Plastic Corrugated Versus Paper Corrugated - Which Is Right For My Business?Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Today’s packaging industry offers multitudes of products designed to help you run a more efficient, profitable business. However, the variety of packaging choices can often prove overwhelming to someone who does not specialize in the industry.
One of the most innovative products available today is plastic corrugated, also known as corrugated plastic, which is a durable material designed to replace the conventional paper, or cardboard, corrugated products that currently dominate the distribution and manufacturing industries. Corrugated plastic is formed when two plastic liners are fused together on either side of a sheet of wavy plastic known as fluting. Together, these three layers create a weather- and chemical-resistant material whose properties offer a superior alternative to traditional packaging methods.
For example, unlike paper corrugated, plastic corrugated does not erode or break down over time. Because it is weather-resistant, it will not absorb water like paper corrugated, and product test results have shown that corrugated plastic has a tensile and tear strength over twenty times greater than paper!
In addition to increased strength, corrugated plastic also offers the potential for significant cost savings in areas such as labor and waste management. Unlike corrugated paper, plastic corrugated will not leave dust or residue in its surrounding environment, so your employees do not have to spend excess time cleaning their work areas and companies dealing with clean room applications can ship with confidence. And because plastic corrugated has a much longer lifespan than its cardboard cousin, you will not have the added expense brought on by having to continually replace packaging materials due to broken or worn-out containers, not to mention the subsequent costs of waste management and disposal. Corrugated plastic can be used in the construction of boxes, bins, pallet sleeves, stacking totes, material handling carts and racks, dividers, and partitions, so no matter what your need, plastic corrugate will be able to meet your exact specifications. In conclusion, if you are still using corrugated cardboard and you have grown tired of the endless resulting hassles, consider this: corrugated plastic just makes “cents”!