Custom Made Corrugated Boxes
Do you need a Custom Box, Stock Box or a Used Box?
Do you know when the first corrugated boxes were used? We didn’t either, so we looked it up!
Corrugated (also called pleaded) paper was patented in England in 1856 and used as a liner for tall hats, but corrugated Boxboard was not patented and used as a shipping material until December 20,1871.
Boxes have come a long way since 1871. There are so many different styles and box strengths to choose from. To help make that easier, please take a look at the charts below to give you a better understanding of common design styles used today and how to choose box strengths. ALLPACK Solutions Inc can help provide the perfect box to suit your needs.
Corrugate board strength and thickness, Options include:
- Single, double and triple-wall construction
- Flute sizes A, B, C (most common), D, E & F
- Lamination to increase the stability of bulk containers
Corrugate styles include:
- Regular slotted cartons (RSC)
- Full overlap (FOL)
- Half slotted cartons (HSC)
- Cut out wrap
- Five Panel wrap
- Standard and telescopic trays
- Scored pads and sheets
- Customer-specific die cuts
Edge Crush Test
A newer standard that has achieved widespread acceptance is the Edge Crush Test (ECT). This is a true performance test and is directly related to the stacking strength of a carton. ECT is a measure of the edgewise compressive strength of corrugated board. It is measured by compressing a small segment of board on edge between two rigid platens or plates perpendicular to the direction of the flutes until a peak load is established. This is measured in pounds per lineal inch of load bearing edge (lb/in), but usually reported as an ECT value.