The Benefits of Corrugated Cases for Transit Packaging

Corrugated board is a simple, yet highly effective packaging material. Assembled from two sheets of card liners, glued to a corrugated inner sheet of card fluting, corrugated board has a much stronger structure than the individual layers of cardboard that it is made up of. To add extra strength, corrugated board can be made up of numerous layers, making them ideal for creating heavy duty packaging.

There are many benefits of choosing corrugated cases as a packaging solution for a number of applications:

Corrugated cases are sustainable

One of the biggest benefits of corrugated cases is that they are completely natural and sustainable, manufactured from completely organic content (paper and starch glue). Whilst corrugated board and cases are built from paper, this paper is manufactured from trees from sustainably managed forests, ensuring that there continues to be enough resource to build corrugated board and other packaging materials.

Corrugated cases are recyclable

As corrugated cases are paper based, in almost all cases, they are completely recyclable. This means that the paper material used for corrugated cases can be recycled time after time, becoming new paper products.

Corrugated packaging materials can be easily disposed of

As corrugated cases are made of completely organic material, and in most cases, only one material, they can be disposed of very easily. Paper is biodegradable, meaning that it rots without causing damage to the environment. When disposed of, corrugated cases can be collected for recycling or disposable without having to sort out the different materials.

Corrugated cases are safe, hygienic and ideal for packaging foods

Corrugated cases are ideal for packaging foods as the packaging is used for only one delivery, so fruit and vegetables, meat products or other foodstuffs aren’t contaminated by the remnants of a previous delivery. Corrugated board is also relatively germ free, as manufacturing process of bonding the layers of corrugated board together uses heating elements that reach temperatures of between 180°C and 200°C. The corrugated board itself must also reach temperatures of up to 100°C during the manufacture of paper and twice again during the manufacture of corrugated board and casing.

Corrugated cases provide heavy duty protection

Due to the structure of corrugated board, conventional corrugated cases are highly resistant to the shock, impact and vibration that is a given part of transportation. Heavy duty corrugated cases can also be made to provide extra robustness when needed. Given its simple structure and use of cheap, natural materials, corrugated packaging has an extremely high strength to weight ratio, with high shock absorption, combined with thermal insulation properties.

Corrugated cases improve product identification and even spread brand awareness

Corrugated packaging can very easily be printed on — this is useful for a number of reasons:

First of all, printed packaging makes product identification much easier and improves supply chain visibility. Corrugated cases can be printed with all the important information that is necessary for logistics, ensuring that products are correctly identified and reach the right destination as they travel along the supply chain.

Corrugated cases can also be an innovative way of promoting products. With sophisticated print technology available, packaging can be printed with complex graphics and branding.

If you are in need of bespoke heavy duty or conventional corrugated cases, you can contact Nicklin today to get a quote for the most appropriate, environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for you. Call +44 (0)121 359 8101 for advice or a quotation.