What is corflute? An easy to understand guide to corrugated plastic

Ever heard the term “corflute” before and wondered what it referred to? Fear not, we have all the answers in this article.

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Corflute is the industry name given to corrugated polypropylene, a fluted plastic which is lightweight yet rigid. The plastic is extruded to give it the large rectangular flutes all the way through it, and it has medium outdoor longevity. The name “Corflute” is actually registered to Corex but the industry has picked it up and now uses it as a generic term for fluted plastic.

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The reason the sign industry loves it is because it’s cheap and easy to cut to size. It also can be used for freestanding A-frames due to its inherent strength. It comes in a variety of thicknesses but the most common for the sign industry are 3mm and 5mm. It comes in most standard colours (black, white, red, green, blue and yellow) however white is the most common.

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The packaging industry and construction industry also use corflute for creating boxes or for packing out or protecting large areas. The standard sheet size is 2400mm x 1200mm although sheets can be found up to three metres long.

Corflute signs made by Perth Graphics Centre are made from high quality corflute so you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best. We also sell corflute sheets, so when you’re thinking corflute, think Perth Graphics Centre.

Corflute signs

Corflute is a fluted plastic (also known as corrugated plastic) which usually comes in two thicknesses – 3mm or 5mm.

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The beauty of corflute signs is they’re cheap and light-weight. They’re also relatively strong in proportion to their weight.

Corflute is an ideal product for short term displays, point-of-sale, hanging signs or fence signs. Corflute is also used for football club signs, soccer club signs and other small, light-weight signs.

Corflute is not recommended for signs which will be in the sun a long time and it can warp a little if exposed to too much heat. However it can be rigged up with cable-ties through eyelets which will strengthen and flatten the sign.

Corflute signs are fantastic for exhibitions, home-opens, for sale signs, danger signs, warning signs, and general safety signs.

If you have any questions on whether corflute signs will suit your needs, then please call us by heading to our contact page.

Corflute Signs – lightweight and cost effective

If it’s cheap and cheerful you’re after, the corflute signs will be your answer. They’re light, rigid and easy to transport.

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Sheet sizes are 2400mm x 1200mm and the corflute comes in 3mm and 5mm thicknesses. 8mm is available on request, however there are now new alternatives for thicker material.

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Perth Graphics Centre can fit digital print or vinyl cut text, and we can cut to shape if required. Corflute is a great way to produce cheap real estate signs, building site signs, display work, for sale signs, safety signs, and even fence signs.

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Have a chat to our friendly staff, and find out why Perth Graphics Centre is the premier signage company in Western Australia.