Types of Cases

There are a wide variety of case types available, each one with specific benefits and suitable for different applications.

Here are some of the most common types of cases that SNELL can provide:

  • Regular Slotted Case (RSC)

    All flaps have the same length, and the two outer flaps (normally the lengthwise flaps) are one-half the container's width, so that they meet at the centre of the box when folded. The RSC can be used for most products and is the most commonly used box style due to its versatility.

     
  • Full Overlap Flap Slotted Case (FOLF)

    Same style as an RSC except the outer flaps fully overlap. This style is especially resistant to rough handling, with the overlapping flaps providing added cushioning and strength. Ideal for larger, heavier objects that require extra protection or stacking ability.

     
  • Centre Special Slotted Case (CSSC)

    Inner and outer flaps are different lengths, with both pairs of flaps meeting at the centre of the box. This style is especially strong because both the top and bottom have double the thickeness of corrugated board. The inner flaps, with no gap, provide a level base for the product.

     
  • Centre Special Full Overlap Slotted Case (SFF)

    Same style as the CSSC except the outer flaps fully overlap. With three full layers of combined board over the entire top and bottom, this style provides extra cushioning and strength. Ideal for larger, heavier objects that require extra protection or stacking ability.

     
  • Half slotted Case (HSC)

    Same style as an RSC except wit no top flaps (open). A slightly larger HSC can be used as a telescopic lid for the base, making it ideal for products of variable height. Suitable if the box is required to be opened regularly.

     
  • 5 Panel Folder (5PF)

    A creased, single cut board with five panels that folds around a product to form a box. The fifth panel can overlap the first panel or the two end panels can meet in the centre. Ideal for packing large flat items or long narrow items.

     
  • Roll End Tray or Tray with Self-Locking Ends

    Formed from a single piece of combined board, and features an unbroken bottom and several layers of corrugated board in the end panels. Not ideal as shipping containers, but are frequently used as inner containers for parts, delicate products, or as elements of display stands.