Tracing the Paper Trail: A Brief History of the Paper Industry

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Imagine having an eCommerce order delivered in a wooden crate, or packing up your belongings in a burlap bag to move across the country.

The first use of corrugate can be traced back to 1856 when two Englishmen, Charles Healey and Ellis Allen, fluted paper to use as a lining in men’s hats.

Flash forward to 1931 when International Paper became one of the early paper companies to manufacture linerboard. Through our commitment to innovation, sustainable practices, global expansion, and customer-focused solutions, the company has helped shape the industry and revolutionize the way goods are packaged, transported, and protected.

Source: International Paper