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Why Cardboard?

Not just for boxes anymore...



Benefits of corrugated cardboard:


  • Durable

  • Versatile

  • Lightweight with a high strength-to-weight ratio

  • Sustainable

  • Environmentally Responsible

  • Made from a Renewable Resource

  • Customizable

  • Protective

  • Cost-Effective





So what is corrugated?   A High-Tech Engineered Material...


  • Ongoing R&D programs continuously improve such characteristics as strength-to- weight ratios, printability, moisture barriers and recyclability.

  • Corrugated components, designs and end products are manufactured on sophisticated, automatic equipment that reduces costs and ensures consistent performance.

  • The vast majority of corrugated products are designed and prototyped with advanced, computer-aided design and manufacturing systems, providing customers with the best and most cost-effective solutions to their packaging challenges.

  • Corrugated combines structural rigidity with superior cushioning qualities.

  • Corrugated offers excellent tear, tensile and burst strength to withstand pressure.




Infinitely Customizable



  • Corrugated offers thousands of possible combinations of board types, flute sizes (caliper), basis weight, adhesives, treatment and coatings, including flame retardant and static control protection.

  • Corrugated is the only rigid shipping container and packaging medium that can be cut and folded into an infinite variety of shapes and sizes and direct-printed with high-resolution color graphics (including lithography, flexography and silk screening).

  • Corrugated is custom-designed to fit specific product protection, shelf space and shipping density requirements.




Environmentally Responsible



  • Corrugated, made from a natural renewable resource, has a great environmental record.

  • Corrugated is almost always manufactured using high percentages of recovered fiber (including old orrugated containers, kraft, old newspapers and mixed paper), thereby diverting these materials from the municipal solid waste stream.

  • In 2012, 91 percent of all containerboard produced was recovered and recycled in the U.S.

  • Corrugated has the best recycling rate of any packaging material used today.  And that's what happens after the corrugated box has been used and reused time and time again to store and move items around the home, store and office.

  • Water-based inks are now used almost exclusively for printing graphics on corrugated containers, avoiding the use of lead-based inks and solvents.






  • One of the least expensive material for containers ever developed.

  • The cost of labor and tools required to produce, fill, and move corrugated containers is low. 

  • The cost of shipping is low, due to lower tare weights. 

  • Low raw material costs and mass production of corrugated makes it particularly cost-efficient.

  • The ultimate contribution to cost reduction is when corrugated is used as an all-in-one shipping, storage, and advertising.




All this from a material that is lightweight, low-cost, reusable and recyclable!





*  Information provided by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance

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