Corrugated products can be found everywhere, among which "corrugated boxes" are the best choice of all, to move items from one place to other in a safe way. Corrugated products are mostly used by manufacturing companies to deliver their manufactured products to different parts of the world. For individuals these products act as source for storage or are used for packaging while moving.
There are special manufacturing units called "box plants" where the actual corrugated boxes are made and delivered in bundles based on the orders placed. The boxes are very strong because they are produced using a material named "corrugated paperboard", which is more durable than cardboard. The structure of the boxes are made unique wherein one can find rows of air columns at the edges of paperboard filled with gaps to give cushion to packed products. Instructions and indications on the corrugated box are printed to make user understand of how to use it for packaging. The structure of the box is designed in such a way that it holds the items from spilling out or getting damaged during transportation.
The process of producing the box involves the interaction with the box plant salesperson and the customer in gathering information about the requirements of the box. The compiled information for the order includes size and shape of customer’s product along with the material to be used for strength, count of flutes to be placed in the inner portion, color to be applied along with instructions to be printed on the box. Individuals go for fewer orders whereas bulk orders are placed by the manufacturers for varied types for packaging needs; the price tag become cheaper for bulk orders.
The recycle feature is the best part of the corrugated box, as more than half of the produced products are recovered every year by factories and reproduced. There are different types of flutes and ridges as part of the interior portion of the box that includes large flutes in small numbers and small flutes in large numbers, so choose the right one based on the requirement. There are varied types of corrugated medium that includes single face corrugated board, single wall corrugated board, and double wall corrugated board and triple wall corrugated board.
1) Single face corrugated board is normally used to provide more cushion for the placed items in the box
2) Single wall corrugated board is used to fill the limited items used on daily basis and is more durable than single face.
3) Double wall corrugated board has double layered medium, which makes the box heavier and expensive.
4) Third wall corrugated board has extra layer than that of double layered one specially used to have large and heavy products.