containerboard

noun

con·​tain·​er·​board kən-ˈtā-nər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce containerboard (audio)
: corrugated or solid cardboard used for making containers

Examples of containerboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The benchmark grade of containerboard remains around $865 a ton, according to Fastmarkets RISI’s PPI Pulp & Paper Week, a trade publication that sets benchmarks by surveying buyers and sellers. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 20 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, three new recycled containerboard mills are expected to be built over the next two years, with a $4.1 billion investment in manufacturing to continue recovering fiber for reuse, Brock said. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2020 Prices for containerboard, the material that is folded into shipping boxes, declined for the second straight month, according to Fastmarkets RISI’s PPI Pulp & Paper Week, a trade publication that sets benchmarks by surveying buyers and sellers. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2022 As was the case at the paper mill in Rome, the facility was dominated by a single, tremendously expensive machine — here, a multimillion-dollar corrugator, into which the containerboard was fed at a velocity of 1,200 feet per minute. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2022 Inventories of containerboard, the material that is folded into boxes, are ample and more manufacturing capacity is coming from mills being converted from making writing paper and newsprint. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 The American Forest and Paper Association said this week that U.S. production of containerboard, which is used to make shipping boxes, reached a new high in 2021, up 5.6% from the year before. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 Staphos said the containerboard industry is now raising prices — a $50-per-ton hike on shipments in November — and putting caps on client orders amid the tightest market since 1994. Hannah Denham, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of containerboard was circa 1924

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“Containerboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/containerboard. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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