The corrugated industry is a vital part of the global economy. Corrugated products can be found in a wide range of industries and applications. One of the most common uses of corrugated materials is in the packaging that protects and transports goods of all kinds, from food and beverages to electronics and furniture.
The corrugated industry as a whole is made up of three main segments: milling, corrugating, and converting.
The milling segment of the corrugated industry is responsible for producing the raw materials that are used to make corrugated board. This includes the production of linerboard and medium.
Linerboard is the flat, outer layer of corrugated board. It is made from a type of paper called kraft paper. Kraft paper is made from wood pulp that has been treated with chemicals to make it strong and durable.
Medium is the fluted layer that provides strength and rigidity to corrugated board. It is made from a type of paper called fluting paper. Fluting paper is made from wood pulp that has been treated with chemicals to make it soft and flexible.
The milling process begins with the pulping of wood. The wood is ground into small pieces and then mixed with water to create a pulp slurry. The pulp slurry is then passed through a series of screens to remove any impurities.
The purified pulp is then dried and formed into sheets of paper. The sheets of paper are then coated with a water-resistant adhesive and then glued together to create linerboard and medium.
The corrugating segment of the corrugated industry is responsible for creating the corrugated structure that is used to make corrugated board. This is done by bonding together layers of linerboard and medium. The number of layers and the type of flutes used will determine the strength and rigidity of the corrugated board.
The converting segment of the corrugated industry is responsible for turning corrugated board into finished products, such as boxes and displays. This includes operations such as sheeting, slitting, scoring, printing, laminating, coating, die cutting, embossing, foil stamping, folding, gluing, and many other possibilities.
Sheeting is the process of cutting corrugated board into sheets of a desired size. Slitting is the process of cutting corrugated board into strips of a desired width. Scoring is the process of creating a crease in corrugated board. This is done to make it easier to fold the board.
Printing is the process of applying images or text to corrugated board. This is done to create a more attractive and informative product. Laminating is the process of bonding two or more layers of material together. This is often done to create a more durable product. Coating is the process of applying a layer of material to corrugated board. This is often done to improve the water resistance or strength of the board.
Die cutting is the process of cutting corrugated board into a specific shape. This is often done to create boxes or displays. Embossing is the process of creating a raised or depressed image on corrugated board. This is often done to create a more attractive or functional product. Foil stamping is the process of applying a layer of foil to corrugated board. This is often done to create a more luxurious or elegant product. Folding is the process of bending corrugated board into a specific shape. This is often done to create boxes or displays. Gluing is the process of bonding two or more pieces of corrugated board together. This is often done to create a more finished product.
The converting process can be complex and time-consuming. However, it is essential to create finished products that are both attractive and functional.
Zefco and the Corrugated Industry
Zefco specializes in the design and construction of concrete foundations for heavy machinery. We have a long history of working with the corrugated industry, and we understand the unique needs of this sector.
Manufacturers in the corrugated industry use a variety of heavy machinery. These machines can be very heavy, and they require strong and durable foundations to support them. Zefco can design and construct foundations that can withstand the weight and vibration of these machines.
We understand the importance of safety in the corrugated industry. Our ISN, ISN RAVS Plus, and OSHA certifications demonstrate our commitment to safety on all projects.
Equipment We Can Build Foundations For In the Corrugated Industry
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If you are a corrugated company that is looking for a reliable and experienced foundation contractor, Zefco is the perfect choice. We have the expertise and the resources to meet your needs, and we are committed to providing you with the highest quality work.
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