Institute of Solid State Physics


 Pit stop for paper bags

The Research Journal of the TU Graz published an article on the Christian Doppler Laboratory on Mass Transport in Paper

What does industry-scale cement bag filling have in common with a pit stop in Formula 1? Filling a 25kg paper bag with cement in the factory takes about three seconds, about as long as a pit stop. But packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi reckons this is too long. They asked TU Graz to study the material flow that is at work in this process. One of the deliverables is a simulation model for material transport trough paper so that the knowledge of the “paper bags” can also be applied to other packaging applications.

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