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Manufacturer of Custom Cardboard Shipping Boxes in Canada

Corrugated cardboard boxes in Canada have been used for a very long time in shipping and storing, and there’s good reason for it. They provide superb protection while remaining lightweight. This helps in saving on shipping costs by not adding significant weight to your cargo. Custom corrugated packaging companies in Toronto, ON help you make the most of the shipping process while cutting  costs.

You don’t want to risk the integrity of your goods by shipping and storing them in containers made of low-grade materials. When searching for corrugated box manufacturers, ensure that they are well-reviewed and follow the best industry practices, such as having an ISO-9001 certification. Consult with reputed custom packaging box suppliers like Coleman Containers and  discover which shipping solution suits your needs.

When you purchase custom cardboard boxes , you’re choosing a shipping product that is both tough and adaptable. Custom shipping boxes in Canada at Coleman Containers are tailor-made for your products, so you’ll know exactly how much space they’ll occupy when transporting your goods.

Another fantastic advantage of ordering custom corrugated boxes in Toronto is that they are reusable and easy to recycle. Expert corrugated box manufacturers like Coleman can fulfill your orders with outstanding speed and efficiency. When you choose custom shipping boxes in Canada at Coleman Containers, you can rest assured that your goods will be transported in a safe and cost-effective container.

Box Information

1.A Styles
Businesses need many shapes and styles of boxes, and we will cater to all your varied requirements all. Let’s take a look at some common styles:

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Regular Slotted Carton (RSC) are manufactured from one piece of corrugated board which is scored and slotted to form a body having flaps for closing on each of two opposite faces. The lengthwise flaps normally meet at the centre of the box when folded. This is a highly efficient design for many applications as there is little manufacturing waste. The RSC can be used for most products and is the most common box style.

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Half-Slotted Carton (HSC) is very similar to the RSC but without 1 set of flaps.

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Full Overlap Slotted Carton (FOL) – All flaps are the same length, approximately the box’s width. When closed, the outer flaps come within 1″ of a complete overlap. This style is especially resistant to rough handling. When stacked on its bottom panel, the overlapping flaps provide added cushioning. When stacked on its side, the extra thickness provides added stacking strength.

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Five Panel Wrap Carton

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Cut Out Wrap Carton – Folders consist of one or more cut and scored pieces that provide an unbroken outer bottom surface. Lengthwise, outer flaps must meet or overlap.

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Full Telescope Carton –

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Telescope Carton With Lid – see explanation for half-slotted box with cover.

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Half Slotted Carton With Lid – consists of body and cover sections, the cover section extending over the sides of  the body section less than two- thirds the depth of the body.

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Full Telescope Half Slotted Carton – consists of body and cover sections of equal depth, cover extending to bottom (FTHS and FTD).

We also offer corrugated returnable totes and WIP bins, a cost-effective alternative to plastic returnable.

2.A Size
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There are three dimensions that define the size of corrugated packaging supplies, and we always define these using the inside measurements so your box will fit your products perfectly:

Length – to the closest 1/16″
Width – to the closest 1/16″
Depth (or height) – to the closest 1/16″

Dimensions are based on the opening of an assembled box. Once open find the longer of the sides – this is considered the “Length”. The shorter of the 2 sides is considered the “Width”. The side perpendicular to the length and width is the “Depth” of the box.

3.A Box Strength
The strength of a corrugated custom mailer box starts with its material. A corrugated sheet consists of 2 major components – liner and medium. Liner is the flat paper that covers both sides of the sheet, and the medium is the fluted paper found between the liners. The flute, when glued to the linerboards with a starch-based adhesive, resists bending and pressure from all directions. When placed vertically on its ends, the flutes form vertical columns  capable of supporting considerable amounts of weight.

Flutes come in several heights, the most common being the  C flute which is used for RSC’s, and the B flute, which is used for die-cut boxes.

Edge Crush Test (ECT) – ECT measures how much resistance the box has to being crushed. The factors that calculate ECT are the liners (flat part of box wall construction), the medium (fluted material), and the type of flute used (C, B, A, E). Coleman Containers offers corrugated boxes in:

Single Wall ECT: 23 – 26 – 29 – 32 – 40 – 44 – 55
Double Wall ECT: 42 – 48 – 51 – 61Â – 71 – 81
Triple Wall – Special Orders

Flute – The flute is the arched paper that is adhered to the liners on each side. C Flute (3/16″) and B Flute (1/8″) are the most commonly ordered single wall flutes and BC (5/16″) is the most popular double wall combination.

4.A Closure
Most customers choose cardboard boxes that are sealed with a glue tab on the inside of the carton. We can also provide specialty closures such as stitching.

5.A Colour / Printing
Corrugated box liner is normally kraft (brown). Oyster (white) liner can be also ordered in most flutes and strengths.

Oyster (white) liner is often used where graphic and colour quality is an important factor. Standard colours are available for the Next Day delivery whereas special inks can be ordered for 5-day delivery.

Boxes can be printed up to 3 colours using flexographic printing, the most commonly used process in box printing. The designs can be provided by you or our graphic designers can create custom graphics for you.

6.A Quantity
How many corrugated boxes do you need? Many packaging companies need fast turnarounds and don’t want to carry boxes in inventory, so Coleman Containers has invested in ultra-fast machines that can deliver high volumes right-away.

7.A Shipping Requirements
Where do the boxes need to go? We ship custom-printed boxes  all over Canada and the United States. Boxes can be bundled on standard skids, CHEP pallets, or configured for your warehouse / storage specs. We can also create custom shipping box sample for you to try in your warehouse before committing to full orders.

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