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What Is a Corrugated Box?

A corrugated box is packaging made from three layers: an inside liner, an outside liner, and a fluting that runs in between. The fluting, which looks like waves, gives the box strength and rigidity.

Why Are Corrugated Boxes Used for Shipping?

Corrugated boxes are commonly used for shipping because they are strong, lightweight, and durable. They can protect products from damage during transport, thanks to the cushioning effect of the fluted layer. 

Are Corrugated Boxes Recyclable? 

Yes, corrugated boxes are typically made from recycled material and are recyclable. However, you should remove any tape, labels, or other non-paper materials before recycling. 

Is There a Difference Between a Cardboard Box and a Corrugated Box? 

Yes, while people often use these terms interchangeably, there is a difference. Cardboard generally refers to a heavy-duty paper stock. In contrast, corrugated material is made from three layers of paper: an inside liner, an outside liner, and a fluted middle layer. Corrugated boxes are the stronger of the two and are better suited for shipping purposes. 

Can Corrugated Boxes Be Custom Printed? 

Yes, many manufacturers offer custom printing options for corrugated boxes, including us! This allows businesses to add their logos, branding elements, or custom designs to their packaging. Custom printing can help elevate your brand, increase brand recognition, and give your customers a more satisfying unboxing experience! 

What Types of Products Can Be Shipped in Corrugated Boxes? 

Corrugated boxes can be used to ship a wide range of products, from fragile items like glassware to heavy items like books. The key is choosing the right size and box type for the product. If you are having issues determining what boxes you want to order, contact us; we would be happy to help! 

How Do I Choose the Right Size Corrugated Box? 

The right size box will depend on the size and weight of your product, as well as any protective packaging like bubble wrap or packing peanuts. As a general rule, you want to choose a box that allows for about two inches of protective material around all sides of your product. 

What Is the ECT Rating on a Corrugated Box? 

ECT stands for Edge Crush Test, which measures the stacking strength of corrugated cardboard boxes. The higher the ECT rating, the stronger the box is against forces that might crush it.

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