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Our Corrugated Boxes Are Eco Friendly And Just As Durable

25 Oct 2010

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Companies that ship products almost certainly have the need to purchase and use corrugated boxes. Corrugated boxes are made from Kraft paper in different paper weights to give strength to a carton. In a typical single-wall box there are 3 papers. An inside liner, a medium, and an outside liner make up the construction of corrugated boxes. Paper comes from trees. As trees are not a sustainable resource, recycling paper has become big business. But more than business demands is the environmental demand. The reclaiming of paper in the waste stream has become so efficient that with modern technology these boxes are made from paper that is 100% post-consumer fiber.

Corrugated boxes provide a solution that not only returns waste back into the usable stream of packaging, but does it at no increase cost and no loss in performance in most cases. It is a perfect way of going green for boxes. Today recycled corrugated boxes have tested at the same strength as those of the normal fiber variety, and this is not limited to 200% board. Paper board combinations are available to create board tests from 150% to 350% board strengths. Some of the only downfalls are that they cannot make a bleached paper liner and with high moisture or humidity the paper does degrade faster than normal paper.

Printing is also not an issue with 100% post-consumer cardboard boxes. Box converters print both gradient and screen printing onto recycled custom boxes, giving it the same look that you would expect from a printed custom corrugated box.

Do not be worried about costs. In most cases there is no difference in cost between normal fiber corrugated boxes and 100% post-consumer recycled corrugated boxes. Check out our corrugated boxes and many of our other polyethylene products today. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us and we'll be glad to assist you in any manner possible.