Common Types of Corrugated Cardboard Boxes You Can Choose From

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Corrugation in the packaging industry refers to the construction of a packaging material that is made from three different layers. The middle layer that is fluted or folded is held between two flat layers. Different corrugated cardboard boxes are available for different purposes. This article discusses some of the common kinds of corrugated boxes that you can select from based on your packaging needs.

Telescope Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Telescope corrugated cardboard boxes usually have a top and a bottom section. The top section or cover fits over the bottom part of the box. The top section may at times cover more than two thirds of the bottom section. This type of box is commonly used to package few retail items, such as a pair of shoes. The advantage of this type of box design is that, because the bottom is slightly smaller than the top (rather than the same size), it can be stacked without a serious risk of damaging the contents.

Slider Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Slider corrugated cardboard boxes also have two parts. However, they differ from telescope boxes in the way the two parts come together once an item is placed inside the box. One part of the slider corrugated cardboard box is slotted horizontally, and it slips onto the second component which is somewhat tray-like. This type of box allows manufacturers to package fancy items, such as top of the range perfumes and gift items, in a way that will be attractive to customers.

Full Overlap Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Full overlap corrugated cardboard boxes have four flaps at their top and bottom. At least two of the flaps extend to the entire width of the box, while the other two may extend the entire width or just partway. This enables the box to withstand any rough handling that the package may be subjected to during transportation and storage. These boxes are ideal for heavy products, such as refrigerators.

Slotted Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Slotted corrugated cardboard boxes are the most common type of box available on the market. This may be due to the ease with which they can be assembled for use. The box is made from one piece of corrugated cardboard that has been glued or taped together at the different joints. The box is then flattened for easy transportation and storage. These boxes have four flaps at the top and at the bottom. Slotted corrugated cardboard boxes are versatile and can be used to package small or large items.

Deciding which type of corrugated cardboard box is right for you is just one of the steps that you need to follow as you choose a packaging material. You also have to think about the impact resistance of the box, the type of printing suitable for that product and the flute style. Discuss all these parameters with a packaging professional from a company like Ragi Packaging Services Pty Ltd so that he or she helps you to pick the best box specifications for your needs.