Corrugated Packaging

Corrugated packaging is a type of packaging material made of corrugated cardboard, consisting of an inner lining and outer fluting made of paperboard. It’s known for its strength, durability and versatility, making it suitable for a wide range of packaging applications.

Corrugated packaging offers several significant benefits, these include:

  • It is lightweight and cost-effective.
  • It offers high resistance to crushing and impact.
  • It is both biodegradable and recyclable.
  • It is versatile and customisable to meet specific needs and enhance brand awareness.
  • Corrugated packaging has good shock and vibration absorption properties.

There are four main types of corrugated packaging:

  • Single face board: Consisting of just a liner and a corrugated layer, single face board is less sturdy than other corrugated cardboards.
  • Single wall board: The classic, most common type of corrugated cardboard which features one layer of fluting and two layers of paperboard.
  • Double wall board: A stronger type of corrugated packaging with two layers of fluting and three layers of paperboard.
  • Triple wall board: The strongest type of corrugated cardboard with three layers of fluting and four layers of paperboard.

Corrugated packaging is made through a process called corrugation, where paperboard is fed through a corrugator machine that crimps and glues the fluting to the inner and outer liners. The resulting corrugated cardboard is then cut and shaped into boxes or other forms of packaging.

Corrugated packaging has a wide range of applications, including:

  • The shipping and transportation of products.
  • E-commerce packaging for online orders.
  • Food and beverage packaging, including takeaway containers and boxes for perishable goods.
  • Protective packaging for fragile items, including glassware and electronics.
  • Industrial and manufacturing packaging for machinery and electronics.

Yes, corrugated packaging is regarded as extremely eco-friendly due to its recyclability and biodegradability. It’s made from renewable resources such as trees and can be recycled many times over, reducing the need for new resources. Additionally, many corrugated packaging manufacturers use eco-friendly practices in their production processes to minimise waste and emissions.