Cardboard boxes are generally prefabricated wooden boxes, more commonly used for shipping goods and materials and sometimes can be reused too. Cardboard is made from wheat, linen and pulp or rice. It is an unbreakable pulp that has been treated with tannin. The box has a tight, flimsy laminated surface and is strong and light weight. Many of these boxes have lids but they do not function as baskets like other boxes. They serve as containers or covers for keeping stored items.
The main purpose of a Carton Box or a storage bloc is to store various products. It provides an easy way to pack a large variety of products. They are made from various materials, for example, a corrugated shipping box is made from a corrugated board, paperboard, plywood, metal, an acrylic or wood and of course by the traditional paperboard.
Cardboard is widely used as packaging material for almost all kinds of consumer and institutional products. In the past carton boxes were exclusively used for food packaging. But these days you can find them for almost any product packaging. They come in different sizes and shapes, and of course colors too.
There are two main types of cartons in use. Corrugated and paperboard. Both of these provide good packaging options and both are easily available in the market. You can find them in different varieties and you can customize the ones that you purchase to meet your specific requirements.
Corrugated boxes are usually made from paperboard. Corrugated boxes are generally triple-walled. These boxes have a coating on each surface, which helps to keep the boxes dry and protected from moisture and dust. As the name suggests the entire surface is paper-walled with three layers – a top layer, a cardboard coating and a corrugated board beneath.
The most common shape of a corrugated shipping box is the tuck top design. Tuck top corrugated boxes have a paperboard on the bottom surface along with another layer of cardboard. So when you look at the back side of the tuck top box, you would see a corrugated design. Most tuck top designs have a notch at the bottom.
The other common shape of corrugated box is the folding cardboard carton box type. This type of corrugated box has the same paperboard bottom surface along with another layer of corrugated cardboard. The folded cardboard layer provides extra protection from moisture and dust. However the foldable corrugated bottom also means that the product can be damaged more easily.
Both the cartons and boxes used in the process of product packaging can either be made from corrugated or from folding cardboard. Depending on the quality of the corrugated boxes and the thickness of the corrugated paperboard will determine how effective the products packaging will be. For example, a thick paperboard box style will help to protect delicate products like paintings. But a corrugated shipping box with a low gauge cardboard will not have quite the same effect. With the wide range of different corrugated boxes and cartons available you should be able to find the right product’s packaging for your products.
Corrugated boxes are usually made using a mould process. It is very similar to how cookie boxes are made but instead of using a cookie cutter, the boxes are cut out in a specific way so as to provide the exact size and shape. When a corrugated board is used as the main ingredient of a packaging material, the mould is placed over the box and it is left to dry until it is ready to be closed. The process of manufacturing is similar but the result is also unique. Here are a few examples of corrugated boxes and cartons that you may find.
The first of the three types of corrugated boxes and one of the most common is the flat packed foil stamping boxes. The flat pack type of packaging is often used to help protect food and beverages. The foil is laid on top of the food or beverage and then a thin sheet of corrugated cardboard or paper is inserted so as to keep the seal intact. This type of packaging is commonly used for foods, candies, and even some medical supplies and devices. Another popular method that can be used for corrugated boxes and cartons is called debossing. The process of debossing involves stamping an impression of a customer’s hand right on top of the box or carton.
Another great example of the use of corrugated packaging material is known as the folding carton box. This type of material is most commonly used in the production of vacuum seal bags. The idea of the folding carton box is similar to that of the foil stamping process but instead of inserting the foil manually into the box, it is done electronically. When this process is done, a computer converts the image so that it can be created electronically. The result of the converted image is an exact replica of the box that was placed inside the packaging material.
Lastly, there is the full overlap slotted corrugated shipping box. Similar to its foil-stamping counterpart, the full overlap slotted carton box is also created electronically through a computerized machine. Instead of inserting the box manually, it is done electronically through a computer. The image that is produced from this process will be digitally formatted so it can be used for different types of products. After this process is done, the corrugated box is ready for use.