Boxes are Extraordinary

Boxes are so, so much more than ordinary. See some of the reasons they are extraordinary below.

Why Corrugated?

Corrugated cardboard boxes are so common, it can be easy to take them for granted. We tend to think about what we put in them, while barely giving the box itself a second thought. Boxes are ordinary indeed, but they are so, so much more than ordinary. See some of the reasons they are extraordinary below.

Corrugated. It's not just a brown box.

Corrugated is a complete, high-performance material design, manufacturing and delivery system. Corrugated is the preferred packaging material because it is:

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight with a high strength-to-weight ratio
  • Sustainable
  • Environmentally Responsible
  • Made from a Renewable Resource
  • Customizable
  • Protective
  • Graphically Appealing
  • Cost-Effective

So what is it? A High-Tech Engineered Material.

What may come as a big surprise to many is that the ever-present corrugated box is high-tech:

  • Ongoing R&D programs continuously improve such characteristics as strength-to-weight ratios, printability, moisture barriers and recyclability.
  • Corrugated components, designs and end products are manufactured on sophisticated, automatic equipment that reduces costs and ensures consistent performance.
  • The vast majority of corrugated products are designed and prototyped with advanced, computer-aided design and manufacturing systems, providing customers with the best and most cost-effective solutions to their packaging challenges.

Infinitely Customizable.

Corrugated offers thousands of possible combinations of board types, flute sizes (caliper), basis weight, adhesives, treatment and coatings, including flame retardant and static control protection.

Corrugated is the only rigid shipping container and packaging medium that can be cut and folded into an infinite variety of shapes and sizes and direct-printed with high-resolution color graphics (including lithography, flexography and silk screening). Corrugated is custom-designed to fit specific product protection, shelf space and shipping density requirements (including inner packaging that prevents shifting).

Graphically Appealing.

Corrugated containers and packaging are mobile billboards that create product image wherever they travel. Corrugated displays are eye-catching modular units that can be set up quickly and recycled at the end of a promotion.

Corrugated is a very flexible medium that accommodates a wide range of printing options to support the end-use requirement:

  • Offset lithography and rotogravure (high-volume)
  • Flexography or letterpress (shorter runs)
  • Silk screening (displays)
  • Corrugated can be direct printed in plant or manufactured with high-end process color graphics.

Click the links below to learn more about what makes Boxes the most extraordinary ordinary thing in the world.