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Lab to research paper porosity

Mondi launched its third scientific cooperation to date with the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Austria. The company is the corporate partner and sponsor of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for ‹Mass Transport through Paper›, which will re­search the porosity of paper and how particles – such as gases, compressible liquids and microorganisms – travel through paper. The findings are expected to have practical applications for Mondi packaging and paper solutions, for example, for food packaging. The goal is to understand the special pore structure of paper and to be able to explain its influence on the transport of diverse types of particles through it. Only with this knowledge can the porosity of paper be swiftly and optimally adapted to the desired packaging application. Mondi has already partnered with the TU Graz on two other Christian Doppler laboratories: one launched in January 2016 that is currently studying fibre swelling and paper performance, and another that ran from 2007 to 2014 and researched Surface Chemical and Physical Fundamentals of Paper Strength.

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