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Corrugated protective packaging solutions

Corrugated protective packaging: alternative to wooden crates

The idea is simple: combine the solid qualities of corrugated board with the versatility of Kongsberg cutting and creasing tables to design and produce corrugated protective packaging.

Pick a corrugated box design, select corrugated or foam inlays and cut them on a Kongsberg cutting table. It's that easy!

Corrugated containers offer benefits too good to ignore.

Not only are they an attested alternative for wooden containers, they are better for the environment and a lot easier and faster to produce.


Protective packaging: how does it work?

  1. The packaging is designed in a packaging CAD editor; this is very often ArtiosCAD, the preferred tool for packaging and display designers.

  2. The CAD data is delivered to the Kongsberg table, corrugated and foam materials are cut and creased.

  3. The packaging is assembled, ready to ship.


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Protective packaging workflow

7 reasons to use corrugated protective packaging

  1. Using protective packaging made of corrugated and foam material reduces the weight of cargo with more than 50% compared to wooden crates.

  2. The price of raw materials is important in heavy duty packaging. Lately, wood prices have gone up dramatically compared to corrugated.

  3. Wooden containers used in international shipping must be chemically or heat treated against pests. This treatment is necessary but makes the wood more expensive. The use of corrugated packaging circumvents all these issues.

  4. The time to cut and mount a corrugated box with foam inserts normally takes up about 30% of the time it takes to create a wooden container. Designing and producing samples is a matter of minutes.

  5. A quick turn around time is guaranteed. It takes about 12 minutes to pack an item with the volume of 2 m². These container designs are stored in templates for you to choose from and use or reuse immediately.

  6. Protective packaging is designed so that it is very straightforward, clean and fast to unpack at the destination. There is no need for heavy tools and it is easy to dispose of as recycle points are found everywhere.

  7. Ecologically speaking, producing protective packaging out of corrugated materials is a very sound decision.
  • Over 70 % of the fiberboard produced every year is made from recycled materials.
  • Corrugated packaging is made exclusively from sustainable forestry resources.
  • Corrugated board has gained considerable price advantage compared to wood over the last years.
  • Corrugated board is not made from tropical forest hardwoods.
  • There is a recycling point for corrugated board available near you.

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