Project period: 20160701 - 20200630 Partners: BillerudKorsnäs AB, Valmet AB, PulpEye AB Project manager: Professor Per Engstrand Researchers: Sub-projectleaders Dr. Sven Norgren, Dr. Louise Logenius, Prof. Armando Cordova and Prof. Per Engstrand.
Description: The Knowledge Foundation is funding research over five years with a total of 12 million sek in the research synergy e2cmp - Eco-friendly efficient chemimechanical system for sustainable packaging materials. The University has an internationally strong position in process engineering research on mechanical pulp. The research project consists of four sub-projects.
The aim is to improve the competitive advantage of pulp fibre based materials over fossil based materials. This contributes to the long-term goal of new and environmentally friendly packaging material.
The basic idea is to maximally benefit from the natural stiffness on wood fibres and achieve the required strength properties by engineering the surface properties of fibre since high bulk is the crucial factor that controls the rigidity of the packaging.