Cardboard fluting

Amazon have sent an astonishing 1.5 billion cardboard parcels in 2020, making corrugated cardboard the most common kind of packaging among e-commerce enterprises. Therefore, and what were the benefits of corrugated cardboard which makes this a popular packing material?

What actually is it?

A regular sheet of corrugated cardboard is essentially composed of three main components. The sheet of corrugated and "fluted" material is sandwiched between two layers of paper – the outer & innermost liners – inside the middle.

Even during manufacturing process, every edge of the fluted material was attached towards the flat paper liner. This adhesive holds all flutes in place & gives the sheets more strength and solidity.

Customization of corrugated cardboard is simple.

Corrugated packaging may increase brand awareness and serve as a great marketing avenue for company products. Applying printed artwork on the surface of the cardboard may help you raise brand awareness & successfully express company ideas and beliefs.

Packaging made of corrugated cardboard is environmentally friendly.

Corrugated cardboard is both environmentally beneficial & simple too dispose away. In reality, corrugated packaging & boxes were reused at a greater rate than every main packaging material in the UK, at much more than 80%. All cardboard trash is recycled utilising a circular recycling strategy through Boxed-Up. Every stage of the production process is based on the principles of minimize, repurpose, & recyclable, which means all our cardboard offcuts and trash were recycled over and over in our goods while still keeping their durability! As component of a closed loop recycling process of corrugated packaging, this successful recycling allows a renewable resource – paper fibre – to also be reused.


A flute type seems to be the ultimate feature of a corrugated board that really can influence its efficiency (as well as its mass and expense).

A flute is a "corrugated" piece in between two lining, so it is possible to generate varied performance qualities by varying its thickness (and hence the size of the flutes).

This could range from some very fine flutes like "E" for lightweight retail cartons (which are excellent for printing) to a coarser flute like "A" or "B" for transport packing.

The following are some examples of fluting paper weights:

  • 90 GSM WBF
  • 105 GSM WBF – Most Common Flute Standard
  • 112 SC and WBF
  • 150 SC and WBF
  • 175 SC and F

There are a variety of flute profiles or sizes that are regularly employed, including:

  • A FLUTE – 5mm
  • B FLUTE: 3mm
  • C FLUTE: 4mm
  • E FLUTE: 1.5mm
  • F FLUTE:.2mm
  • BC FLUTE: Double Wall – 6mm -Combination of B + C flutes
  • EB FLUTE: Double Wall – 4.5mm -Combination of E + B flutes

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