Corrugated cardboard is the packing material of choice for many brands and industries. Its high-tech construction ensures the material can carry a wide range of weights, protects against moisture and provides sustainable packaging solutions. Furthermore, corrugated cardboard is highly customizable and very cost-effective. Let’s delve a little deeper into the world of corrugated cardboard and find out what else it has in store from a packaging designer’s point of view.
Corrugated cardboard is made from arched paper known as ‘fluting’. It’s a fairly high-tech solution that uses advanced computer design and manufacturing systems. It’s this design that makes corrugated cardboard the best choice for many packaging designers.
Corrugated cardboard packaging protects
Corrugated carton provides a stable cushion for any product, keeping items safe during long-distance transportation, shipping and handling. Depending on the amount of protection that is required corrugated cardboard can be varied in sizes and thickness. Also, corrugated keeps moisture away from the products, which is especially important for food products that need to withstand long shipping times.
Corrugated cardboard is extremely customizable
We already mentioned that the thickness of corrugated cardboard can be adjusted to make it a perfect fit for any product. What’s more, corrugated cardboard can receive different coatings, treatments and adhesives and it can even become flame resistant. Corrugated comes in all sizes and can be easily folded into different shapes to make it a perfect fit for any industry. Furthermore, printing options are also widely customizable.
Corrugated cardboard is cost-effective and sustainable
Corrugated cardboard boxes are some of the least expensive cartons available. They don’t require high labor costs or costly tools to manufacture and fill the boxes. Apart from that, corrugated is fairly easy to recycle and the boxes can be folded back up and stored away for later use.