Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2020 - 27.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Eero Hiltunen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Responsible teacher: University lecturer Eero Hiltunen.

Contact him: eero.hiltunen(at)

Other teacher: prof. Jouni Paltakari

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • has a deeper understanding of the value chain from reel-form materials to customer-specific end products, multi material solutions, such as packaging and their properties
  • knows the most common unit operations, finishing, converting and printing processes
  • is able to measure, analyse and characterize the properties of these converted products and packaging material
  • is able to do product analysis for a converted multi material product
  • knows various end use areas of converted material in industries
  • knows the basics of packaging technology

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course continues the value chain of web-based natural fiber products with several finishing and converting operations and processes. Various unit operations in finishing and converting of paper and board products are covered. This includes the descriptions of the treatment, converting and printing processes and their influence on the end product properties and functionality. A variety of most common products are studied with particular attention to their properties and end-use requirements. Intelligent multi material solutions and the basic concepts in packaging technology are also covered. The course includes a product analysis exercise. Course also includes laboratory exercise with converted materials and a presentation based on this.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Course discusses adhesion of fibre-based material (i.e. paperboard) and certain polymers (e.g. PE) in some detail. Adhesion theories are discussed.

The state-of-the-art of biopolymers in paper+board converting applications is discussed.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Laboratory work

Group work

Home work

Self-study for exam

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Evaluation is based on exam, lab exercise and homework. Biggest weight is on exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h

Lectures/workshops 35 h

Labs/group work 60 h

Other independent studying 20 h

Exam preparation 20 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Lecture slides, other reading material given during lectures, selected book chapters (link to electronic book will be given to students).

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-E2125 Web-based natural fiber products 5 cr

Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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