Corrugated Carton Styles

Our corrugated carton machines make a variety of different box styles.  This page offers a brief description and visual aid on the popular box styles that we offer.  Any of these box styles can be made with any single or double wall & weather resistant or non-weather resistant corrugated blank material.

REGULAR SLOTTED CONTAINER – RSC

  • The RSC can be used for most products, and is the most common box style.
  • All flaps are the same size.
  • The length flaps are one – half the width and meet at the center of the box when folded.
  • The joint of an RSC without a tab is taped.
  • An RSC with a tab can be glued or stitched.
  • The outer flaps are usually taped.
  • A fill – in pad is used if a bottom is required.
  • If a large box is needed, use the two or four – part RSC.

Regular-Slitted-Container

REGULAR SLOTTED CONTAINER WITH VARIABLE FLAP – RSCVF

  • The RSCVF is similar to the RSC style box. The length flaps overlap by one inch or more.
  • This style is used when the length of the box is considerably greater than the width, resulting in a long distance between the end flaps.
  • The sealed overlap gives the top and bottom extra strength.
  • The joint of an RSCVF without a tab is taped.
  • An RSCVF with a tab can be glued or stitched.
  • The overlapped outer flaps are usually closed with staples, but can be glued or taped.
  • A fill – in pad is used if a flat bottom is required.

Regular-Slitted-Container

FULL OVERLAP CONTAINER – FOL

  • The outer flaps of an FOL almost completely overlap, which makes this box unusually resistant to rough handling.
  • This style is used when extra stacking strength is needed.
  • The extra thickness of corrugated board on the top and bottom panels provides added stacking strength.
  • The joint of an FOL without a tab is taped.
  • An FOL with a tab can be glued or stitched.
  • The overlapped outer flaps are usually closed with staples, but can be glued or taped.
  • A fill – in pad is used if a flat bottom is required.

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TELESCOPE HALF – SLOTTED BOX – THS

  • The two thicknesses of corrugated at the sides and ends of this style container give maximum protection to its contents and give the box superior stacking strength.
  • This style is used extensively for fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • This container also has application for other merchandise.
  • The cover section is easily removed for examination of the contents.
  • If the cover extends the full depth of the box, it is referred to as a full telescope half – slotted box (FTHS).
  • If the cover does not extend the full depth it is referred to as a partial telescope half – slotted box (PTHS). See the two illustrations below.
  • The joint of a THS top or bottom without a tab is taped.
  • An HSC top or bottom without a tab is taped.
  •  An HSC top or bottom with a tab can be glued or stitched.

Telescope-half-slitted-carton

HALF – SLOTTED BOX WITH COVER – HSC

  • The cover of this style box usually extends less than two – thirds the depth of the bottom.
  • The top can be made to extend the full depth of the bottom if needed for extra strength.
  • This style is frequently used for shipping and self storage, or other applications where the cover must be removed and replaced frequently.
  • The top is made in the design style.
  • The corners of a design style cover are usually closed with staples but can be glued or taped.
  • The clearance of the cover over the bottom can be adjusted from the setup screen.
  • The joint of an HSC bottom without a tab is taped.
  • An HSC bottom with a glue tab can be glued or stitched.

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DOUBLE COVER BOX – DC

  • A shell or tube forms the body.
  • Two interchangeable covers form top and bottom.
  • The covers usually extend only a few inches down the center body.
  • This style is frequently used for tall or heavy products that would be difficult to lower into a box.
  • The item is placed on the bottom cover and the center tube placed over the product.
  • This style is also used for granular and other free – flowing products.
  • If the cover of this style is made in a tray style, the corners of the cover are usually closed with staples but can be glued or taped.
  • The clearance of the cover over the bottom can be adjusted from the setup screen.
  • The joint of a DC without a tab is taped.
  • A DC with a tab can be glued or stitched.

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TELESCOPE DESIGN BOX – TD

  • This two – piece box is one of the strongest styles available.
  • The FTD full telescope design has a full – depth cover, and the PTD partial telescope design has a cover that extends one – third of the depth.
  • The full – depth cover slides completely over the body, providing extra thickness of material on all side and end panels.
  • This provides compression strength suitable for high stacking of fragile items.
  • “Design Style” refers to the joining of flaps on the side or end panels, rather than on the top and bottom of the box.
  • The advantage is a flat bottom (and top) suitable for paper, books or similar items.
  • The top and bottom are made in the design style.
  • The corners of the cover are usually closed with staples but can be glued or taped.
  • The clearance of the cover over the bottom can be adjusted from the setup screen.

Telescope-Design-Box

FIVE – PANEL FOLDER – FPF

  • When assembled, this box has several thicknesses of material in each end.
  • This provides considerable strength and makes the five – panel folder an excellent container for the shipment of items such as conveyor rollers, rods, light fixtures, rugs, etc.
  • The five – panel folder has a particular advantage when it is used for the packing of long items of a small diameter which might be damaged if forced through the ends of the container.
  • The ends of a FPF can be closed with staples or tape.

