Rigid-when-wet paperboard containers and their manufacture

  • US 4,096,305 A
  • Filed: 04/14/1975
  • Issued: 06/20/1978
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/03/1972
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Rigid-when-wet laminated paperboard consisting of at least three plies, each having two faces, aromatic-alcohol-containing adhesive means securing said plies together to provide two exposed faces and at least four concealed faces, two of said concealed faces forming a corrugated paperboard web, said exposed faces being water absorbent, and at least two non-contiguous ones of said concealed faces being impregnated through roller application with a printed film of a controlled amount of a phenolic resin contained within a 35 to 65 percent by weight solution of a vaporizable liquid vehicle, said plies containing multitudinous bundles of cellulose fibers surrounding a central canal, the amount of resin solution being between 3.3 to 3.9 pounds per thousand square feet per face of each ply, said resin forming a sheath about and penetrating the outer perimetrical increments of said bundles while leaving their central canals substantially devoid of resin, wherein the laminated paperboard remains absorbent of moisture but retains structural integrity due to the presence of the roller applied phenolic resin to particular of its faces.

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