FEFCO 0201 Style Boxes
Corrugated cases / cartons in various material grades
The FEFCO 0201 style of box – commonly referred to as corrugated cases / cartons – is one of the most common and cost-effective styles of corrugated packaging. A single piece of material with a glued, stitched or taped joint, the top and bottom flaps allow for easy assembly and closure typically with adhesive tape.
GWP can supply corrugated cases in bespoke sizes, with a wide choice of material (single or double walled), as well as custom options including print, hand holes, surface coatings & more. Read More
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More information on 0201 corrugated cases
Available in a wide range of material options to allow for a suitable level of durability and protection for your items, corrugated cases are frequently used for shipping all manner of products, parts and industrial / consumer items.
The simple one-piece design makes efficient use of material, and is supplied flat to minimise storage space before assembly.
0201 cases are also easy to erect, typically using an adhesive packing tape. As such, they offer the perfect balance between space saving and assembly times (i.e. staff productivity).
Custom 0201 cases
Unlike the vast majority of packaging merchants, GWP will produce any corrugated cases you require to your exact sizes and specification.
Besides dimensions tailored to your product (minimising void fill requirements, material usage and lowering shipping costs), the 0201 box seams may be glued, stitched, or taped (depending on the overall sizes, strength or shipping requirements).
Special features such as hand holes to aid movement, perforations and custom-made fittings may be included in the specification too.
Corrugated cartons can also be printed in a number of ways. Taking advantage of printed 0201s can mean not only is your logo / branding prominent across your supply chain, but special handling or other instructions can be included too.
Standard cartons can even be coated with a range of specialist finishes for water-resistance, corrosion protection (VCI) or anti-scuff properties.
The result of this whole process is effectively standard FEFCO 0201 packaging that is tailored perfectly for your application. Packaging with the optimum level of performance, that is aesthetically pleasing, and in line with your budget and environmental expectations.
Key Benefits of Corrugated cases at a glance
- Low cost option – no tooling or setup costs
- Can be manufactured at custom sizes to suit your products
- Easily assembled and sealed using packaging tapes
- Can include hand holes and / or perforation strips for improved usability
- Full printing options – simple logos and instructions to colourful graphics
- Additional surface coatings for enhanced properties (e.g. water resistance)
- Wide choice of material grades and options to allow for tailored protection levels / durability
- Supplied flat for minimised transit and storage costs
Questions about 0201 packaging
Looking for corrugated cases, but not sure where to start? The below questions and answers cover a number of points with regards to FEFCO 0201s and other types of cardboard packaging.
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What are 0201 boxes?
0201 boxes or cases are one of the most commonly used forms of packaging. They are effectively a single piece of corrugated material, with slots cut into it and a single glued, stitched, or stapled seam. The top and bottom flaps can then be closed using adhesive tapes for assembly / sealing.
Who are FEFCO?
0201 cartons are part of a larger collection of standard designs for cardboard boxes and packaging, known as the FEFCO styles catalogue. FEFCO stands for the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (which written in French gives the FEFCO initials). GWP can manufacture and supply the full range of FEFCO styles.
What other styles of transit packaging are available?
Besides the FEFCO cartons, GWP can supply virtually any form of corrugated packaging, including completely bespoke transit packaging, ecommerce boxes, cardboard fittings and even specialist products such as cardboard reels. The wider GWP Group also allows you to source additional products such as foam packaging, protective cases, Correx® handling products, picking bins, anti-static and much else besides.
Can I have printed 0201s for my business?
Any 0201 packaging that you source from GWP can be printed. Printed 0201s allow for you to add simple (or complex) branding, multi colour graphics, handling instructions and other useful information.
What grade of corrugated is used for standard cartons?
The grade of corrugated material used to manufacture your corrugated cases will depend on a number of factors. This includes the overall size, product weight, intended application, print requirements and budget. A GWP design engineer will be happy to advise on the best material option for your specific application.
Are corrugated cases easy to assemble?
Corrugated cases are very easy to assemble. Supplied flat, the box if first folded out to form the four sizes, before the four flaps of the base are folded over flat. Packing tape or similar adhesive is then used to seal the bottom of the carton. The process is repeated for the top once the contents have been packed.
Custom Cardboard Cases
Options for enhancing your corrugated cartons
Even the simplest of corrugated packaging products can be enhanced in a number of ways. Please see below for a number of options that your business can choose from when working with GWP.