Like ice cream or your favorite candy, chipboard comes in a wide variety of options (except we can’t really recommend eating it).
With so many choices for chipboard substrates, you may wonder which one is right for your application. Here are a few key points that can help you decide.
Chad Kravick, vice president at Badger Paperboard, laid out a list of questions that he or a member of the sales team will ask a new customer to help them decide what type of substrate they need.
“We’re really asking about the basics driven by what they’re doing and what they need,” Kravick said. “For example, if they’re currently using a corrugated sheet, we can move them to an 18 or 22-point plain chipboard and start from there.”
If you already know what product you need, browse our list of options below to see what’s available for each. And if you need a specialty grade or something not listed here, just let us know: “We can do any substrate that’s out there,” said Kravick.
Chipboard sheets can be custom-cut in sizes up to 48″ x 120″ for most materials and are available in a range of thicknesses, from .012-.250pt.
They’re available in:
Add an extra layer of strength or double down on stability and damage prevention with chipboard pads. Pads are cut to your specs, up to 40″ x 48″ for most materials, and available in thicknesses ranging from .024-.100pt.
Head off dents and other signs of wear with guards and protectors specifically designed to fit your freight. Cut to your specs, corner guards can be up to 240″ in length, and all are available in thicknesses from .080-.400pt.
“A lot of companies upcharge for the white overwrap, but we don’t add that cost in,” Kravick noted.
The most basic, economical option for chipboard is plain, 18-point, low-density chipboard: “If you’re doing hand applications, it’s impossible to beat,” said Kravick.
Other substrates can increase the cost depending on the size and quantity. For example, poly-coated chipboard will be more expensive than plain.
However, keep in mind that even a more expensive substrate may still be a better value compared to corrugated or plastic options.
Need to see what your substrate will look like? We’re happy to send you a sample! Just request the sample(s) you want from our website, and we’ll ship them to you as soon as possible.
With sheets as big as 48″ x 120″ and calipers ranging from .010-.400pts., we can deliver the right size to protect your product.