Mullen vs ECT Test

Written by Mark Speyers Tuesday, September 26, 2017

What is the difference between the Mullen Test and the Edge Crush Test (ECT)? You may have come across these terms in the corrugate industry, because they are a valuable testing standard. The Mullen Test has been around for a century and evaluates how much force a flat piece of corrugate can withstand. Such a test is good to determine if individual boxes can withstand the forces of handling without bursting. However, in the last 20 years or so, the supply chain saw more stacked packages on pallets, which led to the Edge Crust Test. Today, the ECT is the standard in Ontario for testing the stacking strength of a box, with 32 ECT being the most common.

So which test rating do you need? It depends on your supply chain, but for most packages, the ECT will be a helpful indicator of box strength in transit on a pallet, whereas the Mullen Test will be more applicable to individually shipped boxes where puncture and tear resistance are your primary concern.

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#28 Endcap Display

Written by Mark Speyers Thursday, August 10, 2017

This retail endcap display is an excellent example of what we can create from corrugate. This display was die cut and constructed from laminated kraft to create an attractive finish. The display is custom printed to fit a specific promotion within a store. The bold blue color and quality printing finish is sure to catch the eyes of shoppers strolling by and drive up sales for what is being featured. Designed to showcase other items, it also fulfills the purpose of exhibiting Whitebird’s ability to produce and print a solid structure with clear custom printed design.

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#27 Custom Coffee Mug Box

Written by Mark Speyers Friday, July 21, 2017

Another custom designed box has been completed. This specially crafted box is able to securely house its contents while maintaining a sleek design and a professional image. This box is die cut to create an attractive structure that assembles with ease. Our digital printing capabilities turn a box into something more. It changes the purpose of the box from being a mere carrying item into being a distinguishing aspect of your brand presentation. The package is the first interaction that the recipient will have with their product and this is an excellent opportunity to instantly impress. See how Whitebird’s ability to make custom boxes can advance your business needs.

 

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#26 Jumbo Fold Over Mailer

Written by Mark Speyers Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This custom jumbo fold over mailer features black print on white corrugate. These giant mailers are great for shipping over-sized posters, photos, maps, and artwork, keeping the contents flat and protected. Simply slide the contents in the top, fold the flaps, and tape shut. Make your mailer stand out from the rest with custom printing and sizing, just like this one. Get a custom quote here to get started.

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#25 Chandelier

Written by Mark Speyers Friday, June 23, 2017

Designing boxes to fit your specific shipping needs is what we do! One of our recently completed projects was to design a box to ship an expensive, delicate chandelier. The box was built extra strong with double-wall corrugate to ensure maximum protection during transportation. Special designed flaps were also included which allowed the chandelier to be suspended within the box to keep the valuable cargo inside as safe as possible. With such protective packaging, this chandelier should be able to dazzle and shine in a distant location soon. Find out how we can help with your custom corrugate needs here.

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