Corrugated Cardboard Guide: Why It Should Be Your Next Packaging Material

At Garthwest, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. This is why all our cardboard packaging and POS displays are made with corrugated cardboard.

Corrugated cardboard is a strong, flexible, sustainable packaging material used to keep items safe during transport. It offers complete versatility and can withstand light to heavyweight items, and can be easily recycled once finished. As packaging specialists, we help clients across industries meet their supply chain’s demands with durable corrugated cardboard.

In this blog, we will touch on corrugated cardboard, the types available, and how they can benefit your organisation and the environment.

What Is Corrugated Cardboard Packaging?

Corrugated cardboard is a versatile packaging material made from a combination of three layers. The inner layer is a sheet of corrugated medium or “fluted” material sandwiched between two flat liner boards. During manufacturing, the fluted layer is glued to the flat boards to provide strength and rigidity to the structure.

The connected arches that are formed within the layers offer great support for heavier items, and additionally work as an insulator that protects against temperature changes. Corrugated cardboard can be cut, folded and printed into various shapes, sizes and designs. It is this flexibility that makes our packaging options so versatile!

What Are the Types of Corrugated Cardboard?

The variations of this material change depending on the number of layers included.

  1. Single Face Cardboard – This has a liner layer and a corrugated layer. It offers the least durability but can be placed within a packaging box to add extra cushioning.
  2. Single Wall Cardboard – This is the most common type of corrugated cardboard. It contains three layers and offers great protection for shipping containers and parcels.
  3. Double Wall Cardboard – Unlike single walls, double wall cardboard has two additional corrugated layers and three liners. It offers more durability for those requiring industrial cartons or produce trays.
  4. Triple Wall Cardboard – With triple the amount of layers, this corrugated cardboard offers the ultimate protection for shipping crates, chemical containers and more.

We will assist you in selecting from these light to heavy-duty materials and ensure the final product keeps your items safe and protected.

Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable packaging is now a considerable factor in the buyer’s journey, as more consumers look to buy goods from sustainable and ethically driven organisations. We pride ourselves on being a 100% recyclable cardboard packaging and POS manufacturer and create all products with corrugated cardboard.

Implementing corrugated cardboard into your packaging will showcase your responsibility as a sustainable brand. Not only will this improve your brand image, but it will benefit the environment too.

Corrugated cardboard is biodegradable, made from recycled cardboard fibres and raw paper pulp from trees. As this material uses both virgin and recycled resources, fewer natural resources are required, helping to limit deforestation and the production of carbon emissions.

Get Expert Cardboard Packaging, POS Design & Print with Garthwest

If you seek reliable and innovative corrugated cardboard packaging solutions, look no further than Garthwest. As a leading manufacturer specialising in sustainable packaging and point-of-sale displays, Garthwest combines expertise, creativity, and cutting-edge technology to deliver exceptional results

Get in touch with our team of packaging experts today to find out how we can help.