Hammond Paperboard Blog

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.

Why Chipboard Is Irreplaceable: 10 Uses for This Great Product Wed, Nov 28, 2018 5:00 PM GMT

It’s impossible to overstate the ubiquity and usefulness of chipboard in our daily lives. From furniture to picture frames, chipboard (or “cardboard”) is the Swiss Army Knife of paper products. It’s so versatile. These paper products are so indispensable that we barely think about them – like air. We couldn’t live without air, yet we don’t really acknowledge its existence. In our homes and industries, chipboard’s quiet contribution supports our daily lives.

The Resurgence of the Printed Book Mon, Nov 26, 2018 5:00 PM GMT

In the early 1990s, rumours of a new way to read books were starting to circulate. Digitized versions of books became available on the internet, and clunky precursors of the now ubiquitous e-readers were developed. By the early 2000s, e-books and e-readers were here to stay, and everyone said this would be the death of the printed book.

Cannabis Packaging — A New Market for Paperboard Wed, Aug 29, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

The upcoming legalization of cannabis use throughout the country of Canada has opened a new opportunity for paperboard businesses: both for product development and packaging for legal marijuana products. However, both producers and packaging suppliers have to abide by a few rules.

Durable Indoor/Outdoor Cardboard Signage for Business Tue, Aug 21, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Cardboard and numerous types of paperboard can do more than protect your shipped products from the elements or transport your pizza. It is invaluable as a material for signs and business promotion.

How Die Cut Boxes Reduce Costs Wed, Aug 8, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Die cutting is a process that uses a machine to cut various materials (e.g. paper, cardboard, and chipboard) into specific shapes with strategically located slots. The material can then be folded and (using the predetermined slots) assembled into a variety of structures.

Avoid Damage with These Packing Tips Mon, Jul 23, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

It’s always important to pack boxes carefully in order to avoid potential damage to the product. Damage will often increase the cost of returning and replacing a product. This can reflect poorly on your company, especially if it is an important item to your customer. To avoid the hassle of damaged items, use these tips to pack your boxes more efficiently.

Six Benefits of Sustainable Packaging Mon, Jul 16, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

There are several methods of reducing packaging costs. One of them is the use of sustainable packaging. Going green is an asset for your business, considering all of the benefits. Here are some of the greatest advantages of sustainable packaging and how they can be applied to your business.

Ways to Lower Packaging Costs Mon, Jul 9, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Modern businesses need to consider several factors to remain competitive. One these details is the company’s packaging costs. Good packaging is an excellent way of promoting a brand and ensuring customer satisfaction. Quality packaging can be costly. Fortunately, there are some strategies to lower costs without compromising packaging quality.

Why Your Company Needs Custom Packaging Fri, Jun 22, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Custom packaging can be a great asset for a business, especially for smaller businesses. Instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach, custom packaging lets you tailor boxes and to better promote your brand. Here are some ways your company can benefit from using custom packaging.

Cover Designs to Help Books Fly off the Shelves Tue, Jun 19, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

It’s true: we judge books by their covers. For a significant number of people, the cover is one of the determining factors when purchasing a book. It is often the packaging that captures the attention of potential readers. When choosing between different covers of the same book, a reader will often reach for the one with a better design.

Five Creative Ways to Reuse Old Cardboard Wed, Jun 13, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Saving old paper and cardboard products isn’t just environmentally friendly, it can save time and money by reusing them in your home or office. These uses for cardboard products can make your life more convenient and economical.

Saving money, and more reasons to switch from corrugated to chipboard Mon, Jun 11, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

For slip sheets and many other applications, chipboard is often a better alternative than corrugated.  Here’s the top 5 reasons why you should switch today...

How Skid Liners and Layer Pads Protect Your Goods Tue, Jun 5, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Skid liners, also known as slipsheets and layer pads, are corrugated cardboard or chipboard that can be placed on top of pallets or between items stacked on them. Naturally, businesses that require shipping of items appreciate these sheets — they can protect various items safe from damage during transit in many ways.