“We have previously performed research into stronger fibre-based transport packaging, and we are now stepping up this initiative. We are probably the first papermaker in the world with its own development centre of this kind. The new laboratory will take the development of corrugated boxes to the next level,” explains Lennart Eberleh, head of Billerud’s Packaging Boards business area.
At Box Lab, Billerud’s experts will measure the long-term performance of boxes and perform tests in a climate chamber where temperatures and moisture levels can be varied to mirror conditions in the transport phase for filled packaging. Five additional compression testers will be installed in the climate chamber. This will help to increase the pace and quality of testing work and the number of customer-oriented development projects.