The Lowdown On Z-Fold

January 15, 2014

When you use On Demand Packaging®, you shift control of your company’s packaging from large box manufacturers to yourself.

A key ingredient in making this happen is z-Fold® (a type of FanFold). Packsize customers receive z-Fold™ in the form of large bales that are fed into our machines to provide a continuous supply of cardboard. This allows our customers to produce an infinite number box sizes and styles. We call it z-Fold® because of the way it looks when it is fed into a Packsize machine—kind of like the letter “z”.

Today, we’re going to take a look at how z-Fold’s®  state-of-the-art manufacturing process, design, and supply chain helps you improve your packaging at every step—from the moment it’s created to the time it’s delivered to your customers.


Packsize is the only supplier of z-Fold® with multiple production facilities manufacturing it. Our z-Fold® bales are produced in multiple grades with the most advanced corrugator machines. This ensures that our corrugated has less defects, more consistency, and higher quality than our competitors. Also, our z-Fold® is 97 percent recyclable, making it the most sustainable packaging material you can use.


Because Packsize has multiple z-Fold® manufacturing facilities, our trucks don’t have to travel as far to reach you, no matter where you are. This also helps us increase our sustainability by cutting down on the CO2 used to deliver z-Fold®. Once the z-Fold® has arrived, the bales can easily be moved into your warehouse with a forklift.

The number of our facilities and our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to produce and deliver corrugated bales to you quicker—giving you more flexibility and time when planning your orders.

Box Making

We produce z-Fold® in a variety of styles, including 44 ECT BC and EB, 32 ECT B and C, 200# C, and 44 ECT C(if you have no idea what I just said, read our quick-guide to corrugated cardboard here).

These bales contain around 1,200 linear feet of corrugated cardboard and can be made into any FEFCO box you need. When used in conjunction with On Demand Packaging®, z-Fold® gives you the ultimate freedom to produce boxes of any shape or style.


As we’ve written many times before, nobody wants to deal with bad packaging. The average box is 40 percent empty space. This wasteful practice is harming the environment and costing you money.

It’s time to break free of that trap. Unlock the savings of On Demand Packaging® and give us a call today.

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