A paper board that is folded or shaped with parallel alternative ridges and grooves. Corrugated or pleated paper was patented in 1856 and in 1871 a patent was issued for corrugated cardboard. By 1874, a machine was patented to make corrugated board with liner sheets on each side. Corrugated board is strong but lightweight. It is used for packaging and cushioning.
See also Archival corrugated board.
Synonyms and Related Terms
cardboard; corrugated paper; pleated paper; corrugated brown
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969 Comment: 1890 patented by G.M.Smith
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrugated_board - gives the following patent dates: corrugated paper=1856 (England); corrugated cardboard=1871 (Albert Jones, U.S.); corrugated cardboard box=1890 (Robert Gair, U.S.)
- Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000