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Packaging Technology

The Food Packaging Centre has modern packaging evaluation facilities, unique on the island of Ireland and comparable to many leading packaging testing laboratories in Europe.

The Centre is approved by the Packaging Industry Awarding Body Company (PIABC) to deliver packaging qualifications and is accredited by The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) for the provision of distribution trial assessments.

Packaging is central to the success of food products. Selecting cost effective, sustainable packaging which performs at every level is the brief of a packaging technologist. Through the facilities our technologists offer:

  • Material assessment
  • Benchmarking
  • Distribution assessment
  • Problem solving
Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology
Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology

The course will broaden knowledge of the principles, materials, processes and other elements of packaging production and use.

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Food Packaging Centre
Food Packaging Centre

The Packaging Centre is equipped with advanced testing equipment, allowing for evaluation of a wide range of properties important to the food and packaging industry.

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Ronald-Gardiner


Key contact:

Ronald Gardner
Senior Lecturer (Food)
Ronald.Gardner@daera-ni.gov.uk