COMMON FOLDING CARTONS STYLES
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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.

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Rectangular Sleeve

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Standard Straight Tuck

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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.*

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Airplane Style Straight

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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.*

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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 Hymes 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.*

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Full Flap Automatic Bottom

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Bag Carton with Auto Bottom

Bag Carton with Auto Bottom

The Bag Carton with 1-2-3 Bottom is primarily used for custom cosmetic cartons and custom food cartons. It can be made with an Auto Bottom, glued on the bottom by the cartons manufacturer and allows for quick loading.*

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Bag Carton with Auto Bottom

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Snap Lock Bottom

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 or Snap lock. 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 or tube-style counter display carton..*

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Snap Lock Bottom

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Dispenser Style Carton

Dispenser Style Carton

The dispenser style carton is often used on the counter near a cash register to stimulate sales. Used by the retail and the food sector, it’s often a staple of the medical and pharmaceutical industry. In the illustrated model, the fall open part is integrated in the carton what makes the opening and closing possible.*

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Dispenser Style Carton

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Tuck and Tongue

Tuck and Tongue

This style is generally assembled, filled and sealed manually. The Tuck and Tongue carton is designed to withstand rough handling without disengaging.*

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Tuck and Tongue

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Folding carton with Integrated Separator

Folding carton with Integrated Separator

The digital folding carton with integrated separator is designed to create a barrier between separate packaged components. It includes a structure of division formed by one or several panels, each having a perpendicular flap in every extremity of that panel so as to adhere to the internal surface of the walls of the carton. We arrange these transverse panels by means of grooves, which form one or several compartment.*

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Folding carton with Integrated Separator

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Standard Straight Tuck with Hanger Tab

Standard Straight Tuck with Hanger Tab

The SST with Hanger Tab carton is used for small and light products. It is an ideal stand-alone package to be placed on a hook. A perforated panel (perfs here called notches) with a fold will be added to the back panel. When the panel is folded up, notches are generally aligned and the front panel sealed to the back panel to create and secure the hanger tab. A window can be added on the front panel for better visibility of the product.*

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Standard Straight Tuck with Hanger Tab

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Bellows (Gusset) Tuck

Bellows (Gusset) Tuck

Like the Mailer Lock, this style is generally assembled, filled and sealed manually. Also like the Mailer Lock, the Bellows (Gusset) Tuck is designed to withstand rough handling without malfunctioning. This carton style features sturdier corners than those in a conventional dust flap arrangement.*

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Bellows (Gusset) Tuck

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Mailer Lock

Mailer Lock

As its name implies, the Mailer Lock is used primarily for mailing sample products. The closure is designed to be secure and to withstand substantial abuse without malfunctioning. This style of carton is usually assembled, filled and sealed manually. The lock tab (tongue) provides additional security, ensuring that the carton does not inadvertently open in transit.*

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Mailer Lock

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Edge Lock

Edge Lock

foods, can be manually assembled and sealed, but is usually assembled, filled and sealed automatically on horizontal equipment. This style is often nested in order to minimize board usage

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Edge Lock

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Quad Lock Bottom

Quad Lock Bottom

Also known as the Double Lock or Ear Hook Bottom style, the Quad Lock Bottom is manually assembled. Like the 1-2-3 style, this closure style is almost always employed as a bottom closure, often paired with the top tuck closure (as shown).

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Quad Lock Bottom

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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 is inside flaps in first, followed by the inner closure panels and finally the outer closure panels. Some sift-resistant variations of this style require the inner closure panels to be tucked down first, with the inside flaps next and the outer closure panels last..*

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Full Overlap Seal End

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Partial Overlap Seal End

Partial Overlap Seal End

bottom that are just wide enough to overlap with an adhesive seal, as compared to the FOSE, which features full-width top and bottom closure panels.*

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Partial Overlap Seal End

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Overlap Seal End with Side Hanger Tab

Overlap Seal End with Side Hanger Tab

This carton style, also called the “5 panel carton", is often used to develop a header panel. The structure also includes a rear card with a hang tab notch which allows the card to be used as a hanger tab. Style B: this carton has a hanger panel that can be folded up on one of the sides of the carton, can be assembled, filled and sealed on automated packaging equipment. The order for the closure is the same as that of a regular overlap carton.*

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Overlap Seal End with Side Hanger Tab

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Economy Overlap Seal

Economy Overlap Seal

This style allows for both the graphic liberty offered by the FOSE and some of the economical advantages of the more compact POSE blank. The EOSE carton can be reverse-nested, as illustrated in Fig. 1. It can be nested straight back by reversing the positions of the inner and outer major panels on the bottom.*

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Economy Overlap Seal

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