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Box Styles

Over 90 percent of all goods in most developed countries are shipped in corrugated boxes. These boxes can be used for everything from apples to washing machines. By changing the design of corrugated boxes, combining layers of corrugated or adding interior packaging, a corrugated box can be manufactured to efficiently ship and store almost any product.

Many standard box styles can be identified in three ways: by a descriptive name, by an acronym based on that name, or by an international code number. For example, a Regular Slotted Container could also be referred to as an RSC or as #0201.

The numerical code system, known as the International Fibreboard Case Code, was developed by the European Solid Fiberboard Case Manufacturer's Association (ASSCO) to avoid confusion when communicating in different languages.

This code has been adopted by the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA). Copies of the International Fibreboard Case Code are available from FEFCO.

There are many standard corrugated box styles- so many, in fact, that it is impossible to describe them all here. As you look through the following style descriptions, please keep in mind that there are other standard styles to choose from. In addition, corrugated boxes can be custom-designed to meet the specific needs of any box user. A manufacturers representative will have more information about additional box style options.

The following drawings are grouped into styles according to broad categories: Slotted Boxes, Telescope Boxes, Folders, Rigid Boxes (Bliss Boxes), Self-Erecting Boxes and Interior Forms.