Box Compression Strength Increased With RippatapeTM From Payne
Rippatape(TM) is the original and leading tear tape, specifically developed for use on corrugated and fibreboard cartons. Designed primarily for easy opening Rippatape(TM) also increases the compression strength of secondary packaging, reducing the product damage that can occur during transit.
The study into its box-strengthening capabilities was carried out by Design Futures, the product and packaging design consultancy group based at Sheffield Hallam University.
Design Futures used analysis and comparative compressive strength testing on boxes with and without RippatapeTM.
A load was applied to each box in accordance with IS:708 (Part 6-1987) and the box's point of failure recorded, then instrument readings and photographs of the area where the box failed were analysed.
And the study indicated that RippatapeTM applied to the inside of the box increased box compression strength by 8 per cent.
Mike Love, category manager for Payne, comments: "These results offer many potential benefits for producers of fibreboard and corrugated secondary packaging.
"They can potentially use thinner board, delivering cost and environmental benefits in terms of reduced material consumption and lighter weight. More load can also be added to boxes when Rippatape is applied, allowing more finished boxes to be stacked in transit for greater loading efficiencies and with reduced bulging or damage to boxes."
Additionally, RippatapeTM provides a safer method of opening the cartons, avoiding the need for perforations which can weaken the box strength.
Using RippatapeTM means knives or other sharp implements are removed from the opening process thereby minimising the risk of product damage and possible personal injury, helping to meet environmental and CSR objectives.
RippatapeTM does not impede the recycling of the board it is adhered to, as the tape can easily be separated as part of the recycling process. This is a key benefit of Payne's water-based adhesive.
In the tests, RippatapeTM was applied to the inner liner. However it can also be applied between the fluting and the outer liner, or to the outside of the outer liner. Rippatape(TM) can be applied at speeds of up to 450m/min at the point of board manufacture by using Payne's custom built applicators.
Payne (www.payne-worldwide.com) is recognised globally as the leading manufacturer and supplier of pressure sensitive tear tape and a growing provider of labels, closures and seals. Payne tear tape and labels not only provide functional advantages for packaged consumer goods such as easy opening or resealability, they are also the ideal medium to carry branding and communication messages or brand protection technology from Payne Security.
Supported by an in-house design studio, R&D facilities and multi-million pound print facilities, Payne is positioned to deliver the very best in quality, service and reliability through its worldwide manufacturing and sales structure.
Payne is a part of the Coated & Security Products division of Filtrona plc ("Filtrona") www.filtrona.com. Filtrona is a FTSE 250 company and a leading international supplier of speciality plastic, fibre and foam products with four operating divisions: Protection & Finishing Products, Porous Technologies, Coated & Security Products, and Filter Products. Filtrona focuses on the light manufacture and distribution of high volume, essential components which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Filtrona's global network extends to 28 countries and includes c. 4,000 employees, 34 principal manufacturing facilities, 63 sales & distribution operations and 5 research & development centres.
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