Heavy Duty FSDUs

When your products are bulky and heavy, it is still possible to design and manufacture free standing display units from corrugated cardboard, but more care must be taken in the design process, and board selection is crucial. We always recommend a double wall board for strength, and can utilise corrugated cardboard up to 7.5mm thick in our heavy duty FSDUs. Cardboard is a strong material and it can hold a surprising amount of weight, with it’s high strength to weight ratio. For very heavy items, it is often necessary to add further structural elements to assist with the load. We may also integrate buffers to prevent overloading at the retail end, which is always a distinct possibility.

These robust units are built to last, constructed from durable materials such as reinforced cardboard, plastic, or metal. Their sturdy construction ensures stability and strength, making them ideal for displaying bulky or weighty items like large bottles, electronic appliances, or industrial tools.

One of the key benefits of heavy-duty FSDUs is their ability to support significant product weight without compromising on structural integrity. Retailers can confidently showcase their heaviest merchandise without worrying about the display unit buckling or collapsing under the load. This reliability instils confidence in both retailers and customers, ensuring a positive shopping experience and minimising the risk of accidents or damage to products.

Furthermore, heavy-duty FSDUs offer versatility in terms of design and customisation options. From adjustable shelves to reinforced bases and side panels, these units can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of different product types and retail spaces. Whether it’s in a bustling supermarket aisle or a busy hardware store, heavy-duty FSDUs provide a robust and effective solution for retailers looking to maximise the visibility and impact of their merchandise.

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    Our Materials

    Single Wall and Double Wall Flutes

    Corrugated cardboard is a sustainable and recyclable material which is both lightweight and extremely strong. Depending on the thickness of the corrugations and finish of the liner board, corrugated card can be elegant, strong, and long lasting.

    This cardboard can be used for boxes and displays but also furniture, exhibitions, games and art.

    E flute is mainly used for inner containers, presentation boxes and smaller countertop displays.

    Double wall cardboard such as EE or EB is used where box strength is important, or for free standing displays and dump bins.

    Single wall cardboard such as B or C flute is generally reserved for economical outer boxes and cartons. BC flute is used for more demanding applications.

    Corrugated Cardboard

    All the benefits of corrugated cardboard but with the added convenience of rigidity in sheet form. This material is ideal for use in cardboard furniture, exhibition and semi-permanent displays. It can also be used as packing material for fragile items.

    Structural Board Protective Cardboard

    Display board is a solid board without corrugations and is generally used for high-end displays, and in places where curves are desired such as elliptical towers or round displays.

    It is often used as a cladding material, where the strength and rigidity of a display will come from the cardboard components inside. Display board offers excellent print finish and a long-lasting high quality surface.

    Display Cardboard

    Ideal for use where cardboard is not suitable, UV-stable Correx can be used outdoors, in wet weather conditions, can be washed clean, and can be printed as usual. Commonly used for displays in garden centres and DIY stores.

    Correx Cardboard

    Extremely light weight and very rigid, foam board is ideal for hanging display boards. It has a very smooth surface for high print quality. 

    Foam Centred Board

    Foamex is a solid plastic sheet material which has excellent longevity. Frequently this material is used for outdoor signage and has a good appearance once printed. Occasionally, Foamex is used for indoor displays where complex and detailed cut-outs reduce the strength of cardboard i.e. standees.


    Predominantly, transparent polypropylene sheeting is used for producing mop trays, which are waterproof trays to fit around the base of a cardboard display.

    Once fitted, the floor can be mopped as usual without the need to move the display to a dry area.

    Other Plastics