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A guide to corrugated cardboard shipping boxes

From the outside looking in, the corrugated cardboard box industry has much variation, unique rules, and custom terminology. Let us help you understand everything you need to know about obtaining the best cardboard shipping boxes for your unique needs.
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Corrugated cardboard is made by gluing one or more flat sheets of paper to a corrugated (wavy) sheet of paper. You probably handle corrugated cardboard on a daily basis, and it’s likely arriving on your front porch more than ever.

From the outside looking in, the corrugated cardboard box industry has much variation, unique rules, and custom terminology. Industry professionals almost never use the term “cardboard” at all, preferring “corrugated fiberboard” instead. We would like to provide you a handy guide to the industry. With over 40 pages of content, you will be fluent corrugated fiberboard terminology before you know it.

What you will learn about cardboard shipping boxes:

  • The different styles of corrugated cardboard commonly used in the industry
  • How corrugated cardboard gets its strength and how we test it
  • What box styles are used in the industry, and how they are used
  • How to understand the naming classifications for both corrugated and boxes
  • Why corrugated cardboard is the best packaging material to use
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A photo of right-sized boxes on a conveyor at CEVA Logistics before final packaging.
Now, we have a perfectly fitting box for every order which results in reduced transportation costs and a smaller environmental footprint.
Mark Romme
Project Manager
,
CEVA Logistics
Read their story →
A photo of right-sized boxes on a conveyor at CEVA Logistics before final packaging.
Now, we have a perfectly fitting box for every order which results in reduced transportation costs and a smaller environmental footprint.
Mark Romme
Project Manager
,
CEVA Logistics
Read their story →
A photo of right-sized boxes on a conveyor at CEVA Logistics before final packaging.
Now, we have a perfectly fitting box for every order which results in reduced transportation costs and a smaller environmental footprint.
Mark Romme
Project Manager
,
CEVA Logistics
Read their story →
A photo of right-sized boxes on a conveyor at CEVA Logistics before final packaging.
Now, we have a perfectly fitting box for every order which results in reduced transportation costs and a smaller environmental footprint.
Mark Romme
Project Manager
,
CEVA Logistics
Read their story →
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A photo of right-sized boxes on a conveyor at CEVA Logistics before final packaging.
Now, we have a perfectly fitting box for every order which results in reduced transportation costs and a smaller environmental footprint.
Mark Romme
Project Manager
,
CEVA Logistics
Read their story →

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