SOP for Graphics Requirements for corrugation packaging

So you have made the decision to add graphics to your corrugated packaging? The steps below will help you or your Graphic Designer in creating your artwork for flexo printing. Use the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat for our design. Vector formats (.ai or .eps) files are preferred. If you haveContinue reading “SOP for Graphics Requirements for corrugation packaging”

What is EDGE CRUSH TEST and how it is done in corrugation.

WHAT: Cross-direction crushing of a corrugated board. ECT is a measure of the edgewise compressive strength of corrugated board. It is measured by compressing a predefined section of board on its edge between two rigid platens. WHY: To test material quality, stacking strength, pallet shipping endurance One of the most popular methods to test theContinue reading “What is EDGE CRUSH TEST and how it is done in corrugation.”

Compression strength Test for corrugation box

WHAT: Test compressive strength of a corrugated box WHY: To measure the stacking strength of a pallet load Box compression test, also known as container compression test, is a way to test how much load the box can take on top of it before it gets deformed and the extent to which it gets deformed.Continue reading “Compression strength Test for corrugation box”

Testing Methods for Corrugation

As per FICCI, cardboard products make up more than 30% of the packaging industry. That’s because corrugated boxes are pretty popular. Regular slotted containers for example, are one of the most widely used types of boxes for shipping and storage. Corrugated cartons are low cost, durable, and eco-friendly. However, not all boxes are made equal.Continue reading “Testing Methods for Corrugation”

Different roller compounds and it’s properties

End…. For reference and educational purpose only. Discuss with your roller manufacturers about the choice of compounds vs properties required VA cost . Happy Learning K.Panthala Selvan – Are you planning to invest in right QC tools and equipments for your factory. Have a look at the list that you may require. Testing EquipmentsContinue reading “Different roller compounds and it’s properties”

Selecting the Right Material for Covering Rubber Rollers

Overview 1. This article reviews a series of challenges in selecting the right material for covering a rubber roller. 2. It explains how the desired parameters can be listed to help establish selection criteria, and provides examples of how to go about that. 3. The paper also identifies questions to consider (such as what theContinue reading “Selecting the Right Material for Covering Rubber Rollers”

FAQ When Selecting a Covering for Rubber Rollers

Overview This article describes the wide range of materials available to make rubber rollers, and provides a list of the many questions to consider in selecting a roll covering. To ensure that a broad range of design parameters are considered, it suggests six key areas of inquiry: Current Roller Specifications Mechanism for Roll Failure MechanicalContinue reading “FAQ When Selecting a Covering for Rubber Rollers”

What we should know about Measuring Paper Moisture?

Moisture content gets measured as relative humidity (RH), and most papers are designed to be stable at 45-55% RH in a 72°F environment. Typically, manufacturers produce paper to an absolute moisture content between 4.0 and 6.0%, meaning water makes up 4 to 6% of the paper’s total weight. But once unpacked, paper can either absorbContinue reading “What we should know about Measuring Paper Moisture?”

Techkon Dens – Resale

Dear Printers, Are you looking for a handheld densitometer for your print quality checking? We have two used Densitometers ( Techkon Dens) in good working condition. Color-Densitometer Easy-to-use, precise, elegant The new TECHKON DENS unifies three devices in one. It is a color reflection densitometer for CMYK color prints, a film transmission densitometer and aContinue reading “Techkon Dens – Resale”


All Paperboard tests are to be done after conditioning the samples. The steps in conditioning are : 1.    Pre dry the samples at 60°C for 30 minutes in a drying chamber with air circulation. 2.    Condition the samples at 23°C ± 10C and 50% ± 2% relative humidity for at least 3 hours. Grammage:Weight perContinue reading “PAPER BOARD – WEIGHT (GSM ) vs THICKNESS (CALIPER)”