The importance of flexible packaging is growing in the consumer products industry. This evolution in packaging is readily observable when walking down the food or cleaning products isle of the grocery store. As a packaging structure, however, flexibles pose a new and unique challenge to designers. Predictive computational methods, such as finite element analysis, can be broadly applied to the development of these packages, minimizing or eliminating the need to conduct trial and error development or testing. A total of six (6) case studies concerning flexible pouch simulation are presented in this paper, ranging from pouch formation, filling, heat seal strength and drop impact and tear-opening.
Yuan, J.Z., and Haynes, C.A. , “Predictive Analysis of Flexible Pouch Performance” Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC 2014 (Paper 1723904), April 28-30, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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