Formability of paper-based materials

Alexey Vishtal, Elias Retulainen

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    Paper and paperboard are recyclable, biodegradable, renewable, and sustainable materials. This makes paper to be superior over the most of the plastic-based packaging materials. However, paper packaging appears in rather simple geometrical forms, while plastics can be formed to a great variety of different shapes. Formability is a complex mechanical property that determines the ease of forming of a material. Improvement of the formability is the key to unlock the way to production of 3D-shapes from paper. This work overviews various 3D-forming processes such as deep-drawing, vacuum-forming, and thermoforming, as well as the requirements for the successful forming that depends on the material and process i.e. formability
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationYoung Researchers' Abstracts 2014
    Place of PublicationStockholm, Sweden
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventMarcus Wallenberg Prize Award Symposium 2014 - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 22 Sept 201423 Sept 2014


    ConferenceMarcus Wallenberg Prize Award Symposium 2014


    • extensibility
    • formability
    • packaging
    • paperboard
    • 3D forming


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