FEFCO & Corrugated Board Selection

CORRUGATED BOXES & CARTONS

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Corrugated board is available in many different grades, these grade vary from recycled or virgin Kraft properties and paperweights.


Kraft Paper

Kraft paper, recycled paper and test recycled inner liner, is the most common make up of a box. Kraft paper on the outside, have higher levels of virgin paper (non-recycled), which gives a higher quality of finish and a better printing surface ideal for custom cardboard boxes.

White Paper

White paper can be used as the external paper for your box, it can be a cost effective way to give you a more high end feel to corrugated boxes. White paper gives a nicer finish and superior substrate for greater print quality.

Standard paper thickness starts at 125gsm (gram per square meter) and goes roughly in jumps of 150, 200 and 300 gsm. Corrugated cases & boxes of up to 500gsm where required can be supplied. The strength of the box is affected not only by the paper thickness but also by the grade of fluting you have. Fluting will be explained further below.

Fluting

Standard flutes that we work with on a daily basis are E, B, C, BC and EB as well as various micro flutings. See further information and diagrams below:


A-Flute

B-Flute

C-Flute

E-Flute

F-Flute

AB-Flute

BE-Flute

BC- Flute



FEFCO Guide

The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) and the European Solid board Organisation (ESBO) is an official system to which has been developed to avoid over complicated verbal descriptions of fibreboard case and packaging constructions with simply symbols internationally understood by all, regardless of language and other differences. The most popular styles include:

0201



0203



0401



0409



0422


0426



The latest edition of the FEFCO Code can be downloaded in a pdf format.

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