The Effect of flexographic printing on the compression strength of corrugated shipping containers

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dc.contributor.advisor Olsson, David en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Chapman, Ray en_US
dc.contributor.author Eyre, Michael Reese
dc.contributor.author Kaczor, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-25T14:51:42Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-25T14:51:42Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/11178
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effect of flexographic printing, using both natural rubber and photopolymer printing plates, on the top-to-bottom compression strength of RSC style shipping containers. six sets of factors were studied including, 1) Print location on panels (center, one-inch to edge); 2) Number of panels printed (two majors, all four); 3) Print coverage (15%, 30%); 4) Number of colors of print (one-, two-color); 5) Flute size (B, C); and 6) Shape of print (square, rectangle). Individual sets of printing plates were produced to represent each factor studied. The containers were manufactured during an "on-line" production run under standard operating conditions. Preconditioning, conditioning, and compression testing was completed based on ASTM standards. The Taguchi Method of statistical design was used to analyze the data. The results showed that some printing factors significantly affected the compression strength of an RSC style container and should be incorporated into the evaluation of container design. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcc TS1138.E974 1990
dc.subject.lcsh Corrugated paperboard--Testing
dc.subject.lcsh Cartons--Testing
dc.subject.lcsh Materials--Compression testing
dc.subject.lcsh Flexography
dc.title The Effect of flexographic printing on the compression strength of corrugated shipping containers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Applied Science and Technology en_US
dc.description.department Packaging Science Department en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Proctor, Karen

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