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Paperboard Crates Help Manufacturers Win

Paperboard crates have become a major success story across a wide range of industrial packaging and crating applications. An early adopter, Metal Manufacturing compared paperboard to wood for packing and shipping bars, pipes and tubes. They found the solution could be achieved much less expensively with paperboard crating as opposed to wood. In particular, the…

How to Save Money on Custom Shipping Crates with DuraCrate

U.S. manufacturing companies face enough challenges without having to overpay for custom shipping crates.  Solutions for labor shortages are few and far between, solutions for freight costs are tough to find and even if materials are available, the pricing is usually going up rather than down.  One crating solution many companies find helpful—rigid, thick paperboard,…

Toll Laminating: Expand Your Capabilities and Reach More Customers

Toll lamination, or some call it contract laminating, is a manufacturing service provided by companies with laminating machines to those with needs to glue multiple plies of paper and other substrates together. Dura-Fibre in Menasha, WI, is a major provider of toll lamination/contract laminating services to paper mills, especially specialty mills, packaging converters, manufacturers and…

Your Tier Sheets Questions, Answered

Tier sheets. Tie sheets. Pallet tier sheets. Divider sheets. Separator sheets. Tie boards. Layer sheets. Just as they go by many names, tier sheets also have many uses and benefits when compared to similar plastic, wood and cardboard products. Learn more about this versatile tier sheet option and uses for your storage, shipping and handling…

5 Reasons to Try Slip Sheets Instead of Pallets for Supply Chain Improvement

If you’ve been a long-time pallets buyer, you may not be aware that many companies use slip sheets instead of pallets.  From custom capabilities and cost savings to recyclability, space saving and improved safety, slip sheets bring numerous benefits with them. What is a Slip Sheet and How Does It Compare to a Pallet? Slip…

Uses for Thick Paperboard

Thick chipboard means multiple things to multiple people but as a chipboard manufacturer, we’re here to give you the facts, starting with the basics: Beyond the basics, the uses and benefits are endless and the applications vary widely, as shown in the few we highlight below.   Set-up Boxes – Customized Rigidity Thick paperboard in multiple…

Laminated Paperboard: An Alternative to Plastic Packaging

Paperboard, especially laminated paperboard – the glued combination of multiple papers – is arguably the most versatile packaging material available.  If you need a little convincing before you consider the switch from plastic to paperboard, here are four reasons why laminated paperboard ranks high among alternatives to plastic packaging.  Paperboard vs. Plastic – A Uniquely…

5 Benefits of Thick Paperboard

How does thick paperboard compare to plastic?  Wood?  Corrugated?  Paperboard?  In this post, we want to touch briefly on the wide range of use cases for heavy paperboard, made possible by the many benefits when compared to other materials.  The process of laminating (gluing) multiple plies of many different kinds of paper provides amazing flexibility…

Industrial Paperboard Manufacturer Dura-Fibre to Provide Specialty Packaging for COVID-19 Vaccine

Dura-Fibre, a Menasha-based paperboard manufacturer, has been selected to provide specialty laminated paperboard sleeves and inserts for some of the US novel coronavirus vaccines during shipment. The company’s multi-ply laminated and die-cut sleeve is a part of a sophisticated packaging and cold chain distribution system aimed at providing critical temperature control for shipping the vaccines….

Industrial Paperboard Manufacturer Earns U.S. Patent for Crate Hinge

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Dura-Fibre, a Menasha-based laminated paperboard manufacturer, a patent for its “Foldable Crate System.” Patent 10,543,949 covers the unique paperboard fold which creates a 90-degree corner, improving the seal and reducing excess packaging. DuraCrate industrial shipping crates, are constructed of six layers of recycled of kraft paper,…