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AICC Characteristics of Linerboard - Second Edition




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Test Your Corrugated IQ

1. The vast majority of corrugated containers are made from __________ linerboard.
 A: Kraft
 B: mottled white
 C: bleached white
 D: 100% recycled

2. What accounts for mottled white linerboard's mottled appearance?
 A: a blend of Kraft and unbleached fiber
 B: an underlying ply of Kraft fiber shows through the top layer of bleached fiber
 C: fluting
 D: ring crush

3. Point-of-purchase displays favor bleached white liner because it's __________ than mottled white or Kraft liners.
 A: stronger
 B: cheaper
 C: brighter
 D: softer

4. The term facing refers to the __________ of combined corrugated board.
 A: fiber direction
 B: inner and outer surfaces
 C: flute profile
 D: mullen

5. Fluted __________ gives combined corrugated board both its softness and its strength.
 A: linerboard
 B: cardboard
 C: cushioning
 D: medium

6. Which of these four flutes had the tallest flute height?
 A: A-flute
 B: B-flute
 C: C-flute
 D: E-flute

7. __________ is by far the most commonly used flute in corrugated packaging.
 A: A-flute
 B: B-flute
 C: C-flute
 D: E-flute

8. __________ board brings corrugated's stacking and cushioning properties to packaging applications formerly handled by paperboard.
 A: A-flute
 B: B-flute
 C: C-flute
 D: E-flute

9. Appliance containers frequently use __________ for its extra cushioning and puncture resistance as well as its smooth outer surface for printing and labeling.
 A: polystyrene foam
 B: 200# test linerboards
 C: litho lamination
 D: B/C double wall board

10. Bulk packaging of free flowing materials is best handled by __________ corrugated board.
 A: hazmat
 B: flame retardant
 C: double wall
 D: triple wall

11. Working in series from paper mill to corrugator plant to sheet plant, a combination of performance tests has overseen dramatic achievements in source reduction of raw materials. What are the three tests in the series?
 A: mullen test, beech puncture test, drop test
 B: pin adhesion test, mullen test, drop test
 C: ring crush test, edge crush test, top-to-bottom compression test
 D: ring crush test, mullen test, top-to-bottom compression test

12. Which box style is the most common box style in use?
 A: regular slotted container
 B: telescope box
 C: five-panel folder
 D: one-piece folder

13. The three main methods for putting graphics on a corrugated substrate are:
 A: preprint, litho/lamination, and post print
 B: preprint, direct print, and post print
 C: flexography, direct print, and post print
 D: flexography, lithography, and direct digital printing

14. Currently in the United States, over 75% of all corrugated is recovered annually for recycling. In 1998, that amounted to close to __________ tons!
 A: 2.4 thousand
 B: 24 thousand
 C: 2.4 million
 D: 24 million

15. A plant that manufactures corrugated sheets and converts them into boxes and other corrugated projects is called a __________.
 A: sheet plant
 B: sheet feeder
 C: corrugator plant
 D: all of the above

16. A plant that manufactures corrugated sheets and does not convert them into boxes is called a __________.
 A: sheet plant
 B: sheet feeder
 C: corrugator plant
 D: all of the above

17. To give themselves a competitive advantage over integrated companies, independent boxmakers have made __________ their trademark.
 A: high volume orders
 B: fast order turnaround
 C: commodity pricing
 D: forest management

18. A key factor in the independent boxmaker's ability to quickly meet customer needs is having owner/managers personally involved in day-to-day operations.
 A: true
 B: false

19. Large integrated companies have the advantage over independent boxmakers when it comes to servicing national accounts (customers with multiple locations across the country).
 A: true
 B: false

20. Rule 41 and Item 222 are regulations put in place many years ago by the __________. Their purpose is to describe how to make corrugated containers that will ship goods safely by common carrier.
 A: United Nations
 B: Federal Trade Commission
 C: Association of Independent Corrugated Converters
 D: rail and motor freight industries