Historical perspectives of corrugated box testing for 2020, TAPPI Journal March 2020

Application: This review examines some of the findings and insights found in the early days of corrugated research and places them in perspective of the performance expected of a box in 2020.

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Author: Douglas W. Coffin
Historical perspectives of corrugated box testing for 2020,
ABSTRACT: In the age of e-commerce, corrugated packaging is experiencing a resurgence; at least, consumers are receiving more corrugated boxes today than ever before. The corrugated box has been the main package for transporting goods for over 100 years, and corrugated board and boxes have been the focus of scientific study for about as long. For the last 50 years, box compressive test strength value (BCT) has been the main focus of research and testing. That was not always the case. In addition, many of today’s boxes experience a different end-use life than their predecessors.

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