• Regular Slotted Container (RSC)

    The most common box style. Highly efficient design for many applications. All flaps are the same length, and the two outer flaps (normally the lengthwise flaps) are one-half the container’s width, so that they meet at the center of the box when closed.

  • Overlap Slotted Container (OSC)

    All flaps have the same length and the outer flaps overlap by one inch or more. The box is easily closed, either with adhesives or frequently with staples driven through the overlap area. This style is commonly used when the length of the box is considerably greater than the width, resulting in a long gap between the inner flaps. The sealed overlap helps to keep the outer flaps from pulling apart.

  • Full Overlap Slotted (FOL)

    All flaps are the same length (approximately the width of the box). When closed, the outer flaps come within one inch of complete overlap. The style is especially resistant to rough handling. Stacked on its bottom panel, the overlapping flaps provide added cushioning and protection. Stacked on its side, the extra thickness provides added stacking strength.

  • Center Special Slotted Container (CSSC)

    Inner and outer flaps are cut to different lengths. Both pairs of flaps meet at the center of the box. The style is especially strong because both the top and bottom have double the thickness of corrugated board. The inner flaps, with no gap, provide a level base for the product.

  • Snap or 1-2-3-Bottom Container (ALB)

    The four flaps that form the bottom panel are die cut. Easy to set up, the user folds the largest bottom panel first, then the two end panels. When the remaining bottom panel is folded and pressure is applied near the center, the flap “snaps” into the slot created by the other panels. The style is convenient for small-volume shippers who do not have automatic setup equipment. Because the bottom is not fully sealed, it may not be suitable for heavy products or concentrated loads.

    The top enclosure for this style can be manufactured with “tuck-top” flaps, RSC style or other configurations.

  • Integral Divider Container

    This is a self-divided box. It is a regular slotted container but with a preglued internal divider. PCA’s optimized version is known as the “AutoWall™.”

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