Materials & Measurements

Virgin Board

SBS (Solid Bleached Sulfate): White on both sides with white filler. SBS is generally used for custom cosmetic boxes, custom food boxes, custom medical boxes, custom pharmaceutical packaging boxes and general use boxes.

SUS (Solid Unbleached Sulfate): White on one side and brown on the other side. SUS possesses greater strength and rigidity than SBS and can be found in many applications, especially beverage and food boxes.

Poly Board: White on both sides (SBS), and poly (wax) is applied to either one side or both sides. Poly Board is used primarily for food packaging.

Ovenable Board: White on both sides with a coating on one side. It is SBS board that can withstand high temperatures and therefore can be used in the oven.

Blister Board: White on both sides. Semi-rigid plastic is attached to it to form a package or blister pack. Blister Board is generally made into a hang tab box with a plastic attachment for small, light products. It is an ideal point of purchase displays.

B-Flute, C- Flute, E Flute and Micro Flute – different corrugated materials depending on strength requirements.

Single Wall Corrugated – A single-wall box is made up of an inner and outer liner which surrounds one layer of flute. These boxes are perfect for lightweight products.

Double Wall Corrugated – A double-wall box is made up of two outer liners, one inner liner, and two layers of fluted paper between the layers and liners. These boxes are more durable and can be stacked on top of each other. The additional layers help avoid crushing of the items within the box when stored for longer periods of time.


Recycled Board

CCNB (Clay Coated News Back): White on the front, with gray on the back. CCNB is one of the most popular grades of paper because it combines a good printing surface with an inexpensive, but bending grade substrate. This product is made up of 80% post-consumer recycled paper and 20% recycled paper.

CCKB (Clay Coated Kraft Back): White on the front with brown on the back. CCKB is made from 100% recycled paper.

Bending Chip: Brown on both sides. Bending Chip is made up of 100% recycled paper. It is generally used for custom paper boxes which require a natural appearance.

How To Measure A Folding Carton

When requesting a quote for your folding carton, it is important to be able to provide accurate measurements.  There are three dimensions to the basic folding carton:  Length (L), Width (W), and Height (H).  Dimensions should appear in that order (L x W x H).

  • LENGTH (L) refers to the front panel dimension from left to right.
  • WIDTH (W) is the second-panel dimension from the front of the box to the back of the box.
  • HEIGHT (H) is the distance between the two open ends of a carton, or from the top of the box to the bottom of the box.

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