Convenience in corrugated cardboard boxes
Slotted box styles are generally made from one piece of corrugated or solid fiberboard. The blank is scored and slotted to permit folding. The box manufacturer forms a joint at the point where one side panel and one end panel are brought together. Boxes are then shipped flat to the user. When the box is needed, the user squares up the box, inserts the product and closes the flaps.
Regular Slotted Container (RSC)
All flaps have same length, and two outer flaps are one half the container’s width, so that they meet at the center of the box.
Overlap Slotted Container (OSC)
All flaps have the same length. The outer flaps overlap by one inch or more. The box is easily closed, usually with staples driven through the overlap area.
Full Overlap Slotted Container (FOL)
All flaps have same length. When closed the outer flaps come within one inch of complete overlap. This style is extremely resistant to rough handling.
Center Special Slotted Container (CSSC)
Inner and outer flaps are cut to different lengths. Both pair of flaps meet at the center of the box.
Center Special Overlap Slotted Container (CSO)
All flaps have the same length (one-half the length of the box). The length of the box can be no more than twice the width.
Center Special Fill Overlap Slotted Container (SFF)
Inner and outer flaps are cut to different lengths. When closed, the inner flaps meet at the center of the box, and outer flaps fully overlap. Provides extra cushioning when stacked on its bottom.
Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom Container with Tuck Top
The four flaps that form the bottom of the panel are die-cut. To set-up, the user folds the largest bottom panel first, then two end panels. When the remaining bottom panel is folded and pressure is applied near the center, the flap “snaps” into the slot created by the outer panels.
Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom Container with RSC Top
Same as previous, except the tuck top configuration is replaced with the alternative Regular Slotted Container (RSC) style flaps.
Full Bottom File Box
When set up, this box provides an interlocking thickness on its bottom and on its end panels.