Sealed Air and Clemson University collaborated to create the Cryovac® Flavour Mark™ Retort Laboratory, a teaching, research and service facility in the university’s renowned packaging science department in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.

The Sealed Air-Clemson University project exemplifies public-private collaboration between a leading research university and an industry leader. It will benefit Clemson students, facilitate state-of-the-art research and foster economic growth in the state, regional and global economies.

Clemson students will use the Cryovac® Flavour Mark™ Retort Laboratory as a hands-on classroom to study food packaging — specifically shelf-stable retort packaging — and will benefit from Cryovac® brand equipment donated by Sealed Air. When not in use by students, the facility will be available on a lease arrangement or fee-for-service basis to allow food processors to create and test a limited number of sample products for market distribution.

Clemson’s packaging science curriculum blends science and technology, design, marketing and business principles. Coupled with the department of food science and human nutrition, the university offers a full-range of kitchens, food testing rooms and professional packaging laboratories, including a state-of-the-art package testing facility.