The Lifecycle of Corrugated Boxes

Have you ever wondered about the lifecycle of corrugated boxes? Like any product, they begin through the harvesting of natural resources that are developed through the manufacturing process which then are processed through the recycling process in order to be remanufactured into working corrugated boxes. Brown Packaging specializes in the manufacturing of corrugated boxes.

Corrugated boxes are first created by processing pulp. Paper companies start by pressing the pulp in rollers in order to create the basic sheets needed to create various boxes. The sheets are then dried and put through a series of hot rollers. The final paper product is rolled and sent to a packaging company. Corrugated boxes are manufactured and sent to businesses throughout the world. The corrugated boxes are then sent to a recycling company where they are sorted and baled. The baled corrugated material is hydropulped until a proper consistency is achieved. After this, the pulp is cleaned in order to remove contaminants like plastic, string, metal, and dirt. The final product goes through a disperger that melts any remaining wax and adhesives. Finally, the pulp moves through a screen to remove any remaining debris. At this point, the original rolling process commences again.

Corrugated boxes are a major product that is used all throughout the world. 106,000 tonnes of corrugated boxes are recycled every year by GVRD businesses. On average, 77 percent of corrugated material is recycled in Canada according to a study from 1996. Overall, Canada has a strong reputation for recycling old corrugated materials, which is an important step for maintaining the lifecycle of corrugated containers.

Brown Packaging manufactures corrugated boxes for companies in Burlington, the Golden Horseshoe, the GTA, and all throughout Ontario. If you have any questions about or products or our company, please feel free to contact us today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.