Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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
  • has understanding of the current use and potential of natural fibre-based materials and biopolymers in converting and packaging
  • knows the most common unit operations, finishing, converting and printing processes
  • has been exposed to case examples 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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.03.2022 - 19.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eero Hiltunen, Jouni Paltakari

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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. The current applications + potential of biopolymers in converting is covered. 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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Examination

    2. Laboratory work/ group work

    3. Home work

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h

    Lectures/workshops 20-35 h

    Labs/group work 60 h

    Other independent studying 20-25 h

    Exam preparation 20-30 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture slides + some additional reading material.

    Details to be announced during course.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV-V

    2021-2022 Spring IV-V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.