Last month on the blog, we explored the differences between chipboard and corrugated cardboard. We also looked at some of the most common folding carton designs, so that you could find the style that will work best for you and your products.
Now, we want to answer another common question: What is chipboard used for? Chipboard packaging is used more often than you may think, in a variety of different industries and to safeguard many different types of products. This week, let’s check out some of the uses of chipboard boxes in custom packaging.
Let’s face it: we all know our fair share of cosmetic junkies. Chances are, none of their specially-ordered products would arrive in one piece without chipboard packaging. Because of its durability, and because it often comes with partitions to protect individual products, chipboard is often used in beauty packaging. The folding cartons are perfect for single units of concealer, perfume bottles, and eyeliners, while the partitions allow for larger shipments of beauty items to safely make it to beauty store shelves. Bonus? Keep the partitions included in any boxes to help you to organize your cosmetics!
Keeping The Lights On
For fragile products like light bulbs, there’s no better option than chipboard packaging. The packaging protects highly breakable bulbs by surrounding them on all four sides. Often, it even includes a hole in the top of the packaging, so that bulbs can be individually sold and hung on metal racks in stores. Plus, chipboard packaging cuts down on the environmental impact of individually-wrapped items – so there’s no need to have anxiety about your global footprint when using it. Thanks to chipboard, these days light bulbs break far more often because you’ve dropped them trying to screw them in than they do because of a packaging error.
It’s Even Tech-Savvy
Whether it’s the latest phone or a great new pair of headphones, the modern world is crazy for everything in the tech industry. We all know there’s no greater agony than a shattered phone screen – and thanks to chipboard packaging, that can be avoided in the shipping process. Chipboard padding and, as we already mentioned, partitions added to any box can offer a little extra cushioning. And, to tell customers a little more about the products they’re buying, many brands choose to add a sleeve to encircle their packaging. Plus, it just lends a sleek look!
Smaller Food Items
Not only does chipboard protect against normal shipping wear and tear, it also takes into consideration weather problems and even keeps out any “unwanted guests” when it comes to food items. After all, the only thing worse than a soggy box of cookies is a soggy box of cookies with a worm in it. With chipboard, every aspect of the integrity of your product is taken care of. It’s durable enough to keep cookies from crumbling, and easy to open so you can chow down immediately!
Now that you know just how versatile chipboard is (did you know it’s even used to make scrapbooking materials?) you’re ready to decide if chipboard is best for your products. And don’t forget to get to work on creating a custom packaging design to give your customers a little extra festivity and joy when your product arrives on their doorsteps.
To start your own project, use our real-time folding carton box configurator or contact us and we’ll help you with all your questions.