production and converting processes of solid board are not widely
known as our products have key benefits required by specific
The information below will hopefully give
you an insight into our processes starting with our raw material “waste
paper” and concluding with finished packaging. We
hope you find this interesting and informative and will be happy
more information about our company and products on request.
The basis of solid
fibreboard is waste paper.
This is graded and the correct mix is pulped into a stock which
is around 95% water and 5% fibre. This is cleaned and screened
before its is transferred onto the board machine.
Our board is made
up of 10 plies and the board machine is known as a multi vat machine.
After the grey waste
paper middles have been formed, we can then laminate various paper
liners onto the board depending on our customers order specifications.
This can be anything from plain brown or white Kraft paper to PE
lined papers or coated woodfree liners.
Once the board had been
laminated it is guillotined to the correct size, palletised and ready
to be sent into the converting area or directly to our customer if
they have ordered sheet board.
The first part of our converting
process is printing. We can offer both flexo and offset printing
depending on the complexity of the artwork.
The next part of the process is die cutting
to the dimensions and structural design of your required pack.
Finally the boxes are glued
on a multi point gluing machine. The die cut blanks are loaded
onto the gluing machine by a robotic arm. The gluing machines are
fitted with cameras that monitor the application of adhesive onto
the gluing flaps. If the glue applicators fail then the machine
will stop and any boxes made at that time will be quarantined.
After gluing the boxes are strapped
in bundles and palletised again by robotic arm.
The orders are now sent to our
warehouse ready for despatch.
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