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NSERC-Industry Research Chair on Safe, Smart and Sustainable Packaging (3SPack)
NSERC Industrial Research Chairs

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3703 Fax: (514) 340-4159
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Research areas description

The mission of the 3SPack NSERC-Prolamina Research Chair is to develop innovative, multilayer packaging using materials and films whose functional properties help improve safety. Detecting pathogens, reducing the amount of materials used and using biodegradable materials are other key concerns. The Chair aims to develop flexible multilayer with added value for the environment and society. Research at the 3SPack Chair focuses on four main themes: 

  • Developing a safe, high performance and cost-effective packaging (improved seal, barrier, antibacterial properties and effectiveness);
  • Developing “smart” packaging by incorporating sensors into films;
  • Developing sustainable packaging that uses less material and offers recyclability and biodegradability;
  • Developing specific applications using multilayer structures for pouches in which the contents can be cooked.

Research staff

Professors / researchers (1)
Number of graduate students: 6
Number of postdoctoral fellows :2
Number of research agents: 2

Specialized equipment

The research team will have access to unique facilities, including new equipment acquired with support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and CREPEC. A detailed list of the equipments can be found on the Chair's web site.

External sources of funding

NSERC, Prolamina

Press review about NSERC-Industry Research Chair on Safe, Smart and Sustainable Packaging (3SPack)

July 10, 2017, Radio-Canada, L'heure de pointe - Toronto - De quelle façon pouvons nous prolonger la vie de nos aliments emballés? Entrevue de Abdellah Ajji, professeur titulaire au Département de génie chimique à Polytechnique Montréal et titulaire de la Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-Prolamina sur les emballages sécuritaires, intelligents et durables (3SPack) (16 h 24).
July 6, 2017, La Presse, La révolution des emballages intelligents à nos portes « L'oxygène est l'un des gaz qui contribuent à la prolifération des bactéries, à l'oxydation de certains nutriments et à la détérioration des aliments. Si on réduit l'accès à l'oxygène dans les produits emballés, on va améliorer leur durée de vie », résume Abdellah Ajji, professeur titulaire au Département de génie chimique à Polytechnique Montréal et titulaire de la Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG Prolamina sur les emballages sécuritaires, intelligents et durables.
May 18, 2017, Les Affaires, Le génie québécois s'attaque à l'électrique Le 3 mai, Polytechnique Montréal a lancé la Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-Hydro-Québec-Schneider Electric en optimisation des réseaux électriques intelligents.