Origami folding for structured materials

Miia Palmu, Kirsi Peltonen, Jarmo Kouko

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There is a pressing need to replace plastic materials used in packaging design, in which origami tessellations can offer interesting opportunities for technical applications. This requires finding suitable patterns and studying their structural and technical properties and manufacturing possibilities. Designing origami-structured, transformable and rigid packaging materials, and using cellulose based sheet
materials, can provide a more sustainable solution for the packaging industry.
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
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8736-0
ISBN (Print)978-38-8734-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventProgress in Paper Physics Seminar, PPPS 2020 - Jyväskylä, Finland
Duration: 1 Sep 20203 Sep 2020

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


SeminarProgress in Paper Physics Seminar, PPPS 2020
Abbreviated titlePPPS2020


  • Origami tessellations
  • folding
  • Miura-Ori
  • paperboard
  • packaging design

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    Palmu, M., Peltonen, K., & Kouko, J. (2020). Origami folding for structured materials. In J. Kouko, J. Lehto, & T. Tuovinen (Eds.), Progress in Paper Physics Seminar: Abstract book of the PPPS2020 seminar (pp. 273-275). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 378 https://doi.org/10.32040/2242-122X.2020.T378