prof.dr.ir. R. ten Klooster (Roland)

Professor Packaging Design and Management (part time)

About Me

Structural packaging design is complex because of the number of aspects that have to be taken into account. We do research after the role of packaging in sustainability, how to design convenient packaging and the influence of packaging design on choice behaviour of consumers. The research projects lead to better understanding of decisions to be taken during the design process.

The chair is being paid by the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre with support of 13 companies with the objective to raise professionalism in the field of packaging.

Besides my work at university I work at Plato product consultants as designer/consultant of packaging related problems.


Packaging Materials
Product Development
Dairy Products
Decision Making
Dairy Products

Ancillary Activities

  • Plato product consultants
    Ontwerpen van, advies over verpakkingen en aanverwante activiteiten


Broekhuizen, R., De Rydt, T., Lutters, E., Klooster, R. T., & De Bruyne, G. (2018). Head Sensitivity for Designing Bicycle Helmets with Improved Physical Comfort. In F. Rebelo, & M. M. Soares (Eds.), Advances in Ergonomics in Design: Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, July 21-25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA (pp. 14-19). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 777). Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94706-8_2
ten Klooster, R., de Koeijer, B., & de Lange, J. (2017). Towards a Generic Set of Packaging Material Key Figures. In 28th IAPRI Symposium on Packaging 2017: Unlocking the full potential of packaging across the value-chain (pp. 288-302)
ten Klooster, R., & de Koeijer, B. (2016). Utilising the Potential of Design Briefs in Sustainable Packaging Development. -. Paper presented at 20th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2016, Campinas, Brazil.
de Lange, J., Oude Luttikhuis, E., ten Klooster, R., & Lutters, D. (2013). Towards integrating sustainability in the development of product/packaging combinations. In M. Abramovici, & R. Stark (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd CIRP Design Conference (pp. 855-864). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30817-8_84
Lutters, D., Oude Luttikhuis, E., Toxopeus, M. E., & ten Klooster, R. (2013). Appropriateness of Life Cycle Assessments for product/packaging combinations. In D. Dimitrov (Ed.), COMA '13: International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (pp. -). Stellenbosch, South Africa: Dept of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University.

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The Netherlands

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W231
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The Netherlands