Folding cartons have been a staple in the product packaging world for decades—and rightfully so. Not only are they affordable and easy to assemble, but they also make your products look that much better. Best of all, folding cartons are versatile and work great in nearly every industry. While there are plenty of unique folding cartons available, you can never go wrong with the basics. Continue reading to learn the basic types of folding cartons.

Straight and reverse tuck

Two of the most common cartons are the straight and reverse tuck. The straight tuck is a folding carton that you would find in a snack aisle, for example. The straight tuck essentially means that the flaps on the top and bottom of the carton fold in the same direction. On the other hand, the reverse tuck is similar to the straight tuck, except the flaps fold in opposite directions.

Lock bottom

Companies that have heavier or bulkier items, such as candles or cosmetic products, often choose a lock bottom box for strength. There are variations of the lock bottom box, but they’ll typically have a bottom that remains sealed by flaps that lock together. This mechanism forms a stronger base. However, we’re happy to work with you for whatever your product needs to look its best.

Seal end

Similar to the lock bottom carton, a seal end is an even stronger carton that ensures product safety. Seal end cartons remain sealed using an adhesive. These cartons are most common for products that must be sealed at the time of purchase. Some examples include cereal, cookies, pet treats, and cleaning supplies.

Your products deserve to have great packaging and that includes folding cartons. That said, make sure you’re working with a trustworthy and reliable vendor. Additionally, your company deserves to work with a vendor that offer options such as different packaging materials and design.

For top-notch product packaging, contact Virtual Packaging. Our team not only has industry expertise, but we’re also equipped with the latest packaging technology. So, whether you’re looking for the basic types of folding cartons, labels, wrapping, rub on transfer, or product pouch packaging, our team is more than capable of supporting your business. Contact us today for more information.