Corrugated board

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Archival corrugated board


A 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 cellulosic corrugated board with liner sheets on each side. The alternating ridges increase the strength, and thickness of a material without increasing its weight. It is used for packaging and cushioning. Types of paper-based corrugated boards, such as Blueboard or Archival corrugated board, are often used in museums. More recently corrugated plastic sheets have also found multiple uses in museums. Some examples are: Coroplast, Cor-X, Correx, Hexlite, Hi-Core,Tycore, Corrulite, Corulite, and Diversi-Plast.


Synonyms and Related Terms

Cellulosic: blueboard; corrugated paper; pleated paper; corrugated brown; cardboard

Plastic: fluted plastic sheet; polyflute

Resources and Citations

  • Jean Tétreault, 'Products Used in Preventive Conservation – Technical Bulletin 32' CCI website
  • 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
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989