Date

7-2011

Degree Name

BS in Graphic Communication

Department

Graphic Communication Department

Advisor(s)

Malcolm Keif

Abstract

This study compared two different top designs for a wine box to determine which design gave the structure more durability. The results showed that the Twist ‘N Give, a new corrugated wine box design with a twist top, appeared to be weaker. The Twist ‘N Give is an alternative choice to the existing corrugated wine box with a traditional tuck top style.

The experimental research method was used for this study. Two samples of each style of top, the twist top and the tuck top, were tested on the Lansmont Squeezer Compression Tester for the peak force and the deflection peak. The test process was destructive.

The results show that the wine box with the twist top style appears to be weaker than the box with the tuck top style. However, additional testing needs to be performed, with a larger sampling of each style of top in order to verify results.