Tube Style Cartons

Reverse Tuck Carton

Description:

An extremely simple construction, the Reverse Tuck carton has a simple tuck flap that folds under the front panel. This carton has a slit lock tuck closure on the bottom to ensure it does not open accidentally at its base. The normal Reverse Tuck Carton has the upper flap open towards the back of the carton and the bottom flap open towards the front, but this can be easily modified. Easy to open and close, the versatile Standard Reverse Tuck has many possible applications.

Applications:

Anything lightweight that does not intend to get jostled around too much in transit. Not a heavy-duty style.

Standard Straight Tuck

Description:

This flexible carton style features two tuck end closures, similar to the reverse tuck carton. Unlike the reverse tuck carton, however, both the bottom and top flaps open in the same direction. This is to prevent interference between film material for the carton's window and the carton's openings.

Applications:

Products that require a display panel with a large window; retail. Unsuitable for heavy duty items.

Mailer Lock

Description:

A good balance between easy opening and durability, the Mailer Lock is used primarily in mailing sample products. This carton employs a tongue like lock tab that tucks into both the top and bottom inner closure panels. This prevents the carton from opening inadvertently in transit.

Applications:

Mailing sample products; difficult to open accidentally.

Tuck and Tongue

Description:

An alternative to the mailer lock that combines the tuck flaps of the Reverse Tuck Carton and the Mailer Lock's locking tab.

Applications:

Anything that requires durability

Bellows (Gusset) Tuck

Description:

A third alternative to the mailer lock. A highly durable style that is suitable for long transit and rough handling.

Applications:

Anything that requires durability, especially at the carton's corners.

Reverse Tuck w. Arthur Lock Dust Flaps

Description:

The standard Reverse Tuck Carton reimagined, this variant features locking side flaps (known as dust flaps). While not as strong as the Bellows/Gusset above, this carton style has a straightforward opening style, yet can still withstand weighty contents.

Applications:

For a sturdy, reinforced bottom that is still easy to open.

Full Overlap Seal End

Description:

A sift resistant carton that doubles up on the flaps. Essentially a Reverse Tuck Carton with two top closure panels and no tuck flaps. As a result, this carton require some glue in order to seal the tops and bottoms.

Applications:

If properly sealed, can contain powders or granulated items easily.

Partial Overlap Seal End

Description:

Easier to reseal than the Full Overlap Seal End, the Partial Overlap Seal End is often employed for when the product stays in the box for a long time. This design features flaps that are just wide enough to overlap with glue. Once opened, a pair of lock tabs will enable easy resealing.

Applications:

Employed often in cereal boxes.

Economy Overlap Seal

Description:

This carton design strikes a balance between the graphic liberty of the Full Overlap Seal End design and the economic advantages of the more compact Partial Overlap Seal End design. The outer flap covers the entire top part of the carton, but the inner flap only covers just enough for glue.

Applications:

Edge Lock

Description:

This carton is both durable and easy to manufacture. This version employs hook like tabs for the top and bottom closure panels that slide into the rest of the box.

Applications:

Frozen prepared foods

1-2-3 Closure (Houghland)

Description:

This carton style is a relatively complex yet sturdy locking mechanism. It employs both dust flaps and the inner closure flap to create a window for the outer flap's locking tab. This ensures the product doesn't slide out the bottom by accident.

Applications:

Bottom closures; difficult to open, yet difficult to close.

Quad Lock Bottom

Description:

Very similar to the 1-2-3 style, the Quad Lock Bottom style is difficult to open and is suitable for withstanding a considerable beating.

Applications:

Bottom closures; difficult to both open and close.

Himes Lock, Automatic Bottom

Description:

This box is preglued in the convertor's facility. Like with the other bottom styles, this style is difficult to open and close.

Applications:

Notably found at the bottom of popcorn bags at movie theatres.

Full Flap Automatic Bottom

Description:

A stronger version of the Himes Lock, the Full Flap is used for heavier contents.

Applications:

For customers who have a few heavy items.

Tuck and Seal End with Zipper

Description:

For customers who were looking at the Full Overlap Seal End, but decided against it because it is not resealable. This version features a zipper style tear strip that secures the original seal, while a standard tuck seal is used to reseal the product once opened.

Applications:

If properly sealed, can contain powders and other granulated products. The tear strip will also let consumers know whether the box was opened previously.

Double Sidewall/Double Endwall Simplex Tray

Description:

This tray features double reinforced sides and ends that fold inwards. This keeps the tray secure on the outside, but more vulnerable on the inside.

Applications:

 
 
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