The School of Forest Resources presents SFR 695 Graduate Seminar
Presenter: Mohammad Hashemi N.
Advisors: Dr. Mehdi Tajvidi – Dr. Douglas Bousfield
Mechanical Properties of Free Standing Pigmented Coating Layers with Latex and Starch as Binder: Bending, Tensile and Picking Properties
Paper and paperboards are often coated to improve some properties required in the final product such as optical properties and print quality. The coated paper or paperboard will be subject to different mechanical stresses such as tension during printing and bending during folding. The mechanical properties of coating layers is important to understand in order to optimize the system. Coated paper is a combination of paper and a coating layer. Therefore, knowing the properties of each layer should help to predict the final product performance. In this study the mechanical properties of free standing coatings layers were characterized. Free standing films with two types of binder formulations, pure latex and latex-starch, with different contents were prepared through an innovative film forming method.
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