Layer and Flute of Corrugated Box (Carton)
3 layers corrugated box or Single Wall
Three layers corrugated box or carton (Single Wall), the most common use type, is suitable for light-to-medium weight product or product that does not need high protection. Three layers corrugated box consists of a fluted corrugated sheet and 2 flat liner boards.
5 layers corrugated box or Double Wall
Five layers corrugated box or carton (Double Wall) is suitable for heavy product or product that needs high protection. It is usually found in industrial warehouses, and used for shipping. Five layers corrugated box consists of 2 fluted corrugated sheets and 3 flat liner boards.
Type of Flutes
|E||1.5 mm||Size: mini
Good for: small box, special design box, premium products
|B||2.5 mm||Size: small
Good for: light weight product
|C||3.5 mm||Size: medium
Good for: medium weight product
|BC||2.5 + 3.5 mm||Size: large
Good for: heavy product, creating large strong boxes
Corrugated Paper Grades
Clean white paper, good for premium products that need beautiful containers, and increasing brand value
Paper weight: 170 grams
Brown-gold paper, good strength, commonly used in Thailand, good for boxes that need strength, and suitable for export products
Paper weight: 125, 150, 185, 230 grams
Light-brown paper, good for boxes that need to emphasize printing color, only inferior to KS, commonly used in Thailand
Paper weight: 125, 150, 185 grams
Brown paper, Recycled paper, low price, good for green products
Paper weight: 125, 150, 200 grams
|CA or M||
Brown rough paper, used for making flute sheets, also commonly used for making inner sheet of the box to save cost as the price of CA is cheap
Paper weight: 125 grams
Paper code used for ordering corrugated box
After understanding layers, flutes, and paper grade, you will understand paper code easily.
1.) KA150/KA125 3 Layers C Flute
means outer sheet of the corrugated box is KA paper, weight 150 grams. Inner sheet of the corrugated box is KA paper, weight 125 grams. This box has 3 layers with C flute.
2.) KS170/CA125 5 Layers BC Flute
means outer sheet of the corrugated box is KS paper, weight 170 grams. Inner sheet of the corrugated box is CA paper, weight 125 grams. This box has 5 layers with BC flute.
3.) KI150/KI125 5 Layers BC Flute
means outer sheet of the corrugated box is KI paper, weight 150 grams. Inner sheet of the corrugated box is KI paper, weight 125 grams. This box has 5 layers with BC flute.