Determining the Relationship between E Flute Corrugated Board Properties and its Box Compression Strength

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Applied Science (IJRIAS) | Volume I, Issue IX, December 2016 | ISSN 2454-6194

Determining the Relationship between E Flute Corrugated Board Properties and its Box Compression Strength

Ramnath Shenoy, Chirag M, Vinod Kumar A, Tanul Maheshwari

Department of Printing and Media Engineering | Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

Abstract: Box Compression strength or Compression strength can be defined as the measure of the maximum compressive force per unit width that a paper board box can withstand during a compression test till it reaches the buckling stage. It is expressed in kN/m. It is one of the most important property of the paper board package and it helps in determining the staking limitations as well as the overall strength of the package. In this paper, we have tried to determine the nature of the relationship of some of the internal properties of the package (bursting factor, stiffness, moisture content, Thickness of the material and the edge compression test value) with its compression strength (BCT) only for E type fluted paperboard.

Keywords- Compression strength, corrugated boards, flutes, correlation, flute profiles.

I. LITERATURE REVIEW

1.1 Packaging Boards

According to ISO standards, paperboard is a paper with a basis weight (grammage) above 224 g/m2, but there are exceptions. It can be single- or multi-ply and can be easily cut and formed. It is lightweight and strong and hence is used in packaging. Sometimes it is referred to as cardboard, which is a generic, lay term used to refer to any heavy paper pulp–based board.

1.2 Corrugated boards

Corrugated board is made from the combination of two sheets liners glued to a corrugated inner medium called the fluting. These layers of paper are assembled in a way which makes the overall structure much more robust than each layer taken separately.

Corrugated packaging is a versatile, economic, light, robust, recyclable, practical and yet dynamic form of packaging.

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