At KRUPACK® we do our best to ensure that the products we ship to you are exactly what you need. Order our brochure.
At KRUPACK®, we do our best to ensure that the products we ship to you are exactly what you need. The following is a simplified guide to help familiarize you with the corrugated world, so that you can find exactly what you're looking for. Follow these easy steps to determine your packaging requirements.
Whether you are looking for a standard shipping container or a custom die cut, we have your needs covered. The following steps will help you determine the size, strength, and printing for a regular slotted carton or RSC.
Looking for something more complex or a custom design? Our team of structural designers will gladly design a shipping container, display, or die cut product to suit your needs. Please call one of our sales representatives for this service.
Corrugated cartons are measured using the inside dimensions - length, width and depth. The depth is the height of the box.
KRUPACK® supplies cartons in B, C & E flute. These flutes are identified by the thickness of the corrugated medium.
- B Flute = 3.1 mm (1/8")
- C Flute = 4.8 mm (3/16")
- E flute = 1.6 mm (1/16") (also called fine flute)
C flute is the most commonly used in shipping containers. E flute is usually reserved for specialty items or retail display cartons.
ECT or Edge Crush Test
ECT is a measure of the box resistance to crushing. The ECT is calculated from the strength of the liners used in the corrugating process, and the type of medium and fluting.
KRUPACK® offers a wide variety of ECT values in both single wall and double wall:
Not sure what ECT value you require? Our team of structural designers can help determine what ECT value best suits your needs. Please contact your sales representative for this service.
The majority of our cartons are glued; the glue lap may be on the inside or the outside of the carton. However, for those customers who require an alternative to gluing, taped or stitched cartons, inside or outside, remain an option.
Material & Printing
At this stage you must determine what kind of information will be printed on your carton. This may range from something as simple as the company name on a flap to sophisticated color printing. We offer flexographic printing, silk-screening and lithography. Flexographic printing is the most commonly used, and we can print up to 4 colours on a standard shipping container. KRUPACK® has its own graphic arts department with experienced designers who can simply apply your own graphics or create the graphics you require.
You must also determine which material you want for your carton, its color – kraft (brown) or white. KRUPACK® produces one of the best white liners in the industry, called K-Brite. It is known for its exceptionally smooth finish, which permits superior printing. You can print your company logo or any information you want on either kraft or white linerboard.
Once you have established your packaging requirements, the boxes will be on their way! KRUPACK® can ship your order anywhere in Canada or the United States. We can bundle your cartons and put them on a standard skid or configure them to your warehouse specifications.
In case of doubt, our skilled team of designers can create a sample to your exact specifications. That way, when your order arrives you know it will be right the first time!