Why Is Corrugated Printed Box Important

Because it is more than an ordinary paper printed box.

Corrugated printed boxes are common and can be seen everywhere, therefore, people are easy to take them for granted. We are so used to pack everyday supplies inside them for storage and shipment, that we barely give a second thought to its significance.

Functions of Corrugated Printed Boxes

They are simple and ordinary indeed. But they are extremely important, far more than an ordinary printed paper box. Below are some of the reasons they are so popular.

It Protects

Corrugated printed boxes have the combination of excellent structural rigidity and great cushioning qualities. They can effectively protect the heavy or fragile items, products, objects and supplies from damage in the supply chain.

  • Excellent stacking strength makes the custom printed corrugated box anti-crush, protecting the items inside during the storage and shipment.
  • The box cushions products against the blow, impact, crash and collision throughout the supply chain
  • Highly customizable, the corrugated boxes can be die-cut to any size

The product has to arrive at the grocery store in good condition before it grabs the consumer’s attention. Corrugated printed box provides great structural rigidity together with cushioning properties. It can protect the contents very well from damage in the supply chain.

Fluting Paper Plays the Role

One of the reasons it works so well is attributed to its basic construction. The corrugated cardboard consists of 3 layers, in the middle of which is a fluted corrugated sheet to absorb impact and shock.

fluting paper in the middle of the corrugated board

The fluting paper has many arches, which explain the great strength of the corrugated printed box. The same principle is used in the arch bridges.

An arch is a pure compression form.[4][5][6][7] It can span a large area by resolving forces into compressive stresses, and thereby eliminating tensile stresses. This is sometimes denominated “arch action”.[8] As the forces in the arch are transferred to its base, the arch pushes outward at its base, denominated “thrust”. As the rise, i. e. height, of the arch decreases the outward thrust increases.[9] In order to preserve arch action and prevent collapse of the arch, the thrust must be restrained, either by internal ties or external bracing, such as abutments.[10]

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch

The tens of hundreds of arches in the medium fluting paper enable the corrugated printed box to resist bending and pressure from all directions. It plays a key role in the protective qualities of the corrugated packaging box.

The arch flutes form rigid columns to support a lot of weight while cushioning the items inside. The fluting paper also act as insulators, providing some extra protection from sudden temperature changes.

Combining high-tech engineering and the versatility to custom-design every package for its particular contents and shipping requirements, corrugated’s cushioning quality is matched by its stacking strength, preventing damage in transit. — Fiber Box Association.

It Transports

Corrugated printed boxes are lightweight and clean, compared with the wooden containers or plastic containers. It can significantly reduce the shipping costs and storage costs with fewer trucks, less fuel and lower emissions.

corrugated printed box for shipment
  • The corrugated box improves efficiency and lowers shipping & handling costs.
  • The printed corrugated box has the custom size to fit the pallets and truck container.
  • It is light weight and clean to avoid the bacteria and insects contamination.

A great number of scientific researches have shown that corrugated printed boxes make the most efficient use of space in the truck container. Thus, the shipping cost is greatly reduced when more products can be loaded into the same truck.

Because the corrugated board can be cut and creased easily, the corrugated printed box can be die-cut to any size to suit the content products. It reduces the wasted space and decreases the need for void fill materials (such as bubble bags, plastic foams, etc.).

It Promotes and Markets

Corrugated printed box has beautifully printed graphics and texts printed on the surface. It is a silent marketing manager for the product brand awareness. It finally promotes the sales of the company and realizes the profit target of the company.

* Corrugated printed box is a silent marketing man of your product and brand.

* Corrugated box is printed with vivid images and clear texts to convey information of your product.

* Corrugated printed box promotes the sales of your product.

Engineers have made great progress in the corrugated printed box manufacturing, printing and packaging. The rapid development of the silk screen printing, flexo printing and offset printing enables the package to play an important role in the company marketing decisions.

The corrugated box can be printed inside and outside to be very beautiful. It can also be a lift off lid rigid paper box for the gift packaging. It can effectively promote the sales of the company.

corrugated printed box

Corrugated Printed Box Is Green Packaging

Corrugated printed box is completely recyclable because it is made of the paper pulp from trees and grasses. It is green packaging.

  • The corrugated printed box is made from paper pulps, which is a renewable resource from trees.
  • The used corrugated printed box is easily recycled to paper pulps to make new paperboard and printed paper boxes.

Old corrugated printed boxes are a perfect source of fiber for recycling. The recycled corrugated board can be compressed and baled for cost-effective transportation. The used corrugated boxes are put in a hydro-pulper, which is a large vat of hot water for cleaning and processing. The pulp slurry is then used to make new paperboard and corrugated printed boxes.

corrugated printed box recycling


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