Being the jagged part of shipping and packaging, corrugated boxes were once used as a liner for English top hats. Albert Jones of New York City was the one who patented it for packaging purposes after 1871. Since then, corrugated paper evolved into cardboard box types, like pizza, bakery, and take-out boxes.

Depending upon strength, flap style, and utility, here are a few:

1. Half-Slotted 

Made out of fiberboard sheet, they come in simple design making it ideal for small, light stuff.

2. Slotted

Along with 2 width-wise inner flaps these include length-wise flaps. These 4 flaps provide extra strength at the bottom thus making it ideal to carry heavier items.

3. Center Slotted

It is an enhanced version of the slotted box which is strong. It comes with width-wise inner flaps and length-wise flaps long enough to meet when closed.


4. Overlap Slotted 

Here length-wise flaps are of the same width as of the box, making one of them overlap the other.

5. Full Overlap Slotted 

As the box closes, all the four flaps overlap each other because of similar size that adds thickness and strength to the base as well as the top. It ideal for heavy items such as refrigerators and washing machines.

6. Die Cut 

Here one flap snaps into the slots of the other as these are die-cut at the bottom. The top enclosures for such boxes can be either be flaps (slotted) or can be tuck top.

7. Telescopic 

Ideal to carry footwear, telescopic boxes have a separate bottom and a separate top (lid) which fits on the bottom.

8. Double-Cover

These are 3-part boxes: a cap, a top, and a bottom. They are suitable for tall and heavy products which are difficult to lower into a box.

9. Folders 

Alike pizza boxes, these are made of one piece of fiberboard sheet, and the bottom is hinged to form not only the 2 side walls but the top cover as well.

10. Wraparound

Made of a single sheet a classic example could be a cake box. Alike folder boxes, the bottom forms the enclosing hood which is mostly a tuck top. It comes with side flaps, with one from the bottom and the other from the hood which is supposed to join as the box closes.

These were a few examples to suffice your packaging needs. Connect with us to make a more informed decision as you ship your valuables.