About 100% Recycled Containerboard

Containerboard is a term used to describe a form of paperboard that is specially manufactured for the production of corrugated fiberboard. The term encompasses linerboard, chipboard and corrugated medium.


Production of containerboard is the highest among all kinds of paper in the world, with more than 100 million tons per year. It is mainly manufactured in specialized paper machines out of virgin as well as recycled fibers. Linerboard made of recycled fiber is sometimes called test liner.


Linerboard is paperboard used for the flat outer facings of combined corrugated fiberboard, and the outer piles of solid fiberboard. [1]


Chipboard is a paperboard generally made from recycled paper stock.  Uses include backing sheets for padded writing paper, partitions within boxes and the center or piles of solid fiberboard. [2]


Corrugated Medium is the type of paperboard used in forming the fluted portion of corrugated board. [3]


Cardboard is a generic non-specific term for a heavy duty paper based product.



Paperboard is a paper based material. It is often used for folding cartons, set-up boxes, carded packaging, etc.

Corrugated fiberboard

Corrugated fiberboard is a combination of paperboards, usually two flat pieces of paper and one inner fluted corrugated medium. It is often used for making corrugated boxes for shipping products. [4]




Corrugated boxes are easy to recognize. Corrugated is made of paper and has an arched layer, called “fluting,” between smooth sheets, called “liner.” The corrugated most commonly used to make boxes has one layer of fluting between two smooth sheets. But there are many types of corrugated available, each with different flute sizes and thicknesses.


Corrugated is an extremely durable, versatile, economical and lightweight material used for custom-manufactured shipping containers, packaging and point-of-purchase displays, in addition to numerous non-traditional applications ranging from pallets to children’s toys to furniture. [5]




Corrugated board was first patented as a cushioning device in hatbands in 1856. It was not used to make containers until nearly 50 years later.  Corrugated boxes are used to ship 95% of all manufactured products in the United States. (Paper U web site)



[1]           Fibre Box Association “Handbook”, 2005 p. 6.48

[2]           Ibid, p. 6.44

[3]           Ibid, p. 6.45

[4]           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardboard

[5]           http://www.corrugated.org/?l=basics