Paperboard Slip Sheets

Save money, space, and time by transitioning from traditional corrugated to heavy duty paperboard slip sheets.

Why You Should Be Using Paperboard Slip Sheets

Save money, space, and time by transitioning from traditional corrugated to heavy duty paperboard slip sheets.

For many years corrugated fiberboard was the material of choice for slip sheet convertors and their customers. However, corrugated has become increasingly expensive, challenging to ship economically, and difficult to store in large quantities. The availability of high strength, inexpensive paperboard has rendered the corrugated sheet nearly obsolete.

A Slip Sheet is a thin sheet of heavy-duty paperboard, corrugated fiberboard, or plastic used as a load support device for shipping palletized material. Slip Sheets are typically placed between a pallet and the palletized material to prevent products from incurring damage during storage, handling, and shipping.

Slip Sheets help safeguard bagged and boxed materials against punctures and tears caused by pallet nails and deck boards. In addition, the high strength paperboard fibers serve as a moisture-resistant barrier between the ground and your product preventing mold and mildew.

Single face paperboard slip sheets are strong enough to support loads up to 4,000lbs. We recommend using slip sheets for all FIBC, multi-wall paper, and poly bag shipments.

How does paperboard slip sheets save money, space, and time?

In general, paperboard slip sheets are 30% less expensive than traditional corrugated. Transportation costs per sheet are also significantly improved due to the density of the pallet unit.

A standard pallet unit of corrugated slip sheets only contains about 300 pieces, whereas a pallet unit of paperboard contains 2,000 sheets. In other words, you can expect to get nearly 7x the number of sheets on a pallet vs. corrugated. A full truckload of paperboard sheets will contain up to 40,000 pieces. 

Many customers utilize automated equipment for placing a sheet on a pallet. Increasing the number of sheets per pallet allows operators to spend less time replacing sheets in the sheet placing machine.

Common types of paperboard include chipboard, solid unbleached sulfate (SUS), and news-back kraft. Each board type contains recycled material. Sheets can be clay coated for additional moisture resistance. The cost of a slip sheet depends on several factors including board type, thickness, and size.

The space savings between paperboard and corrugated stacks up! Paperboard slip sheets take up significantly less warehouse space than traditional corrugated. Our complete line of SUS, Chipboard, and Gypsum slip sheets are suitable for nearly any industrial application.

With our in-house paperboard converting capabilities, Bayou State Packaging can produce and deliver custom slip sheet orders in as little as 2 weeks.

Contact Bayou State Packaging today!

800 Pine St., Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 325-0430