Corrugated Packaging Adhesive Solutions

Controlling the variables in adhesive application will help to deliver more predictable
and reliable results in cardboard manufacturing.

Added Strength and Stability in Cardboard Manufacturing

Corrugated cardboard box manufacturers are responsible for 95% of the packaging used to ship products in the U.S. This includes colored boxes and plain brown boxes that hold small items such as pizzas or light bulbs, or bigger items like computers and dishwashers.

The quality and integrity of the product inside the box relies on the stability of the packaging. And a box’s ability to protect the contents inside often depends on the strength and proper application of the adhesive.

Adequate temperature and viscosity control solutions help to ensure that batches of adhesive obtain the correct consistency and are applied in the right amounts and correct positions when gluing the paperboard flutes to the flat liners.

Common issues:


If you use manual viscosity measurement methods, or utilize other approaches that don’t deliver adequate viscosity control in your adhesive application process, you may notice some of the following issues in your cardboard manufacturing:

  • Soft board
  • Streak of heavy glue
  • Washboard appearance
  • Leaning corrugations
  • Spotty adhesion
  • Loose edges
  • Blisters
  • Unglued components

Applications served:

Viscosity control can help improve the consistency and performance of many corrugated cardboard products:

  • Shipping cases
  • Corrugated sheets
  • Retail merchandising
  • Die-cut packaging
  • Automotive and industrial packs
  • Food packaging