Corrugated Markets

A Corrugated Box Manufacturer with Market Reach

Effective, Cross-Market Shipping Solutions

We specialize in two things at Nelson Container: effective package design and quick response manufacturing (QRM). The two areas help to grow one another and help us supply reliable packaging solutions to a variety of markets across Southeastern Wisconsin.

Corrugated Boxes for Plastics


The U.S. plastics industry is a part of almost every other industry as it comprises products or necessary parts in the supply chain and manufacturing process of other industries. It is the third-largest manufacturing industry in the United States as it employs roughly one million people. In 2017, there was an estimated $432.3 billion in shipments and 989,000 jobs, and we helped facilitate the growth of that industry's economy.

We ensure that every touchpoint in the supply chain receives their product in a corrugated promise to satisfy the end consumer quickly. Plastics suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, and retail businesses trust us with our custom-designed corrugated boxes to protect your polymer bits, mold injectors, plastic supplies, and finished products. Our inner foam packaging further prevents product destruction during transit.

Our Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI). further allows your shipping to become flexibly scalable according to the demands of your sales and remaining inventory.

Corrugated Boxes for Healthcare Products

Medical / Healthcare

When a major medical equipment supplier needs to ship parts to hospitals around the country, we’re here to help. We understand that you may need to meet specific requirements with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or comply with the Unique Device Identification (UDI) specifications. That's why we make the packaging fit your products' exact specifications, and ensure it arrives at its destination in perfect working condition, whether it's our corrugated packaging, we have a logistics solution for your business.

Patients shouldn’t have to wait for the packaging to get the medical attention they need. This is one reason why Nelson Container provides QRM.

Your order leaves our warehouse within 24 hours.

Everyone wins when you choose Nelson Container.

Corrugated Boxes for Industrial and Manufacturing

Manufacturing / Industrial

Heavy metallic products or large obtuse industrial parts are not too much trouble for our engineers to handle. They consider the durability of the boxes, their bulge resistance, tensile strength, and stress points to maximize the safety of your product. They even go as far as employing the help of The Beast, our Jumbo Flexo Folder Gluer, in order to efficiently provide scalable cost-effective solutions.

However, you may not always need a big shipping container to make your product identifiable in the supply chain. That's why we offer printing labeling solutions directly on your corrugated boxes and packaging to reduce stress in your lean manufacturing environment while making your product easily identifiable in a warehouse, distribution center, or on a pallet rack system.

Our custom corrugated packaging options are the first line of defense in your supply chain.

Corrugated Boxes for Electronics


People don't buy television sets and computers, they buy moments of connection, excitement, and emotional immersion. They also invest in the components of these electrical devices like printed circuit boards (PCBs), screens, and other critical electronic components, in order to sustain their desired quality of life.

Nelson Container makes sure those products are safely transferred from one facility to the next, whether it's from a warehouse distribution center to the next step in the supply chain, or from your headquarters to your end-user. Our inner foam packaging is intelligently designed and rigorously tested to prevent product destruction during transit.

Unpredictable scalability and irregular intervals are a thing of the past with our Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI).

Cut lead times that scale with your business' markets and customer demands, today!

Corrugated Boxes for Food Packaging


According to the Committee of Economic Development, "the food sector has total sales of $1.4 trillion, including food consumed at home and away from home" (this includes the beverage industry). In order to sustain and expand this growth for your business' global and domestic markets, our corrugated packaging is the logistics steward to your supply chain.

At Nelson Container, we have our own in-house ISTA testing facility. Here, we test for how much our packages can endure in a series of tests designed to reflect the conditions of actual transit: atmosphere, vibration, compression, and shock.

Similar to the manufacturing industry, we further cut costs and reduce inefficiencies in your supply chain by printing custom barcodes, pictorial markings, and numbers and symbols on your corrugated boxes. That way your products are ready to ship quicker to your customer.

No more lost inventory, Just safe transit.

Corrugated Boxes for Promotional Packaging


"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" is a classic adage that's never gone out of style. Whether you're presenting your brand or organization in a trade show, fair, or other promotional events, it's important to not just show up, but to stand out! Just as you want to differentiate yourself with your displays and promotional tools, make sure your assets arrive in their original form to impress and communicate with your target audience.

Nelson Container's packaging design experts design and create custom foam packing inserts to fit the display’s specific measurements. It won’t bounce around in the container and arrive bent or otherwise damaged. You’ll be able to stand at an expo or convention proud of the image you project.

Ensure your promotional assets are in tip-top shape just like your brand, with Nelson Container's promotional corrugated packaging.

Corrugated Boxes for Consumer Packaging


Normally we don't manufacture corrugated packages for industries in business-to-consumer (B2C) due to our straightforward and performance-focused products, but we understand the demand surge why B2C businesses are in need of custom industrial strength packaging. Our B2C customers take advantage of the straightforward and clean utility of our packaging as it can create a minimalist aesthetic that can greatly complement their brand or project. We can still, however, create a level of color customization as we offer colored corrugated boxes and cut out patterns. See the Special Occasions Die Cut boxes or Whistling Straights HSC box in our gallery for some examples.  

If you have a B2B product, and the package’s graphic design doesn’t matter as much as the package’s performance in transit, we’re the business partner for you.

