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Rectangular Sleeve

Rectangular Sleeve

The preglued Rectangular Sleeve, as shown here, has a simple construction. While the Rectangular Sleeve is considered a style in itself, it is also the underlying structure of most tube-style cartons. It commonly functions as the slip-on cover in the combination of a tray and sleeve. Additionally, this style is used as the basic structure for many high-end multi-packaging systems. Rectangular Sleeve cartons may feature either locked-side or glued seams.

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes Without End Closures

Rectangular Sleeve

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DescriptionStructure
Standard Reverse Tuck

Standard Reverse Tuck (SRT)

The joint on the Standard Reverse Tuck carton is located at the seam along the right side panel, in the rear. The closure panels on top and bottom swing in opposite directions, with the bottom folding in the rear and the top folding in front. This carton can be assembled either manually or by automation. With a friction lock closure on top and a slit lock tuck closure on bottom, as shown here, the carton is easy to open and close, while remaining unlikely to open inadvertently at its base.

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Tuck End Closures

Standard Reverse Tuck

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French Reverse Tuck

French Reverse Tuck (FRT)

This style differs from the Standard Reverse Tuck in that the bottom closure is attached in the rear and folds/tucks towards the front of the carton while the top closure is joined in front and folds/tucks towards the rear of the carton. Shown here is a French Reverse Tuck carton with a slit (pie) lock bottom and a friction lock top. This style has a finished look and also enables substantial latitude in graphic design. Other available closure styles include the slit jock for top and bottom, and the friction lock for top and bottom.

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Tuck End Closures

French Reverse Tuck

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Standard Straight Tuck

Standard Straight Tuck (SST)

This style is suitable for products requiring a primary display panel with a large window. With fold/tuck closures in the back, the raw edges at both ends of the front display panel are concealed. The Standard Straight Tuck also obviates any interference between the window film material and the tuck, which might occur if a reverse tuck style were to be used. This carton is suitable for manual assembling, as well as automated assembling and closing applications.

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Tuck End Closures

Standard Straight Tuck

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DescriptionStructure
Airplane Style Straight

Airplane Style Straight (AST)

Unlike the Standard Straight Tuck, this style features closure panels on both the top and bottom that swing from the rear to tuck in the front.*

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Tuck End Closures

Airplane Style Straight

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DescriptionStructure
Full Overlap Seal End

Full Overlap Seal End (FOSE)

This carton is generally assembled, filled and sealed on automatic, horizontal or vertical packaging equipment. The usual sequence for closure, as indicated in Fig. 2, is dust flaps in first, followed by the inner closure panels (swinging from the rear panel) and finally the outer closure panels (swinging from the front panel). Some sift-resistant variations of this style require the inner closure panels to be tucked down first, with the dust flaps next and the outer closure panels last.*

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Seal End Closures

Full Overlap Seal End

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DescriptionStructure
Snap Lock Bottom

1-2-3 Houghland Snap Lock Bottom

Originally known by its inventor's name (Houghland), this style is more generally known today as the 1-2-3 closure. Usually paired with a top tuck closure, the 1-2-3 is almost always employed as a bottom closure, and is assembled and sealed manually. This closure style may be applied in a shallow-depth, tube-style counter display carton, as well as in the proportion shown here.*

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Combination Closure

Snap Lock Bottom

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DescriptionStructure
Automatic Bottom

Himes Lock, Automatic Bottom

Preglued in the convertor's facility, the Himes Lock, Automatic Bottom (Crash Lock, Economy or Popcorn Bottom) style is assembled by hand. It is generally employed when quick setup is required for smaller production volumes that do not warrant investing in automatic packaging equipment.*

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Combination Closure

Automatic Bottom

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Full Flap Automatic Bottom

Full Flap Automatic Bottom

The Full Flap, Automatic Bottom style is a great alternative to the Himes or Crash Lock when the contents are heavier or their weight is concentrated on the central axis lengthwise.

This style is assembled by hand and is generally employed when quick setup is required for smaller production volumes that do not warrant investing in automatic packaging equipment.*

Category: Tubes
Description: Component Parts and Detailing for a Tube
Subcategory:Tubes With Combination Closure

Full Flap Automatic Bottom

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DescriptionStructure
Double Sidewall-Double Endwall Simplex Tray

Double Sidewall/Double Endwall Simplex Tray

For this style, the depth (1) of the inner end panel is generally less than 1/32 inch (board thickness), and the inner end panel is generally offset (2) 1/32 inch. The depth (3) of the inner side panel is generally less than 1/8 to 1/4 inch. The outer side panel/gusset (4) is offset 1/32 inch. Both the gusset angle (5) and the locking tab angle (6) would be 45 degrees.*

Category: Trays
Description: Component Parts and detailing for a Tray
Subcategory:Trays, Single Sidewall/Double Endwall

Double Sidewall-Double Endwall Simplex Tray

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DescriptionStructure
Four Corner Beers Tray

Four Corner Beers Tray (a.k.a.) Biers

This style is glued by the converter and shipped flat to the user, and it is generally assembled and filled manually. The standard version is indicated in Figures 1 and 2. Figure 3 shows the "stay-up" or "full drag" alternative.With a diagonal angle of less than 45 degrees in the end panel, the nontapered glue flap will "drag" across the bottom panel. As a result of friction, the carton resists collapsing once assembled.*

Category: Trays
Description: Component Parts and detailing for a Tray
Subcategory:Trays, Single Sidewall/Single Endwall

Four Corner Beers Tray

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Six Corner Beers Tray

Six Corner (Point) Beers (a.k.a.) Biers

Generally assembled and filled manually, this style is shipped flat to the end user, after having been glued by the converter. See the four corner Beers for an alternative configuration of the corner flaps.*

Category: Trays
Description: Component Parts and detailing for a Tray
Subcategory:Trays, Single Sidewall/Single Endwall

Six Corner Beers Tray

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DescriptionStructure
Infold-Outfold Tray

Infold/Outfold Tray

Generally assembled and filled manually, this style is shipped flat to the user after being glued by the converter. The Infold/Outfold Tray is shown folded and glued as an infold in Figure 3 and as an outfold in Figure 4. These two applications are commonly combined for commercial use, with an infold top lid over an outfold bottom. The outfold bottom is easily filled, while the inward-collapsing infold top allows for sufficient friction between the lid and bottom.*

Category: Trays
Description: Component Parts and detailing for a Tray
Subcategory:Trays, Single Sidewall/Single Endwall

Infold-Outfold Tray

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Four Corner Brightwood Tray

Four Corner Brightwood Tray

This style is shipped flat (unglued) to the customer, who assembles and glues it in an automated process.*

Category: Trays
Description: Component Parts and detailing for a Tray
Subcategory:Trays, Single Sidewall/Single Endwall

Four Corner Brightwood Tray

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Walker Lock Tray

Walker Lock Tray

This style is generally assembled and locked manually.*

Category: Trays
Description: Component Parts and detailing for a Tray
Subcategory:Trays, Single Sidewall/Double Endwall

Walker Lock Tray

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DescriptionStructure
Simplex or Kwikset

Simplex (a.k.a.) Kwikset

Generally assembled manually by the user, this style can also be assembled by machine. The sidewalls are preglued by the converter. Note that the inner side panel is not as wide as the outer side panel (see Figure 2). The most common version of the Simplex carton is indicated in Figure 1, while Figure 3 shows an alternative for shallower applications.*

Category: Trays
Description: Component Parts and detailing for a Tray
Subcategory:Trays, Double Sidewall/Double Endwall

Simplex or Kwikset

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