Control-The-Washboard-Effect

BOARD PRODUCTION
CONTROL THE
WASHBOARD EFFECT
CORRCHECK – NEW MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR CORRUGATED BY DIPL.ING. LUKAS PESCOLLER OF PERET GMBH
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Washboard effect and fluting defects on
packaging could be seen as a message
about the quality of the product itself.
Relationship between amount
of starch and washboard effect
BOARD PRODUCTION
washboard effect
number-WBE-is
displayed with displayed
a
washboard
effect number-WBE-is
with a
resolution of 1 µm.
resolution of 1 µm.
Cockling and Honeycomb effect due to
excessive moisture
The CORRCHECK
enables
you to measure
yourto
board
The
CORRCHECK
enables you
measure your board
directly as it comes
off of
corrugator.
There
is no
directly
as the
it comes
off of the
corrugator.
There is no
need to prepare
samples
for measurement.
need
to prepare
samples for Simply
measurement. Simpl
place the device
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corrective actions
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in real testing
world applications
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applications are
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CORRCHECK-the ideal measurement
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High end application: WBE>0.007 is visible
SMS C300 is a modified tapioca starch product,
applied in a corrugated board adhesive formulations.
SMS C300 is suitable for use on single facer and
double backer for all types of corrugated board and
glue kitchen
Easily Dissolved
character as peak viscosity during
dissolution is low
Stable Viscosity
gives a more consistent operate
on the machine and a better board
quality
Good Water Retention
which leads to better bonding strength
Less Consumption
Less Consumption of glue due to better
distribution allowing good bond
strength with less glue
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