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Wet gum labelling of wine bottles

Broadbridge, P. and Chan, D. (1996) Wet gum labelling of wine bottles. [Study Group Report]



It is shown that bubbling on wine bottle labels is due to absorption of water from the glue, with subsequent hygroscopic expansion. Contrary to popular belief, most of the glue's water must be lost to the atmosphere rather than to the paper. A simple lubrication model is developed for spreading glue piles in the pressure chamber of the labelling machine. This model predicts a maximum rate for application of labels. Buckling theory shows that the current arrangement of periodic glue strips can indeed accommodate paper expansion. Some recommendations follow on the paper, the glue, the labelling rate and the drying environment.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:None/Other
Study Groups:Australian and New Zealand Mathematics in Industry Study Group > MISG 1996
Company Name:Southcorp Wines
ID Code:488
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:19 Dec 2011 14:50
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:06

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