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Mako-Board™ Substrate: An Alternative for Plastic Signs, Dividers, Sanitation Stations, and More

Plastic is often used in many moisture-rich or harsh environments where traditional corrugated board can’t endure. However, there is a premium, coated paperboard perfect for indoor applications exposed to hot, cold, moist, and wet environments and for temporary outdoor signs and offers benefits that plastic cannot. This amazing substrate is called Mako-Board

Rise of Plastic Waste

The World Counts predicts that in approximately 28 years, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. The coronavirus pandemic hurt many industries, and according to a Reuters Special Report, plastic recycling was no exception. The pandemic created a need for additional plastic products, such as face shields, gloves, disposable food containers, bubble wrap for online shopping, protective dividers, and more. But as the demand for plastic has increased, recycling participation has remained a challenge for many reasons, including costs, China import bans, reduced demand for recycled plastics, and oil and gas investments in creating virgin plastics. 

Mako-Board Substrate is a Sustainable Option

Plastic waste is a global issue that a single solution won’t eliminate. Significant problems are solved through a series of small steps – you have to start somewhere. One small step is to replace plastic signs, dividers, sanitation stations, displays, plant stakes, shelf tags, and more with Mako-Board. 

Mako-Board is a two-sided coated paperboard suitable for harsh environments and is 100% recyclable. This sustainable material is an ideal replacement for PVC, fluted, polypropylene, and PE-coated materials. 

You won’t have to sacrifice quality print for environmental advantages. Plastic materials can create flute shadows that detract from your artwork. This doesn’t happen with Mako-Board. Whether printed with digital or offset printing, this ultra-smooth bright white premium board can bring your vibrant design to life. 

There are many benefits of using Mako-Board over plastics: 

  • FSC certified, easy to recycle
  • Outdoor 2.2 mm contains more than 50% recycled content
  • Superb and precise cutting results
  • Reduce transport costs by up to 66%
  • Less transport means less fuel consumption
  • Reduce storage costs by up to 66%
  • A bigger range of boards to choose from
  • Far superior print results, no flute shadow
  • Suitable for offset and digital printing
  • Available in 3 thicknesses: 0.83mm/0.033” | 1.25mm/0.049” | 1.5mm/0.059

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Dusobox, we have made significant investments in supporting green initiatives. Through our recycling efforts (over 20 tons daily), investments in Mako-Board, and investing in environmentally safe printing options, we have demonstrated our dedication to helping our customers meet their sustainability goals while reducing our environmental impact. 

Contact us today if you want to learn more about replacing your plastic products with Mako-Board.