Modern corrugated packaging provides much more than just protection. It can be used to provide ultimate product presentation whilst being tailored to suit very diverse, individual products. Corrugated packaging can also be designed to collectively package small items, which is an important factor in the trade market as it relieves handling processes. In summary, it is versatile, robust and practical, economical and eco-friendly.
Corrugated paper board can be specified by the construction, flute size, burst strength, edge crush strength, flat crush, basis weights of components, surface treatments and coatings, etc. The choice of corrugated medium, flute size, adhesive, and linerboards can be varied to engineer a corrugated board with specific properties to match a wide variety of potential uses.
The size of a box can be measured for either internal (for product fit) or external (for handling machinery or palletising) dimensions. Boxes are usually specified and ordered by the internal dimensions.
Corrugated boxes come in various styles. The most common of those are: