Richard C. Coles
Emagine Packaging Limited
Richard Constantine Coles is the Director of Emagine Packaging Limited. Richard has over 25 years R&D experience in the packaging sector with lead organisations from across the agri-food supply chain. He is also an Associate in Packaging at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich and an Associate Lecturer in Innovation & Design for The Open University. Richard C. Coles is also a published Writer on packaging and lectures on Innovation & Design at The Open University. He possess 25 years broad experience in the packaging sector involving R&D, consultancy and industrial training with leading organisations including Syngenta, Metal Box/Nampak (SA) Ltd., Tesco, Canadean, Tetra Pak (UK), the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) and Cranfield University. This has enabled the development of a total perspective of packaging.
His research interest includes resource efficiency, food safety, food waste reduction, optimising product shelf life, adoption of innovative biomaterials and other pack materials/tech, reusable packaging, design for recycling and design for enhanced user experience.