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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 boar

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

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