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Corrugated board

Corrugated board is a widely used packaging material, made from a combination of two sheets of paper called liners glued to a corrugated inner medium called the fluting.  Starch, characterised by its biodegradability, is used for the bonding. This construction forms a series of connected arches which are well known for their ability to support strong weights.

The flutes differ in their size and are designated by letters. The varying possible combinations of the different fluting in multilayer walls enable the adaptation of the packaging to the different requirements and load situations. Triple wall corrugated board can be so rigid that it can be used as a replacement for wooden packaging, with significantly lower weight. The high stability of corrugated board also ensures stackability, accompanied by excellent utilisation of storage and transport space. Corrugated board also has a padding effect and protects the packaged goods.

Corrugated board can be used to create practically any shape. Once a flat corrugated sheet has been cut and folded, it can stand up as a three-dimensional structure and take on almost any form. It is an excellent material to print on, allowing multi colour printing and laminating.  This is why the corrugated board is particularly well suited for sales promotion displays, which need to attract the consumer’s attention.

Corrugated board is environmentally friendly. In most cases it already consists of partially reused raw materials and can easily be recycled. As it is very light and can be transported flat, a lot of energy can be saved during transport; a point which has a positive impact as to the total costs occurring.

Corrugated board impresses with its variety of shapes, good printability, its sturdiness and low weight. Its many advantages make it a true multi-talent regarding packaging and presentation.