Deep-drawing of paper and paperboard: The role of material properties

Alexey Vishtal, Elias Retulainen

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    Fibre-based packaging materials are widely utilized all over the world. They have several important advantages in comparison with fossil-based packaging: biodegradability, recyclability, and renewability. However, fibre-based packaging cannot fully compete with plastic in its barrier properties. Also there are limitations regarding its shapes due to poorer formability. The deep-drawing forming process can be used for the production of advanced three-dimensional shapes from paper-based materials. Formability and related characteristics are essential for deep-drawing of paper-based materials. This paper aims to give an overview of the deep-drawing of paper-based materials with the emphasis on the experienced deformations, on the role of mechanical properties of materials in deep-drawing, and on the typical defects found in the shapes after the forming. Additionally, strategies are proposed to help mitigate common problems in deep-drawing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4424-4450
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Deep-drawing
    • formability
    • paper
    • mouldability
    • deformation
    • properties
    • elongation


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