Corrugated board: The key role in the packaging industry
We produce corrugated board, a natural product, and process it further. Corrugated board is a circular product, which means it is recyclable and can be reused after use. This makes it an extremely sustainable material.
Beginning of corrugated board: Albert Jones laid the foundation for today's corrugated board industry and applied for a patent for his invention - corrugated board - in the USA.
Corrugated board is a versatile material and has revolutionized the way companies package their products. The Panther Group, a pioneer in the industry, offers a wide range of customized corrugated solutions. From sustainability to adaptability, here's how corrugated board is shaping the packaging world.
The environmental friendliness of corrugated board
Corrugated board has long since established itself as a sustainable alternative to conventional packaging materials. Made from recycled paper and biodegradable, corrugated board is an eco-friendly choice for companies focused on environmental sustainability. By using corrugated board, they actively contribute to reducing the environmental footprint while providing high quality packaging that meets the highest standards.
The versatility of corrugated board in the packaging industry
A standout feature of corrugated board is its versatility. It can be manufactured in different shapes, sizes and thicknesses to suit a wide range of requirements. From small boxes for retail to robust shipping packaging for the logistics sector - corrugated board adapts optimally to the needs of the product. This makes it a highly adaptable material that can be used in almost any industry.
Efficient protection for products
A central aspect of packaging material is the protection of the products it contains. This is where corrugated board shines. The corrugated structure provides natural cushioning that absorbs shocks and shocks during transport. This minimizes damage and ensures the integrity of the products. This protection is crucial, especially for sensitive goods or valuable products. Panther takes advantage of this property of corrugated board to offer high quality packaging that offers the highest level of protection.
Corrugated board production and processing
According to DIN 55468, corrugated board is cardboard made of one or more layers of corrugated paper, which is glued between several layers of another paper. A distinction is made between single-wall, double-wall and triple-wall corrugated board. The corrugated board is produced in several steps in a corrugated board plant, as well in the Panther plants. For the simplest form of corrugated board (single-sided corrugated board), two paper webs are used, the inner web and the flute. Three layers of paper are required for single-wall corrugated board: the cover sheet is visible from the outside, the corrugated material forms the corrugation and the inner sheet forms the inside of the packaging.
The most important raw material for corrugated board production is paper. Different requirements for the corrugated board packaging require different paper qualities, which are divided into kraftliner, testliner, and corrugated material.
In addition to the packaging-specific paper quality requirements, the paper quality of the outer web is also determined by the printing requirements. Simple uncoated paper qualities are suitable for good line prints and simple halftone prints. Halftone prints for demanding motifs can be realized with high-quality uncoated or coated paper qualities.
In addition to the use of paper, the choice of corrugated board types is also decisive for the technological values of the corrugated board packaging, such as stack compression printing. The flute types differ fundamentally according to wave height and wave pitch and are classified into coarse, medium, fine and microwave as well as combinations for multiple flutes.