3 Common Types of Boxes in the World of Packaging

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asked Sep 22, 2022 in 3D Segmentation by freeamfva (39,060 points)

In the world of packaging, many people are confused about all the different types of boxes and the interchangeable terms used to describe them – Folding Cartons, Rigid Boxes, Set-up Boxes, Cardboard Boxes, Corrugated Boxes, Paperboard Boxes etc.Get more news about Packaging Boxes 1 Layer,you can vist our website!

Exhaustive articles could be written about this subject, but here I will try to simplify things for you.

There are basically three common types of boxes in packaging. All are made of paper pulp of varying thickness.
1. Folding Cartons
Folding cartons (also called paperboard cartons, or paperboard boxes) are some of the most common types of boxes that you will see at retail stores. Think of a typical cereal box – this is a folding carton.
2. Rigid Boxes
Rigid boxes (also called set-up boxes) are sturdier and do not fold or collapse as folding cartons do. They are often, but not always, used for higher-end products where perceived value is important. They are also used when the product within is heavy and in need of extra support. An iPhone box, is an example of a rigid box.
3. Corrugated Boxes
Corrugated boxes (also called corrugated board, corrugated fiberboard or combined board) are what you would commonly refer to as brown cardboard boxes that you would, for example, use to pack your belongings in when you move to a new house.Corrugated fiberboard typically has three layers. A wavy or fluted layer sandwiched between two outer flat layers. The fluted layer is where the strength of this paper product lies.

In packaging, corrugated boxes are often referred to as “shipper boxes” or “master packs” and are mostly used to ship a company’s retail-ready products to stores all over the country/world.Corrugated is also commonly used as primary retail packaging the same way a folding carton is used. Here is an example of a plain corrugated retail box with no printing.

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