You’ve probably seen a cardboard box before. It’s a light, inexpensive and durable material that is often used for packaging goods for shipping. The corrugated boxes are used for shipping purposes. But did you know there are many different types of cardboard boxes? We’ll explore all the features of this versatile product in this article.
The features of cardboard boxes
- Size: Cardboard boxes come in many different sizes.
Small-sized cardboard boxes often serve as a shipping container for clothes, books, and other lightweight items.
– Shipping companies use largely corrugated (flexible) packing containers to ship heavy or delicate objects such as appliances, cars and more. Different packaging materials are needed depending on the weight category determined by the International Safe Transit Association.
- 2. Flute: The material used to create the box.
– Flute strength is measured by flute runs per inch (flutes divided by 12 inches). A higher number means a stronger corrugated cardboard box.
– Corrugated medium boxes have three or four flutes, while heavy-duty and double-walled corrugated cardboard boxes typically have six or more.
- 3. Gluing: Used to create a strong bond between two or more pieces of corrugated cardboard to form the box.
– Waterproof glueing seals out moisture and keeps products safe from damage during shipping.
– Pressure-sensitive tape creates durable seams that are easy for consumer’s to open but difficult for would-be thieves to get into without damaging the package.
- 4. Locking: A locking strip is corrugated cardboard with two teeth on one end and an adhesive backing.
– The box manufacturer adheres the locking strip to the top or side seam, then folds it over for added security. That makes it difficult (but not impossible) for someone in transit to open and steal products.
– Locks also come in different sizes depending on how much protection they provide against outside forces that could cause damage during shipping, such as extreme cold or heat.
- Reinforcement: Reinforced corners prevent the box from splitting when stacked on top of another.
Most boxes have four or more reinforced corner flaps glued to each side of the corrugated cardboard container.
– The manufacturer uses a special machine with sharp blades to cut all four layers at once for precision and ease of use.
– The manufacturer creates a crease in the corrugated material inside the carton so that once folded, there is a double thickness at all four corners and along both long sides.
Cardboard boxes are versatile products that can be used for many different applications. They provide convenience, protection and security to consumers who send or receive them during the shipping process.