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Title: Z-direction fiber orientation in paperboard

Source: TAPPI JOURNAL October 2010, pp. 25-32; 2010

Author(s)Considine, John M.; Vahey, David W.; Gleisner, Roland; Rudie, Alan; Roscoat, Sabine Rolland Du; Bloch, Jean-Francis

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-5A

Abstract: This work evaluated the use of conventional tests to show beneficial attributes of z-direction fiber orientation (ZDFO) for structural paperboards. A survey of commercial linerboards indicated the presence of ZDFO in one material that had higher Taber stiffness, out-of-plane shear strength, directional dependence of Scott internal bond strength and directional brightness. Laboratory handsheets were made with a specialized procedure to produce ZDFO. Handsheets with ZDFO had higher out-of-plane shear strength than handsheets formed conventionally. Materials with high out-of-plane shear strength had greater bending stiffness and compressive strength because of their ability to resist shear deformations.

Keywords: Orientation, fibers, testing, shear, optical measurements, fiberboard, mechanical properties, paperboard, optical properties, Eucalyptus, paper, strength, dimensional stability, stiffness, pulp, fiber analysis, shear strength, fiber orientation, fiber properties, z-direction, microfibril angle, linerboards, bonding, bond strength, compressive strength, Taber stiffness, brightness

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 1,556 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/15/2010

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RITS Product ID: 37182
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Considine, John M.
Materials Research Engineer
Rudie, Alan W.
Supervisory Research Chemist

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