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Paper-Based Packaging

Paper-based packaging is a versatile and cost-efficient method to transport, protect and preserve a wide array of items. It is engineered to be sturdy, yet lightweight, and is customizable to meet product- or customer-specific needs. Corrugated containerboard is used to ship and transport everything from electronics to fragile glassware to perishable goods for industrial and residential use; paperboard packages food, medicine and toiletries for handy storage and display; paper bags give customers a sustainable option to carry their purchases home; and paper shipping sacks are often used to package and ship bulk materials like cement, animal feed or flour.

 

Types of Packaging

 

Containerboard

Containerboard has many names: cardboard by the everyday user, as well as containerboard, corrugated containerboard and corrugated fiberboard within the industry. The board used to make the cardboard box that arrives on your doorstep actually has layers in it.  Linerboard on the outside and inside layers and a fluted, or wavy, corrugating medium in the middle. Learn more about containerboard, how it is used and how it is made.

Paperboard

Paperboard (also known as boxboard) is a thick, paper-based material that is generally thicker than regular paper. Paperboard comes in several different grades that possess unique characteristics making each grade suitable for different requirements and needs such as cereal, medicinal and cosmetic boxes. Learn more about paperboard, how it is used and how it is made.


Paper Bags

Paper bags are typically made of Kraft paper and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many paper bags, including lunch, shopping and grocery bags, are made from a single layer of paper. Other types of paper bags are made from multiple layers. Learn more about paper bags, how they’re used and how they’re made. 

​Shipping Sacks

Paper shipping sacks, also known as multi-wall paper sacks, are often used as containers to ship bulk materials such as animal feed, flour and cement. Most paper shipping sacks are made from several layers of sack Kraft paper, which is elastic and tear-resistant, a printed external layer, and inner plies.  Learn more about paper shipping sacks, how they’re used and how they’re made.