Continuous folding of origami structures

Jarmo Kouko, Miia Palmu, Kirsi Peltonen

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The use of these patterns reaches far beyond that and offer interesting opportunities for technical applications as well. Internationally, interest to the tessellation design has grown steadily for several years. Structures have scientific and technical potential to industrial breakthrough. Protective packages are designed to withstand the many rigors of the distribution, such as sudden impact, sustained load (stacking), and vibrations. The flexible protective packaging is projected to be the fastest-growing product segment from 2015 to 2020. At present, cushioning structures that consist of folding patterns based on simple origami-based tessellation design are relatively rare. Objective of our investigation has been development of roll-to-roll folding technique for flat paperboard web that will enable mass production of origami-type patterns. Tessellations based on origami-type folding provide excellent opportunity to design novel functional lightweight wrapping, cushioning and packaging structures. Miura-Ori pattern is already suitable for the industrial roll-to-roll folding process and enable largescale production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Paper Physics Seminar
Subtitle of host publicationAbstract book of the PPPS2020 seminar
EditorsJarmo Kouko, Jani Lehto, Tero Tuovinen
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8736-0
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8738-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventProgress in Paper Physics Seminar, PPPS 2020 - Jyväskylä, Finland
Duration: 1 Sept 20203 Sept 2020

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


SeminarProgress in Paper Physics Seminar, PPPS 2020
Abbreviated titlePPPS2020


  • Folding
  • Miura-Ori
  • paperboard


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