Tensile Properties of Paper Pulp Food Packaging Material

Akiah, Masni Azian and Choudhury, Imtiaz Ahmed (2011) Tensile Properties of Paper Pulp Food Packaging Material. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT) , 5 (2). pp. 123-135. ISSN 1985-3157

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Paper-based material has been frequently used as part of packaging solution as an option towards reducing municipal solid waste (MSW) generation. Its biodegradability and relatively low manufacturing cost offers an added advantage to packaging industry. To provide adequate cushioning protection towards industrial product, a basic understanding of the mechanical behavior of paper-pulp packaging is required. Various studies on mechanical behavior of paper-pulp packaging material have been conducted based on the machining direction (MD) and cross machining direction (CD). However, there is still gap of information on paper-pulp packaging material behaviour at diagonal direction. A study has been conducted to investigate the variability to tensile properties of paper-pulp packaging at various packaging section (draft and base surface) and different specimen orientation (horizontal, vertical, and diagonal direction). In this report, results from the stress-strain relationship obtained from tensile and compression tests are presented. The data obtained are further analyzed using ANOVA to find out whether material variations are significantly different with varying sections and orientations. Findings in this report supported the anisotropic properties of paper-based packaging material. Draft surfaces exhibit weaker strength than base surface. Also, the variability of stiffness and strength of specimens are more significant in horizontal and vertical direction compared to diagonal direction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moulded fibre pulp, Paper pulp, Food packaging, Tensile test, Mechanical properties
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Design
Depositing User: Ms. Masni-Azian Akiah
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 14:48
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 11:18
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/4431
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