Physics & Chemistry


Challenges Facing Business Today Physics & Chemistry

While demands and requirements on containers are getting more complex all the time, the age old problems of container bloating and paneling remain the same because physics and chemistry don’t change. Physics and chemistry create conditions that introduce variables and variation into your process, including material incompatibility pressure variations. There are three major variables which determine the amount of pressure a gas will exert in a closed container:

  • Sealing a container fixes the volume of the container. When temperature varies, pressure increases or decreases causing the container to expand or contract
  • When elevation changes, the atmospheric pressure changes causing the container to expand or contract
  • Chemical reactions occurring either within the product formula or the between the product and elements in the container release gas or consume available oxygen – causing the container to expand or contract

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