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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, the influence of packaging design on choice behaviour of consumers, sealing of plastic films, new cellulose based materials and the processing of packaging on fast running packaging lines. 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.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Dairy Products
Packaging
Seals
Sustainable Development
Business & Economics
Development Process
Packaging
Sustainability
Sustainable Packaging

Ancillary Activities

  • Plato product consultants
    Advice about and design of packaging

Publications

Recent
Mulder - Nijkamp, M. , Eggink, W., de Kok, M. , & ten Klooster, R. (2021). The Triangular Designers’ Space: Methodical Approach to Balance Brand Typicality and Novelty. In K. Quartier, A. Petermans, T. C. Melewar, & C. Dennis (Eds.), The Value of Design in Retail and Branding (first ed., pp. 95-108). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-579-020211008
Coelho, P. M., Corona, B. , ten Klooster, R., & Worrell, E. (2020). Sustainability of reusable packaging–Current situation and trends. Resources, Conservation and Recycling: X, 6, [100037]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcrx.2020.100037
de Koeijer, B. , Borgman, I. M. , Henseler, J. , ten Klooster, R. , & de Lange, J. (2020). Embedding a sustainability focus in packaging development processes. In Y. Kishita, M. Matsumoto, M. Inoue, & S. Fukushige (Eds.), EcoDesign and Sustainability II: Social Perspectives and Sustainability Assessment (pp. 49-60). (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6775-9_4
ten Klooster, R., Lox, F., & Schilperoord, T. (2019). Packaging Design Decisions: A technical guide. DEStech Publications, Inc.
Wever, R. , & Ten Klooster, R. (2019). The Dutch sector innovation plans for sustainable packaging: A first reflection. In Z-W. Wang (Ed.), 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018: Packaging: Driving a Sustainable Future (pp. 842-849). DEStech Publications, Inc. https://doi.org/10.12783/iapri2018/24466

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W231
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W231
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands