A revolutionary cost- and energy-efficient solution for producing corrugated board that will help you meet your customers’ needs.
Flexible and Versatile Manufacturing
Cold Corrugation puts manufacturing in the hands of box manufacturers and other users of corrugated cardboard.
It enables self-manufacture and offers the flexibility of shorter runs, bespoke production when you want it and where you want it, all at a significantly lower cost than buying it in. Our unique manufacturing process and equipment uses considerably less energy and space than traditional plant and at a lower cost of ownership. This means that many box manufacturers can now afford to manufacture their own cardboard, providing the flexibility they need to improve margins and be more responsive to their customer needs.
The Interpac cold corrugation process enables manufacturers to run much shorter batches of corrugated cardboard efficiently. This allows bespoke and specialised cardboards to be produced in small quantities where, with traditional processes, you would need to produce much larger quantities. This provides the manufacturer or box maker with the flexibility and cost efficiency to manufacture specialised and bespoke cardboard products for their customers.
Short Run Manufacture
The unique process of cold corrugation cardboard manufacture has been developed to enable manufacturers to produce considerably shorter runs. Gone are the days of having to produce large quantities of cardboard to meet the needs of an individual customer and holding stock that may never be sold.
Our innovative process enables the cost-efficient manufacture of short runs of corrugated cardboard, providing the flexibility for manufacturers to meet the needs of their customers whilst improving their margins and also providing a more environmentally-friendly alternative.
Unlike traditionally-manufactured corrugated cardboard, which has an uneven surface, cold corrugation results in a dry, flat surface ready for the immediate printing of marketing messaging, branding and information. The surface of the board produced by Interpac’s cold corrugator is smooth and flat, allowing for digital printing on a high-quality surface ideally suited for the trend towards short-run, custom-printed boxes.
With the move towards more environmentally-friendly food packaging, cold corrugation enables food manufacturers to develop and produce their own ovenable cardboard. This bolsters your environmental credentials and reduces energy consumption by up to 90% when compared to traditional manufacture.
Manufacturing coloured cardboard has always been an issue with traditional, steam-based corrugated cardboard manufacture, as the steam processes bleach the colour from the paper and dyes can damage machinery. As our process is water- and steam-free, coloured papers can be used without this concern, providing you with the confidence to manufacture a full range of coloured cardboard without worrying about damage to machinery or colour changes.
Using digital printing to customise corrugated cardboard has always been a challenge due to the uneven surface produced by the manufacturing process. With cold corrugation the surface of the cardboard is perfectly flat, allowing you to digitally print directly to the surface and customise your packaging with addresses, slogans, logos and other messages. As there is no drying required, the printing can be an immediate stage following manufacture.