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Corrugated cardboard is not often associated with high-tech solutions, yet the material is actually specially engineered using advanced computer design and manufacturing systems. Corrugated material is made out of an arched paper design, known as “fluting,” which fits between two liners. The sophisticated construction is crucial to ensuring the material can carry a wide range of weights, protect against moisture and provide sustainable packaging solutions. Corrugated cartons can be customized to carry nearly any item, from pharmaceutical supplies to bulk food products, and is used on an everyday basis in a wide range of industries. They are also sustainable and recyclable solutions that help to cut costs. Read on to learn more about the protective packaging solutions, customizable options and cost-effective and sustainable benefits of corrugated boxes.
The structurally stable design of corrugated cartons provides a superior cushion for any product, keeping items protected through long-distance transport and constant shipping and handling. While the most common corrugated boxes include one layer of fluting between two liners, corrugated boxes can vary in sizes and thicknesses depending on the amount of protection and durability required. Fragile content, including glass products, electronic items and chemical liquids, remain secure and protected with corrugated cardboard packaging. The corrugated material also has tear resistant qualities that keep the packaging intact and protect products from exposure. For items such as food products, which must withstand long shipping times and remain fresh upon delivery, corrugated packaging protects against moisture and keeps foods from spoiling during transport.
Because of the various board types, weights, adhesives, coatings, treatments, and even flame resistant and static control qualities, corrugated packaging cartons are ideal options for any industry’s shipping, packaging and storage needs. Designs can include basic constructions for simple solutions, provide complex packaging for more specific needs, and can be folded into different shapes and sizes to accommodate a wide variety of packaging requirements. Printing options are also widely customizable, with the ability to direct print onto the cartons with bold, colorful and high-resolution graphics. Corrugated boxes can be customized to fit any product’s specifications and keep items protected, making them extremely reliable packaging options for both residential and commercial needs.
Corrugated cardboard boxes are extremely low cost and some of the least expensive cartons available. This is due to the low cost of labor and tools needed to manufacture and fill the boxes, as well as the material’s lightweight qualities, which help to keep shipping costs low. The ability to use corrugated boxes for storage, shipping and advertising also contributes to the cartons’ low cost. Corrugated materials also provide eco-friendly packaging solutions, using recyclable materials such as used corrugated cartons and old newspapers. Many cartons can also be folded back up and stored away for later use in homes, offices and stores.
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