How Many Types Of Corrugated Boxes Are There
If you are a company looking for packaging ideas, you might have come across the term ‘corrugated sheet’ – but what are they exactly?
Before we learn in-depth, we need to know the basic difference between corrugated and cardboard box.
Some benefits of Corrugated Packaging:
- It is cheaper in cost, as compared to cartons
- Environmental friendly as it is made up of 70-100% recycled material
- Lighter in weight and easier to transport and ship anywhere
- Provides more protection as compared to using lighter cardboard, it can also be stacked easily
- Puncture resistant due to corrugation flute
- Provides more strength and durability as compared to any other material
- Can be stacked better without damaging the inside contents.
- It is also extremely flexible to manufacture and ship too. So many different shapes and sizes can be made.
- It can be customized according to the brand or the business, with their logo printed on it.
Usually, a cardboard material is very common for normal household items, but it is quite different from corrugated sheets.
A Cardboard box is a one layered packaging box that is used mainly for lighter items like a pizza box, or for medicines etc.
It does not provide a lot of safety or cost reduction, but can be used for packaging non-fragile items.
A corrugated box is made up of 3 layers:
- An inside layer, which is the one facing the product or item.
- An outside layer which has all the different prints on it.
- There is a middle flute layer in between them which is responsible to provide protection and safety.
This is a protective and cushioning layer which makes sure your products are safe.
There are 6 types of Corrugated Flutes:
- A-flute: 4.7mm thick which has the best strength for stacking
- B-flute: 2.5mm thick, resists being punctured
- C-flute: 3.6mm, can do both
- E-flute: 1.5mm, only for lighter materials
- BC flute: Combination of B and C flute, provides extra stacking strength where needed
- AC flute: Combination of A and C flute, provides strength when needed
Types of Corrugated Cartons:
Based upon the designs and its formation, a corrugated carton may have around 8 different types:
This type mainly has one piece of a sheet which is either stitched or glued to a joint and with the up and down flaps. They are delivered in the flat form so that the brand can open it and use it as you like. You can fold the flaps according to your need.
- Slotted Box:
This type is also similar to half slotted one in the fact that one piece is attached by glueing or stitching to the two different flaps. These are shipped in the flat formation and the buyer can then open it up and close the flaps while shipping them.
- Telescope Box:
This type has more than one piece and it has a lid or sort of closing over the main body of the box. This is the main feature which sets it apart from others.
- Folder Type Boxes & Trays:
It usually has just one piece of a board. The bottom board is usually fixed to the sides and the cover. In different designs, handles, panels, locking tabs and other things are usually incorporated along too.
- Slide Type Boxes:
This type of corrugated box has many pieces of sleeves and liners, all of which move in different directions from one another. It may also have sleeves on the outside which can be used for other purposes.
- Rigid Type Boxes:
It mainly is made up of two different end pieces and the main body and needs some sort of glueing or stitching of either wood or fiberboard.
Interior fitments like mainly liners, dividers, separators or pads may be sold as singular items or even can be attached to the main case. The number of panels depends upon the user and can be increased or even decreased where needed.
- Fold-Up Pads:
It includes different types of pads, dividers or even liners. These pads are usually presented in a folded manner and can be used singularly or attached.