It’s no surprise that packaging plays a big role in how a product is perceived. With all the choices available today, it can be difficult to select the most appropriate. And while everyone at Racer Boxes stands by corrugated cardboard as a tried and tested solution, here are some other options that are picking up steam.

Paperboard is a lightweight, yet strong paper-based material that can be easily cut and shaped. It comes in two different forms—Solid bleached sulphate (SBS) is ideal for personalized packaging, particularly for things such as cosmetics, medicines, frozen food, milk and juice, and more. Carton, on the other hand, provides a more natural and environmentally friendly look, but is less resistant to moisture, limiting its uses.

Rigid boxes are made out of highly condensed paperboard four times thicker than its lightweight cousin. These durable boxes are often used for luxury items ranging from smartphones to expensive jewellery. It’s rigidity means that it doesn’t feel like cardboard. As an extremely durable option, these boxes are a high-end solution, although they’re not collapsible, which increases storage and shipping costs.

Corrugated boxes are what most people think of when they hear the word cardboard. These boxes provide the same durability and protection of a rigid box, but don’t use as much material. Additionally, they’re  collapsible for easy shipping and storage, which is what makes them a popular option for so many businesses. Like a paperboard box, they can be cut and folded into different shapes. Being mostly made of recycled material, they are also the most eco-friendly option available.

Each kind of material has its uses, so it’s important to fully consider the product that is being boxed up before choosing. A team member at Racer Boxes will be pleased to go over the best options for any product.  To learn more, contact (604) 270–8205 or

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