Paper Converting and Packaging
The research group offers teaching and research on paper, paperboard and polymer processing, converting and packaging technology, materials (wood-, fibre- and plastic-based) and products. R&D is focused on extrusion coating, laminating, dispersion coating, wet and melt spinning and their applications. The development challenges of today include high-barrier and thin coatings, materials from renewable resources and sustainable packaging materials. The unique pilot lines provide tailored surface treatment and coating possibilities. Well-equipped laboratory has modern analytical methods for characterizing the essential properties of packaging materials. The unit has scientific collaboration with other universities, research institutes as well as paper, paperboard and polymer manufacturers and converters and packaging industry. For the industry, there are several opportunities for cooperation varying from academic theses to contract research (e.g. trials) and small and large-scale projects.
More information: Professor Jurkka Kuusipalo and Senior Research Fellow Johanna Lahti
EU FP7 projects:
Extrusion coating and lamination pilot lines of Paper Converting and Packaging Technology
Laboratory of Paper Converting and Packaging Technology