Optimal Designs to Develop and Support an Experimental Strategy on Innovation of Thermoforming Production Process

Fabrizio Ronchi, Luigi Salmaso, Mattia De Dominicis, Juergen Illert, Krzysztof Krajewski, Rainer Link, Luca Monti


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.



Thermoforming; Production process; Active packaging; Optimal design; Design of experiment

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1973-2201/6919