As a Vancouver-based corrugated box and carton manufacturer, the team at Racer Boxes understands the importance of selecting the right packaging for your business. For those wondering about the difference between carton and cardboard, these are two distinct mediums, even though they have a similar function. To help clients make better purchasing decisions, this article compares and contrasts the two.

Cartons vs. Cardboard Boxes

Cartons, also known as single-wall corrugated glued cartons, are significantly more durable compared to cardboard boxes. Corrugated carton has a three-layer substrate—the outside layer, inside layer, and the fluting between. In fact, the name corrugated actually comes from this corrugated medium, which increases the strength and durability of the box as a whole.

To truly understand the difference, cardboard refers to a thin paperboard-like material, such as a cereal box, whereas corrugated carton is what the TV arrives in. In other words, most people incorrectly use the word cardboard when what they really mean is corrugated carton—or corrugated cardboard.

With that cleared up, Racer Boxes manufactures a wide range of corrugated carton boxes. From food boxes to garment boxes, there’s something for every industry and purpose. Moreover, the team at Racer Boxes always go the extra mile to accommodate clients who need customization and printing.

Racer Boxes offers both standard and custom sizes of stock carton at wholesale prices. For high-quality corrugated carton boxes that are manufactured with high-precision machinery in Richmond, BC, contact Racer Boxes, at 604-270-8205.

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