Di Wang


The purpose of this paper was to develop a new test method for packaging perforation evaluation to replace the current test method due to the human variables during test and the inconsistency of test results. First, an end user survey was conducted to find out a typical opening pattern which was used by most of the consumers when opening the packaging perforation. Second, the typical opening pattern was further analyzed by an experiment. The opening process was recorded as videos and the relationship between displacement and time was analyzed in Matlab. It was found that the opening process of typical opening pattern was consist of horizontal direction movement and vertical direction movement. Third, a special fixture was developed based on the results of typical opening pattern analysis. The fixture was used with Instron tensile tester to perform the new test method. In order to validate the new test method, another experiment was conducted to compare results between new test method and typical opening pattern. It was found that the utilization of fixture had a great improvement for simulating the opening process of typical opening pattern.

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Packaging Science(MS)

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Packaging Science (CAST)


Deanna Jacobs

Advisor/Committee Member

Changfeng Ge

Advisor/Committee Member

Kathy Myers


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TS195.8 .W364 2016


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