Research: Strength properties of recycled cardboard

23 October 2013

The use of recycled cardboard has gained wide acceptance in the packaging industry. However, recycled cardboard can have a negative impact on the strength properties of the material.
Researchers at the Christian Brothers University in the USA studied the relative strengths of virgin and recycled cardboard. Results showed that both recycled and virgin materials exceeded industry specifications at standard conditions but that the performance of both were severely degraded at extreme conditions with the recycled material showing the greatest degradation. An article about the research was published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology.
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