NxtBarr- “Next generation food packaging materials – wood fibre-based packaging with biobased water and gas barriers”.

The vision of the NxtBarr project is to develop fully biobased, recyclable, and biodegradable packaging materials that can replace plastic without compromising on food safety or lead to more food waste. The NxtBarr project is led by RISE PFI.

Vacant position as PhD candidate

The Department of Chemical Engineering at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) has a vacancy for a PhD candidate within barriers in food packaging. The PhD candidate will be a part of the project «NxtBarr» which is led by RISE PFI.

RISE PFI is part of RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden

RISE PFI is and internationally acknowledged research institute within processes and products based on lignocellulose. RISE PFI´s focus areas are Fibre technology and fibre-based products, Biorefining and Bioenergy and Biopolymers and Biocomposites.



  • Høgskoleringen 6b
  • NO - 7491 Trondheim
  • firmapost@rise-pfi.no
  • +47 73 60 50 65