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How to measure a box

 


Measuring boxes is as easy as 1-2-3. Box measurements always correspond to the inner dimensions of the box. This is done to ensure a snug and protective fit around your product.

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Simply measure the length, width, and depth (or height) of what you would like to pack and express the measurements in inches. Make sure to give the dimensions in this order:

1. length   (measurement from left to right)
2. width     (measurement from front to back)
3. depth/height  (measurement from floor to ceiling)

It is always better to add proper needed/wanted packing materials first, and then let us know what dimensions are needed for your interior box dimensions.



Material Grades/Thickness


ECT32 B Flute        1/8” flute height       Kraft/Kraft     Single Wall

ECT32 B Flute is an excellent choice for smaller boxes. It has a comparable top to bottom crush strength as 200# test mullen board, but has slightly lower sidewall puncture resistance. As long as maximum outside dimensions (l x w x d) do not exceed 75 inches when added together, a properly constructed ECT32 B flute box is rated for a maximum combined weight of box and contents of 65 lbs.

 

ECT32 C Flute        5/32” flute height     White/Kraft   Single Wall

ECT32 C Flute is an excellent choice for almost half of the world’s boxes. It has a comparable top to bottom crush strength as 200# test mullen board, but has slightly lower sidewall puncture resistance. As long as maximum outside dimensions (l x w x d) do not exceed 75 inches when added together, a properly constructed ECT32 C flute box is rated for a maximum combined weight of box and contents of 65 lbs.


 

 

ECT44 C Flute        3/16” flute height     Kraft/Kraft     Single Wall   

ECT44 C Flute single wall is an excellent choice for single wall boxes that need to contain heavier items. It has a comparable top to bottom crush strength as 275# test single wall mullen board, but has slightly lower sidewall puncture resistance. As long as maximum outside dimensions (l x w x d) do not exceed 95 inches when added together, a properly constructed ECT44 C flute single wall box is rated for a maximum combined weight of box and contents of 95 lbs.

 

          ECT51 B/C Flute     5/16 flute height      Kraft   Double Wall

ECT51 B/C Flute double wall is a the right choice when your shipping application calls for a stronger material than a single wall board can provide. It has a comparable top to bottom crush strength as 350# test double wall mullen board, but has slightly lower sidewall puncture resistance. As long as maximum outside dimensions (l x w x d) do not exceed 105 inches when added together, a properly constructed ECT51 B/C flute doublle wall box is rated for a maximum combined weight of box and contents of 120 lbs. Although glue is very strong, double wall boxes are frequently made with staples or “stitches” for the glue joint and/or box closing.





 Common Box Styles

 

RSC (Regular Slotted Container)       
This is the most common shipping container. This style typically doesn’t need a cutting die and can be used for a wide variety of applications. The flaps of this box meet in the middle.



 

 

HSC (Half Slotted Container)
This style box is just like the RSC, except it has no flaps on the top of the box.

 


 

 

 

FOL (Full Overlap)
With this type of box, both flaps are made to go completely to the other side of the box, fully overlapping each other. This provides extra strength on the flaps.



 

 

Five Panel Folder-FPF
This container is manufactured non-glued and arrives flat. It is usually used in packaging applications for long, narrow items which need to be packaged manually.

 




 

Telescoping Tray
Telescoping trays have a top and bottom, which are used together to completely package a product. Often times a telescoping top is made to be the top for other boxes, such as an HSC.  There are two types of lids for telescoping trays.  One, is known as a DST lid, meaning something similar looking to a shoe box lid.  The other is known as a full tele dst, meaning the base and the lid fully enclose each other, similar to what a Monoply game board box would look like.




Corrugated Pads


We start with 8 foot by 8 foot corrugated sheets, but can cut material into corrugated pads for your specific needs. Cut pads are great for framed artwork, moving box deck pads, and more.  Often times we may ask "does flute direction matter?"  Below is a brief example of what we mean by that.


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The Santiam box making machine helps us daily to achieve our custom box goals.  Please review the above box styles, and let us know if we can put our Santiam to work for you!

You may also learn more about the Santiam Box making machine under the "equipment" section of our website!