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Corrugated is the ultimate in flexible packaging material. Ninety (90) percent of all goods shipped to market are packaged in corrugated. There are many standard styles (some listed below) and there is also an unending array of custom designed packaging products.
To educate our customers we would like to present some of the following styles:
Also known as a Regular Slotted Carton, this is the most commonly produced box. All flaps have the same length and the
two outer flaps (normally the lengthwise flaps) are one-half the container’s width, so that they meet at the center of the box
when folded. This is a highly efficient design for many applications and there is very little manufacturing waste. RSCs can
be printed in as many as 4 colors.
A half-slotted container is a variation of the RSC without one set of flaps. HSCs can be printed in as many as 4 colors.
The Full overlap slotted container has flaps which are all the same length and are also equal to the width of the box.
This style is very resistant to rough handling. We can print up to 4 colors on this style box.
In an overlap slotted container, the outer flaps extend partially across the width. This style is used to enhance the
cushioning effect top and bottom.
This is an open-ended style that allows packaging to surround the item being packed with no top or bottom flaps.
These are flat scored and slotted sheets that when folded, form a lid to carry products.
FULL TELESCOPING STYLE
Two scored and slotted trays are made to fit inside one another to package items when depth is an issue and the item
needs corner protection.Two scored and slotted trays are made to fit inside one another to package items when depth
is an issue and the item needs corner protection.
One piece folders are often referred to “book folders” or “iron cross mailers”. Products packed this way
include printed matter, electrical circuitry and of course books.
DIE CUT BOXES
A die cut box has a unique design that requires angular, circular, or other unusual cuts, slots, and scores.
Die cut boxes may also feature perforated lines, ventilation holes, or access holes.
Die cut boxes can be printed in up to 4 colors.
Displays are usually thought of as any type of packaging that is used for retail or visual marketing. We produce everything from counter to floor displays with printing availability up to four colors. Our design department has the latest in technology so that ideas can be developed creatively and efficiently.
PADS, PARTITIONS, INTERNAL PACKAGING PRODUCTS
Pads, partitions and inner packaging pieces are used to separate, cushion, suspend and fill irregular
spaces within a container. At our facility we produce these with and without tooling.
Box makers normally prefer dimensions of a box to be expressed as inside dimensions. It is very important to be precise in giving us the three dimensions accurately.
Corrugated board has two main components. The linerboard is the flat paper that makes up both sides of the board and the medium is the fluted paper in between the liners.
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The inventors of corrugated board applied the same principles to paper as ancient architects did to buildings.
When trying to uphold heavy loads, the most efficient way is by using an arch. Generally the larger flute profiles
give greater vertical strength and cushioning. The smaller flutes help enhance graphic capabilities while providing
greater structural integrity. By experimenting with flute profiles, designers can vary compression strength,
cushioning strength and thickness.
Flutes come in several standard sizes such as A, B, C, E, and F. We currently convert all the above flutes in our
facility. Different flute profiles can be combined in one piece of combined board.
For instance, our doublewall board uses a B-C flute combination.
Flute Designation* Flute Thickness (in.) Flute Cross Section
A Flute 3/16
B Flute 1/8
C Flute 5/32
E Flute 1/16
* Other specialized flute sizes are less common but also available. (Source: The Wiley Encyclopedia in Packaging Technology)
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