Unit_5_-_Wood_Packaging (1)

Unit_5_-_Wood_Packaging (1) - methods of design and using...

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5.4 Advantages of Wood for Packaging Advantages of wood packaging include: Wood can be cut and worked into various shapes and is well suited for conversion in packaging plants or on-site fabrication. Pieces of wood can easily be joined with nails, screws, bolts, and other mechanical connectors. Adhesives can also be used. Wood is surprisingly durable when used under conditions which are not favorable to wood destroying agents. Decay and insect damage can be largely eliminated by following sound
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Unformatted text preview: methods of design and using properly seasoned wood. Wood does not corrode and coatings and paint can be used to protect wood when it is exposed to atmospheric conditions. Wood has good insulation properties due to its fibrous structure and the quantity of entrapped air within it. Wood has excellent rigidity and outstanding mechanical properties in bending. Wood Grain...
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