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China’s Corrugated Paperboard Output in 2020

China’s corrugated paperboard output in 2020 is 31.7 million tons, with a year-on-year decrease of 7.3%.

Corrugated Paper Package Industry Chain

Corrugated Paper Industry Chain

Corrugated Paper Industry Chain

Corrugated paperboard is a type of paperboard consisting of a medium fluted corrugated kraft paper and two flat linerboards. It is produced on the flute lamination machines, which is called corrugators. It is widely used for making the corrugated shipping cartons, boxes, mailing boxes, mailers, cardboard boxes, diecut boxes. The medium fluted paper and the linerpaper are made of the kraft paper. Corrugated paperboard is sometimes refered to as corrugated cardboard, fiberboard, even though cardboard refers to any heavy paper-pulp based board.

Supply and Demand Status

Corrugated paperboard is one of the largest paper output in all China paper types. It is widely used to make the corrugated mailer boxes shipping cartons and retail purpose corrugated printed boxes. After 2016, due to the slowdown in domestic demand and the promulgation of waste paper import bans, China’s corrugated paper production has shown an overall downward trend. In 2020, China’s corrugated paper production was 31.708 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 7.31% from 34.210 million tons in 2019.

In 2019, the top 5 regions of China’s corrugated paper production are Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jiangsu, with output of 5.084 million tons, 3.476 million tons, 3.274 million tons, 2.703 million tons, and 2.463 million tons, respectively, accounting for the proportion of total national output respectively. 14.86%, 10.16%, 9.57%, 7.9%, 7.2%.

China corrugated box supplier factory

China corrugated paperboard output every year.

In 2019, China’s apparent demand for corrugated paper was 34.203 million tons. In 2020, China’s apparent demand for corrugated paper was 31.756 million tons, a decrease of 2.447 million tons from 2019, a year-on-year decrease of 7.16%.

Price Trend

The market price of corrugated paper in China was relatively stable from 2013 to 2016. After the second half of 2016, the price fluctuated greatly. It returned to stability in 2020. The price rised again at the beginning of 2021. As of December 30, 2020, the market price of corrugated paper in China was 3756.2 RMB per ton.

China Corrugated Paperboard Price

China Corrugated Paperboard Market Price

Import and Export Trade

Since the implementation of the zero import of foreign waste paper law, some large-scale paper mills have successively put into operation overseas construction facilities and the shortage of domestic raw material supplies, resulting in a substantial increase in the import volume of corrugated paper, while the overall export volume has shown a downward trend. In 2020, China’s corrugated paper export volume was 24,900 tons, which is higher than that. In 2019, there was an increase of 27,000 tons; the number of imports was 72,800 tons, an increase of 57,400 tons compared with 2019.

In 2019, China’s corrugated paper export value was 46,644,000 US dollars, and the import value was 9,918,900 US dollars; in 2020, China’s corrugated paper export value was 68,903,500 US dollars, and the import value was 26,998,800 US dollars.

China mainly imports corrugated paper from Vietnam. In 2020, China imported 31,200 tons of corrugated paper from Vietnam, accounting for 42.81% of the country’s total imports; the import value was 10.4966 million US dollars, accounting for 38.88% of the total import value. In 2020, China imported 8,500 tons of corrugated paper from Belgium, with an import value of 2.5588 million US dollars.

 

F Flute Corrugated Box

In this post, we will talk about a F flute corrugated box, printed inside and outside. It is used to pack the home testing kits.

The custom packaging is used as a mailer box for the mailing and postage purpose. Therefore, the paper printed box are required to be rigid and durable. Also, the custom corrugated box has the pretty printing inside and outside. inside the paper printed box is a printed cardboard insert .

It is made of the micro flute corrugated board.

F flute corrugated printed box

Matte look micro flute corrugated box

The client absolutely loves our packaging and wanted to reach out to see if we could help with the packaging of a soon to launch product (Home testing kits) for their company, Doctoori Connect, which sells medical testing kits that users can order to their homes. They already have the design in place and would like the packaging to be eco-friendly and sustainable.

micro flute corrugated box printed

The F flute corrugated box is printed inside and outside.

Here are the components of the kit they will need our help with:

  • An outer cardboard box with custom doctoori branding and design
  • A small card inside the box with instructions on how to take the test and return the test back to us  (DESIGN TO BE PROVIDED SOON)
  • Two cardboard/paper boxes or flaps inside the box – one for taking the test and the other one for sending the sample back to us.
corrugated mailer box mailing box

It has the roll tuck end with dust flaps on the sides.

