Packaging Technology and Science

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Editors-in-Chief: David Shires, Diana Twede

Impact Factor: 1.706

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 11/40 (Engineering Manufacturing); 47/123 (Food Science & Technology)

Online ISSN: 1099-1522


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  1. Research Articles

    1. An Improved Supplier Driven Packaging Design and Development Method for Supply Chain Efficiency

      Vahid Sohrabpour, Pejvak Oghazi and Annika Olsson

      Article first published online: 3 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2194

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      The research in this paper put forward a supply chain focused packaging design and development method. The method better captures and satisfies the needs placed on packaging throughout the supply chain. The steps in the figure were developed by using the four domains of design, design for packaging logistics, three-dimensional concurrent engineering, an expanded operational life cycle and Packaging Requirement Cascading from an industrial case study. The needs are found and categorized from the supply chain on the left side and go through the development steps on the right. The final packaging solution has to reduce the gap between supply chain needs and satisfaction and increase efficiency.

    2. Inverse Sub-Structuring Theory for Coupled Product Transport System Based On the Dummy Masses Method

      Jun Wang, Qi-li Wang, Li-xin Lu and Zhi-wei Wang

      Article first published online: 2 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2196

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      Inverse sub-structuring method has been recently proposed and applied for inverse analysis of the dynamical response of coupled product transport system. However, in most engineering application practices, the system-level frequency response functions (FRFs) from coupling degrees of freedom may not be measured accurately because of the difficulties of vibration excitation and/or response measurement for the coupled interface between components within the limited accessible space. The aim of this paper is to develop a new FRF-based indirect inverse sub-structuring method for the analysis of the dynamic characteristics of a two-component coupled product transport system without measuring system-level FRFs at the coupling degrees of freedom based on dummy masses method.

    3. Parametric Study of Hydroforming of Paper Materials Using the Explicit Finite Element Method with a Moisture-dependent and Temperature-dependent Constitutive Model

      Eric Linvill and Sören Östlund

      Article first published online: 18 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2193

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      A moisture-dependent and temperature-dependent constitutive model for paper materials was proposed and implemented into a finite element model of the paper hydroforming process. Experimental hydroforming was conducted at various temperatures and moisture contents and was utilized to understand the effects of moisture and temperature on hydroforming and to verify to the proposed model. A simulation-based parametric study was conducted in order to identify the importance of various process and material parameters.

    4. Assessing of Flexible Packaging Integrity: Using the Aerosolization Bacteria

      Nastaran Moghimi, Sun-Jong Kim and Su-il Park

      Article first published online: 18 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2191

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      Package integrity is a crucial factor to ensure product sterility over its entire shelf life. An exposure chamber method was exploited to determine the integrity of flexible packaging systems, with a 100, 50, 25 or 15 µm micro-channel defect in the sealing area. Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli have been utilized as model organisms, and the aerosol was generated by a nebulizer. The results demonstrated that the critical leak size can ensure the package integrity was 15 µm.

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