Corrugated Packaging vs Cardboard Boxes
Cardboard is a thick paper stock that you would typically see used for cereal boxes, cartons, or greeting cards. But that's not what we do. We make corrugated. Corrugated is made up of layers of paper that include inside and outside liners with fluting (the zig-zagging layer) between them for reinforced durability and reliable packaging.
Why Cardboard Falls Short
Cardboard packaging is completely unreliable when it comes to shipping your product. Imagine stacking something heavy on top of a cereal box and hoping your cereal arrives without being crushed or spilled. It'd take a miracle. Cardboard boxes are too flimsy, delicate, and difficult to seal. As a single layer of paper stock, they're also not moisture resistant and tend to fall apart when exposed to rain or liquid leaking out of other packages...which happens more often than you'd expect.
Corrugated Over Cardboard
Poorly loaded trucks and aggressive unloading are remarkably common in the shipping industry. Both cause toppling packages, punctures, unraveling, and crushing that can damage your product. It's our goal to make sure this does not threaten the integrity of your product or its packaging. That's why we manufacture and supply custom corrugated packaging to minimize your shipping risk by providing packaging designed specifically to protect your unique product. This simply cannot be done with standard cardboard.
Corrugated's game-changing advantages over cardboard:
- Lightweight (High strength : weight ratio)
- Environmentally friendly material
- Design versatility
- Strong water-proof sealing
- Bulge resistance
What Nelson Container can do for you:
- Quick Response Manufacturing
- In-house ISTA box strength testing
- Inner Package Design
- Package Printing
- Pre-Assembled Corrugated Packaging
- ...and much, much more.
We've built our business by designing & manufacturing custom corrugated packaging for our partners. But we've continued to grow because we've optimized our ability to respond quickly to their ever-changing packaging demands. Nelson lead times are 24 hours or less, and we are the only Wisconsin package manufacturer to deliver on this promise consistently. For businesses in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois, partnering with Nelson Container will gain you a competitive advantage in your market.