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Types of boxes & how to use them.

Types of boxes & how to use them.

There are various types of shipping boxes available, designed to accommodate different products, provide protection, and optimize shipping efficiency. Here are some common types of shipping boxes:

  1. Regular Slotted Container (RSC): The most common box with flaps that meet at the center and require sealing. Used for various products.

  2. Full Overlap Container (FOL): Box with flaps that fully extend over the width, providing extra strength. Ideal for heavy items or stacking.

  3. Telescope Half-Slotted Container (HSC): Consists of a lid (top) and a tray (bottom) that slide together. Used for large or heavy items.

  4. One-Piece Folder (OPF): Made from a single piece of material, folds to form the box. Easy to assemble, suitable for flat or narrow items.

  5. Five-Panel Folder (FPF): Has an extra fifth panel for depth and easier loading/unloading. Used for long or irregularly shaped items.

  6. Corrugated Pad: Flat sheets used as dividers, cushioning, or reinforcement within boxes.

  7. Die-Cut Boxes: Custom-designed and precision-cut boxes shaped to fit specific products.

  8. Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Boxes: Designed for shipping hazardous materials, meeting specific regulations.

  9. Pallet Boxes: Large, heavy-duty containers for shipping bulk or oversized items, compatible with pallets.

  10. Corrugated Mailers: Self-sealing boxes for shipping smaller items, documents, or samples. Lightweight and economical.

Remember, the choice of the box depends on the product's requirements, such as size, weight, fragility, and shipping regulations.


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