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Self Erecting Boxes

Usually made in one piece, self-erecting styles have die-cut and slit-scored bottom flaps. Two pairs of adjacent bottom flaps are folded inward and fastened to each other when the joint is formed.

The box is shipped flat to the user. When it is opened, the two portions of the bottom slide together, and the box is ready to fill.

The style is a time-saver for small volume shippers who do not have automatic set-up equipment. Since the bottom is not fully sealed, however, the style may not be appropriate for heavy products.

The International Box Code identifies these styles as Rigid-Type Boxes. In the carrier Classifications rigid boxes are classified as Conventional Slotted Boxes or Recessed End Boxes.