Skip to main content

DeVELOPMENT OF A PRODUCTION SYSTEM TO OBTAIN A NEW ENHANCED PERFORmANCE CORRUGATED CARDBOARD

Objective



Most removable fastening devices are metal and plastic-based. Those devices are rather expensive when larger surfaces need to be covered. Their advantage is hig durability, which is not necessary but paid in numerous applications. The project's objective is to develop a new type of corrugated cardboard which works similar to Velcro- or Zip-fasteners. Two parts of this board can be joined together mechanically without using adhesives or other fastening devices. They can be teared apart without material damage and may be reused several times depending on the paper qualities involved. The main advantage of this new material lies in the removable combination of element made of recycled fibers without any other means than their own structure. These elements can substitute environmental unfriendly materials in packaging or decoratio (such as plastics) which have to be disposed separately. The research objectives to obtain these features are (1) to develop paper- and cardboard qualities and adhesives for corrugated cardboard production in order to support these goals, especially those containing a maximum (more than 80k) of recycled fibers and (2) to develop an automated production process to work on Standardized corrugated board which includes feeding, high speed cutting, palletizing and fully Computerized control. The central element of this process will be a cutting technology which has tomeet extraordinary precision and performance standards not applied in this industry now.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

Snapboard GmbH
Address
10,Köstendorfer Strasse
5202 Neumarkt Am Wallersee
Austria