing with sustainable materials (Hurley,

Cooksey, Darby, Kimmel)

Global leader in packaging education

Darby)  Designing with sustainable materials (Hurley, Cooksey, Darby, Kimmel) Global leader in packaging education

Packaging at Clemson - Facilities

Laboratory capabilities

Flexible packaging

Rigid /semi-rigid packaging

Food preparation and thermal processing

Food quality/food safety

Sensory

Transportation technology

Analytical and testing

Design and prototyping

Advanced printing technologies

Human factors

Total space >50,000 sq. ft. (incl. Smith Bldg.)

Global leader in packaging education

 Human factors  Total space >50,000 sq. ft. (incl. Smith Bldg.) Global leader in packaging

Packaging Services for Industry

Confidential testing and development

services Permanent staff; faculty consultation

All facilities available on hourly/daily basis

Center for Flexible Packaging

Sonoco Institute for Package Design and Graphics

Global leader in packaging education

Center for Flexible Packaging  Sonoco Institute for Package Design and Graphics Global leader in packaging