Types of Corrugated Cardboard Boxes
Single wall corrugated cardboard boxes are typically made from B or C or E-flute board and are the most commonly used boxes.
Double wall corrugated cardboard boxes are made by varying the paper grammage of the inner and outer linerboards and the thickness of the fluted medium used. The boxes can be made to different strengths to suit various applications. For example, by combining B-flute which is 3mm thick with C-flute which is 4mm thick, with a strong inner and outer linerboard, will result in what is commonly known as a twin wall or twin cushioned cardboard box or carton in BC-flute.
Triple wall corrugated cardboard boxes are considered heavy duty packaging. When a very strong heavy duty cardboard box is needed to pack particularly large and heavy items, then Northwest Packaging will combine two layers of A flute with one layer of C-flute making a triple wall box in AAC-flute.
Northwest Packaging manufactures Fanfold Corrugated Cardboard from recycled materials in 3mm thick B Flute in a variety of thicknesses and lengths. By varying the thickness of the paper grammage, we can make either standard fanfold or heavy duty fanfold.
We have listed the most common types of corrugated cardboard boxes and the types of flute mediums we use to make our boxes. Understanding some of these basics will help you choose the right cardboard box for your application.
We are always here to help. If you are unsure what type of box you require, we are only too happy to discuss with you the most suitable corrugated cardboard strength for your application. So, please don’t hesitate to contact us.