Commonly-Used Terms

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Corrugated Board --
The structure formed by gluing one or more sheets of fluted corrugating medium to one or more flat facings of linerboard.

Medium -- Paper used in forming the fluted portions of corrugated board.

Linerboard -- Paper used for the flat outer facings of combined corrugated board.

Burst Strength -- The force required to rupture corrugated fiberboard... measures puncture resistance.

Edge Crush Test (ECT) value -- The amount of force needed to cause compressive failure of an on-edge specimen of corrugated board... measures stacking strength.


Flute -- The wave shapes pressed into corrugated medium.  A, B, C, E and F are common flute types, along with a variety of much larger flutes and smaller flutes.
Illustration courtesy of the Fibre Box Handbook.




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