Corrugated Packaging: Uses & Benefits 

corrugated packaging

Selecting great materials for packaging can be overwhelming. Today’s global business climate affords more options than ever before. One emerging trend, corrugated packaging, has become increasingly popular because of its versatility, eco-conscious benefits, and ability to minimize product damage in transit. Pel Hughes offers corrugated packaging that can be customized to mesh perfectly with your brand’s image. Our team will work with you to develop efficient and effective packaging that aligns with your brand’s aesthetic. 

What is corrugated packaging?

Corrugated cardboard is a common form of packaging that you’ve likely encountered before. For example, moving boxes and medium- to large-sized shipping boxes typically have corrugated liners between very thick cardboard. These liners feature fluted paper, which creates pockets of air. Having a corrugated layer between thick cardboard lends more durability and insulation to packaging. Additionally, rolls of corrugated paper can be used to provide additional insultation and protection within a box. 

Uses for Corrugated Packaging

Corrugated packaging is highly versatile and can benefit a number of specific industries. Products shipped in glass or ceramic, for example, can benefit from corrugated packaging as it provides substantial protection from breakage in transit. Corrugated inserts can also be used inside packaging to protect products from moving during transport. When compared to bubble wrap and other protective plastics, corrugated packaging is significantly cheaper. 

Corrugated cardboard is quite useful for shipping food items including produce and dairy. Popular meal delivery services utilize corrugated packaging because it is hygienic and can protect foodstuffs from drastic temperature changes. 

There’s no shortage of ways that corrugated packaging can benefit retailers. 

Corrugated Materials Are Eco-Friendly

On top of providing superior protection to consumer goods, corrugated cardboard is more eco-friendly than other types of packaging. Today’s consumer is concerned about climate change and excessive waste so implementing corrugated materials can convey a commitment to eco-consciousness that consumers appreciate.

Eco-friendly facts associated with corrugated cardboard include:

  • Corrugated cardboard and corrugated paper are biodegradable. 
  • Nearly 90% of the raw materials used for this type of packaging are sourced from recycled paper.
  • Since corrugated cardboard offers significant protection to consumer products, less product is returned due to breakage. This cuts down on logistical and shipping output associated with returns. 
  • Corrugated materials are 100% recyclable so fewer packaging ends up in landfills. 

Other Benefits Associated with Corrugated Materials

Corrugated products provide a host of benefits to businesses beyond eco-friendliness and product protection. This form of packaging is highly customizable. Corrugated paper comes in an array of sizes including the dimensions of its fluting. Moreover, the flutes of corrugated interlock so there’s no shortage of packaging combinations that accommodate a range of consumer products contained within packaging. 

Pel Hughes is a full-service printing company that provides a range of packaging options, including eco-friendly options like corrugated materials. Our team of experts can help you develop customized packaging that protects your products and aligns with your brand’s message. Call (504) 496-8646 or fill out our online form to request a quote.