Shock Cushioning by Corrugated Fiberboard Pads to Centrally Applied Loading.
Forest Service research paper,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS
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Packages are frequently designed so that only the smaller projections of items contact the protective pads, and the package designer is uncertain about the shock-cushioning ability of centrally loaded corrugated fiberboard pads as happens in cushioning of items having load-bearing projections of different sizes. FPL Forest Products Laboratory quantitatively defined this relationship The optimum effectiveness of partially loaded corrugated fiberboard pads as shock cushions decrease with reduction of the bearing area of the item against the pad. Additionally, the study determined that A-flute pads perform substantially better as shock cushions than B-flute pads when the only difference between the pads involves the geometry of the corrugations. Author
- Containers and Packaging