Consumer Packed Goods

 

Today’s packaged products must meet many conflicting performance objectives. They need to be unique, lightweight, stackable, and easy-to-open, yet strong enough to resist damage during production and distribution. Often, they must be recyclable, resealable, and reusable, but they must always be affordable for the average consumer. To meet these pressures, the CPG industry is increasing its use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Multiphysics, Design Optimization, and Simulation Lifecycle Management solutions. These solutions are heavily entrenched in the aerospace, automotive, and energy industries where there are many mature, proven, and repeatable simulation processes.

  Manufacturing

  • PET plastic soft drink bottles
  • Plastic bottle blow molding
  • Moldflow simulation
  • Metal Can Forming
  • Aluminum Bottle Forming
  • Corrugated Board Packages
  • Paperboard Carton Manufacture
  • Origami
  • Glass Bottle Manufacture

  Package Processing

  • Conveying
  • Filling
  • Cooling/Retort
  • Sealing
  • Casing
  • Palleting
  • Labeling

Package Performance

  • Resistance to pressure/Pressurization
  • Opening/Dispensing/Capping
  • Tip / Stability
  • Heating and cooling
  • Drop
  • Grip stiffness simulation
  • Side load simulation
  • Emptying by gravity of a flexible packaging
  • Squeeze Load Analysis

 Capabilities

Structural Solutions: static; dynamic; nonlinear material properties; fatigue; thermal; advanced nonlinear contact and other analysis capabilities for mechanical and material systems.

Fluid Simulation Solutions: laminar and turbulent flow; generalized Newtonian and viscoelastic models; nonlinear material properties; chemical reaction; heat transfer; multiphase flow; melting and solidification; VOF free surface calculation; porous media.

Multiphysics: fully integrated two-way fluid structure interaction including moving/deforming domains; virtual prototyping through seamless transfer between manufacturing and testing simulation solution.

Impact Analysis: nonlinear drop test modeling; high-speed impact modeling.

Geometry and Meshing: flexible CAD import and cleanup; automatic meshing; adaptive meshing; ALE deforming mesh.

Engineering Knowledge Management Systems: centralized storage of simulation; archive and retrieve previous simulation work; integrate with current engineering work-flow.

 Applications

  • Soft drinks, juices, teas, water, condiments, salad dressings, sports drinks, soaps, shampoos, pharmaceutical and health care products.
  • Drop-testing, blow molding, conveyance, denting, and leaning.
  • Pasteurization and retort (heating during sterilization) simulations.
  • Study on ergonomics, to simulate the effects of a human hand putting pressure on a container.
  • Sealing
  • Blow molding

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