Regular Slotted Container (RSC) - 0201
Regular slotted containers are the most common of all box types. Their design makes them highly efficient for many different applications, and their manufacturing process produces almost zero waste.
- Great for Products in All Markets
Full Overlap Slotted Container (FOL) - 0203
This style of box is almost identical to the RSC; the difference is the flaps. Flaps on FOL containers extend over the entire opening of the box, making them especially durable and resistant to rough handling. The overlapping flaps also provide extra strength for stacking on top, bottom, or sides.
One Piece Folder with Dust Flaps (OPF) - 0415
OPF corrugated boxes are what you may want to use if you’re shipping printed circuit boards (PCBs), because the dust flaps will protect them from dust, and the individual cases aren’t heavy enough to merit more rigid structures. (You will want to consider your transportation type in the above scenario, to make sure you aren’t transporting these with heavier, loosely-packed items.)
- Best for Electronics Products
Wrap-Around Blank - 0406
These boxes are cut to the right dimensions, and then a sturdy product is placed on the corrugated board. The box is then formed around the product, with the joint being the final closure. When finished, wrap-around blank boxes are, more or less, RSC boxes turned on their sides, making insertion and removal of the product more convenient.
- Utilized in All Markets
Double Cover Container (DC) - 0310
Double cover containers are essentially tubes with caps on their ends. DCs are frequently used for packaging items too tall or heavy to easily be placed into boxes. One of the covers is placed on a surface, and the object it will contain is placed on that cover. Then the tube part of the box slides on over the top of the object, and the other cover is placed on top. These are commonly found with die cast parts or other heavy metal objects.
- Most Popular with Industrial Market Customers
Interlocking Double Cover Container (IC) - 0325
ICs are exactly like DCs, except for one difference; the lids interlock with the tube when you put the box together. The ease with which these packages fit large objects makes this a great option to use in when packaging washers and dryers and other large appliances. Moving these appliances is easier than if you were to try with a DC, because you can use the box as a sort of help when pushing the object to where it will be placed.
Sample Package Fabrication: Testing the Product Before Production
Custom Package Design Offers Safe Transit
-- International Fiberboard Case Codes --
|02 Series||04 Series||09 Series|
|Slotted Boxes||Folders||Interior Forms|
|0200 (HSC)||0401 (OPF)||0900|
|0203 (FOL)||0410 (FPF)||0906|
|0205 (CSO)||0415 (OPF)||0908|
|03 Series||06 Series||07 Series|
|Telescope Boxes||Rigid (Bliss) Boxes||Self-Erecting Boxes|
Each of the adjacent codes indicates a specific type of folding used on your corrugated box shell.
Different folds yield different benefits, and meet different packaging needs, i.e. bulge resistance, tensile strength, humidity control.
Customized protective inner packaging may be placed within the shell to stop your product from being damaged during transit.
At Nelson Container, you come to us with a need for custom packaging design, and our engineers churn out solutions based on your product specifications:
- Solid exterior packaging guards your product from the elements
- Protective interior inserts strengthen your packaging and protect your product
- Timely deliveries keep your company on track to succeed
Custom designed inner packaging is a large part of what makes us reputable and successful as a business. Anyone can put your product in a box. Nelson Container makes absolutely sure your product won’t be damaged while it's inside the box, and we get those boxes to you fast.
Most Common Box Styles and Uses
A box is a box is a box, right? Wrong. There are many different types of boxes with varying strengths and usefulness for different products and methods of transport. The time an item sits in transit, the climate it will be exposed to, the type of transportation, and many more things go into the choice of which kind of box to use and how to support each box’s weak points.
Specialized Moisture-Resistant Adhesives
Some of the adhesives we use to keep our packages together are starch based. Adhesives made using starch as a base aren’t particularly conducive to holding together in the presence of moisture. When we anticipate a package may encounter high humidity or other forms of moisture during transit, we switch to either a Moisture Resistant Adhesive (MRA) or a Water Resistant Adhesive (WRA). The former is better suited for high-moisture environments and very brief, direct exposures to small amounts of liquids. The latter is rarely necessary, yet is useful for when we anticipate a package may be entirely submerged in a liquid.
Low-Volume per SKU, No Problem
Nelson Container specializes in rapidly transforming corrugated board and other materials into your custom business-to-business transit packaging. Our machine Operators are able to change the settings on their machines very quickly, allowing us to accommodate low-volume per SKU orders especially well.
This is part of our quick response manufacturing (QRM) business model.
Effective communication is one of Nelson Container’s strengths. Interactions and invoices are easily understood and processed with the help of our online ordering system, eKban. Even if you change the specs of your product at the last minute, we change our design to meet your new requirements. Eliminate unnecessary overhead and mitigate the risk of on-time delivery failure. Choose Nelson Container as your full-service corrugated packaging manufacturer.
Combined Flute Profiles Add Strength
Flute profiles and the adhesives we use are both important parts of our corrugated package design choices. If a product is heavy, easily tipped, likely to be jostled during transit, or has points jutting out in various directions, choosing a double- or triple-walled packaging is preferred over single-walled.
|Style||International Fiberboard Case Code||Preferred Ratio – L:W:D|
|Flute profiles and the adhesives we use are both important parts of our corrugated package design choices|
|Telescope HSCs (0200)||0320||2:1:1|
|Telescope CSSCs (0204)||0320||1:1:1|
Multiple walls act as a buffer between the product in the packaging and its external environment, which may be extreme temperatures, humidity, winds, other tumbling packages, etc.
Most Common Corrugated Board Flute Types
Nelson Container combines flute profiles when necessary to achieve just the right amount of strength without having to waste material. This ensures you get the best packaging for both your dollar and your unique needs.