Slotted Boxes

Customizable corrugated cardboard boxes

Typically made from one piece of corrugated or solid fibreboard, slotted boxes are among the most popular.

The blank is scored and slotted to permit folding. A joint is formed at the point where one side panel and one end panel are brought together. Slotted boxes are shipped flat to customers. When needed, all one needs to do is square up the box, insert their products, and close the flaps.

Coyle produces nine slotted box types:

Regular Slotted Container 

All flaps have same length, and two outer flaps are one half the container’s width, so that they meet at the centre of the box.

Overlap Slotted Container 

All flaps have the same length. The outer flaps overlap by one inch or more. The box is easily closed, usually with staples driven through the overlap area.

Full Overlap Slotted Container 

All flaps have same length. When closed the outer flaps come within one inch of complete overlap. This style is extremely resistant to rough handling.

Centre Special Slotted Container 

Inner and outer flaps are cut to different lengths. Both pair of flaps meet at the centre of the box.

Centre Special Overlap Slotted Container 

All flaps have the same length (one-half the length of the box). The length of the box can be no more than twice the width.

Centre Special Fill Overlap Slotted Container 

Inner and outer flaps are cut to different lengths. When closed, the inner flaps meet at the centre of the box, and outer flaps fully overlap. Provides extra cushioning when stacked on its bottom.

Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom Container with Tuck Top

The four flaps that form the bottom of the panel are die-cut. To set up, the customer folds the largest bottom panel first, then two end panels. When the remaining bottom panel is folded and pressure is applied near the centre, the flap “snaps” into the slot created by the outer panels.

Snap or 1-2-3 Bottom Container with Regular Slotted Container Top

Same as previous, except the tuck top configuration is replaced with the alternative Regular Slotted Container (RSC) style flaps.

Full Bottom File Box

When set up, this box provides an interlocking thickness on its bottom and on its end panels.