About the industry

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The Corrugated Board industry in Europe represents:

  • The Corrugated Board industry production is approximately 43.4 billion m2 per year; this is an area the size of Switzerland or Denmark
  • 412 companies, and 701 plants in total
  • Around 91 100 employees
  • About 40% of corrugated packaging is used to protect food products and helps to minimise its waste. For example, strength requirements can be optimised to maximise protection
  • Compared to 15 years ago, an average box is more than 5% lighter and contains around 7 % more recycled material