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Evaluation of moulded pulp trays using compression test and novel twist test
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy, Papermaking and Packaging.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0848-4305
2019 (English)In: 29th IAPRI Symposium on packaging, 2019: Serving society innovative perspectives on packaging, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Within the industry there exists great experience of producing moulded pulp trays,this includes adjusting process parameters to achieve a consistent output from thetray making machines. However, the evaluation of the results is at this point based onhands on methods that ultimately relies on subjective opinions of what makes a goodtray. This includes visual inspection of the trays, as well as a twisting the trays by handto evaluate stiffness. Such methods might suffice to achieve a consistent output, butare not suited for structured development work, which requires objective measures.One obvious measurement is a compression test, like a box compression test. However, this test does not tell the whole story, and differs from the hands-on tests usedtoday. Because of this a twist test was developed to emulate the hands-on testingpresently used to assess the quality of moulded pulp trays. The test is performed in atensile tester, by putting the tray in a sample holder which supports two diagonal bottom corners while a beam is pressing against the opposite upper diagonal corners.This forces the tray to bend.Plotting the results from these two tests against each other, results in a practicalgraph that can be used to evaluate both pulp and process properties, as well as trayweights. This plot reveals that some information remains hidden if only compressiontests are performed.Finally, such a graph lends itself to define boundaries for what is an acceptable tray.

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Keywords [en]
moulded pulp, tray, test method, compression test, twist test
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Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-39738OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-39738DiVA, id: diva2:1342703
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29th IAPRI Symposium on packaging, 11-14 June, 2019, Enschede, The Netherlands
Available from: 2019-08-14 Created: 2019-08-14 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved

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