Choosing The Appropriate Packaging Solution

A company is looking for package printing, which has several packaging solutions in minds.
Here are some specifications that they need for the custom paper box product.
SPECIFICATIONS:
All provided examples are general for style and function only, sizing and printing will be different.
Quote Set 1 & 2
      • Quote 1 for Drawer (Sleeve) Style Paper Box with ribbon for pulling (See example below)
        NOTE: Ribbon color is white or matches the main blue CMYK color, Ribbon is located on the box that pulls out.
      • Gloss Finish – Lamination, Full Color
        There will be photography on the packaging that needs to stand out. (unless you use digital or film-press printing)
      • Dimensions: 5.5 in x 1 in x 1 in (approximate)
      • Stock: 16-18 pt cardboard
      • Design will be provided to the printing company
        Design is in a layout format with bleeds
      • Quotes for Quantity: 5000,  10000,  30000
      • Separate Quotes for Cardboard Inserts – Quantity: 5000,  10000,  30000.
        Please see the insert in the gift paper box below that we are looking for. – Cardboard only
        Preferably Navy Blue or White color (If navy we will provide CMYK color)
      • NOTE: They must fit perfectly into the box and be able to hold the stacked buttons firmly in place.

    slide paper box drawer sleeve style paper box

    Black Gift Paper Box with Ribbon Pull

  • Quote 2: All the specs will be exactly the same as Quote 1 except a plastic window will be added to the top of the front side.
    See example below.
  • drawer and sleeve paper box

    Slide Paper Box With Insert

Quote Set 3 – Most Affordable Options Needed

    • Quote for Tuck Style Paper Box with ribbon or handle for pulling (See paper printed box examples below)
      Note: Ribbon/handle must be on the insert, not the box.
    • Gloss Finish – Lamination, Full Color
      There will be photography on the packaging that needs to stand out. (unless you use digital or film-press printing)
    • Dimensions: 5.5 in x 1 in x 1 in (approximate)
    • Stock: 14-18 pt cardboard
    • Design will be provided to the printing company
      Design is in a layout format with bleeds
    • Quotes for Quantity: 5000,  10000,  30000
    • Separate Quotes for Cardboard Inserts – Quantity: 5000,  10000,  30000.
      Preferably Navy Blue or White color (If navy we will provide CMYK color)
    • NOTE: Carboard insert is separate from the Tuck Box. It will slide out of the box using a ribbon or notch handle once the flaps are opened completely
      Insert should be preferably Navy Blue or White colorNOTE: They must fit perfectly into the box and be able to hold the stacked buttons firmly in place.
tuck top paper printed box

Straight Tuck End Paper Box

Quote Set 4

  • Quote for Mailer Style Box (See corrugated printed box examples below)
  • Gloss Finish – Lamination, Full Color, – Inside flap might have a logo printed in full color
  • There will be photography on the packaging that needs to stand out. (unless you use digital or film-press printing)
  • Dimensions: 5.5 in x 1 in x 1 in (approximate)
  • Stock: 16-18 pt cardboard
  • Design will be provided to the printing company
    Design is in a layout format with bleeds
  • Quotes for Quantity: 5000, 10000, 30000
  • Separate Quotes for Cardboard Inserts – Quantity: 5000,  10000,  30000.
    NOTE: Carboard insert is separate from the Mailer Box. Once Mailer box is opened the insert will be inside holding the product in place. See the custom paper box below.
    Preferably Navy Blue or White colorNOTE: They must fit perfectly into the box and be able to hold the stacked buttons firmly in place.
  • microflute corrugated printed box E flute F flute

    Microflute Corrugated Box E flute Flute.

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ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:
  • 1) Is there a setup fee or hidden costs? Yes, there is. It is around 200-250usd depending on the design.
  • 2) Can we get final samples of our printed packaging before we commit to a final order? Can we get final digital samples before printing (in 2D and 3D). Yes, we can supply the 2D and 3D mockup images for the custom paper box. 
  • 3) What is the shipping cost to Ann Arbor Michigan, 48103. We can help you get the shipping cost from a forwarder company. 
  • 4) What is the turnaround time for production? The production usually takes 10-14 days.
  • 5) What is your quality satisfaction guarantee/return policy if the boxes are not printed correctly? Can you show us ISO / Quality Standard Certificates? We will make the same quanitty of boxes if there are any bad boxes.
  • 6) How long does it take to ship the finished print boxes to our location. Usually around 30-40 days.
  • 7) Do you send the final boxes already assembled or will we have to put the boxes together when they arrive? It depends on the paper box design. Assembled for the rigid paper box. flat shipping for the diecut paper box.
  • 8) Will you provide us with a template and specification for how you want the design on the layout to be? AI format would be great and we can supply the free dieline template.
Thank you