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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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Common sense of the carton packaging

In the various types of packaging materials such as paper, metal, glass, plastic, wood, composite materials, paper is used in various fields because of its unique environmental advantages, light weight, and low cost of transportation .

Environmental symbols are printed on a lot of cartons now.

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  1, From packaging function of the carton, mainly has containing,protection, convenience, show, display, and environmental friendliness.


Containing products rely on packaging. Products are solid,or liquid. And size and quantity is different. In structural design, should give full consideration to the packing containing function, must be able to contain the required number. Such as big bottles of candy, should be able to contain specified number, this containing function should consider not only contain stipulated number of products, but also have extra appropriate space. And like a bottle of coke and other drinks, should have a certain space, avoiding rupture under bottle pressure during the flow.

(2) Protection

The prime function of food packaging is to protect the goods, which mainly are done by structure design. Food production come out, after going through a series of circulation channel (loading and unloading, transportation, storage, etc.) to reach consumers’ hands, because of the climate conditions, pest, warehousing and distribution of all kinds of the effect of external force, will bring different degree of damage to products. Structural design ’s purpose is for these disadvantage factors, take technical measures to protect both the protection of the goods and the protection of packaging itself.

Generally speaking,main considerations of the structure design are: its load, stress, vibration, drop performance aspects of mechanics, considering whether to conform to the protection of food science, such as moisture, rust, mould-proof, pollution prevention, anti theft, etc. What kind of structure, combined with what material to make the product packaging can safely reach consumers’ hands. Because the commodity is extremely wide range, have different character, different food packaging’s structure may vary greatly, such as holding a wine glass bottle and other fragile products, mainly considering the brace; The puffed food, mainly considering moisture; The coke carbonated drinks, is gas blocking, etc.

(3) Convenience

Good packaging should have a wide range of convenience, it also needs the structure design to implementation. Convenient functions generally includes packing convenient, convenient transportation, loading and unloading, stacking, convenient storage, sales, and convenient to carry, convenient use, convenient processing, etc. In the structural design, considering the actual needs of consumers. Convenient function of packaging to the product sales will have a huge impact, should be seriously considered in design. If the cover is difficult to open such as canned food can make consumers away, bottled liquid filling if the bottle is too small is not convenient and use, etc.

(4). Display

Food packaging must have obvious distinctiveness, make consumers a strong visual impact by its own remarkable characteristics in a wide variety of display shelves .

(5) Display

The packing must be on the premise of fully showing, to make product a the good display effect, or has the ideal appeal, to entice consumers making buying decision on the spot , or leave a deep impression for the future buying.

(6) The environment friendly


2, In the objective aspects are in science and technology

(1) Scientific

Mainly refers to the choice of materials and the design of the structure can preserve and protect goods well, can effectively cooperate the circulation such as transportation, storage, loading and unloading operations; Make consumers to use, carry, save more conveniently, etc. In addition, whether the packing material will damage the environment, and recycle is also very important. Packaging industry is a scientific and systematic engineering, packaging design must also take each link of science into account , it also reflects the characteristic of the combination of art and science.

(2) Technology

At present, for China’s export enterprises, the export performance of 20% companies will be affected because of packing problem, how to improve the quality of product packaging, meet the demand of the international packaging? This requires that companies to use the best, most money-saving packaging design software.  

3, From the content of the design, main consideration are the relationships between packaging and commodities, packaging and environment, packing with consumers, and the internal structural elements.

(1) Packaging and commodities

Packaging determines whether the commodity can be a brand, sets up the commodity brand image, good packaging can give consumers the spirit to enjoy in addition to the substance. After using, the consumer’s feelings must be combined with brand and packaging.

(2) Packaging and environment

In the context of sustainable development, packaging should be designed to be able to recycle, save raw materials as well as not to cause environmental pollution.

(3) Packing with consumers

Good packaging can give consumers a deep and unforgettable impression, will entice consumers to buy, bring popularity to products.

(4) The internal structural elements

The packaging structure performance will directly affect the strength, stiffness, stability and practicability of the package.

Packaging design— software drives innovation

       According to the latest news of World Packaging Organization (WPO ), the global packaging industry has valued more than $500 billion, and ranks among world’s top ten big industry, packaging industry is a industry full of development prospect.

       However, packaging design is a tedious process. For the most common carton packing design, the workload is heavy. Choosing conventional CAD softwares as design tools, a skilled staff can draw 10 ~ 20 packaging structure a day.

      For a design company, introducing a box template software which put graphic technology, database technology and 3D animation technology as a whole, can reduce a lot of manpower, material resources.

