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Evaluation of Reliefs’ Properties on Design of Thermoformed Packaging Using FDM Moulds

Version 1 : Received: 30 December 2018 / Approved: 3 January 2019 / Online: 3 January 2019 (12:17:27 CET)

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Rodríguez-Parada, L.; Mayuet, P.F.; Gámez, A.J. Evaluation of Reliefs’ Properties on Design of Thermoformed Packaging Using Fused Deposition Modelling Moulds.. Materials 2019, 12, 478. Rodríguez-Parada, L.; Mayuet, P.F.; Gámez, A.J. Evaluation of Reliefs’ Properties on Design of Thermoformed Packaging Using Fused Deposition Modelling Moulds.. Materials 2019, 12, 478.

Journal reference: Materials 2019, 12, 478
DOI: 10.3390/ma12030478

Abstract

The increased consumption of food requiring thermoformed packaging means that the packaging industry demands customized solutions in terms of shapes and sizes to make the packaging unique. In particular, the food industry increasingly requires more transparent packaging, with greater clarity and a better presentation of the product features they contain. However, in turn, the differentiation of products is sought through the geometry and final finish of the product, as well as the arrangement of food inside the packaging. In addition, these types of packaging usually include ribs in the walls to improve physical properties, however they also affect the final aesthetics of the product. In accordance with this, this research study analyses by studying the mechanical properties of different relief geometries that can affect not only the aesthetics but also their strength. For this purpose, tensile and compression tests have been carried out. The results provide comparative data on the reliefs studied and show that there are different shapes, sizes and layout.

Subject Areas

packaging design; product design; mechanical properties, thermoforming, tensile test, 3D printing, simulation

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