SEMI Chemical Fluting Variations

Elie asks:

Can you please explain what is the difference between US Neutral Sulphate SEMI Chemical fluting, Corrugating medium and European Semi-Chemical fluting? Will there be considerable difference in performance for heavy-duty containers (shipping containers, agricultural trays, etc…)

You need to look at the individual mill physical property specifications to determine performance differences and not at industry averages. It is difficult to make a generalization between the two areas due to the process and variable differences from one mill, or producer, to the next.

Here’s a link to the European specifications by grade that may be of some help to you. In North America we do not set minimum specification for all the 100 +/- mills that produce containerboard, so again, it’s best to investigate the specifics of individual containerboards to understand how they may perform in specific applications.

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