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Shipping Fundamentals - The Essential of Box Design


" Cardboard" boxes are really made from corrugated fiberboard, or corrugated board. It's made by combining two sheets of paper (called linings) that are glued to a corrugated internal tool called fluting. When set up, these three layers of paper provide the overall structure a sturdy toughness.

The corrugated medium, as well as linerboard, are made from paperboard, a paper-like product normally over 10 mils (0.010 inches, or 0.25 mm) thick. Although paperboard as well as corrugated fiberboard are often called "cardboard," cardboard may be any type of heavy paper-pulp based board.

Corrugated board is formed by a corrugator. Ports are die-cut into the board to give flaps; ratings or perfs are die-cut to permit folding. The box joint is normally secured with sticky. Tape or stitches might also be used.

The advanced "Flexo Folder Gluer" prints, cuts, folds, and also adhesives flat sheets of the board in one single pass at quicken to 26,000 boxes per hr; regarding 433 per minute.

The box is delivered flat (knocked down) to the packager that sets up the box, loads it, and also closes it for shipment. Box closure may be by tape, sticky, staples, strapping, and so on. Some boxes are specifically designed to be self-sealing.

Box designs

Boxes are identified as one of three means: Name, acronym or 4-digit number. Sector specialists favor utilizing the acronym instead of the style number.

The most usual box style is provided the name Normal Slotted Container. It's phrase is RSC. Its number is 0201.

Boxes are grouped by design right into categories. The initial 2 digits of a box's number recognize its classification.

The 6 most typical categories are:

o 02 series: Slotted boxes (most usual).

o 03 series: Telescope boxes.

o 04 series: Folders.

o 06 series: Rigid boxes (or bliss boxes).

o 07 series: Self-erecting boxes.

o 09 series: Interior kinds.