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Surface Texture and Visual Appearance of Packaging Steel / STEPHEN JONES
Swansea University Author: STEPHEN JONES
Redacted version - open access under embargo until: 17th June 2026
DOI (Published version): 10.23889/SUthesis.58779
Growth in markets for which visual appearance is a critical function and increasing scrutiny given by their customers to the visual appearance of their product create a strong motivation for manufacturers of packaging steel to develop their knowledge about the visual appearance of their product. Und...
|Supervisor:||Jewell, Eifion ; Bröcking, Raymond|
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Growth in markets for which visual appearance is a critical function and increasing scrutiny given by their customers to the visual appearance of their product create a strong motivation for manufacturers of packaging steel to develop their knowledge about the visual appearance of their product. Understanding and controlling the visual appearance of their product would enable manufacturers of packaging steel to meet the demands of their customers and maintain an advantage over their competitors.The surface texture of packaging steel influences the functional behaviour of the final coated product. The work presented in this thesis investigates the relationship between the surface texture and the visual appearance of packaging steel. Multi-scale analyses of un-coated and tinplate packaging steel are performed to determine the func-tional bandwidths of surface texture. Models are developed which enable multi-scale simulations of surface texture. This enables a description of the relationship between packaging steel surface texture and visual appearance from the manufacturing process through to the surface function. This information is then utilised to design novel sur-face textures that give enhanced control over packaging steel visual appearance.
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Steel, tinplate, surface, texture, topography, coatings, gloss, visual appearance, multiscale surface metrology
Faculty of Science and Engineering