Cardboard boxes are manufactured industrially but can also easily be reused as recycling material, mainly for packaging materials and other products. Cardboard is made from recycled wooden pulp that is roasted to make fine dust. The dust from making a box will contain lead and other metallic elements that are harmful for human health. In fact, lead poisoning is now a cause of death in many countries.
Cardboard is mainly used for packaging and to provide a firm and solid support for the items inside. Cardboard boxes are extremely useful as they have a non-slip surface, non-penetrable material handling, and high electrical potential. Since this material has a high electrical potential, it can easily handle the weight of heavy objects and products and the extreme heat and cold that can cause serious damage. It is very resistant to moisture, dust, and dampness and retains its shape due to the high levels of chemical bonding.
Cardboard boxes can be customized according to a customer’s specifications. Most people prefer the standard black color but most boxes today are available in a wide range of colors. Many companies make custom boxes according to specific needs or preferences of their customers. The company can either print the customer’s logo or create a graphic to customize the box. Most cardboard boxes are also available with transparent sheets and some companies use laminated or double layer papers. Laminated and double layered papers are more durable than the plain sheets and they also look much nicer.
Most of the raw materials used to make up the boxes are recycled. The best quality cardboard boxes are made from recycled paperboard which is taken from old telephones and cigarette packs. Raw materials like wood chips, plastic, and rubber are used to build up the box. All these raw materials are collected from recycling sources and then they are washed and recycled to make the best quality packaging. These packaging are environment friendly and they last a very long time.
To make sure that the paperboard packaging is long lasting and good quality, it is wrapped in thick paperboard sheets before it is sent to the printing house. This wrapping process protects the box from any external and internal damages and makes sure that the quality of the paperboard remains unchanged. The complete process of manufacturing a box using paperboard and cardboard entails many more steps and it is usually done in a large production factory. After the complete process has been completed, the box is packed away carefully to ensure that it does not get damaged during transit.
Cardboard Boxes are very helpful in many ways. They are cost effective and they are highly customizable. Apart from this, they have excellent insulation properties and they also provide excellent sound deadening properties. Hence, corrugated cardboard boxes are now widely used as packaging materials in many industries such as food, cosmetic, chemicals, health care and others.