Corrugated Cardboard Boxes: What are they?

Corrugated Cardboard BoxesCorrugated cardboard boxes are heavily used in the packing and shipping industry because of their strength and durability.  Corrugated cardboard is extremely stiff and almost impossible to bend.  This is important in making sure that goods arrive safely to their final destination; from the initial manufacturing stage to distribution to sale to end use.  Imagine how frustrated the Piggly Wiggly employee would be if when he opened his shipment he just had a bunch of busted can of biscuits?  First off, it would be a doughy mess.  He would then have to deal with getting a replacement and will lose revenue.  And ultimately the busted can of biscuits will just be an allegory about how he feels about his waistline.

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made out of corrugated fiberboard.  It is a paper based material, made out of 2 flat liner boards and a fluted corrugated sheet.  I will paint you a picture.  If you took a piece of corrugated cardboard and you cut it with a knife, what you would see in the middle of the cardboard would look almost like honeycomb.  It is hard to describe, but that is what the ‘corrugation’ is.  It creates little air pockets and makes the board itself extremely difficult to tamper with.  The boxes are manufactured on large machines called corrugators, and run about 500 feet per minute.  That’s a lot of honeycomb!  The corrugated boxes are also excellent to recycle.  They can be compressed and packed together for affordable shipping.  They are then put into a large vat of warm water called a hydropulper in order to clean and process them into a pulp that will be reused to make new paper and fiber products.

If you are looking for corrugated cardboard boxes at a good price you can head to   They offer a huge variety of corrugated boxes: standard brown (kraft), white, mailers, multi-depth boxes, as well as hazardous shipping containers.  Choose from many sizes and order in bundles to cut down on costs.  98% of their items are in stock and ready to ship, so place your order before 1PM EST, and your shipment will be sent out the same day.  Choose wisely when it comes to distribute your products and head to for the most affordable and highest quality corrugated cardboard boxes. No more busted can of biscuits, having to deal with refunds and re-distribution, and your won’t be contributing to the Piggly Wiggly employee’s poor self-esteem.


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  1. […] Corrugated cardboard boxes have been around for quite some time.  We have all seen them, used them, or received them at some point in our lives, although you may not realize it.  For most people the term corrugated probably is not a part of their daily vocabulary.  Corrugated cardboard boxes are the ones that are basically impossible to fold or tear.  They are made out of a strong corrugated fiberboard to keep them rigid and inflexible.  They are used mainly in manufacturing and distributing in order to protect the items during transit.  You cannot trust each delivery employee not to take sharp turns or go the speed limit, you know.   Companies have to do what they can on their end in order to best protect their products. […]


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