       Nowadays, design company become more and more thirsty for automatical box type structure drawing, 3D proofing, expand picture and 3D folding box. In order to improve the packaging design process, shorten the design and manufacture cycle, reduce the cost of repeated proofing, digitalize the whole packaging pre-press industry, the market badly needs a powerful, easily-operated box template design software.

       Packmage — a box template design software listed in 2009. Just like ePack, their software designs both based on a box template library, namely the module library. On the operation, first to choose a practical box is also needed. And the big difference between Packmage and ePack is that ePack repository is “parts”, Packmage repository is “whole”. Thus,compared to ePack, it can greatly reduce the possible problems in the process of box design, but on the other hand, it also reduced the flexibility of box type design, designers’ reliance on box type library increased, which requires Packmage should have a huge “library”, for the different needs of users.

         It has a mighty box template structure design, 3D animation display box and other functions. The box template library accommodates more than 400 new box templates, it is widely used in food, clothing and other industries, especially cigarette and wine.Besides, the users can also deposit their own design into the box template library, makes the number expand continuously. Its box template management including: box template parametric design, box template texture, 3 D display, data storage. Here is a simple introduction of this software.

        Parametric design of box template: Packmage provide standardized box template structure, the users input several main parameters can have box template structure design done. Main parameters is the main factors of structure and sizes of each part of the expand picture t (such as length, width, depth , thickness, and pallet height,etc.). After the parametric design, a box structure is out of their own. In addition,remember to deposit it into box template library.

    Packmage considered the complexity of users’ packaging design environment, the design result supports a variety of formats of many design softwares, modified box type files can be saved as WMF and SCR formats. Customers can view BMP, JPG and GIF these three formats. And what’s more, Packmage can combine the step and repeat software on the PC platform, the graphics software and the CAD softwares (such as FreeHand, Illustrator, AutoCAD, CorelDraw, etc.), to have pre-press and post-press work done.

    Box template texture and 3D display function: texture can be post onto the box template structure, and can also paste many images onto each side of the box template structure; Can also more image respectively paste box type on each face (which accords with the design habits of some designers).

    If there is no texture function, we say it soft. Box template structure with texture is especially true and vivid in the 3D display. 3D animation function can simulate the process while folding box template, 3D effect will be very obvious, users can also check their own designs in the process of 3D animation, 3D can record into video, too.

    In this way, can significantly improve the efficiency when have communications with customers, and reduce costs directly while checking 3D blank sample, 3D color sample and animation of molding process by Internet. Do not poof the object until customers achieve highly consistent with Packmage – rather than proof repeatedly with a lot of money and time.

    As for packaging design software, foreign countries developed more mature than home. What are the relatively popular softwares in the market now? The answers are the ArtiosCAD of Esko-Graphics, the ImpactCAD of Ardensoftware, CIMPACK of Cimex Corp company, BOX – VELLUM, Kasemake of British AG/CAD company these packaging design software.

    Among these packaging design softwares, the most out-standing is ArtiosCAD which overturns the traditional packaging structure design. It takes the form of digital, simulate packaging structure design and 3D folding effect on the computer. As for my personal experience, it is a very powerful packaging structure design software, on the basis of a box template library, can according to the needs to adjust the parts, or even redesign. However, it is so expensive.

       Looking forward to Packmage!

       Look forward to industry innovation!


What is the packaging design software that you really needed??

   When someone starts doing packing, most of them go to their friends for used software, is this the right way? Is this a wise choice?

    Last year, one of my friends wanted to do packaging, he heard AI can do it, then he downloaded an AI.Only to find himself incapable of using it, and so he had to dig the teaching material on the net.

    Finally and slowly,he might be able to master some basic operations.But if you want to draw a box only with imagination, it is impossible.

    First of all, you have to understand the packing and packaging structure,know what advantages this structure has, then gradually you will understand the structure,and then begin to improve them, then you will be able to design some boxes by yourselves.

   Then, how to find a suitable packing design software for your own?

    Firstly: position yourself. If you still does not understand the packaging structure design, you need to own a professional packaging design software. Packmage CAD should be your first choice,there are a lot of structures for your reference, you can also watch the 3D molding process.

    Secondly, according to your own learning ability to judge whether the software is suitable for you or not. There are all kinds of packaging software on the market, domestic and foreign, plug-ins, and so on. If you do not have too much time,and it is impossible for you to spend a lot of time in learning a new software.

   Thirdly,Packmage CAD is a software that can solve all your problems one time. It can assist you to finish the work quickly,to master it more easily and fast.And if you happen to have some knowledge of CAD, or CDR, etc., then you will become the best of the best.

    Cherish your time,do not use it on something can’t create value. Packmage CAD can be able to generate a box of any size in seconds, it is much better and more valuable.