Polymer and Food Protection Consortium


To conduct Industry-relevant research and develop solutions focusing on design, safety, and function of materials for packaging and industrial applications.


The Consortium is a leader in fundamental and industry-driven research, education, and training through the development of innovative materials, processes, and systems.

  • World-class analytical testing facilities
  • Rapid turnaround times on analytical testing
  • Joint venture between academia and industry
  • Emphasis on polymer and biobased polymers and coating design, cost, and direct-food-contact safety for food packaging
  • Fundamental and applied research with direct industry applications
  • Access to the next generation of highly skilled workforce and top-quality students and postdocs