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Packaging Box Structure Design

Writing for this blog for so long, and i was always trying to surprise every one came into my blog. In a fact i was always surprised by the others’ blogs. They are so good and amazing. But i still try to do my blogs, because I believe I can some sort of help, maybe  a little, but this can be helpful for some new beginners for designing.

I am not a professional at design, and i do not know much software. And the only software for me that i mastered is Packmage. Not because i do not want to learn, in fact i am learning Flash, PS, CorelDraw, when i am free. I find that mastering a software is amazing, mastering more will be more fun and wonderful.

Packaging design software for corrugated box and folding cartons is done now, now I am going to do more.


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Carton Packaging Structure Design

Objective: understand the most common carton packing structures and functions of packaging, as well as to conform to the packaging structure capacity requirement of design.
1, the basic knowledge of the carton packaging
2, the carton packaging structure classification
3, carton packaging structure design skills

First, the basic knowledge of the carton packaging
(1), the size of the carton
(2), all kinds of folding line style and function
(3), the international standard of small and medium-sized inverting lifted the lid cartons

The paper properties and the common varieties
White paper: also called white cardboard, its bottom, gray, white two kinds of surface points.
Board or straw board: also known as grass. Mainly used in the manufacture of all kinds of carton or carton, can also be processed into liner material.
Corrugated board paper: also known as ma board, it as panel glue, paper and corrugated paper core is made all kinds of structure of corrugated carton.
Corrugated board: due to shape of corrugated wave the name. It can be all kinds of carton and carton.
Plastic composite paper: composite is bond to each other by a variety of material, plastic composite paper is soft composite materials.

Carton structure – with this important element in the structure design
In the carton packaging, with this part is under load, stress, vibration, drop, and other factors affect the biggest part. In the structure design, need careful consideration.
Structure of the main points and box type structure and tray type two kinds.
With this structure design – box type structure:
Box type structure:
Refers to the carton box body and a box shaped, extension on surface of the box type box body four designed on the basis of different paper carton sealing structure in the form of bolted.
Box type structure can be divided into the following kinds:
1, the socket bottom sealing type:
2, glue sealing type:
3, End lock type:
4, automatic lock bottom type:
5, partition bottom sealing type:
6, folding back cover type:
7, press the back cover type:
8, the press fixed type:

1, 2, box type structure
1, jack back cover (graphic)
This structure is generally only small packaging products, with only bear the weight of general, its characteristic is simple and convenient packaging products, has been widely used in the ordinary products.
2, glue back cover (graphic)
This structure is normally only used for packing machinery, this bonding with one another in the two wings with bottom sealing structure, with makings provinces, with this have been able to withstand the heavy weight, packing of powder products can prevent the powder leakage, and durable, this is common, such as washing powder packing structure.



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Box type structure
3, the lock bottom type: This structure is shake frame type box with four wings part designed to bite each other end of the form of a lock. Has been widely used in small and medium-sized bottled product this kind of structure form of cover.
4, automatic lock bottom type:
With a small amount of binder, when forming the just has to open the original fold flat box body, which can use the reply to box type shape, at the same time with this will automatically connect the bottom of the lock.

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Box type structure
5, partition bottom sealing type:
Play in the box body volume split into two, three, four, six, nine different partition of the state, effectively fixed inside the packaging products, prevent damage of vibration.
6, folding back cover type:
Characteristic is modeling beautiful pattern, can be used for gift packaging products for sale, because the structure is to connect with each other, generally unable to bear too much weight.

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Box type structure
7, press the back cover type:
Characterized by packing operation is simple, save paper.
8, the press fixed:
Characterized by packing operation is very simple, greatly saving paper and packaging process.

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With this structure design – tray structure:
Tray type structure (graphic)
Tray type structure is the cartons with this disk.
Its structure is in with few extends out of the box body on the edge of a few surface, is with this with the box body on the basis of the same paper, designed in the form of various box body bolt junction box structure.
Tray type structure of flat type is suitable for packaging products, commonly by folding into the tray shape packing products.
Tray type structure:

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Second, the structure of the carton packaging
1, the box body structure
A, shake cover box
The simplest structure, use of a box
Cigarette case

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B, casing box cover (also known as heaven and earth)
Used in high-grade goods and gift box
C, open window structure
Biggest characteristic contents or the inner packing directly.

