Experimental investigation of damage at folding of coated papers
2002 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, Vol. 17, no 1, 34-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An experimental investigation of damage occuring at folding of coated paper has been performed. For this purpose an experimental device was constructed in such a way that close resemblance with an industrial situation was achieved. During the experiments the influence on the damage levels in the coating from such features as delamination, humidity and paper thickness have been studied using an optical microscope. The behaviour of two different paper materials has been investigated. A stress (or strain) based fracture criterion is relevant for the present problem but biaxiality of stresses as well as in-plane anisotropy must be taken into account. It was observed that cracking of the coating would not lead to subsequent cracking of the paper substrate and that delamination occurred during folding, in the base stock and not at the paper/coating interface, but its quantitative influence as regards cracking could not be determined. The influence from sheet grammage was investigated and it was found that the only case when (visible) cracks did not appear was at low values. High humidity did not affect the cracking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 17, no 1, 34-38 p.
coated paper, folding, delamination, cracking, moisture content
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5324ISI: 000174750900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5324DiVA: diva2:8514