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Title: An Improved Method of Manufacturing Corrugated Boxes: Lateral Corrugator

An Improved Method of Manufacturing Corrugated Boxes: Lateral Corrugator Paper physicists have known that a corrugated box constructed from outer liner sheets having a predominant fiber orientation aligned with the corrugating flute direction would have higher stiffness and crush resistance (per unit of fiber weight) than the conventional box construction. Such increased performance per unit of fiber weight could result in fiber reduction and energy savings for boxes having equivalent performance specifications. The goal of this project was to develop and demonstrate a commercially viable lateral corrugating process. This included designing and building a pilot lateral corrugator, testing and evaluating pilot machine made boxes, and developing a strategy for commercialization.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 944400
Report Number(s):Final Project Report
TRN: US200904%%384
DOE Contract Number:FC36-01GO10616
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:Georgia Tech Research Corp. (Georgia Institue of Technology)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Industrial Technology Program (EE-2F)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMMERCIALIZATION; CONSTRUCTION; FIBERS; FLEXIBILITY; LINERS; MANUFACTURING; ORIENTATION; PERFORMANCE; SPECIFICATIONS; TESTING Corrugated Box Construction, Board stiffness, Box Crush Resistance,Linerboard orientation