Corrugated Paper Manufacturers
Corrugation, which has traditionally been used as a simple protective layer also offers an innovative, tactile, dimension to product packaging.
Our lightweight fluting and lining papers for corrugation are made to a high strength specification to withstand the rigours of the corrugating process, with flexibility on product widths to match machine requirements.
Strong papers to withstand rigours and constraints of the corrugating process
A corrugating medium is pressed into a wave-like shape, this process puts stresses on the paper, so a fluting paper needs high surface strength. The fluting comprises a series of connecting arches and is capable of holding heavy weights in use.
Liner and flute qualities available
Corrugated board is made from a combination of flat sheets of paper (called liners) glued to crenulated corrugated inner (called fluting). These layers are glued together in a way that gives the overall board a better strength than each individual part.
Sustainable by design
Paper and cardboard is the most recycled packaging material in Europe. In 2018, 82.9% of all paper and cardboard was recycled, outperforming metal packaging (80.1%), glass (74.7%) and far exceeding plastic packaging (41.8%).
Specialist Paper Suppliers
Paper converting can often sit as a separate service to papermaking, with a complicated and lengthy supply chain limiting possibilities for the customer. However, the James Cropper Tailor Made service allows our clients to take their vision to the next level by benefitting from the fact that our papermaking and converting capabilities are all under one roof.
Textures and Patterns
The versatile surface of James Cropper papers can be made to take on forms that are as intriguing to the touch as they are beautiful to the eye.
Why not heighten tactility and add visual impact with one of the textured designs in the James Cropper collection?
James Cropper offers a choice of more than 30 different embossing patterns including textile weaves, leathers, rippling effects and intricate geometrics in grid, spot or linear formations to further enhance our premium papers and boards. We can also create a tailor made design for those wanting something truly unique.
To give increased clarity and depth to the textured finish, embossing patterns can be applied using a Hot Press heating method.
Whether it's bespoke embossing, laminating for effect or varnishing for technical performance that you are looking for, we are driven by the creativity of our clients and embrace every challenge.
We can duplex, film laminate or coat paper to create unique effects and textures quite unlike anything you'd get from print.
- Laminating up to 5 piles in single colour or striking colour combinations
- Papers from 70gsm to 3mm thick
- Decorative film and foil options
- Shimmering pearl effects
- Custom inclusions
Whilst a simple clear gloss or matt water based varnish can enhance
the appearance of the paper, it also improves resistance to scuffing and
finger-marking. A gloss varnish reflects back the light and makes the
base colour appear richer and more vivid. A matt varnish gives the
surface a satin look with a discreet sheen.
We go to great lengths to prove your papers lasting integrity.
Starting with the selection of raw materials to ensure the right paper grade and right choice of dyes and pigments are used to support your technical requirements; whether that is optimal colourfastness, rub or bleed resistance, wet or dry strength.
With safety and hygiene still being of high concern for people, particularly for items such as packaging, we can also reduce risk from bacteria or viral contamination with our PaperGard™ silver ion product production.
Adding lamination for rigidity or thickness and textures or coatings during the converting process for decorative effect, anti-counterfeiting measures or to aid scuff resistance; our paper experts can design your product with the end use in mind.
The mill can produce papers from 70gsm to 450gsm on machine. In addition we have the facility to laminate multiple paper plies to create heavyweight boards up to 3mm thick in single or multi-colour combinations.
Our papers and boards can be produced in reel or short form.