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Packaging Systems and Design faculty members collaborate with other institutions, centers, and departments to find solutions to solve research problems.

Packaging Business and Marketing

  • Packaging Life Cycle Assessment
  • Packaging Marketing and Management
  • Lean Packaging: Continuous improvement for value added production

Packaging Technology and Engineering

  • Packaging Design and Optimization
  • Unit Load Packaging Systems
  • Sustainability Assessments
  • Biodegradability and Compostabilty

Packaging Materials and Production

  • Food and Health Care Packaging: Product shelf-life/ Smart packaging/ Vacuum packaging/ MAP packaging/ Aseptic packaging/ Biosensor (Freshness indicator Systems)
  • Bio-plastic development and applications to Rigid and Flexible Packaging
  • Safety and Toxicity of Packaging Materials and Systems
  • Sustained Release, Controlled Release and Delivery Systems (drug or functional ingredient)

Packaging Business and Marketing

    Robert Bush

Robert J. Bush
230 Cheatham Hall
(540) 231-8834
rbush@vt.edu

 

Packaging Materials and Production

    Young Teck Kim

Young Teck Kim
102 Brooks Center (Central Building)
(540) 231-1156 
ytkim@vt.edu

Packaging Technology and Engineering

    Laszlo Horvath

Laszlo Horvath
102 Brooks Center (North Wing)
(540) 231-7673
laszlo_horvath@vt.edu

Featured Courses

Principles of Packaging (Fall)

SBIO 2104  No Prerequisites

Principles of Packaging is an easy and fun way to learn about the third largest industry. The class includes industry presentations, hands-on projects, and plant tours.

Computer-Aided Design in Packaging (Spring)

SBIO 2004 (19563) No Prerequisites

During the class, we are using state-of-the-art packaging design software suites including ESKO ArtiosCAD, ESKO Studio Suite, and CAPE to develop package designs using an integrated systems based approach.

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Email: packaging@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-7107
Fax: (540) 231-8868

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