These boxes are generally made from one piece of corrugated board. The blank is scored and slotted to permit folding. A joint is formed where one side panel and one end panel are brought together. Boxes are dispatched flat to our customers. Flaps, extending from the side and end panels to form the top and bottom, need to be closed by the the customer when the box is needed.
These boxes are commonly used for rigid packaging of products in bulk for transportation and shipping purposes. These days, 3-ply corrugated boxes are widely used by e-commerce retailers for shipping their products to customers. These are light in weight and strong enough to provide protection to the containment.
It is popular in India as universal type of box. The RSC can be used for most products and is the most common style of the box used world-wide. All flaps are the same depth, and the two outer flaps (normally the lengthwise flaps) are one-half the box width, so that they meet at the centre of the box when folded.
This is a highly efficient design. There is a very little manufacturing waste. If the product requires a flat, even bottom surface, or the protection of two full layers, a fill-in pad (popularly known as gap-plate) can be placed between two inner flaps.