Radial crush tester designed to prevent failures

Sonoco’s brand new radial crush tester which is designed to prevent failures during the winding process and optimises tube design is now commercially available.

The tester measures the radial strength of paper cores by simulating pressures that are applied whilst the winding processes of rolled products such as plastic films and textiles.

David E. Rhodes, the director of global industrial technology at Sonoco, said: “In response to the needs of our tube and core customers, we have been committed to understanding the properties of radial crush technology for many years.

“We developed radial crush testing so we could help customers prevent failures during the winding process and optimise tube designs”.

The product is endorsed by the Composite Can and Tube Institute as an accepted test method and order fulfilment needs twelve weeks.


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