The first paper pulp was invented in China in the 2nd century. Since then, this process has led to many applications: paper for printing and packaging, cardboard, a by-product of paper, solid fibreboards, corrugated cardboards, and honeycomb cardboards. With growing concern for the environment in recent years, this phenomenon has led manufacturers to produce paper pulp from recycled paper and the cardboard sector has of course followed suit.
Taking the environment into account is not a new development. The western world began to become aware of such issues in the 1980s and awareness grew during the 1990s. Today this awareness now universal and concerns not only individuals and socially-aware initiatives but also businesses and in the economic sector.