Corrugated boxes are often used in the transport packaging world. The corrugated industry has a strong focus on R&D with the aim of optimizing the strength-to-weight ratio.
Corrugated boxes are available in many different styles and combinations, from standard box sizes to customized solutions. Corrugated board is one of the few packaging materials that can be cut and folded to various shapes and sizes. Arguably one of the most dynamic packaging solutions available, corrugated boxes offer many benefits to consumers.
Benefits of corrugated boxes:
- Extremely lightweight
- Versatile, used in many industries
- Completely recyclable
- Low purchase costs vs. alternative transport packaging products
In order to find the right corrugated solution, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration, including its design, the type of flute used and overall paper quality. All of these aspects help define what type of corrugated packaging is right for your situation and product.
Below are some examples of different corrugated packaging solutions:
Double Wall Corrugated
Double wall corrugated consists of two facings, two corrugated mediums and an inner liner in between, adding up to five papers in total. The most common type is BC, which consists of one B-flute and one C-flute.
Triple Wall Corrugated
If a stronger box is needed, a triple wall corrugated can be considered. Triple wall board consists of seven layers of paper, in which three of them are flutes. These triple wall boxes are named according to the same system as double wall (for example: BCB)
The slotted boxes can often be found as double folded sheets of corrugated board, which fold simply into a four-sided box. The top flaps meet in the center and can be taped, glued or stapled closed. To save space and transport costs, slotted boxes are shipped folded to the customer.
Die-cut boxes are good solutions when high technique, special sizes, and/or a high degree of customization is needed. The die-cut process ensures a higher degree of accuracy in size and consistency, and allows for almost any shape or style of box to be manufactured.
Edgeboard consists of several laminated layers of strong paperboard. High quality reusable carton board is glued together under high pressure to produce an extremely stable profile element.