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Box Styles & Flutes

— below are some of the most common box styles & flutes used in packaging —

corrugated flutes

Corrugated Flutes

The flute designation calls out the thickness of the overall corrugated board and the flute size – There are a variety of flute sizes available for different applications (For strength information see ECT or Mullen in the glossary)

regular slotted container box

Regular Slotted Container (RSC)

An RSC is the most common “box” design

full overlap flaps

Full Overlap Slotted Container (FOL)

A variation of the RSC, the top & bottom flaps completely overlap to the edge of the box for additional strength and protection

half slotted container

Half-Slotted Container (HSC)

This is an RSC minus a set of flaps on the top or bottom – Two correctly sized HSCs can also be used as a top and bottom telescoping set

end loading regular slotted container

End Loading RSC / FOL

An RSC or FOL that has been flipped to allow for end loading – Corrugation direction can also be changed to maintain strength

one panel folder

One Piece Folder (OPF)

This design creates a sealed container out of a single unglued sheet, excellent for shipping small to large flat items & books

tele body and lid box

Telescoping Trays - Body & Lid

The Telescoping Tray body and lid is a two-piece design that can allow for some variation in the depth of the item you are packaging

indestructo box


One of the toughest die-cut mailers around – Great protection for shipping, can be configured with a variety of different closures, flaps, tabs, and locks

rolled end tuck top box

Rolled End Tuck Top - (RETT)

This resealable mailer has many different names and applications – The tabs, tucks, and flaps (a.k.a.- dust flaps, dog ears or cherry locks) can be configured to suit your specific need

5 panel folder

Five Panel Folder (FPF) or (5PF)

This design is quick and easy to assemble. When sealed, three of the sides are double thickness – It is good for long items

2 side tray

End Roll Tray

A tray that folds together without the use of tape or adhesive – It is a flexible design with many possible variations

pre glued tray

Pre-Glued Tray

This tray is supplied with the corners preglued and folded inside – It can be set up instantly, saving labor and without the need for tape or adhesive – Often used as a plant or beverage tray