Custom product and shipping boxes manufactured using corrugated paperboard are commonly referred to as corrugated boxes. Corrugated paperboard is composed of rows of paper columns that are commonly referred to as fluting. The fluting layer contains air pockets that provide additional protective cushioning for any packaged products. The fluting layer is combined with a paper liner layer to create the corrugated paperboard material. The combination of the fluting and the liner layers makes corrugated board significantly stronger than ordinary cardboard.
Common types of corrugation, providing varying degrees of protective capability, are referred to as:
- Single Face Board
- Single Wall Board
- Double Wall Board
- Triple Wall Board