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 medium, which is the wavy part of the box. These are known as the flutes.

This is the basic corrugated box design. Different board grade combinations offer different crush resistance and stacking strength, based on your needs 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 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 giving them different weight capabilities to hold your products.

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.


If you need a very large box, you may want to consider a Gaylord box. This can help when trying to keep multiple items or boxes into one large box making it easier to keep track of as it consolidates your shipment.

A gaylord box can help with bulk size shipments and they come in large sizes like 48 x 40 x 48,48 x 40 x 36,48 x 40 x 24, and other sizes as well. They are mostly sized to fit on a standard pallet helping to make a more secure and easy shipment. You can fasten the gaylord to the pallet with the proper staples thus helping to secure it onto the pallet.

Gaylord boxes can come in various strengths like single, double, or triple wall corrugated. The more walls a box has, the more weight it can hold. Gaylords can come with a corrugated cover for easy opening. Here are some of the products that you can use a gaylord for: pumpkins, plastic pellets, large parts, bulk parts, as well as any use that may fit your needs.

Gaylords come new and you can also find them used as well depending on your needs. If you are looking for information on gaylord boxes, feel free to contact us as we are always here to help!

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, or printing, that 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 12 weeks to manufacture.

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