Packaging & Ecodesign

  • Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 2
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Emmanuelle Martin

Main Objectives

˒ Give an overview of the various packaging materials and their properties
˒ Understand all the chain of the packaging of the expectations of the marketing to the logistics of associated distribution.
˒ Eco-design: know how to propose the best possible compromise
˒ Co-design

Skills Developed

Know how to determine the nature of packaging, understand their roles according to their characteristics,
know the associated logistics and estimate their  environmental performance


General Content

Courses and conferences – to acquire the fundamental on packaging

Sessions of codesign – to bring a practical answer to a problem packaging put by an industrialist

  • Presentation and definition of the packaging and the market
  • Raising sensitization to the analysis of the value on packaging materials
  • Functional analysis of packagings used in food-processing industry
  • Evolution of materials, permeability and interactions food / materials
  • The processes of packaging used in food industries
  • Regulations on packagings food
  • Chemistry of plastics
  • Context Stakes and method of ecoconception (ecodesign) of packaging
  • Study of project in sessions of codesign



Oral defense in groups



Emmanuelle Martin-Dervaux
Professor - Researcher
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