Chipboard cardboard is a cost effective packaging solution for businesses and also great for creating craftwork in schools or at home. As consumers across the UK continue to turn away from the High street, more and more packages and parcels are being delivered daily. This means demand for a cheap, reliable and eco-friendly packaging material is constantly growing. Let’s take a quick look at the advantages of this increasingly popular product.
Value for Money.
Thanks to the simplicity of the manufacturing process, chipboard cardboard is approximately 20% cheaper to produce than traditional corrugated card (source:Hammond Paper). As well as this significant saving in production costs, the thickness of chipboard also means it is cheaper to transport as it takes up less space than corrugated card or other packaging products that contain a large proportion of air.
Saving Storage Space.
This lack of air also means that, when you are storing the chipboard, it takes up far less space than other packaging products. Also, as it is a solid sheet rather than a corrugated one, there is a much smaller risk of it being damaged or crushed when being stored before use.
Ease of Use.
Since chipboard is much thinner than corrugated materials, it is far easier to cut and fold to the desired dimensions. As well making box building a breeze, the ease with which chipboard can be shaped or formed makes it a popular choice for craftwork or home art projects.
Protection and Strength.
Corrugated card does have a tendency to puncture easily, leaving the contents of the package vulnerable to damage. The density of chipboard cardboard gives it a greater strength and provides a packaging material that is less susceptible to damage. This makes it ideal for use in food packaging and other areas that need a robust, easy to fold carton.
There can’t be many products that are as green as chipboard. Made from recycled paper and cardboard, the energy needed to produce the finished product is far less than other packaging materials, meaning a healthier environment for everybody and less of a need for more deforestation. All our chipboard is 100% recyclable, so when it has finished being packaging it can be recycled without going to landfill and go on to be used again and again.
The advantages of chipboard have seen it become favoured throughout the retail and food sectors and this popularity continues to grow. If you think your business could benefit from any of our chipboard products, then please contact the office and we will be happy to advise you.
Preston Board & Packaging supply a variety of solid board products to different industries, from bed manufacturing to cable reels, from point of sale advertising to mounting boards, from cake boards to meat boxes. We offer a diverse range of Paperboard, Chipboard and Display Board products in various sizes and thicknesses to suit all applications.