Primary challenges include:
- Material costs have to be minimized. Even saving a tenth of a percent per package can lead to large raw material costs savings.
- The packaging must be structurally sound and resist different structural constraints such as stacking-up during transport, quizzing of the packages by consumers and dropping accidents.
- The filling process must be optimal to minimise both filling time and the amount of gas captured.
- Dispensing the liquid must be a positive experience for the customers— the right amount of squeezing for the right amount of product dispensed.
Through our Design Simulation and Advanced Manufacturing experience and expertise, we provide a complete multiphysics capability to cover all aspects of packaging design, including blow moulding, thermoforming and extrusion polymer processes.
- ANSYS Polyflow allows engineers to optimise material distribution — to ensure the absence of weak spots — by simulating the manufacturing process.
- Design geometry (including local material thicknesses) can easily be transferred for structural analysis within ANSYS Mechanical to ensure that the product will withstand normal stress and strain.
- Design geometry can also be assessed using ANSYS CFD to predict the behavior of the container and liquid, including liquid filling and dispensing simulations.
- ‘What-if’ and optimisation studies can be undertaken using a parametised model.
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