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Title: Research in design methodology for environmental-friendly paper-based product packing
Authors: Tai, Kang
Lye, Sun Woh
Lee, Stephen Siang Guan
Leong, Kah Fai
Tor, Shu Beng
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Manufacturing::Product engineering
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: There is increasing concern over the adverse impact of discarded packaging waste on the limited solid waste disposal capacities all round the world, exerting pressure on available landfill space and endangering the ecological system with groundwater and air pollution. The most desirable solutions to this problem is the minimization of packaging materials required and adoption of materials which are recyclable and/or bio-degradable This project looks at the use of paper, in the form of corrugated board and paperboard, for making container boxes and protective buffers and how their designs can be created and optimized. Compared to polymer foams (such as expanded polystyrene EPS, etc.) commonly used for malung protective buffers needed for cushioning products, paper is an environmentally responsible material because it is reusable, recyclable, bio-degradable and is derived from renewable resources (from wood/trees). It is widely used for malung container boxes, but has been used with only limited success for making protective packaging buffers (compared to polymer foams).
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MAE Research Reports (Staff & Graduate Students)

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