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International Competition of Packaging Design

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2017-06-19

On this Thursday we launch the Young Package 2017 Exhibition. You can se 40 best packaging on the topic of Open & Play. An exhibition of the best entries has been designed by duo Matěj Coufal and…

2017-06-13

Look at the photos from the Design Award Ceremony that took a place on 26th of May.

Photos: Jan Hromádko

 

2017-05-15

The jury has selected the 40 best packages from 57 countries. Check the packaging that could win one of the awards. Look at the top 40 best packaging.

2017-05-03

In the 22nd year of the Young Package, over seven hundred designers from all continents sign up for the competition. Which one will receive the highest award, Model Obaly Prize, will be announced on

Solid fiberboard

From the entire production of paper and boards - over 45 % is used for packaging material. Corrugated board is introduced in it’s own article due to the impact and vibration resistance it possesses. Nevertheless an equally important player in packaging is solid board. And we’ll try to describe it right here. 

In the history, board was a stronger thicker paper-like material. Today board is made on similar machines as paper. The difference is in the paper base itself, but also paper is typically single-ply and board is two- or more ply.

Solid board is divided base on final treatment: painted, non-painted or glazed boards. Furthermore the structure of used materials is important. Board comes in natural brown or white.

Thanks to folding, seaming or gluing the solid board gets the 3D shape. It insures protection for the goods and is suitable for quality printing all these attributes result in wide usage and acceptance of the board. Board is easily transported, handled and the production is easily mechanized - that is very important for the entire packaging industry. Board is also favored for ecological reasons - unlike some plastics, board is 100% recyclable.

Based on surface weight - solid board is used for various fixings, files, mounts and boxes.