Corrugated fiberboard is a paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards. It is made on “flute lamination machines” or “corrugators” and is used in the manufacture of shipping containers and corrugated boxes. The corrugated medium and linerboard board are made of kraft containerboard, a paperboard material usually over 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) thick.
Corrugated Packaging Products
Corrugated packaging offers an unrivalled combination of simplicity, flexibility and fitness for purpose (source: CPI).
Corrugated fiberboard remains the most commonly used packaging material in the UK (source: Packaging Federation).
A commitment to meeting health, safety and environmental packaging requirements has lead to many corrugated materials meeting and in many cases exceeding all UK government and industry mandates based on environmental concerns.
Almost all manufactured or farmed items have been packaged in a corrugated container at some point during its life cycle (source: CPI).
Corrugated cardboard packaging is made from a natural, renewable source and typically manufactured using high percentages of recycled fibre Tonne for tonne, corrugated packaging is stronger today than it was 20 years ago (source: CPI).
Corrugated manufacturing processes are continuously developing to minimise impact and protect the environment. Manufacturing processes have evolved to include:
- The use of non-toxic biodegradable inks and substances
- Decreasing formaldehyde use
- Diminishing waste water
- Recycling box plant waste