Tooling for Production of the Green Fiber Bottle

Prateek Saxena*, Giuliano Bissacco, Filip J. Bedka, Alessandro Stolfi

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Abstract

Ever since the invention of plastics, packaging has become extremely cheap and efficient. In recent times, the demand for more ecological packaging is increasing leading back to the roots of using naturally available resources, which are biodegradable. The manufacturing process of the Green Fiber Bottle (GFB) is based on moulding of wood fibers. The process is still at the research stage and not commercialized. Tooling is the most critical element in moulding and should be adapted to quick water removal techniques, such as Impulse Drying Technology. In this work, functional requirements for the development of a robust tooling solution are identified. Tooling alternatives are investigated and compared with the capacity to enable water removal. Characterization and assessment of porous tool materials using computed tomography are also outlined and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume69
Pages (from-to)348-353
ISSN2212-8271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 30 Apr 20182 May 2018
Conference number: 25
http://www.lce2018.dk

Conference

Conference25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference
Number25
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period30/04/201802/05/2018
Internet address

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Keywords

  • Biodegradable packaging
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Tooling process chains
  • Porous tools

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