Whether you are moving house or stocking up on packaging material for the products you sell, folding boxes make for a good investment. These boxes are unique in their ability to be folded down into a flat shape when not in use. This can be both before and after they have been used.
Most businesses have multiple options when it comes to choosing their packaging materials. Folding cartons tend to be a top choice for several reasons.
Easy Transport and Storage
These are important factors when you are trying to minimize costs. When ordering these boxes from a manufacturer, the cost of shipping is often quite low. This is thanks to the lightweight nature of the cardboard material used. Because the boxes are folded into a flat shape, they are easy to stack and load into a transport vehicle.
They are also just as easy to store as they can be easily stacked in a warehouse or storage room. Being lightweight also ensures they can be piled up on top of each other without worrying that the ones at the bottom will be damaged. In their folded shape these boxes do not take up as much storage space.
Folding boxes can be manufactured in a wide array of shapes and sizes. Businesses can easily have the box dimensions customized to best fit whatever products they have. This not only helps optimize storage space for the cartons but also makes for better-secured packaging and lower cost of shipping to the final customer.
While cardboard is the material of choice for most cartons, they can also be made of other choices. This can include plastic, chipboard, and paperboard. Cardboard is most popular thanks to its lightweight nature, insulation properties, and strength. It is also quite cheap to manufacture and can be recycled.
Because folding cartons are made of cardboard or paperboard, they gain the advantage of being quite durable. They can withstand extraordinary amounts of pressure and still retain their shape. When unfolded and put to real-world use, these boxes can remain useful for many years. Especially when kept away from moisture.
This strength is also what makes them ideal for use in packaging heavier and fragile items. Even when lightweight, the boxes provide good protection from impact and punctures. the material also absorbs shocks well and alongside filler material, ensures the contents remain stable. This can be especially important to fragile items like glass and ceramic crockery, and electronics.