There are some basic components for corrugation.

These basics include:

  • The central fluted component of corrugate is called medium .
  • Mediums, like liners are identified by basis weight. Common medium basis weights are 26, 30, 33, 36, and 40.
  • The flutes in medium form arched structures, when fixed to the liners give the board it’s thickness or caliper.
  • A starch and water based adhesive is used to bond liners to the medium.
  • Additives can control characteristics, regulate viscosity and lend varying amounts of water resistance to the bond.
  • Flutes in a vertical mode form columns which give corrugate it’s great strength to weight advantage.

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