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Corrugated Packaging: Versatile and Sustainable

Recyclable and sustainable cardboardThe demand for corrugated packaging is steadily growing. Packaging supply chain consultant Smithers Pira reports that demand for corrugated packaging material is expected to increase 4% per year over the next five years, to about $176 billion by 2019. What is driving such rapid growth in demand? In large part, it’s corrugated packaging’s versatility and sustainability.


Corrugated packaging is made of a material that consists of three layers of paper: a layer of fluting sandwiched between an inside and an outside liner. It’s a versatile packaging medium that offers a variety of options for thickness, size, colors, fluting types, and styles. Corrugated packaging presents a plethora of custom options for cut, fold, printing, and other special treatments, such as flame retardants and static control coatings. The strength of corrugated material makes it ideal for online-shopping product delivery and also sturdy retail displays.


Corrugated packaging is sustainable. Corrugated materials are recyclable and usually biodegradable (depending on coatings), making them a very environmentally responsible packaging option.

Starting with corrugated material makes it easier to design recyclable packaging. A recent Finnish study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production found that corrugated boxes were more environmentally friendly than reusable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic crates for transport.

Corrugated packaging has the added benefit of a wide availability of sustainable feedstocks. Sustainable feedstocks come from responsibly managed forest resources — for example, materials that are certified through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), or packaging that’s made from fully recycled materials.

CTI’s packaging services include a variety of corrugated packaging options — ranging from overpack boxes and point-of-purchase (POP) displays to corrugated packaging customized to meet your requirements. We’ll create a sustainable packaging solution that includes designing the package, developing and manufacturing it, and fulfillment services.

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