Folding box with tuck-in flap
In industrial packaging, folding boxes with tuck-in flaps are mainly used to surround lightweight objects with secondary packaging. All six sides offer space for information and advertising.
Typical applications for folding cartons with reverse tuck ends are packaging of medicines, foodstuffs, computer accessories, and cosmetics products. But this list is almost endless: every perfume, almost every cream, spice, or tea bag are packed in boxes with reverse tuck ends. It is no exaggeration to say that without folding cartons with tuck-in flaps, the variety of goods we now have in DIY, electronics, and supermarkets would not exist.
Folding boxes with tuck-in flaps serve several functions at a same time: they protect their contents against external influences such as dust, moisture, light, or scratches. It serves as transport packaging and ensures that the products can be easily stacked and presented on the shelves. The surface can contain information and advertising or hold secondary packaging, such as labels. Folding boxes and their contents almost always form a product unit and consumers perceive them as such.
Since the closure of the folding box with tuck-in flaps does not guarantee a high level of safety, especially when the contents are relatively heavy, there are several ways of improving this. One of these is the slot into which the flap is tucked. Additional glue or tongue closures can strengthen the hold of the lid and the bottom. If the bottom is glued before being set up, this is what we call a folding box with auto bottom.
Folding boxes with tuck-in flaps consist of only one body made of paperboard, plastic, or corrugated board printed before punching, gluing, and assembly. All of the typical finishes for printed matter are also available. Print coatings and hot or cold foil stamping on the folding carton are particularly popular, either to protect the packaging from external influences or to improve its feel and appearance. Folding boxes with tuck-in flaps are some of the most refined packaging materials available.
- lid opening ensures easy opening
- large area for information
- striking advertising possible on all sides
- easy to fill
- window punch-outs possible
- can be tightly closed again after opening
- very stackable
- low-cost production
- available in all shapes and sizes imaginable