Types of Commercial Box Styles
Here is where to start! We, here at Brown & Pratt, have over 40 years of combined experience to help you determine what style of corrugated box will best suit your packaging needs. There are 30-plus styles of corrugated boxes. From basic Regular Slotted Containers (RSC) to self-erecting boxes, and from self-erecting boxes to retail floor displays. We’ll combine our experience with your box needs and budget to satisfy your corrugated application.
Regular Slotted Container (RSC)
Full Overlap Container (FOL)
Half Slotted Container (HSC)
An RSC with no top flaps. It can be made with RSC or FOL bottom flaps. It can be used with a Design Style Tray (DST) lid for storage purposes, or as an in-line transfer box for moving parts or materials. Hand holds are a good addition to this style.
Five Panel Folder (5PF)
Similar to the FOL when closed, the Five Panel Folder is a wrapper style that can be used when packaging multiple items that need to be arranged in the package before closure. The fifth panel acts as the closure, and adds an extra measure of strength and protection.
Knock Down Flat (KDF) Tray
One Piece Folder
Pads, Partitions and Void Fills
Pads are flat sheets of corrugated material, which can be used for numerous purposes, such as separating layers of material, structural reinforcement, or protection from knife cuts to items inside when a box is opened. Partitions are assembled sheets that are designed to divide any interior space into equal size segments of various quantities. Used for numerous applications when shipping multiple like items, such as glass jars, metal machined parts, etc. Void Fills are sheets of material that have been scored so they will fold into a shape to fill excess space.