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Corrugated Cardboard Boxes & Packaging
Expertise in design & manufacture of corrugated packaging and cardboard boxes
With 25 years experience in the corrugated packaging industry, GWP Packaging take pride in offering your business a vast range of corrugated packaging, cardboard products and unique solutions.
Whilst this of course includes the manufacture of standard cardboard boxes and corrugated cartons (often using existing FEFCO layouts), a key focus lies in producing completely custom corrugated packaging. This enables your business to solve specific problems you may be experiencing, or to tailor a solution to your exact requirements.
Packaging for manufacturers, made by manufacturers
Please see below for the range of corrugated cardboard transit packaging that can be designed and manufactured to your exact specifications at GWP Packaging.
Full range of packaging and supplies for businesses selling online
If your business sells products online, then you can source all of your corrugated ecommerce packaging (and inserts and sundries) from GWP Packaging.
High impact, visually appealing packaging and point of sale designed to boost sales
The following retail packaging and point of sale materials can be manufactured from corrugated material to your exact brief.
This selection of corrugated postal packaging and mailers have been designed and manufactured to maximise efficiency of packing and minimise the costs associated with shipping.
Wide range of dividers, inserts, foam and specialist inserts
Use this range of packaging box inserts to enhance presentation and / or transit protection for parts and products.
Innovative protective packaging range from Sealed Air
GWP Packaging are official distributors of the Sealed Air range of Korrvu® Packaging – providing protection and ease of use for ecommerce and fulfilment applications.
Corrugated packaging designed specifically for shipping drinks & beverages
Whether your business is a micro brewery, artisanal producer, well established brand name or anything in between, this range of bottle boxes will provide a perfect solution for your shipping.
A range of unique, custom designed corrugated cardboard products
Your business can benefit from so much more than just corrugated packaging! You can also source a range of reels, bins and specialist products tailored to your specific requirements.
Cardboard Box Manufacture
Processes used to manufacture corrugated boxes
Ever wondered how your corrugated boxes are manufactured? Well, there are in fact a number of differing ways in which packaging can be produced, depending on the application, intended use, industry, chosen style and much more besides.
The following are the main (but not all) ways in which packaging is manufactured at GWP.
Die cutting (Flat bed & Rotary)
GWP Packaging utilise both traditional flat bed and rotary die cutting techniques when producing your corrugated packaging, usually for complex shapes and layouts.
Rotary die-cutting is effectively the use of a cylindrical die (i.e. cutting tool). The cutting of the material takes place as the corrugated board passes through the press (usually at a very high speed) whilst the tool rotates with it, cutting against an anvil.
This is in contrast to traditional die cutting where a flat cutting tool / die is pressed repeatedly onto the corrugated board.
Manufacturing corrugated boxes in this manner provides a wealth of benefits, including quick setup, accurate registration, in line printing (rotary method only) and is exceptionally cost effective for medium to high volume runs.
Case making (manufacture of corrugated cases)
GWP Packaging also run a state of the art case making machine, allowing us to produce standard case designs such as 0201 glued containers cost effectively on medium to large runs.
In one pass this machine will print, crease, slot, fold and glue corrugated boards into high quality boxes. It has computer set up for highly cost-effective changeover between each new order, making this an extremely popular method of corrugated packaging manufacture.
Crash-lock assembly & multi point gluing
Thanks to investment in a multi point gluing and folding machine, GWP Packaging is also able to cost-effectively produce crash lock boxes in both low and high volumes.
Whilst cardboard box manufacture of this type can take slightly longer to setup and run, the cost savings in terms of assembly times for your packing operatives can by very significant.
Pre-glued crash-lock containers are available in runs from as low as 200 sq. metres.
Supplied flat, they can be quickly and easily assembled into the finished box / carton with very little folding. This ensures a large number of crash lock boxes can be assembled quickly, consistently and reliably at your factory or warehouse, reducing both time and the associated costs for high volume applications.
So whilst this method of corrugated packaging manufacture may be slightly more expensive, these additional costs are quickly offset in time and cost savings on assembly and handling times.
