Glossary C Caliper: Thickness of a material usually expressed in thousandths of an inch (mils) or sometimes referred to as ‘points’. Cardboard: A thin, stiff pasteboard, sometimes used for playing cards or signs. Misuse has extended the laymen’s definition to include boxboard (used to make folding cartons) and containerboard, a totally different material used to make corrugated board. Carton (Folding Carton): A folding box made from boxboard, used for consumer quantities of product. A carton is not recognized as a shipping container. Case: A box or receptacle, or a filled box. As used by the packaging machinery industry, a corrugated or solid fiberboard box. Certificate, Box Manufacturer’s: (See: Box Manufacturer’s Certificate) Chipboard: A paperboard generally made from recycled paper stock. Uses include backing sheets for padded writing paper, partitions within boxes and the center ply or plies of solid fiberboard. Classification, Freight: The rules and regulations governing the acceptance of freight in transportation, contained in publications issued by the truck (motor freight) and rail common carriers. The rules describe acceptable forms of packaging for each commodity and specify the minimum requirements for shipping containers. Failure to comply with the rules can result in refusal to carry the freight, penalty increases in freight charges, and/or denial of claims for damage. Combined Board: A fabricated sheet assembled from several components, such as corrugated or solid fiberboard. Compression Strength: A corrugated box’s resistance to uniform applied external forces. Container: A receptacle used to contain or hold goods. In shipping, usually the outer protection used to package goods. Containerboard: The paperboard components (linerboard, corrugating material and chipboard) used to manufacture corrugated and solid fiberboard. The raw materials used to make containerboard may be virgin cellulose fiber, recycled fiber or a combination of both. Corrugated Board or Corrugated Fiberboard: The structure formed on a corrugator by gluing one or more sheets of fluted containerboard (medium) to one or more sheets of flat containerboard (linerboard). There are four common types: – Singleface: Combination of one fluted corrugating medium glued to one flat sheet of linerboard. – Singlewall: Two sheets of linerboard, one glued to each side of a fluted medium. Also known as Doubleface. – Doublewall: Three sheets of linerboard, with two interleaved and glued corrugated mediums. – Triplewall: Four flat sheets of linerboard, with three interleaved and glued corrugated mediums. Corrugated Medium: A sheet of corrugating material pressed into the wave shape known as flutes.
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