Or corrugated rolls. This consists of liner paper and fluting and is perfect for wrapping around items to prevent them from being damaged.
Say hello to cardboard, the sustainable packaging choice
At Beyond the Box, we believe cardboard is the UK’s sustainable packaging choice and the answer to the country’s packaging dilemma. But what exactly is it – and why is it so important?
Cardboard, also known as corrugated cardboard, is a specially engineered material made from paper pulp. It’s made up of different components that work together to make it strong, lightweight and versatile. You might recognise the wavy shape of its distinctive fluting (or corrugation). This is often sandwiched between two layers of board.
What’s cardboard used for?
All this makes cardboard the perfect sustainable packaging material – and you might be using it even more than you realise! Chances are, cardboard will be used to protect the online deliveries that arrive on your doorstep, help you store your Christmas decorations safely in the loft or play a major part in helping you pack up and move to a new house.
In fact, cardboard is so widely used that almost all items we buy have been wrapped in a cardboard packaging at some point during their lifetime.
Eco-friendly packaging: Why is cardboard important?
Nowadays, packaging is as important as it’s ever been – and across the world more and more of us are seeking eco-friendly options to reduce the environmental impact of the packaging that we all use and need. That’s where cardboard comes in.
As the UK’s most sustainable packaging choice, cardboard is:
What’s cardboard made of?
Cardboard is typically created using three carefully assembled layers of paper. These layers include an inside and outside liner with a corrugated layer – or fluting – in the middle. It’s this simple but innovative design that makes cardboard packaging so robust. The flutes prove effective insulation from outside temperatures, whilst also keeping the structure nice and sturdy.
What are the different types of cardboard?
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Made from an outer liner, the fluting and an inner liner, this type of cardboard is a great packaging choice for lighter items and makes up most of the cardboard you’ll see when out and about or in the home.
Made to be strong and durable, this type of cardboard is created by gluing two single-faced corrugated webs together and laminating them to a liner web.
Heavy duty cardboard that’s great for protecting valuable items. It consists of three single-faced corrugated boards with different types of fluting and an outer liner.