RPC-Sæplast / University of Iceland
Dr. Björn Margeirsson serves as Research Manager at the plastic manufacturers RPC-Sæplast and RPC-Tempra and as Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland. He holds a masters degree from Chalmers University of Technology and a PhD from University of Iceland, both degrees in mechanical engineering. He has been involved in research, development and teaching within the field of fresh fish processing, packaging and transport for 10 years.
New fresh fish containers for lower transport costs and improved quality
The research and development project T-KER is a cooperation project between Sæplast, Matís, Innovation Center Iceland, University of Iceland, University of Akureyri, ITUB and Icefresh in Germany. The aim of the project is to design new twin-transport tubs, which are intended to improve volume utilization during transport and storage and lower transport cost by up to 40%, preserve food quality as well or better and improve stacking safety compared to existing packaging solutions. Transport of both cod and salmon are studied and the new tubs compared to the widely used 460-L tubs and 25-kg expanded polystyrene boxes with regard to cost, quality and handling safety.