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FIVE – PANEL FOLDER CENTER FLAP – FPFCF

  • The FPFCF is similar to the FPF.
  • The difference is the FPFCF is sealed at a center seam on the top.
  • This makes the box easier to load but a little less strong.
  • When assembled, this box has several thicknesses of material in each end.
  • This provides considerable strength and makes the five – panel folder center flap an excellent container for the shipment of items such as rolls of paper, canes, umbrellas, etc.
  • The five – panel folder center flap has a particular advantage when it is used for the packing of long items of a small diameter which might be damaged if forced through the ends of the container.
  • The ends of the FPFCF can be closed with staples or tape. The outer flaps of the FPFCF are closed with tape.

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TRAY STYLE – TRAY

  • The TRAY can be used for inner containers and dividers for parts, delicate produce, letter mail, and other items.
  • The TRAY is made in the design style. The corners of a design style are usually closed with staples but can be glued or taped.

Tray-Carton

MULTIPLE CUT – TO – SIZE PAD – M – PAD 

  • The multiple cut – to – size pad is the same as cut – to – size pad.
  • Five pads can be made at the same time with one pass through the machine.
  • Pads can be the same width or three different widths. The five pads will have the same length.
  • NUMBER OF SCORES CAN BE 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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SCORED PADS – PAD

  • The cut – to – size pad is scored one to nine times.
  • This pad is used for custom inner packing.
  • Multiple scored pads are used to produce custom shapes.

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4 – PART REGULAR SLOTTED CONTAINER – 4P – RSC

  • The 4P – RSC is the same as an RSC but is made from four separate panels with tabs.
  • The 4P – RSC is used when a very large box is needed.
  • Each of the width and length panels with a tab for joining the corners.
  • The corner joints of a 4P – RSC are glued or stitched.

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2 – PART REGULAR SLOTTED CONTAINER – 2 P – RSC

  • The 2P – RSC is the same as an RSC but is made from two separate panels with tabs.
  • The 2P – RSC is used when the box needed is larger than one sheet of material.
  • Each of the two blanks have a width and length panel with a tab for joining the corners.
  • The corner joints of a 2P – RSC are glued or stitched.

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ONE – PIECE TELESCOPING BOX – 1P – T

  • The one – piece telescope box is made from on e piece of scored and slotted material.
  • The 1P – T style combines the features of a telescope and folder container.
  • At least two layers of material on one side and both ends provide stacking strength, and the bottom and top are unbroken.
  • The corners of a 1P – T can be glued or stitched.

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ONE – PIECE FOLDER – 1P – F

  • The one – piece folder is made from one piece of material and provides a flat bottom with flaps forming the sides and ends.
  • The outer flaps meet at the center to form the top.
  • Style 15 one – piece folders come in three styles.
  • Style 15 – 1 has four scores.
  • Style 15 – 2 has six scores.
  • Style 15 – 3 has eight scores.

One-Piece-Folder

CUT – TO – SIZE PAD – PAD

  • The cut – to – size pad is used for inner packing and to divide items inside boxes.
  • Pads are used to provide extra thickness for increased stacking strength.
  • Fill – in pads can be used to provide a flat bottom in boxes with inside flaps, such as an RSC.

Multiple-Cut-to-Size-Pad

2 PART TELESCOPE HALF – SLOTTED BOX – 2P – THS

  • The two thicknesses of corrugated at the sides and ends of this style container give maximum protection to its contents and give the box superior stacking strength.
  • This style is used extensively for fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • This container also has application for other merchandise.
  • The cover section is easily removed for examination of the contents.
  • If the cover extends the full depth of the box, it is referred to as a full telescope half – slotted box (FTHS).
  • If the cover does not extend the full depth it is referred to as a partial telescope half – slotted box (PTHS).
  • The joint of a THS top or bottom without a tab is taped.
  • An HSC top or bottom with a tab can be glued or stitched.

Telescope-half-slitted-carton

4 PART TELESCOPE HALF – SLOTTED BOX – 4P – THS

  • The two thicknesses of corrugated at the sides and ends of this style container give maximum protection to its contents and give the box superior stacking strength.
  • This style is used extensively for fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • This container also has application for other merchandise.
  • The cover section is easily removed for examination of the contents.
  • If the cover extends the full depth of the box, it is referred to as a full telescope half – slotted box (FTHS).
  • If the cover does not extend the full depth it is referred to as a partial telescope half – slotted box (PTHS).
  • The joint of a THS top or bottom without a tab is taped.
  • An HSC top or bottom with a tab can be glued or stitched.

Telescope-half-slitted-carton

FIVE – PANEL FOLDER – FPF

  • When assembled, this box has several thicknesses of material in each end.
  • This provides considerable strength and makes the five – panel folder an excellent container for the shipment of items such as conveyor rollers, rods, light fixtures, rugs, etc.
  • The five – panel folder has a particular advantage when it is used for the packing of long items of a small diameter which might be damaged if forced through the ends of the container.
  • The ends of a FPF can be closed with staples or tape.

Five-Panel-Folder