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Technology Centre for the Global Plastics and Packaging Markets

Norner is a specialised, fully independent technology centre that includes 4,000m² advanced laboratories and an internationally recognised team of experts and scientists.

Asdalstrand 291,
NO-3960 Stathelle,

Norner is a specialised, fully independent technology centre that includes 4,000m² advanced laboratories and an internationally recognised team of experts and scientists.

The technology centre was established in the 70s as part of a Norwegian petrochemical complex and was transformed into an independent innovation centre about five years ago. Over the years, our personnel have gained unique knowledge of the global plastics and packaging markets, technologies and players.

Packaging development centre

As a polymer and plastic value-chain specialist, Norner has been proactive in demonstrating its valuable contribution as a technology partner since it was established. Using the latest technology in our state-of-the-art facility, we believe innovation is about turning research and development into business. Our high level of competence is used to develop and facilitate technical advancements in the packaging and plastics industry.

Norner is an industrially focused plastics institute that engages in plastics packaging development projects, including rigid and flexible packaging development, material selection and recipes, additive formulation, quality assurance, performance verification, trouble shooting and laboratory testing.

Our packaging development assets include:

  • Plastics processing centre
  • Packaging and product test facilities
  • Material test centre
  • Chemical and polymer analysis
  • Food contact migration
  • Gas barrier properties

Leading industrial plastics expertise

Norner’s facility covers a broad range of infrastructure and assets, including catalyst preparation facilities, bench scale polymerisation reactors, advanced analytical and physical testing equipments and a full scale application hall with industrial size plastics processing pilots. On this basis we provide a wide variety of development and testing projects customised to the exact markets and technical needs of our clients. Our reputation for confidentiality and successful client projects, which improve business, is our most important asset.

Plastic packaging solutions

Our industrial heritage provides the basis for our approach to development and troubleshooting. We have the expertise to contribute in the petrochemical business. Norner is a research institute and a commercial project participant.

Norner contributes to the development of high-quality and innovative plastic packaging solutions. Norner develops polymers with carbon dioxide as a raw material, technology for the elimination of smells from recycled plastic materials, and new functional packaging solutions.

Typical packaging industry projects include:

  • Packaging development
  • Packaging harmonisation and cost
  • Packaging recipe development
  • Material processing trials
  • Technology and concept investigations
  • Additive optimisation and harmonisation
  • Performance verification and consistency
  • Quality review and supplier audits
  • Problem solving and failure analysis


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Norner AS

Asdalstrand 291
NO-3960 Stathelle

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