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Lecture 9 Week 6 Packaging in the UK

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Lecture 9 Week 6 Packaging in the UK PKG 101

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Principles of Packaging
Dr. Koning
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Date Created: 10/17/16
10/6/16  Lecture  9  Packaging  in  the  UK   Thursday,  October  6,  2016 10:34  AM What  is  corrugated? • Corrugated  board  is  the  single  highest  value  sector  of  the  entire  packaging   material  industry.   Single-­‐face  Corrugated   • Sheet  of  facing  (liner  board)  joined  to  corrugated  medium   • Flexible   • Used  a  protective  wrapping   Medium   • Typically  contains  hardwood  and  recycle  fiber   Single-­‐wall  Corrugated   • 2  facings   • 1  medium   • Most  common  type  of  corrugated Benefits  of  Corrugated   • Primary  container  of  choice  for  shipping • Stacking  strength  and  cushioning   • Merchandising  /  display  ability   • Recyclability   Double-­‐Wall  Corrugated   • 3  facings  (flat  linerboard  piles)   • 2  mediums  (fluted  piles)   • Heavy  bulky  items   Triple-­‐wall  corrugated   • 4  facings  (flat  linerboard  plies) • 3  mediums  (fluted  plies)   • Competitive  Alternative  for  wood   Types  of  Corrugated   • Single  face   • 4  facings  (flat  linerboard  plies) • 3  mediums  (fluted  plies)   • Competitive  Alternative  for  wood   Types  of  Corrugated   • Single  face   • A,B,C,E,F  Flute   • Single,  double,  triple  wall   • Coated   A  Flute   • The  original  standard   • Excellent  cushion   • Good  stacking  strength   • Poor  printing  surface B  Flute   • Correction  for  A  Flute  drawbacks C  Flute   • Compromise  between  A  &  B  Flute   • Most  common  type   • Good  stacking  strength   • Fair  -­‐good  printing  surface   • Fair  flat  crush  strength   E  Flute   • Complete  with  paperboard  folding  cartons   ○ Smallest  Flute  (relative  to  A,B,C  flutes)   Stiffer   ○ ○ Lighter   ○ Better  cushion  than  paperboard  Better  insulation  than  paperboard   § Fast  food  industry  applications   § Runs  on  paperboard/folding  carton  equipment   Summary  of  Flute  Heights   • A  -­‐ largest   • B  -­‐ Intermediate   • C  -­‐ Most  common   • E  -­‐ Small Flat  Corrugated  Sheet/Pad • Dimensioning  flat  corrugated  sheets  is  specific.  "Width"  first  x  "Length"  follows.   • The  order  in  which  the  dimensions  are  given  will  determine  the  relative  flute   direction.   • E  -­‐ Small Flat  Corrugated  Sheet/Pad • Dimensioning  flat  corrugated  sheets  is  specific.  "Width"  first  x  "Length"  follows.   • The  order  in  which  the  dimensions  are  given  will  determine  the  relative  flute   direction.   • The  width  of  the  sheet  is  always  the  dimension  parallel  with  the  flutes. Regular  Slotted  Container  (RSC)   • Cut  from  a  rectangular  blank   • Low  trim  waste   • Flute  direction  parallel  to  depth   • Most  common  shipping  container  style   • Designated  in  Length  x  Width  x  Depth  (normally  specified  as  inside  dimensions)   • Dimensions  always  given  in  the  order  of  length,  width,  and  depth  defined  as  the   container  opening  (as  are  paperboard)   Manufacturer's  Joint   • Majority  of  joints  are  glued   • Taped  joints  are  not  common   • Stitched  (stapled)  joints  primarily  used  on  double  and  triple -­‐wall  boxed ECT   • Edge  Crush  Test  (ECT)   ○ Change  from  the  Mullen  Burst  Test   Measures  the  compression  test  of  the  board   ○ ○ More  representative  of  warehouse  and  stacking  conditions   Applications   • Shipping  for  containers,  trays,  etc. • Separator  sheets  between  layers  of  cans,  bottles  or  other  packages  on  pallets   • Primary  packages  for  electronics,  cosmetics  and  other  products   • Fast  food  packages   • Cushions   • Dividers   • Retail  displays,  such  as  point  of  purchase  (POP)  displays Paperboard  Cartons • Paperboard  cartons  are  usually  made  of  a  single  layer  of  paperboard.  Common   thicknesses  are  15  to  32  point  board.   • Cartons  are  usually  smaller  than  corrugated  boxes.  In  fact,  cartons  of  products   are  often  packed  into  a  corrugated  shipping  container  for  distribution  to  the   market.   • Paperboard  cartons  are  usually  made  of  a  single  layer  of  paperboard.  Common   thicknesses  are  15  to  32  point  board.   • Cartons  are  usually  smaller  than  corrugated  boxes.  In  fact,  cartons  of  products   are  often  packed  into  a  corrugated  shipping  container  for  distribution  to  the   market.   2  Basic  Folding  carton  styles • Tubes  and  Trays   FOR  HEOMWORK,   NO  PRODUCE,  DISPLAT  TYPE  TRAYS,  ECT   SELECT  PRIMARY  


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