Brunel Centre for Packaging Technology

Packaging Technology

This centre was established in 2002 to co-ordinate and promote the packaging activities within the now the School of Engineering & Design, Brunel University.

Photo montage of people involved in various packaging activities



The centre aims to:

  • Increase research partnerships with industry and other organisations;
  • Develop new consultancy opportunities;
  • Expand the provision of packaging training;
  • Promote Brunels packaging activities.

Brunel has a long history of providing quality education and research for industry. Our Masters programmes are part of the EPSRC sponsored IGDS (Integrated Graduate Development Scheme) programme. We have been successful in winning many government and industry research grants.


We have strong interdisciplinary interests in packaging technology within the School of Engineering & Design. A number of different research centres and subject areas are involved:

  • Brunel Institute for Computational Mathematics
  • Centre for Environmental Research
  • Experimental Techniques Centre
  • Design
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing

The following examples demonstrate our varied areas of expertise but it is by no means an exhaustive list.

  • Adhesives
  • Anti-counterfeiting technologies
  • Biodegradable packaging materials
  • Business strategy
  • Education and training
  • Environmental toxicology - interactions of packaging materials with contents Extrusion of packaging polymers
  • Injection moulding of packaging polymers
  • Marketing
  • Modelling of thermoforming and in-mould-decoration of polymer sheets for packaging
  • New product development
  • Packaging design
  • Packaging supply chain management
  • Printed Electronics
  • Problem solving using experimental techniques
  • Smart materials
  • Sustainable packaging materials design


IoM3 Packaging Division

Packaging Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Institute of Packaging

Professional education and training body for the packaging industry.

Brunel Institute for Computational Mathematics (BICOM)

Research centre that stimulates and executes research in computational mathematics.

The Wolfson Centre

Research and Development unit for Materials Processing.

Experimental Techniques Centre (ETC)

Offers an expert and confidential service for scientific analysis, materials characterisation, failure investigations, quality control, research and development support.

Faraday Packaging

Industry and academia led R&D network for the design, manufacture and supply of packaging for fast moving consumer goods.


Please contact us to see if we can help you with your packaging problems and research requirements.


Dr Lynn Gabrielson
School of Engineering & Design
Brunel University

Phone: 01895 203253

Page last updated: Monday 17 November 2014