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.


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

Ancillary Activities

  • Plato product consultants
    Consultancy about packaging; design and engineering of packaging


Ilhan, I. (2023). Understanding Seal Integrity: Sealing and Closing of Flexible Packaging (1 ed.). [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555814
Singh, S. K. (2022). Cellulose Based Films. [EngD Thesis, University of Twente]. University of Twente.
van den Berg, M. J. (2022). Finding the fundamental causes of lacquer damage on tinplate, and the design of a knowledge transfer aid. [EngD Thesis, University of Twente]. University of Twente.
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. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-579-020211008
Ilhan, I., Turan, D., Gibson, I. , & ten Klooster, R. (2021). Understanding the factors affecting the seal integrity in heat sealed flexible food packages: A review. Packaging technology and science, 34(6), 321-337. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/pts.2564

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

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W231
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7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands