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What is Corrugated Board?
Corrugated packaging is a versatile, economic, light, robust, recycleable, practical and yet dynamic form of packaging. There is much more to corrugated than just a box. Daily it is providing global solutions and benefits for all sorts of applications in all spheres of daily life.
Corrugated is a rigid shipping and packaging medium that can be cut and folded into an infinite variety of shapes and sizes, constructed to an almost scientific specification, even allowing direct print with high resolution graphics. This very effective form of transit packaging that provides protection, identification, economy and performance as it protects the product it packs accross the globe, is corrugated.
Corrugated offers almost unlimited possible combinations of board types, flute sizes, paper weights, adhesive types, treatments and coatings. Corrugated is routinely; custom designed to meet specific customer requirements. Corrugated is a natural, environmentally friendly material with an unbeatable record for recycling and recovery.
Corrugated is an extremely flexible medium that accomodates a wide range of printing options to fully support the end user requirements. Corrugated can be printed by Flexographic, litho and silk screen. This is why corrugated packaging is known as an effective sales and marketing medium - "the silent salesman".
Corrugated Board is made from papers made up from cellulose fibres, which are virgin or recycled. This makes corrugated a renewable natural resource.
Corrugated board is made from a combination of two sheets of paper called liners glued to a corrugated inner medium called the fluting.
These three layers of paper are assembled in a way which gives the overall structure a better strength than that of each distinct layer.
This construction forms a series of connected arches which are well known for their ability to support strong weights. This structure gives corrugated board considerable rigidity and resistance. The air circulating in the flutes also serves as an insulator which provides exellent protection against temperature variations.
There are many types of corrugated, each with different flute sizes and profiles which offer many combinations designed to create packaging with different characteristics, strength and performances.
The corrugated board is then cut and folded into an infinite variety of shape and sizes to become corrugated packaging.
Corrugated Board is a high performance packaging material designed to pack, protect and promote products. Corrugated Board is engineered for stackability. It withstands top and side pressure, is crush-resistant and passes burst-strength tests. Corrugated Board offers tear, tensile and burst strength to withstand shipping pressures. Corrugated Board resists impact, drop and vibration damage and offers uniform stacking and weight distribution.
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