Have you just initiated a business and require packaging? You may be thinking of cardboard box as your packaging, but remember corrugated board packaging is not the same as cardboard box packaging.  Cardboard is not used for containers to be shipped as it is heavy-duty paper stock.

Why corrugated box?

Corrugated board is a stronger board and is suitable as box packaging. This is because it has liner and the medium, two components. The liner is a flat material that is seen on the outside board surface and is also seen on some heavier board combination inside. The medium is found between the liners.  It creates between the liners an arched shape and contributes mainly to the board strength. These paper sheets are glued and created together as a corrugated board. This is then transformed into a structure to sustain the journeys of long shipping, falls, and bumps. As you order the packaging, it is best you realize and understand the difference as chances are there you never want to send in a cardboard box your products.

Things to know about packaging

A corrugated box, you must understand the box type you need. There are different factors to be considered in making a corrugated box and the main is that it is customizable. It depends on your need, whether you are looking for a lighter box or a thicker board grade. Again this is based on the fact that you wish to cut shipping cost or wish to pay more attention to providing additional protection.

First look at flute profiles. This starts as A, B, C, E and F, while the largest is A. The flute size represents the corrugated box walls thickness and also the stacking strength. The corrugated flute with A is the thickest flute profile to use and a 5mm thick flute is an amazing option for things that require extra cushioning or additional strength to facilitate stacking.

B flute is appropriate for canned goods and is for self-supporting products. The die-cut designs make it popular and it is 3.2 mm thick roughly.

C flute is around 4mm thick and is used as all-purpose flute. It is slightly thicker featuring 38 flutes per foot in comparison to the B flute featuring 47 per foot.

The recent flute profiles include the E and F featuring 1.6 and 0.8mm respectively. These are useful for retail packaging owing to their printability feature and offer best image clarity.

Brenda Frazer

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