Corrugated boxes are one of the popular types of packaging boxes made of corrugated paperboard and comprised of rows of air columns. The air trapped in these edges create a cushion of protection against shock, compression, vibrations and moisture. They are used in several industries and come in a variety of dimensions, length of major/minor flaps and styles.
Dimensions are described in the sequence of length x width x depth based on the opening of an assembled box. The longer of the two sides is considered the length, the shorter is considered the width. And the side perpendicular to the length and width is considered the depth of the box.
Accurate inside dimensions must be determined to ensure a proper fit for the product that needs to be shipped. But at the same time, proper outside dimensions must be noted for proper palletizing and shipping the boxes. Now, with the new Dim Weight specifications, finding the perfect corrugated solution is more important than ever.
Major/minor flaps are the extension of the side wall panels that, when sealed, close the remaining openings of a box. They are usually defined by one scoreline and three edges.
Depending on the operating industry and the type of products being produced and shipped will determine which type of corrugated box will be used.
No matter what industry you’re in, if your goal is to ship your product safely, it helps to become aware of the different packing materials and methods available. Corrugated boxes alone will not ensure the safe delivery of products, but they are an important part of the packing process.
Hughes Enterprises specializes in designing and implementing proper packaging equipment solutions to meet every need. Trust our packaging experts to help your decide on the best design for your product’s packaging. For assistance with your shipping and packaging operation needs, contact a Hughes Sales Representative today.
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