Tim Ponrathnam, Ph.D.

Material Scientist - Sustainability Consumer Packaging Division

Tim Ponrathnam, is Materials Scientist – Sustainability for the Consumer Packaging Division at Berry Global. As one of the sustainability leaders for the Consumer Packaging Division, Tim is focused on driving programs to increase the use of recycled and sustainably sourced materials in rigid packaging applications. Prior to his current role, Tim worked in a variety of positions in R&D and Project Management at Berry. Tim has a Ph.D. in Plastics Engineering and is an active member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). 

Concurrent Session: Advances in Packaging for Food Contact

Tuesday, May 21st
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Packaging performs a number of important jobs, from ensuring food safety to extending shelf life and preventing food waste.  This session will explore new materials and methods for further reducing the environmental impact of packaging for food contact. 

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Concurrent Session: Advances in Packaging for Food Contact

Monica Filyaw
Robert Flores
Melissa Craig
Tim Ponrathnam, Ph.D.