Tag: corrugated packaging

Flutes aren’t just for symphonies anymore

Corrugated close up

Flutes: A corrugated symphony of structure Architects have known for thousands of years that an arch with the proper curve is the strongest way to span a given space. The inventors of corrugated fiberboard applied this same principle to paper when they put arches in the corrugated medium. These arches are known as flutes and, when anchored to the linerboard with a starch-based adhesive, they resist bending and pressure from all directions. When a piece of combined board is placed

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Corrugated board packaging sees new adoption and attention

Corrugated board packaging materials are often considered one of the primary focal points of the packaging industry’s production abilities.

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Mullen vs. ECT: Is there a difference in corrugation tests?

What is the difference in corrugation tests and does it even matter? As packaging partners, we’re used to getting a lot of questions about how to best manage their packaging needs without spending needless amounts of money. One frequently asked question is about the difference in corrugation tests. Mullen board and ECT board are both very strong and capable types of corrugated, but, sometimes, choosing one over the other may save you time, money, and potential product damage. For many

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Packaging 101: The Corrugated Box

*Updated 9-7-17*  Boxes.  Cases.  Cartons.  Corrugated. Whatever you call them, you see corrugated boxes everywhere.  From front porches and distribution centers to moving trucks and manufacturing facilities, corrugated boxes are a part of our daily lives.  Just because we all use them, doesn’t mean we all understand them. For more facts on corrugated head here. This post will focus on common terminology for corrugated. It all comes together to help you better understand packaging.  Whether you are someone running a multi-billion dollar facility or you’re

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Everything you thought you knew about boxes is wrong

*Updated 9-7-17* Most of us think of boxes as nothing more than the thrown away carrier that brought us our products from the manufacturer.  But the fact of the matter is that corrugated is a high performance and highly technically packaging system. We’re going to get into some facts you may not know about corrugated boxes. If you’re looking to start with the basics, read this post. Just the facts, ma’am. Fact: The power of the case is generated by

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