Hand finishing & complementary features
Sometimes, the best method of corrugated packaging manufacture requires elements of hand assembly and finishing. Whilst often time and labour intensive, manufacturing cardboard boxes in this manner can offer a number of benefits.
For example, it can guarantee a level of quality that automatic processes cannot always achieve. A visual check by GWP’s highly skilled and trained staff during this type of process also ensures that all of your packaging products reach the high standards required.
This method of manufacture also allows the addition of labels, foam inserts and other supplementary products to be included.
Corrugated Packaging Video
Key details in 3 minutes
Besides the overview of the processes used when producing your corrugated packaging products detailed above, you can also watch the short video below to see them in action!
Corrugated Packaging FAQs
Common questions regarding cardboard boxes
Please see below for a list of the most commonly asked questions on the subject of corrugated packaging.
Can’t find the answer to your specific question? No problem! Please contact a member of the GWP team on 01793 754 444 or email [email protected], who will be happy to help.
What is meant by the term corrugated packaging?
Corrugated packaging is a term commonly used to describe boxes and packaging manufactured from cardboard. The “corrugated” part of this comes from the corrugated paper that is used the give the material its strength and properties.
What types of corrugated packaging are there?
There is a vast range of corrugated packaging types. This includes everything from simple mailers and cartons, through printed ecommerce and retail packaging, to highly engineered protective transit packaging. For most applications, there will be a suitable form of corrugated packaging.
Can my corrugated packaging be enhanced in any way?
Your business’ corrugated packaging can be enhanced in a number of ways. This includes adding a range of inserts and dividers, tamper evident features, and even specialist coatings to provide water resistant or anti static (amongst other) properties.
Can my corrugated boxes be printed?
All corrugated boxes that GWP Packaging manufacture can be custom printed to your requirements. This includes anything from simple, one colour logos, all the way through to full colour, photographic quality imagery. Pantone colours can also be accurately matched.
Can I choose custom corrugated packaging?
As a manufacturer, all of the packaging that GWP supply will be tailored to your exact requirements. This means the sizes, style, design, print and any inserts are created completely bespoke to ensure the optimum levels of performance for your specific application.
Can I purchase a single cardboard box?
GWP are business / trade suppliers of packaging. This means that we regrettably cannot supply one off or very low volumes of packaging to individuals. For requirements such as this, we would recommend searching for an online shop. If you are in any doubt however, please do not hesitate to ask as we will be happy to advise on the best solution for you.
Are these corrugated boxes suitable for ecommerce?
There are a wide range of boxes that GWP manufacture which are perfect for any business selling online. This ecommerce packaging will not only protect your items in transit, but also help to impress your customers too.
How is corrugated packaging manufactured?
GWP use a number of different manufacturing techniques, all of which involve highly skilled staff and cutting edge equipment. This includes die-cutting, case making, multi point gluing, hand finishing and much more. Please watch the video on the page for further details.
Buy Corrugated Packaging
Free quotes, sampling service and impartial advice
GWP take pride in being amongst the UK leading independent corrugated packaging manufacturers. By manufacturing – rather than re-selling stock products – it allows us to closely monitor and control the quality of packaging produced.
This guarantees that your corrugated boxes are of the very highest quality.
Alongside a range of complementary services designed to streamline and improve all aspects of your packaging supply chain, it means that regardless of your requirement, industry or product, your needs will be met and surpassed from initial design through to delivery.
From reducing and eradicating damages in transit, to lowering your costs through materials savings or reducing packing times, a team of experienced designers can create bespoke solutions which simply aren’t available anywhere else.
When coupled with the range of specialist cardboard products – including spools, cushioning, bins and retail ready items – GWP are certain we can supply or create the perfect solution for your business.
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Please note that the above information is not exhaustive, and throughout the 5 divisions of GWP Group a huge array of packaging manufacturing techniques are utilised to ensure consistent high quality.
If a specific product requires a certain manufacturing process to function perfectly, GWP are certain we will be able to help you.