Corrugated boxes/cartons are used to transport goods from one place to another. To transport products such as food, it is important that the boxes/cartons have the required strength and durability. For instance, corrugated boxes/cartons must have certain minimum strength to prevent crushing or deforming while being transported.
There are two types of box compression tests: the single pass test and the continuous test. In a single pass test, one-time load is applied to boxes/cartons and compressive strength is determined. In a continuous test, boxes/cartons are subjected to repetitive loads until they break. The compressive Box Compression Tester strength is tested after each load. Both these methods are standardized and used to measure compressive strength of boxes/cartons and the result is called “compressive strength.”
Corrugated boxes/cartons are generally made from paperboard material. There are four major types of paperboard materials used in making corrugated boxes/cartons: flute, medium density fiberboard (MDF), medium density overlay board (MDO) and liner board. Flute paperboard is a special type of paperboard which has very stiff ridges and grooves. These ridges and grooves help to give fluted corrugated boxes/cartons its strength.