Encorra Sponsors SPA 103rd Conference

3rd December 2021



The ENCORRA is a completely new sort of corrugator, and one with impressively ‘green’ credentials. The idea for its creation began a decade ago, and has been an ongoing project, recently completed with the help of a grant from Innovate UK. It is now in production in our factory at Ross-on-Wye.

Vast quantities of standard board can obviously be bought at competitive prices, whereas smaller amounts and specialist boards are charged at a premium. Encorra’s machine has been designed for individual customers - independent sheet converters and box makers - giving them the freedom and flexibility to produce short runs and bespoke orders in house, whenever required.

The brainchild of Martin McKenna, the Encorra corrugator differs from a conventional machine in numerous ways, offering the user many advantages:

  • Gives sheet plants and box makers the freedom to produce bespoke short run packaging, in-house and on-demand
  • Produces corrugated board directly from rolls of paper
  • Very compact, at 1.5m wide, and 10m long, making it easy to incorporate into existing production lines
  • With the addition of a rotary die cutter and box maker, short runs are made straightforward and cost effective
  • Simple to use: can be operated by one person after only a day’s training
  • Only minimal operator interaction is needed, via a user-friendly touch screen
  • The virtually instant stop-start mechanism means no wastage while the machine is starting up and stopping
  • Produces board that is lighter and stronger, while using less raw material: board can be made using lighter gauges of paper and still maintain its strength – for example, a 100gsm top liner, with 70gsm fluting and 100gsm bottom liner will result in really rigid but featherlight board
  • Users only need to store reels of paper instead of bulky board, freeing up valuable storage space
  • Can produce board directly from paper with specialist coatings (anti-slip, waterproof, metallised) without the need for additional processing
  • Installed at the point of use, it eliminates a whole link of the supply chain, saving road miles and emissions, and the delays often associated with buying in board
  • No water or steam is used in the process, so generates no polluting effluents
  • Uses approximately 70% less energy to manufacture board than a conventional corrugator
  • A fraction the size of a conventional machine, it costs a fraction of the price, with a very rapid ROI


Corrugated board is the ultimate environmentally friendly packaging material; adopting the ENCORRA machine could go a long way towards eliminating the CO2 emissions produced in the manufacture of corrugated board, having the potential to take it to net zero. Truly a disruptive and decentralising technology, we believe our machine can radically change the industry: sustainability is no longer an optional add-on, but an essential part of future business planning for all industries.


We would love to show you the whole machine ….. do get in touch!

Encorra Ltd., Bill Mills, Pontshill, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire  HR9 5TH



Tel:  01544 318038

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