A Guide to Buying Cardboard Boxes for Packaging Applications

Any business proprietors looking to purchase cardboard boxes for packaging applications should know about the basics when it comes to boxes. At TigerPak Packaging, we’re here to help businesses Australia wide choose the best boxes for their application. Below, we provide a quick guide to buying cardboard boxes for packaging applications, including choosing the right box measurements and the correct type of box to help you save both time and money.

Cardboard Box Measurements

Business owners need to consider the general size and shape of cardboard boxes they need as well as the internal dimensions. Every product will need a suitably sized box that will not only accommodate the product’s size, but also allow space for any bubble wrap or other protective packaging materials required to protect products from damage. You’ll also need to ensure the box isn’t too big, as items can become damaged if they’re able to move around within the box during transit.

Cardboard Box Styles

In addition to the measurements of a box, the style of box is also important when it comes to storing and shipping products. Different box styles and shapes are available to accommodate different sized products and provide higher levels of protection. Below are some common box style options that can be ordered in a variety of sizes:

Regular Slotted Container (RSC)

This classic box style contains flaps that are the same length. The two outer length flaps meet in the middle when closing the box.

Full Overlap Container (FOL)

This box style has outer flaps that are the same size and completely overlap. This makes the flaps double layered on both ends of the box, providing extra strength.

One Piece Folder (OPF)

This style of box is perfect for small flat items such as books, CDs and certain other items. These boxes are provided creased and slotted and are later folded into a box shape.

Full Telescope Design (FTD)

This box style has two parts, with one meant to be the bottom of the box and the other the top of the box that goes over the bottom part. The walls of both parts give the overall box extra strength.

Contact Us Today

If you require any assistance with choosing the right kind of cardboard boxes for your packaging applications, TigerPak Packaging is here to help. Give us a call on 1300 525 325 or submit an online enquiry for help buying the right packaging boxes.