Guide to FEFCO Box Styles
This is a guide to WH Skinner’s most popular box styles which are defined by FEFCO (the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers). FEFCO codes are an official system to replace long and complicated verbal descriptions of box and packaging constructions with simple codes that are internationally understood. This page contains a selection of the most popular and cost effective box styles that can be computer generated in a matter of minutes to suit your application. If you’re looking for a different style of box, there are hundreds more to choose from, so please get in touch. No matter what style of corrugated box you have in mind, we can design and produce it.
02 – Slotted-type boxes
Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided, and sealing with glue or tape at the time of assembly.
Folder-type boxes and trays consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover/lid. Locking tabs and handles can be incorporated in some designs. Generally, 04- type styles are used for comparatively shallower box height dimensions.
Custom Box Designs
Remember, we’re a custom box manufacturer, which means we can design and manufacture whatever style box you want or need! Just tell us what you’re packing and approximate dimensions, and we can advise which styles are best for you. Alternatively, scroll down for some inspiration, but bear in mind most designs can be modified and customised to accommodate your products and requirements!
Handy Tips for Measuring
Unless otherwise specified all dimensions are internal dimensions in mm as follows:
Length (L) x Width (W) x Height (H)
Length (L) = left to right dimension
(usually the longer dimension at the opening)
Width (W) = front to back dimension
(usually the shorter dimension at the opening)
Height (H) = top to bottom
(the dimension from the top of the opening to the base)
The dimensions L, W, H are specified in each description of the box construction, for some models the numerical value of W can exceed the numerical value of L.