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Slotted Boxes

Box Styles - Slotted Boxes:

International Fiberboard Case Code: 02 Series

Slotted Box styles are generaly 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 box user squares up the box, inserts product and closes the flaps. The International Fibreboard Case Code refers to these styles as Slotted type Boxes, While carrier classifications call them Conventional Slotted Boxes.

0200 Half Slotted Container (HSC)
Same as Regular Slotted Container (0201)
without one set of flaps

0201 Regular Slotted Container (RSC)
All flaps have the same length, and the two outer flaps (normally the lengthwise flaps) are one-half the containers width, so that they meet at the center of the box when folded. If the product requires a flat, even bottom surface, or the protection of two full layers, a fill in pad can be placed between the two inner flaps.

This is a highly efficient design for many applications. There is very little manufacturing waste.

The RSC can be used for most products and is the most common box style.

0202 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.

This style is used when the length of the box is considerably greater than the width, resulting in a long gap between the inner flaps. The sealed overlap helps to keep the outer flaps from pulling apart.

0203 Full Overlap Slotted Container (FOL)
All flaps have the same length (the width of the box). When closed, the outer flaps comes within one inch of complete overlap.

This style is especially resistant to rough handling. Stacked on its bottom panel, the overlapping flaps provide added cushioning. Stacked on its side, the extra thickness provides stacking strength.

0204 Center Special Slotted Container (CSSC)
Inner and outer flaps are cut to different lengths. Both pairs of flaps meet at the center of the box. The style is especially strong because both the top and bottom have double the thickness of corrugated board. The inner flaps with no gap, provide a level base for the product.

A variation of this box is the Side Special Slotted Container - SSS. All pairs of flaps meet, but not at the center of the box.

0205 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 its width.

When closed, the inner flaps meet at the center of the box, providing a level base and full top protection. Depending on the ratio of length to width, the outer flaps overlap at random, up to full overlap.

0206 Center Special Full 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.

With three full layers of combined board over the entire top and bottom, this style provides extra cushioning when stacked on its bottom, or extra stacking strength when stacked on its side.

0215 Snap 0r 1-2-3 Bottom Container with Tuck Top
The four flaps the form the bottom panel are die cut. To set up, the user folds the largest bottom panel first, then the two end panel is folded and pressure is applied near the center, the flap "snaps" into the slot created by the other panels.

The style is convenient for small-volume shippers who do not have automatic set up equipment. Because the bottom is not fully sealed, it may not be suitable for heavy products.

0216 Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom Containers with RSC Top
Same as 0215, replacing the tuck top configuration with RSC style Flaps.

0225 Full Bottom File Box, Hamper Style, Ft. Wayne Bottom, or Anderson Lock Bottom
When set up, this box provides an interlocking thickness on its bottom and on its end panels

0226 Bellows Style Top and Bottom Container