Contact Nelson Container

Corrugated Package Design

Our quick response manufacturing (QRM) business model allows us to rapidly and accommodate low volume SKU corrugated box design orders.

We even create JUMBO sized packages to accommodate industries like aerospace, defense, or the healthcare/medical industry.

We'll manufacture your corrugated box design with the added strength of single face corrugated, single wall corrugated, double wall corrugated, triple wall corrugated.

Protective Inner Packaging

We don't create inner packaging from templates, we manufacture custom foam inserts for boxes and custom foam packaging.

We offer:

  • Foam partitions
  • Foam dividers
  • Lamination
  • Treatments
  • Impregnations
  • And Coatings

Cut down on lost inventory with our custom foam packaging.

Corrugated Printing

Remove bottlenecks in your supply chain by labeling and identifying your packaging with corrugated printing.

Types of printing offered:

  • Pictorial markings
  • Box manufacturer’s certificates (BMCs)
  • Logos
  • Bar codes
  • Numbers and symbols

When language is a barrier and items need to be easily identifiable, use our corrugated printing services to cut costs and save time.

Single-Wall Corrugated

If you're looking for a single wall corrugated box manufacturer, look no further.

Our engineers manufacture single wall corrugated packaging for clients in the medical equipment, computers and monitors, and canned goods/perishable foods industry.

Flutes available for single wall corrugated:

  • A-flute: 1/4” thick, 33 flutes per linear foot
  • B-flute: 1/8” thick, 47 flutes per linear foot
  • C-flute: 3/16” thick, 39 flutes per linear foot
  • E-flute: 1/16” thick, 90 flutes per linear foot
  • F-flute: 1/32” thick, 125 flutes per linear foot

Double-Wall Corrugated

Double wall corrugated boxes (often called double walled boxes or double wall corrugated shipping boxes) is one of the most popular shipping container options because of its buffer against extreme temperatures, humidity, and rough handling.

The strength of a double wall corrugated box can vary depending on the flute profiles used. Flutes available for double wall corrugated:

  • A-flute: 1/4” thick, 33 flutes per linear foot
  • B-flute: 1/8” thick, 47 flutes per linear foot
  • C-flute: 3/16” thick, 39 flutes per linear foot
  • E-flute: 1/16” thick, 90 flutes per linear foot
  • F-flute: 1/32” thick, 125 flutes per linear foot

Triple-Wall Corrugated

Triple wall corrugated boxes (also known as triwall boxes) are known by businesses for their superior protective properties in the supply chain, thanks to the various flute combinations in their design and construction. 

If you're looking to ship heavy items that are stacked on top of another or want to add another layer of "peace of mind" for your end-user, consider a triple wall corrugated container from Nelson Container.

Flutes available for triple wall corrugated:

  • A-flute: 1/4” thick, 33 flutes per linear foot
  • B-flute: 1/8” thick, 47 flutes per linear foot
  • C-flute: 3/16” thick, 39 flutes per linear foot
  • E-flute: 1/16” thick, 90 flutes per linear foot
  • F-flute: 1/32” thick, 125 flutes per linear foot

Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a preferred form of business that many of our repeat customers have for fulfilling orders in their supply chain. Our VMI services include VMI packaging where we:

  • Improve order fill rates
  • Reduce on-hand inventory
  • Decrease out-of-stock events
  • faster order processing

Our VMI packaging allows our customers to cut down significantly on their packaging waiting times, which works well for customers with unchanging product/s who need packaging at unpredictable, irregular intervals.

Pre-Assembled Packaging

Our pre-assembled packaging saves money by cutting down on time and labor.

Save time by no longer assembling the boxes and inner packaging, all you have to do is place the product inside.

Save money, by reducing the additional employee labor allocated to assembling the containers, we specialize in it, and we'll cut down that cost for you.

If your business runs on lean manufacturing and Just-In-Time shipping, then this might be the additional service for you.

Online Ordering

We use an online ordering system called eKban. It enables us to manage inventory for our own warehouse and the warehouses of our business partners.

Online ordering does not require printed purchase orders, calling or faxing over purchase orders, waiting on a return confirmation, or any of the time-consuming tasks normally associated with business-to-business ordering.

Online Services:

  • Production time tables
  • Payables
  • Estimates
  • Inventory releases

ISTA Testing Lab

Nelson Container boasts an in-house ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) testing lab. Our ISTA testing (sometimes referred to as a shipping test or an ISTA drop test) has several advantages like:

  • Reduction of damage
  • Improved packaging performance
  • Reduction in packaging costs
  • Assurance in your supply chain
Every time we make a container, we can test it right here.

ECT vs Mullen Test

Whether you're shipping 700 lbs or 80 lbs, our in house ECT vs Mullen Test determines the burst strength and edge crush strength of a corrugated container.

Small to medium-sized boxes you will stack on pallets are best tested using the ECT, and large to jumbo-sized boxes loaded directly onto trucks for quick B2B shipping is best tested using the Mullen Test.

Because we do our testing in-house, we can efficiently find the results and best corrugated container type for you, always.

Contact Nelson Container today, and never search for another box manufacturer again.
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