2014-08-07

Machine Direction

When cartonboard is manufactured the pulp fibres are aligned parallel to the direction in which the cartonboard web is moving. This means that cartonboard is always stiffer and stronger in that direction. The machine direction is therefore at right angles to the width of the web. In terms of creasability, a crease across the machine direction is better than a crease parallel to the machine direction (See “Creasing”).


Pro Carton members, patrons, partners

Barcelona Carton
WestRock
RenoDeMedici
Storaenso
WEIG-Karton
Metsä Board
Mayr-Melnhof Karton
Mel
Kartonsan
International Paper
Iggesund
Fiskeby
CAREO, Reno de Medici and Cascades
Buchmann Karton
Billerudkorsnas
Kotkamills
BOBST
Heidelberg
Sappi
ECMA