Adhesion aspects in packaging

Esra Kücükpinar, Horst Christian Langowski

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Adhesion is a major aspect in packaging and, therefore, packaging engineers have developed multi-layer materials which have evolved into thousands of different materials combinations. In packaging, simple peel tests are the predominant procedures used by the industry to assess the adhesion property between the different layers. Depending on the rigidity of the materials, different test configurations are employed. Film laminates and sealed seams are mainly tested in a double 90° configuration, the so-called T-peel test. When the peel test leads to separation of a laminate into coherent layers, results are characterized by the terms interlayer adhesion. Paper and board, both from cellulosic fibers, are commonly joined via adhesives, either over their entire area in order to form multi-layered structures, or at selected points to create three-dimensional structures or to finally close the package.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2317-2324
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Issue number20-21
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2012


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