Corrugated material is everywhere, used to display, promote and package almost every product you see and buy. Corrugated boxes still reign today as the number one preferred form of transport packaging. Find out more about corrugated packaging below.
Corrugated packaging is a natural choice for food packaging.
Corrugated fiberboard or “combined board” has two main components: the liner and the medium. Both are made of a special kind of heavy paper called containerboard. Linerboard is the flat material, typically on the outer surfaces of the board but also on the inside for some structures, that adheres to the medium. Medium is the paper that is formed into arches or flutes on the single facer and glued between the linerboard facings.
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Corrugated packaging and displays is a $30.8 billion a year industry that is vital to U.S. distribution systems. It is the most frequently used shipping material because it’s cost-effective, lightweight, functional and versatile. In 2016, the industry manufactured more than 376.4 billion square feet of material used to make boxes and displays. This equated to nearly 38 billion packages that safely shipped and protected food, clothing and durable goods for delivery to millions of domestic and worldwide customers. There are over 1,155 corrugated manufacturing facilities with approximately 100,000 employees in nearly 1,000 cities and towns throughout the U.S.
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