What are the Types of Corrugated Boxes?

Corrugated boxes are made up of paper and come in various strengths and styles.

The different types of corrugated boxes are single wall, double wall, and triple wall. A basic box is made up of a single wall.

If you look down the edge of the cardboard box, you will most likely see two flat papers, known as the liner. You will also see the corrugated board, which is the wavy part of the box. These are known as the flutes.

This is the basic corrugated box design. It offers good crush resistance and stacking strength, making it an excellent choice to use as a shipping box. Additionally, it’s cost-effective.

The thicker the paper, the stronger the box. The more layers of paper, the stronger the box. Each paper box holds a certain amount of weight in in it. The weight of your product will determine how strong of a box you need.

What are the different thicknesses of corrugated?

There are many different thicknesses for corrugated boxes. The basics are single wall, double wall, and triple wall boxes all with different paper weights.

What are the styles of corrugated boxes?

There are many different styles of boxes, here are a few of the most common.


Regular Slotted Cartons are the most basic style box. You can tell this style of corrugated box because when you fold the flaps they touch in the middle where you tape it.


Thes corrugated boxes are known as Full Overlap Boxes. More specifically, FOB refers to where the outer flaps of a corrugated box fold over one another. The ultimate result is a stronger box, giving you more protection on the ends.

Corrugated Mailer

These corrugated boxes are usually cut out with a steel rule die, similar to a cookie cutter. This box ships flat from our warehouse. You or an employee will fold it up to put it together, requiring less tape.

Are there different colors of corrugated boxes?

Corrugated boxes are usually made of brown paper called kraft. There is also a white version, which is known as mottled white or frost white.

You can also print on corrugated boxes. This will require some artwork and printing plates, which press onto the corrugated box to imprint the text or image you want to see displayed.

What are the different sizes of corrugated boxes?

The sizes of corrugated boxes can be endless.

Stock corrugated boxes

These boxes are premade, and you can select from different sizes that are usually ready to purchase instantly.

Custom boxes

When you need a unique size or design, like printing, a corrugated box becomes a custom box.

Custom corrugated boxes will take time to produce and will require a lead time to produce. The lead time is how long it takes to make a corrugated box, which can vary from company to company.. Also, depending on your corrugated box specifics, it can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 10 weeks to manufacture.

There are many styles, sizes, and strengths across the wide range of available corrugated boxes boxes. Selecting the correct box will help to keep your products safe.Looking for corrugated boxes for your business? Contact us today!