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Commonly used box structure
E display (figure 1, figure 2, figure 3, figure 4,)
Display box and can be called “POP” boxes, advertising for sexual display, can fully show the packing form again. The form: one kind is with cover, exhibition will cover opened, transportation and buildings can be folded; Another kind is not with cover, the outdoor display. It has played a display, promote the role of commodities and introduce yourself.

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F enclosed (figure 1, figure 2,)
Enclosed box is a product of modern packaging, its characteristic is fully enclosed. It has better function on security, ease of use. Main forms have delayed opening line tear open form, in the form of the straws inserted into the holes contents smoking, etc., used to drinkings.

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Variants of box structure modeling techniques to deepen, artistic and practical. The main change is on the face of the box shape, edge, Angle and quantity, add and subtract in the direction of multi-level processing, etc. More suitable for gift packaging.

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H Affirmative type (figure 1, figure 2),
Affirmative type packing box biggest characteristic is convenient to carry, also known as portability packing box. The model structure are equipped with a handle on the box body, affirmative part can be attached, can also use the extension of cover and side lock into each other.

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How to make a window and portable structure?

Window structure and portable structure of the box, left and right side each has a handle structure,, two lever handles are formed in the opposite direction. After folding and pressing, forming the handle structure. The window structure directly designed on the main body,the window can seal the transparent plastic ,like PE.

The box is mainly used in electronic toy products and food as gifts, or family use. In modern packaging, users often hope to see the packaging shape and appearance of the product first (not buy products before they can see). To make this design structure used more and more.

The purpose of the present invention is to make the most common simple box type use widely by adding window and portable structure.

In order to achieve the purpose, to compare this common box type. There are the advantages of this box type.



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Windowed on the main body, so that transparent plastic can be sealed on the molding box window. We can see the built-in objects, before buying can let consumers to see the inside product, to meet the curiosity of consumers the first time, especially the electronic toys, consumers pay more attention to its appearance.
Window open on the biggest main body, then the area of the window can be bigger, the user’s view is more clear. Common remote control toy planes and cars on the market are big volume, opening a window on the structure can maximize the use of the box space.






In general, this kind of folding carton includes main body face, side face, plug cover and shake up and down the wing, and so on. The invention increases the structure 2, lid and handle configuration for the folding, including the top and bottom plane. Under the first controller on the plane and the handle in the opposite direction from the folding clasp each other, upon the completion of the folding, jointly formed the handle directly in the opposite direction carrying structure.

As shown in figure, this structure is the most to the left of the graph structure with 2 D plane (the fourth side) on the hollow out since the generation of cellular structure. With traditional after add holes inside the lacing cellular structure is not the same, the cellular structure is composed of box type folded his, don’t need any ropes and additives, and reduces to a certain extent the box type process, speed up the working efficiency.


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Watch the stereogram after molding , basically, the weight of the goods inside the box is hold by face B. Face B directly connected to the left and right faces, so the carrying capacity of the box type can be strengthened at this time, around the tongue have increased lock structure to make it firm and difficult to burst open.




Structure 3 is a lock structure that connects face D and face A . By traditional ways is to use glue to stick together. This structure is improved, and can connect directly, so as to reduce the process and save time.





Do you know the sizes of a folding carton?

Folding carton has three different sizes:inner size, outer size and manufacture size.

Inner size refers to the internal volume size of the packing.It is an important data to measure the packing volume of filling quantity , and an important design data to calculate the carton or carton volume machine how to coordinate with the goods inside decorations or the inner packing .

Outer size refers to the volume size of packing.It is an important data to measure the    occupied space size of packing, is also an important design basis to calculate the carton or carton size how to cooperate with the outer packing or transportation warehousing tools (such as truck and freight cars, containers, pallets, etc.)

Manufacture size refers to the size of production, namely, the size of the annotation on structure design drawings. It is of great importance in manufacturing paper and die cutting plate, and is closely related to the inner size, the outer size,   the thickness of the cardboard and the paper structure.

Tube type folding carton

    Definition on modelling :

    Tube folding carton lid where it located is in the box surface , the smallest of the area  L< B <H cartons, such as toothpaste box,film cannister box, etc.


    Definition on  structure:

    Tube type folding carton refers to during the molding process,  the carton box body through a connector joint,  the lid or the bottom both need  box board or inner piece, those would have to be assembled by folding, lock, fixed or sealing the carton. This kind of carton compared to disc, pipe disc box and not tube not disc ,not only the shape characteristics, manufacturing technology is also different.

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