THE HISTORY OF CORRUGATED BOARD

Compared to wooden crates, barrels and glass containers, corrugated board is a relatively new packaging material – it is less than 150 years old. The American Albert L. Jones from New York registered a patent for the production of corrugated board in 1871.

The Englishmen Edward Charles Healey and Edward Ellis Allen registered a patent slightly earlier (in 1856), but here the purpose of the corrugated paper was not as packaging, but as a material to make sweatbands for hats.

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Corrugated board is a product that comes from paper. It is produced by gluing together at least one plain and one corrugated paper sheet. Paper, a light material, acquires extraordinary strength when corrugated. This is why the corrugationis the main characteristic, the “heart” of corrugated board.

A kind of lightweight construction made of paper creates a stable packaging material. The secret of stability lies in the shape of the corrugation.

The corrugation is produced in the first operation in the corrugator aggregate of the corrugator. The paper web running from the reel is moistened, heated and runs through heated corrugating rolls. Heat, moisture and the interlocking corrugating rolls emboss the paper into the desired corrugated shape. It is a kind of curling process; paper that is only folded would not have the same effect.

Various dimensions

The flutes can be produced in various dimensions. Depending on the height, the following wave types are distinguished:

  • A – Flute – 4.0-5.0 mm
  • C – Flute – 3.1-4.0 mm
  • B – Flute – 2.2-3.1 mm
  • D – Flute – 1.9-2.2 mm
  • E – Flute – 1.0-1.9 mm
  • F – Flute – 0.6-1.0 mm

Corrugated Board Packaging

You can buy the best corrugated board from Tricor.

Tricor has been developing and producing corrugated board packaging since 1968. In 2013, Tricor started its own corrugated board production. Today, we produce the optimum corrugated board for your requirements. Thanks to our experience in providing packaging, we provide our customers with sustainable and value-added packaging solutions including additional services such as design, supply chain optimisation and practical innovation.

CORRUGATED BOARD IS A VERY NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT!

Corrugated board is biodegradable. Only recyclable products such as raw paper and glue are used in the production of corrugated board. Corrugated board consists exclusively of renewable raw materials. Therefore, corrugated board is an ecologically valuable recycling product. Corrugated board packaging is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

We purchase our raw materials independently for corrugated board production. This has enabled us to continuously improve our range of raw materials in recent years. We only purchase raw materials that meet our high-quality requirements. We manufacture our corrugated cardboard packaging from these high-quality raw materials.

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