Yes, there cannot be one specific answer to why one uses corrugated boxes. But there are several advantages that corrugated boxes provide this makes it a popular source of packaging.

The flutes used in these boxes play an important role. What exactly a flute means in a corrugation? Well, various types of the flute are used in corrugated boxes among which the most normally used is Flute C which is used in more than 80% of the corrugated boxes. The different type of flutes has been made for various purpose.

Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder, and Director of Delhi/NCR’s Top Packaging Manufacturing unit Packman Packaging Pvt Ltd shares what are the major types of flutes used for corrugated boxes.

Type A

Corrugated boxes having type A flute has great compression and cushioning as well as fine stacking strength. This type of corrugated box is chiefly used to pack fragile products. The corrugated box contains 36 flutes every square foot with a thickness of ¼.

Type B

The box having type B flute is good in resisting puncture and flat crush. It is a top option for printing. This type of flute is mainly used in inner packing and displays. It contains 46 flutes each foot with a thickness having 1/8.

Type C

This kind of flute is used in the corrugated boxes that are used in making shipping boxes, box for food items and for protecting fragile items such as glass or furniture. It has compression properties and is crush resistance. It also lends a good printing surface.

Type E

Type E corrugated boxes are mostly used in the packaging of consumer goods, displays, and food products such as pizza boxes. This box containing E type flute has quite thin construction and thus it takes less storage space. It has a superior printing surface and is crush resistance. It has 90 flutes every foot with a thickness of 1/16.

Type F

A box containing F Flute is lightweight and is extra thin as compared to other flutes. It is a great choice for printing purpose this is why it is used for packaging of consumer goods such as jewelry, and shoes It contains 124 flutes per foot having a thickness of 1/32. It makes it superb in terms of crush resistance.