Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Article

Measuring Moisture Levels and Strength Variations in Corrugated Boxes: Comparative Analysis of Cobb Values at 30 and 40

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2346969,
        author={Praneshraj  P and Raja  V},
        title={Measuring Moisture Levels and Strength Variations in Corrugated Boxes: Comparative Analysis of Cobb Values at 30 and 40},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICAMDMS},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={corrugated box cobb value compression strength bursting strength moisture},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2346969}
    }
    
  • Praneshraj P
    Raja V
    Year: 2024
    Measuring Moisture Levels and Strength Variations in Corrugated Boxes: Comparative Analysis of Cobb Values at 30 and 40
    ICAMDMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2346969
Praneshraj P1, Raja V1,*
  • 1: PSG College of Technology
*Contact email: vra.prod@psgtech.ac.in

Abstract

Corrugated boxes are essential for packaging products, demanding high quality to meet client expectations. Manufacturers prioritize quality control, with humidity content being crucial for box quality. This paper addresses moisture control challenges by adjusting Kraft paper's Cobb value. Comparing boxes with Cobb values of 30 and 40, the study measures moisture content and conducts compression and bursting strength tests. Results show that boxes made with Cobb value 30 Kraft paper exhibit better quality and lower humidity content. This approach offers insights into improving corrugated box quality by managing moisture levels and enhancing overall packaging performance.