Course code MVI250

MVI250 Packaging Technology

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Course responsible: Marit Kvalvåg Pettersen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:


Introduction, Packaging materials (glas, metal, fibre, plastic, biomaterial), Packaging methods (MAP, packaging machines, active and intelligent packaging), Packaging of food;Packaging and environmental aspects

Group work with presentations: Practical packaging.

Exercise: Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).

Excursion: Packaging manufacturer

Learning outcome:
The students are expected to understand the significance of packaging for the food products, the quality and shelf life of the food. They are expected have knowledge about different packaging materials, to be familiar with production methods, properties, scientific terms and application for the most important packaging materials and be able to ask the right questions when choosing between different materials. The students are also expected to have some knowledge about the requirements for packaging and storage of food products. They should also be familiar with the environmental implications of packaging.
Learning activities:
Lectures, practical exercises, group project and excursion.
Teaching support:
The responsible and coordinator of the course may be contacted by e-mail: and Canvas.
Eie - Ditlefsen (ed.): Næringsmiddelemballering, Compendium, MATFORSK (The Norwegian Food Research Institute) + distributed material.
Knowledge of food production equivalent to MVI100. Food chemistry and biochemistry equal to KJB210.
Recommended prerequisites:
Food microbiology/chemistry/technology.
Mandatory activity:

Exercise, excursion and group work.

The Group assignment has to be approved


Final written exam (3h)

The Group assignment has to be approved

Nominal workload:
150 hrs in total: Lectures: 22 hours. Exercises: 4 hours. Group work: 26 hours. Excursion: 8 hours. 90 hours writing of journal/group work and self-study.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:

Three weeks' intensive course:

14 h lectures + 10 h group work  + 2 h exercixe in week  33 (1)

8 h lectures + 12 h group work + 2 h exercixe + 8h excursion in week 34 (2)

4h Group work in week 35 (3)

An external examiner evaluates and grades the written exam
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått