These boxes are made from a single piece of corrugated fiberboard. The fibreboard is scored and slotted to permit folding. Boxes are shipped and stored flat until needed by the user, where it is assembled at time of use.
This is our most common box style. There are four flaps, top and bottom, with the outer flaps meeting in the centre when folded. All flaps have the same length and the two outer flaps are one-half of the containers width so that they meet at the center of the box when folded. The RSC can have a glued, taped or stitched corner seam. Flute direction usually runs parallel to the depth as this provides good stacking strength. It can be used for most product types.
A variation of the RSC, the FOL also has 4 flaps on the top and bottom. The outer flaps come within one inch of complete overlap. This box style provides good protection against rough handling and is often the choice when the width of the box is narrow relative to the length of the box.
The Folder/Mailer is a one-piece folder which provides a flat, unbroken bottom with the sides wrapping around the product. Extensions of the side flaps meet to form the top. It is often used for mailing products.
The Five Panel Wrap is a scored and slotted single sheet that wraps around a product and is usually sealed shut with tape. It is generally used for products that are long and narrow.
Our Die-Cut Mailer is available with or without dust flaps. The box is folded up and the sides lock into place with locking tabs. This box style is generally used to package smaller products and is multi-purpose.
Trays have an unbroken bottom with no top and are generally not used as a shipping container on their own. Flaps on slotted trays are taped or stapled by the end user to form the sides of the container. Die cut 4-sided locking trays have self locking tabs on the side flaps for easy assembly. Trays are often used for produce items, storage, or as elements of display stands.
A telescopic tray top (lid) and bottom used together may be used as a shipping container. The tray top’s inside dimensions would equal the outside dimensions of the tray bottom to allow the two parts to fit together.
Interior forms include a variety of dividers, partitions, and other inserts. They help to separate or cushion your products and to strengthen the box or to fill voids. These forms range in shapes such as rectangle, scored, slotted, or die cut.
Common formats include:
The Pad/Sheet is a flat piece of corrugated with or without scores. Amongst its many functions, pads are often used as an added layer of protection, to separate products or layers of product, to cover pallets, or as a space filler.
Tubes are scored rectangles, folded to form a multi-sided structure.
Partitions may take many shapes and are generally used for supporting, cushioning, or separating product in a master carton. This inner packaging may also be used to suspend product or to fill space.
Die cut fiberboard pieces to position and support products away from the walls of the box for added protection