Different Styles Of Cardboard Boxes

19 February 2019

Different Styles Of Cardboard Boxes

Different products have different applications, specifications and packaging requirements. To cater for the vast array of products available to consumers and businesses, there are many different cardboard box styles available. 

Different cardboard box styles have unique references as defined by FEFCO (The European Federation Of Corrugated Board Manufacturers). See below for some examples of different box styles that you may see on a day to day basis. 

Image  Fefco Code Description
0201 Industry standard conventional box where the flaps on both ends meet in the middle. Used for packing a wide variety of products, the 0201 style cardboard boxs is the most common style used across the globe. 
0203 A similar style to the 0201 standard cardboard box listed above, with fully overlapping flaps. 0203 style cardboard boxes are used for packing heavy products, offering extra protection in transit.
0426 Your conventional 'Pizza Style' cardboard box, with a lid that folds over the base. Pizza style boxes are not just used for despatching pizzas to hungry customers! Often this style box is used as a mailing pack too. 
0427 Self locking boxes have tabs that interlock, removing the need for sellotape. Self locking, die cut boxes really come into their own once mad up. The interlocking nature of the box helps to provide rigidity in transit. 
0225 Archive boxes are constructed using a die cut base and lid. Often found with hand holes too. With the ongoing demand for document storage, archive boxes have become really popular. 
0200 Similar to the 0201 style cardboard box, however the top of the box remains as an open top, with no sealing flaps.This style of cardboard box is often used for storage or as picking bins.