How Corrugated Board and Boxes Are Made

Georgia-Pacific offers a view of the process, with this detailed tutorial on the steps involved in producing corrugated sheets and containers.

Kate Bertrand Connolly, Freelance Writer

December 9, 2022

Learn how corrugated board and containers are made in this video from Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, which lays out the process from raw materials to finished boxes.

The series of equipment that creates corrugated board is called a corrugator. The first step in the process occurs in a machine called a single phaser, which combines a liner and a medium to form a single-face web.

When complete, the single-face web leaves the single phaser and is carried to the double glue unit, which applies cornstarch-based adhesive to the flute tips. After the adhesive is heat-cured, the combined board is scored, slit, and cut to specifications.

Afterwards, Georgia-Pacific’s converting machines, including rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, turn the corrugated sheets into finished, printed corrugated boxes.

About the Author(s)

Kate Bertrand Connolly

Freelance Writer

Kate Bertrand Connolly has been covering innovations, trends, and technologies in packaging, branding, and business since 1981.

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