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BOX 101
EASY REFERENCE GUIDE

Box dimensions are described in terms of length, width and depth of the inside of the carton. When measuring or ordering boxes, the dimensions will be listed in that order.

Length and width describe the long and short sides of the box, respectively.

The depth describes the distance between the two openings of the box.

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TYPES OF BOARD AND COMMON GRADES
BOARD TYPE MULLEN TEST ECT MAX. LOAD
SINGLE WALL 125 23 20
150 26 35
175 29 50
200 32 65
250 40 80
275 44 95
350 55 100
DOUBLE WALL 200 42 80
275 48 100
350 51 120
400 61 140
500 71 160
600 82 180
TRIPLE WALL 700 67 240
900 80 260
1100 90 280
1300 125 300
*Mullen and ECT tests measured in PSI, Load measured in LBS.
TYPES OF JOINTS
Stitch Joint Tape Joint Glue Joint
Stitch Joint Tape Joint Glue Joint

STITCH JOINT
The strongest available joint. It uses large industrial staples and is generally reserved for the heaviest or most abused packages. The stitch flap can be placed either on the inside or outside of the carton.

TAPE JOINT
Taped boxes have no additional flap, instead the two ends of the box blank butt up against one another and then tape is applied. This joint is about as strong as glue but is used when the additional flap is unwanted on either the inside or outside of the box.

GLUE JOINT
This joint uses a liquid adhesive to bond the glue flap to the other side of the box. It is the most common joint and is appropriate for most applications. As with stitch, the glue flap can be placed either on the inside or the outside of the carton.

TYPES OF FLUTES
TRP Flute TRP FLUTE | Thickness: 5/8"
Industrial grade board that utilizes 3 mediums. Used for large and very heavy packages.
DW Flute DW FLUTE | Thickness: 5/16"
Usually found made from B and C flutes mated together. It's used for large and heavy packages.
C Flute C FLUTE | Thickness: 3/16"
The most common flute. Strong, light and generally well printed on.
B Flute B FLUTE | Thickness: 1/8"
A good general use board that prints well and is fairly strong.
E Flute E FLUTE | Thickness: 1/16"
A thin board that is great for small packages and those with intricate printing.
Regular Slotted Container

(RSC)
REGULAR SLOTTED CONTAINER

A common container with equal length end flaps that are 1/2 the containers width so they meet in the middle. Perfect for most products.

One Piece Folder

(1PC)
ONE PIECE FOLDER

A carton that folds forming a flat bottom and sides with extensions that form the top. Often recommended for products with low depth for ease of manufacturing.

Full Telescope

FULL TELESCOPE

This carton is formed from 2 slotted trays that interlock together.

Half Slotted Container

(HSC)
HALF SLOTTED CONTAINER

The same as RSCs without one set of flaps forming an open end container. Often paired with low depth trays to act as tops.

Full-Overlap Slotted Container

(FOL)
FULL-OVERLAP SLOTTED CONTAINER

The same as RSCs but the flaps on the top and bottom fully overlap instead of meeting in the middle. This container is used when extra strength and cushioning is needed.

5 Panel Folder

(5PF)
5 PANEL FOLDER

A slotted container with a fifth panel that is used as the closing flap. Overlapping end flaps provide extra protection for long, small diameter items.

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