Due to the price increase of petrochemical plastics as a consequence of limited fossil resources, recyclable and renewable packaging materials like paper and are paperboard getting more and more important.
Three dimensional forming is a key technology for the application of sustainable materials like paperboard. Recent scientific developments at the Institute of Processing Machines and Mobile Machines of TU Dresden have shown a significant increase of drawing product quality. But presently, the multidimensional forming by deep drawing of commercial printed paperboards is hardly possible whereby the function of communication at the produced packaging components is significantly restricted
Therefore the Institute of Processing Machines and Mobile Machines of TU Dresden, the Research Institute of Leather and plastic films (FILK) and the Saxon Institute of Printing Industry are working together to develop a functional surface laminar structure, which is adapted to the requirements of the deep drawing process to improve the optics of the printed design on deep drawn components.
The IGF project presented here by the Research Association of the Industrial Association for Food Technology and Packaging (IVLV e.V.) is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy via the AiF as part of the program for the promotion of industrial community research (IGF) based on a decision of the German Bundestag.