The benefits of a humble corrugate cardboard box

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Packaging has many important roles to play; i.e. increasing brand awareness, enhancing customer experience and most importantly protecting items during transit and storage.

Therefore, choosing the right type of packaging material is fundamental in ensuring goods don’t arrive damaged. According to FEFCO, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers “75% of all packaged goods transported today are packed in corrugated” making corrugated cardboard one of the most popular packaging materials in the market.

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made up of a ‘fluting paper’ which is typically used as the middle layer supported by outer and inner liners for added strength. The most popular type of corrugated cardboard boxes are single wall and double wall boxes.

Single wall boxes use a single layer of fluting supported by outer and inner liners which is the most common type of box. However, if you’re looking for an added level of protection it is better to use double wall boxes.

Single Wall Corrugated Boxes

Double wall boxes incorporate two rows of specialised fluting, which adds the extra level of protection you need to ensure safe transit and lasting storage for heavier or more fragile items.

Double Wall Corrugate Boxes

The reason why corrugated cardboard is one of the most common packaging materials in the market is because it has many benefits for example:

  • Strength

Corrugated cardboard provides a good level of protection for any item. It easily keeps items safe and secure during transit and before it reaches the end-user. Also, corrugated cardboard boxes come in a variety of dimensions and thickness ensuring you find the right solution to effectively protect your items.

  • Easily customisable

Custom designed and printed corrugated cardboard boxes can be designed to fit like a glove and promote brand awareness at the same time. Available in different coatings, treatments and adhesive you can find the perfect corrugated cardboard solution to protect any item, from heavy loads, fragile items and even food!

  • Recyclable

According to government statistics, paper and cardboard is the most recycled packaging material, the UK achieved a 79%  recycling rate in 2017. Consumers are more aware of environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging materials, therefore, using corrugated cardboard to package and protect items will further promote your brand in a positive light.

If you like to see our range of single wall and double wall corrugated cardboard boxes, contact Macfarlane Packaging today.

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