Architects over thousands of years have known that an arch with a proper curve is the strongest (and best) way to span any given space. The arch continues to feature prominently in bridge designs as its semicircular structure distributes compression through its entire form, diverting weight onto its two abutments. Similarly, when corrugated boxes were first manufactured, they actually used these same principles to the paper medium. Only their S-shaped arches, referred to as corrugated box fluting, are adhered to the outer sheets (linerboard) which are resistant to bending and pressure from all directions.
Corrugated box fluting essentially refers to the reinforcement that make up the board that run parallel to the depth of the container to give it its rigidity and crushing strength. As well as providing stacking strength, flutes also provide insulation that protects products from sudden temperature changes.
Corrugated box fluting comes in different sizes and varieties to be used for different applications. But generally, the larger the flute (A & B profiles) the greater the strength and cushioning. And the smaller the flute (D & E profiles) the better the printability and foldability.
If you’re interesting in learning more about the types of corrugated box fluting choices will work best for your packing and shipping operations, consult with the Hughes packaging consultant and engineers. We are systems oriented, seeking to offer the client more than just low prices but in essence, a better overall method of doing things. We go beyond selling products; we provide corrugated packaging supplies and shipping solutions.
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