What is Card?

Card and cardboard are some of the most commonly used materials in the modern world and have been for over a century.

What is card/cardboard made of?

Like paper, it’s made from pulp, from fast growing trees such as pine. Cardboard can also contain recycled materials in the inner or central liners.

Where did cardboard likely originate? 

The earliest use of cardboard can be traced back to China as early as the 17th century. The population were using thick paper for packaging.


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Diagram of producing and recycling card

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