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Packaging 101: The Corrugated Box

*Updated 9-7-17*  Corrugated. Boxes.  Cases.  Cartons. Whatever you call them, you see corrugated boxes everywhere.  From front porches and distribution centers to moving trucks and manufacturing facilities, corrugated boxes are a part of our daily lives.  Just because we all use them, doesn’t mean we all understand them. For more facts on corrugated head here. Corrugated Box Types Half-Slotted Boxes: Consist of one piece with a glued, stitched, or taped manufacturer’s joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use,

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Everything you thought you knew about boxes is wrong

*Updated 9-7-17* Most of us think of boxes as nothing more than the thrown away carrier that brought us our products from the manufacturer.  But the fact of the matter is that corrugated is a high performance and highly technically packaging system. We’re going to get into some facts you may not know about corrugated boxes. If you’re looking to start with the basics, read this post. Just the facts, ma’am. Fact: The power of the case is generated by

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How reconfiguring your boxes can save you thousands

What if I told you there was a simple way to save costs on your packaging without changing materials, volume, or quality?  Are you laughing yet? What if I told you that it were as easy as the phrase “Deeper = Cheaper”?  OK, now I’m sure you’re definitely laughing.  (I giggle at that phrase too.) Changing the opening orientation of your boxes When it comes to using a regularly slotted case (a RSC) in the packaging world, changing the orientation

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Determining Compression Requirements

Box compression

If the compression strength and distribution environment is known, the effective stacking strength of any given RSC can be reasonably estimated. Similarly, if the distribution environment, container dimensions, and flute profile are known, a compression standard can be estimated. This can be of great worth because once a compression requirement is decided, the ECT requirement can be determined (and, therefore, board combination options as well).

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