Optimal Designs to Develop and Support an Experimental Strategy on Innovation of Thermoforming Production Process
Keywords:Thermoforming, Production process, Active packaging, Optimal design, Design of experiment
The experimental strategy developed thanks to the DOE methodology enhance innovation capability in the field of thermoforming production processes for active packaging. It is composed of three phases: i) material characterization, ii) production in pilot line, and iii) performance of final product. It allows selection of material, and correlation between control factors in production and performances of final product. Use of optimal designs allows reduction of number of tests, and in the meantime a full exploration of factorial space.
J. ANDERSON, P. WHITCOMB (2014). Practical aspects for designing statistically optimal experiments. Journal of Statistical Science and Application, 2, no. 3, pp. 85–92.
G. BERTI, S. BONNINI, M.MONTI, L. SALMASO (2006). Response surface modelling of thermo-mechanical fatigue in hot forging. Statistica, 66, no. 2, pp. 171–182.
T. BUTLER, B. MORRIS (2012). Pe-based multilayer film structures. In S. EBNESAJJAD (ed.), Plastic Films in Food Packaging: Materials, Technology and Applications, Elsevier Inc., New York, NY, pp. 21–52.
N.DRAPER, F. PUKELSHEIM (1996). An overviewof design of experiments. Statistical Papers, 37, no. 1, pp. 1–32.
T. IWASAKI,W. TAKARADA, T. KIKUTANI (2016). Influence of processing conditions on heat sealing behavior and resultant heat seal strength for peelable heat sealing of multilayered polyethylene films. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 36, no. 9, pp. 909–916.
R. JOHNSON, D.MONTGOMERY, B. JONES (2011). An expository paper on optimal design. Quality Engineering, 23, no. 3, pp. 287–301.
M. LABONTE, C. DUBOIS (2011). Optimization of molding conditions of a plugassisted thermoformed thin containers in a high speed and volume production context. In Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. vol. 3, pp. 2515–2519.
D. MONTGOMERY (2000). Design and Analysis of Experiments. John Wiley & Sons,Inc., Danvers, MA.
R.MORALES, M. CANDAL (2006). Thermoforming process optimization by using the experiment design technique. In Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. vol. 5, pp. 2641–2645.
I. ONUKOGU, M. IWUNDU (2007). A combinatorial procedure for constructing d-optimal exact designs. Statistica, 67, no. 4, pp. 415–423.
M. SAMEH IBRAHIM, M. MANSOUR, M. ABED (2012). Improving the quality of thermoforming process using a proposed analysis algorithm (a case study). Applied Mechanics and Materials, 110-116, pp. 1466–1476.
J. SMITH, U. VAIDYA (2013). Processing optimization of deformed plain woven thermoplastic composites. Applied Composite Materials, 20, no. 6, pp. 1265–1272.
K. YAMADA, H. MATSUURA, K. MIYATA, Y. OYA, H. HAMADA (2012). Peelability and morphology of easy-peel films. In Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings. vol. 2, pp. 1361–1365.
M. ZHAO, L. LU (2008). Effect of heat sealing temperature on heat-sealing performance of pet/al/pe packaging laminated film. Hecheng Shuzhi Ji Suliao/China Synthetic Resin and Plastics, 25, no. 1, pp. 57–61.