Sonoco has announced the commercial availability of its radial crush tester aimed at preventing failures during the winding process and optimises tube design.
The tester measures the radial strength of paper cores by simulating the pressures applied during the winding processes of rolled products such as plastic films and textiles.
It is endorsed by the Composite Can and Tube Institute as an accepted test method (CCTI Standard Testing Procedure T-158) and order fulfillment requires 12 weeks.
David E. Rhodes, 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 optimize tube designs.”