D Flute

Acme Corrugated first introduced Lightweight D Flute in 2013, brand new to the U.S. market.

New for 2016, Acme is excited to announce High Performance D Flute, the latest addition to our array of unique packaging products.

High Performance D Flute is a natural complement to our highly successful Lightweight D Flute, offering additional sturdiness, stacking strength, and an even smoother printing surface.

 

Microflute Profile

D Flute is classified as a micro-flute, but nearly 50% thicker than E Flute and roughly 30% thinner than B Flute. More flutes per inch allow for increases in both ECT and Flat Crush when compared to larger flute profiles, using the same papers.

Advantages When Choosing Lightweight D Flute:

  • Superior printing surface, suitable for detailed graphics and rich colors.
  • Space savings in warehouse and staging areas, when compared to B Flute or C Flute.
  • Reduced handling time due to increased number of pieces per pallet/unit.
  • Resists crush due to larger number of flutes per inch.
  • Scores fold precisely due to thinner board, with less resistance than experienced with more conventional B and C Flute boxes. Boxes stay flatter when stacked.
  • Compatible with most automated packing equipment.
  • Available in both Kraft and White.

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Advantages When Choosing High Performance D Flute:

  • Superior printing surface, suitable for detailed graphics and rich colors.
  • Space savings in warehouse and staging areas, when compared to B Flute or C Flute.
  • Reduced handling time due to increased number of pieces per pallet/unit.
  • Resists crush due to larger number of flutes per inch.
  • Scores fold precisely due to thinner board, with less resistance than experienced with more conventional B and C Flute boxes. Boxes stay flatter when stacked.
  • Compatible with most automated packing equipment.
  • Available in both Kraft and White.

Plus…

  • Increased stacking strength.
  • Smoother printing surface due to heavier outside liner.
  • More durable to sustain rougher handling.

D Flute B Flute C Flute
Caliper/Thickness (inches) 0.085 0.112 0.155
Flutes per inch 5.24 3.83 3.06
Sheets per inch 11.76 8.93 6.45
Sheets per 12″ stack 141 107 77
Sheets per 48″ stack 565 429 310
Additional product over C 82.3% 39.0%
Additional product over B 31.7%