Impact Resistant

Impact Resistant Edge Protectors

Impact Resistant
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Impact Resistant
Hard Angleboard
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Other Fluted Products

Reduce shipping damage from material handling bumps and blows and during shipping.

Tuff Angle edge protectors are tremendously impact resistant.

Traditionally, the buyer chooses between layered flat paper stock (hardboard), or layered fluted paper stock which makes it a little easier to achieve thickness.

Neither of these choices provide the impact resistance of Tuff Angle edge protectors.

Hard Angleboard

Hard edge protectors are made from flat paper stock that is laminated together until a desired thickness is achieved. This method is not impact resistant and provides very little cushioning.

There is no fluting as there is with corrugated cardboard. The resultant product is a strong, hard cornerboard.

It is ideal for banding and strapping, but offers very little protection from bumps and blows from material handling and during shipping.

In order to achieve thickness with this style edge protector many layers of paper must be used.

Thick edge protectors made in this way are cost prohibitive, and offer very little protection from impact damage.

Fluted Edge Protectors

Fluted edge protectors are commonly used to meet the requirements of the National Motor Freight Classification guide. NMFC seeks to provide "minimum" packaging requirements for products to be shipped nationally and internationally.

Minimum clearance is often a requirement in many of the suggested packs. Edge protectors are frequently stipulated as the way to achieve this clearance.

Most fluted edge protectors are made from "open face" corrugated sheets that are laminated together until a desired thickness is achieved.

Since every layer is fluted it is a cheaper method to achieve thickness. Fluted edge protectors offer more cushioning than the hard angleboards because they are softer due to the fluting, but they don't have the impact resistance of Tuff Angle cornerboards. This style offers very little stacking strength.

Fluted and Folded

When you hold a traditional fluted corner board and a Tuff Angle edge protector in your hands the difference is immediately noticeable.

Tuff Angle edge protectors are obviously tougher, sturdier, more impact resistant, and have more strength in the corners.

Patented Design

Tuff Angle edge protectors achieve strength through its patented folding design rather than layering paper. Which is stronger? Six pieces of paper layered on top of each other, or one piece of paper folded and refolded until you have six layers?

Folds make it strong. So strong that the refold is hard to accomplish. That is how Tuff Angle edge protectors are formed.

Tuff Angle edge protectors are glued and then folded. Three layers are again folded to create a ninety degree angle. As the angle is formed, each leg of the angle is sandwiched and interlocked with the other leg.

All the bends serve to reinforce the corner where most damage occurs. The corner strength of Tuff Angle edge protectors is much stronger than layered styles that merely "plunge" the angle. They also provide tremendous stacking strength.

Test Them

A major manufacturer of lockers, file cabinets, and furniture had his own in-house test for cornerboards. He hit them with a piece of rebar like a baseball bat.

His findings? No cornerboard had ever performed so well. Tuff Angle were the most impact resistant edge protectors he had ever tested. Comments and results from an independent testing lab were similar.

When it comes to protecting your product from material handling and shipping impact damage, there is no better product on the market than Tuff Angle edge protectors.