Hammond Blog

Common Uses of Chipboard Mon, Sep 18, 2023 4:00 PM GMT

Chipboard, also known as boxboard, is a type of paperboard that is widely used in various applications due to its versatility and durability. The blog explores some common uses of Chipboard.

Package Design Do’s and Don’ts Mon, Aug 14, 2023 4:00 PM GMT

Great packaging can be the difference between a customer buying your product or passing on it entirely. 

Recyclable Packaging Continues to Resonate with Consumers and Brand Marketers Mon, Jun 12, 2023 11:00 AM GMT

Many companies today are not just focusing on their product, but are increasingly focusing on the packaging of their products. 

Challenges and Opportunities for the Paper and Pulp Industry Mon, May 8, 2023 4:00 PM GMT

Post – COVID-19 pandemic, industry growth is being driven by renewed demand in both domestic markets and globally within some paper and board segments, however, some paper and board segments experienced a drop in demand

Corrugated 101 Mon, Apr 17, 2023 4:00 PM GMT

Corrugated cardboard (or simply, corrugated) is a product essential to many industries with applications ranging from packaging, pallet liners, signage, stiffeners, and dividers, to picture frames and other endless possibilities.

The Role of Paperboard in Agriculture Tue, Apr 19, 2022 4:00 PM GMT

Paperboard, in particular corrugated cardboard and chipboard, is amongst one of the most versatile materials for packaging solutions and can be tailored to fit the standards of all types of industries. One industry in which paperboard dominates as a packaging preference is the agriculture industry.

Supply Chain Challenges in the Paperboard Industry Thu, Dec 9, 2021 5:00 PM GMT

Managing supply chains has always been a difficult task, but through 2020 and 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic brought disruptions that not many were prepared for. There were raw material deficits, staff shortages, container and ship shortages and port shutdowns worldwide.

2022 Packaging Trends Tue, Nov 30, 2021 4:00 PM GMT

With the new year approaching, it is a good time to start focus on 2022 packaging trends. The way you package your products contributes to the long term success of your business, so it is a good idea to identify the newest trends and follow them.

Customers Demand Recyclable Packaging for their Online Orders Fri, Apr 23, 2021 4:00 PM GMT

We are just over one year of quarantine for Canadians due to COVID-19.  While lockdown was lifted in many jurisdictions, it has been reinstated in many others. The snow has receded to reveal green for the first time in months and more and more Canadians are getting vaccinated.

Moving Toward a Zero Waste Lifestyle Mon, Nov 30, 2020 5:00 PM GMT

It can seem like not a day passes by without more bad news concerning the environment. In the face of such huge reported problems, it’s easy to feel helpless and be discouraged. 

COVID-19 drives demand for cardboard and disrupts the cardboard recycling Wed, Jun 24, 2020 4:00 PM GMT

E-commerce is booming.

The number of packages that are being delivered to homes while everybody has been at home due to COVID-19 has skyrocketed.  Ecommerce represented a small portion of total consumer sales pre COVID-19, but with the pandemic, that % has increased significantly.  

First time packaging? Here is some advice Fri, Nov 29, 2019 5:00 PM GMT

Packaging up your products for damage-free delivery can be very stressful – you need to consider the product packaging (how you package your product) and the protective packaging (how you pack it for shipping).  Whether you’re shipping make up, a phone, food or something else, there is always the fear over when the product will arrive and if it will remain undamaged. And most importantly, will the customer be happy enough with what you deliver to come back to your business?

Chipboard – The Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Plastics Fri, Oct 25, 2019 4:00 PM GMT

Ever since plastic became the go to packaging material, the world at large has suffered for it. Our seas are polluted with it, our wildlife is regularly choked by it; landfills and plastic islands in the pacific are the reality we live with today.  

Paperboard Business Opportunities for Packaging and Shipping Supply Companies Wed, Sep 4, 2019 12:00 PM GMT

As a packaging or shipping supply company, you may already be selling products to certain companies in certain industries that are users of paperboard in ways that you may not even know.  Most of us know that slip sheets and corner posts are 2 paperboard products that pretty much any company can use, but this document is meant to outline the way certain industries use paperboard today that you might not know of – and hopefully reveals some new sales opportunities for your company.

E-commerce boom challenges big companies to use sustainable packaging Tue, Jul 16, 2019 4:00 PM GMT

As Amazon Prime day is upon us, I started to think about how many packages were going to be sent out worldwide during the epic 2 day annual shopping event (well to be honest how much I was going to personally buy!).  Last year Amazon reported selling more than 100 million products!  That’s a lot of paperboard packaging flying around the world. But sadly with most packaging comes plastics. I then started to research more into Amazon and other major manufacturers’ sustainability programs.

Hammond Paper’s Paperboard & Paperboard Converting 101 Thu, Jun 27, 2019 4:00 PM GMT

According to Wikipedia, paperboard is a thick paper-based material. While there is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard, paperboard is generally thicker (usually over 0.30 mm, 0.012 in, or 12 points) than paper and has certain superior attributes such as foldability and rigidity. According to ISO standards, paperboard is a paper with a grammage above 250 g/m2, but there are exceptions. 

The Future is Chipboard Fri, May 31, 2019 4:00 PM GMT

It was 52 years ago that the movie The Graduate was released and a young Dustin Hoffman was told “The Future is Plastics”.  That was true then, but now, in my opinion, the future is Chipboard.   Chipboard, which is often referred to by numerous different names (boxboard, uncoated recycled board (URB), non-corrugated cardboard, particle board) is increasingly being used for different applications, and rightly so.  It is versatile, low cost and eco-friendly, being made from recycled material and being recyclable.

Chipboard is a great temporary protective floor covering Tue, Apr 30, 2019 4:00 PM GMT

During construction, while renovating or doing painting, there are many reasons why you may need to protect your floor. Whether you have carpet, wood, tile, or another hard surface, chipboard is an inexpensive and durable solution.

The Role of Cardboard in Architecture Thu, Jan 31, 2019 5:00 PM GMT

Many people usually think of cardboard as a material used primarily in the packaging of various products. In the past several years, various types of cardboard have been utilized in architectural projects as well. Its physical and mechanical properties continue to be studied in order to help manufacturers design it to be fire- and water-resistant.

Chipboard Boxes: Decorative, Versatile, and Functional Thu, Nov 29, 2018 5:00 PM GMT

We don’t often notice the packaging that a new shirt or tie comes in, or the takeout containers we bring home. Usually these items come in nondescript, plain boxes that we casually toss into a recycling bin. The holiday season, however, brings with it decorative and beautiful chipboard packaging that can be used and enjoyed long after the festivities have ended. Without chipboard boxes, gift-giving would look very different. Let’s discover how chipboard is used to make unique and artistic boxes that make the holidays a little bit brighter—and far more functional.