Common Corrugated Box Designs for Packaging

October 13, 2020

Corrugated boxes are one of the most picked packaging materials that a lot of brands and industries utilise today. These boxes, which can be manufactured through the process of die cutting, boast a lot of benefits to various companies and businesses.

For one, corrugated boxes can provide the needed protection of any product. They can also prevent moisture and bacteria from infiltrating the products inside. Sustainability is likewise prioritised with corrugated boxes as they do not require high labour costs and expensive tools. These boxes can even be recycled or repurposed to easily produce new corrugated boxes or any other products.

One outstanding benefit of corrugated boxes is that they are customisable. As a matter of fact, they may come in different designs with the help of high-quality die cutting machines. Some common corrugated box designs are the following:

Regular Slotted Container

Regular slotted container boxes are known to be the most popular box design in the world as they are highly efficient and versatile. All the flaps of these boxes have the same length. Their two outer flaps, which are known to be the lengthwise flaps, typically measure about one-half the box’s width. These measurements allow all the flaps to meet at the centre of the box whenever it is closed.

Overlap Slotted Container

Corrugated boxes that come in overlap slotted container designs have flaps that have the same length. Their outer flaps overlap by an inch or more to the other flaps. This style is often used if the box length is greater than its width. This type of box is typically closed either with adhesives or staples that are driven through the overlapping area. Sealing the overlap prevents the outer flaps from being separated.

Full Overlap Slotted Container

Full overlap slotted container boxes are comprised of flaps that have the same equal length. Whenever these boxes are closed, their outer flaps usually come within one inch of complete overlap, making them great against rough handling. The overlapping flaps of these boxes are typically stacked on their bottom panel, adding some significant cushioning and protection to the products inside.

Centre Special Slotted Container

The inner and outer flaps of centre special slotted container boxes are usually cut to a different length. Both pairs of these flaps are intended to meet at the centre of the box, which makes the whole box strong. Additionally, closing the whole box makes the thickness of both the top and bottom part of the container stronger. A level base for the products is also created whenever this type of box is closed.

1-2-3 Bottom or Snap Container

All the four flaps found on 1-2-3 bottom or snap container boxes are created by die cutting. When folding this type of box, the person should fold the largest bottom panel first before folding the two end panels. If ever whole bottom panel is folded, pressure must be applied to the centre so that the flap can fit into the slot found in other panels. This type of container can be utilised in small products.

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