Why Cardboard Edge Protection Matters

05/07/2016 by in category Products tagged as , , , , with 0 and 10

Romiley Board Mill on the merits of cardboard edge protection

Cardboard edge picture by R. Roth.

Just the thing for transporting goods in transit: cardboard edge protection. Photograph by R. Roth (via Shutterstock).

As we know ourselves, cardboard is a very strong yet lightweight material.  Its rising popularity coincided with the 1950s consumer boom.  Since then, it has been used for packaging consumer goods, alongside polystyrene and plastic bags.  Sometimes, cardboard on its own can be too weak for certain items.  This is where cardboard edge protection comes to the fore.

How cardboard edge protection is used

We at Romiley Board Mill have had a production line for cardboard edge protection since 2008.  Edge protection is used to reinforce corners.  It also offers extra protection for the storage of fragile goods.  No corners are cut in their production with all items being recyclable.

In heavy duty or medium duty forms, cardboard edge protection can be used to reinforce part of or the whole length of a cardboard box.  As well as protecting your products, the box’s rigidity is preserved.  Which allows for easy shipment and packing.

Furthermore, cardboard edge protection may be in the form of a ‘V’ shape (alongside the length of a box), or as a corner profile (covering its corners).

Plastic or cardboard edge protection: why choose the latter?

Plastic edge protection may have its uses, but its cardboard-based brethren is a better option due to the following aspects:

  • Environmental Grounds: biodegradable compared with plastic;
  • Easy to recycle: improved coverage of domestic and commercial recycling facilities;
  • As robust as plastic edge protection: yet cost-effective too.

We at Romiley Board Mill offer four standard sizes with bespoke options, printing, and weatherproofing available.  Whether you choose our standard sizes or plump for bespoke dimensions, you will be surprised at how affordable it is.  It is also a very small price to pay compared with that of damaged goods, lost customer goodwill, and sagging boxes.

Any questions?

If you have any queries, why not talk to us on 0161 430 6061?  Alternatively, you can send us an email to info@romileyboard.co.uk or a fax to 0161 406 6114.  We shall respond to your queries as soon as possible.

Romiley Board Mill, 05 July 2016.

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