International Fibreboard Casecode
This code which is prepared in collaboration with ESBO (The European Solid Board Organisation), contains a methodical presentation of all existing box design styles, a code number being assigned to each design. As a reference document, the code is used world-wide and it has been adopted by the United Nations.

Symbols used in drawings and computer systems.

Unless otherwise specified all dimensions are expressed as internal dimensions in mm as follows:

Length (L) x Breadth (B) x Height (H) Length (L) the longer dimension at the opening Breadth (B) = the shorter dimension at the opening Height (H) -the dimension from the top of the opening to the base

The dimensions L B. H are specified in each description of the case construction, for some models the numerical value of B can exceed the numerical value of L. Dimensions should be measured under standard climate conditions, on the flat blank from the centre of crease bearing the thickness of the material in mind. For telescope type boxes the height (h) of the upper part (lid) should be given as a fourth measurement after an oblique stroke, i.e.

355 x 205 x 120/40 mm

(L) (B) (H) (h)

For cases with overlapping outer flaps the length of the area of overlapping (o) should be given as a fourth measurement after an oblique stroke. i.e.

355 x 205 x 120/ 40 mm

(L) (B) (H) (o)

Sheet dimensions

Unless otherwise specified, the dimensions of a corrugated sheet are expressed in mm as follows: 1st dimension x 2nd dimension 1st dimension=along the glue lines 2nd dimension =across the glue lines

Style versions

Several case types may have derived versions without the necessity to create a new style. In this case a suffix should be added to the basic style number separated by a dash. Example 0201-2. Aversion maybe unique to individual manufacturers.

Combination of types

The construction styles shown are of the basic types of fibreboard cases. If the ultimate construction is a combination of two or three basic models. e.g. flap arrangements, they may also be described as follows: Top flaps as 0204, Bottom flaps as 0215 This type may also be described as 0204/0215 (Top flaps. Bottom flaps).

0204 0215 0204/0215

Styles and the manufacturers joint

The drawing style layouts as shown in this Code may need to be re-arranged depending on the Manufacturers Joint chosen. Some styles may have a Manufacturers Joint which maybe glued, stitched or taped. A glued or stitched Joint may be an extension of either the short or the long panel. The sketches show how these would be indicated on a drawing:

This applies to all designs in this Code.

Manual of Automated erection

Each design style includes one of the following indications

M - usually manual erection A - usually automated erection M/A - can be either manual or automated M+A - requires a combination of both

These indications are based on current practice and are intented to give additional information to specifiers and users Some manually erected cases can be closed automatically (e.g : 0216 or 0712)

Correct and effective closure of the packages is as important as the packaging construction itself.

The following methods of closure are possible either singly or in combination:

  • by gluing, cold or hot
  • by taping
  • by interlocking
  • by stiching

 

Closure by stiching

This can be done according to the example shown

General Remarks

Please note that several case designs contained in the Code under a specific number could also be classified under other basic type groups.

Commercial rolls and sheets.

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0202

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0205

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0207

Description : 0208

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0211

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0215

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0218

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0227

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Description : 0230

Slotted-type boxes consist of basically one piece with a glued, stitched or taped manufacturers joint and top and bottom flaps. They are shipped flat, ready to use and require closing using the flaps provided.

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Description : 0301

Description : 0302

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Description : 0304

Description : 0306

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Description : 0308

Description : 0309

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Description : 0312

Description : 0313

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Description : 0320

Description : 0321

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Description : 0323

Description : 0325

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Description : 0331

Description : 0350

Telescope-type boxes consist of more than one piece and are characterised by a lid and/or bottom telescoping over the body of the box.

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0400

Description : 0402

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0403

Description : 0405

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0406

Description : 0410

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0411

Description : 0413

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0415

Description : 0420

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0421

Description : 0423

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0424

Description : 0426

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0427

Description : 0429

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0430

Description : 0432

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0433

Description : 0435

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0436

Description : 0440

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0441

Description : 0443

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0444

Description : 0446

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0447

Description : 0449

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0450

Description : 0452

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0453

Description : 0455

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0456

Description : 0458

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0459

Description : 0470

Folder-type boxes and trays usually consist of only one piece of board. The bottom of the box is hinged to form two or all side walls and the cover. Locking tabs, handles, display panels etc., can be incorporated in some designs.

Description : 0471

Description : 0473

Slide-type boxes consist of several pieces of liners and sleeves sliding in different directions into each other. This group also includes outside sleeves for other cases.

Description : 0503

Slide-type boxes consist of several pieces of liners and sleeves sliding in different directions into each other. This group also includes outside sleeves for other cases.

Description : 0511

Slide-type boxes consist of several pieces of liners and sleeves sliding in different directions into each other. This group also includes outside sleeves for other cases.

Rigid-type boxes consist of two separate end pieces and a body and require stitching or a similar operation before they can be used.

Description : 0605

Rigid-type boxes consist of two separate end pieces and a body and require stitching or a similar operation before they can be used.

Description : 0608

Rigid-type boxes consist of two separate end pieces and a body and require stitching or a similar operation before they can be used.

Description : 0616

Rigid-type boxes consist of two separate end pieces and a body and require stitching or a similar operation before they can be used.

Description : 0621

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Description : 0701

Description : 0703

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Description : 0712

Description : 0713

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Description : 0715

Description : 0716

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Description : 0718

Description : 0747

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Description : 0751

Description : 0752

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Description : 0761

Description : 0770

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Description : 0772

Description : 0773

dy-glued cases consist of basically one piece, are shipped flat and ready to use by simple setting up.

Category : 09

Interior fitments such as inside liners, pads, partitions, dividers etc, whether tied to Case Design or as singular items. Any shown number of panels is arbitrary and may be increased or decreased as required.

Coding of interior fitments

The following range of interior fitments is coded depending on the number of panels used, in any combination of shapes (for computer systems).

Description : 0903 Description : 0904 Description : 0905

Description : 0906

Category : 09

Interior fitments such as inside liners, pads, partitions, dividers etc, whether tied to Case Design or as singular items. Any shown number of panels is arbitrary and may be increased or decreased as required.

Coding of interior fitments

The following range of interior fitments is coded depending on the number of panels used, in any combination of shapes (for computer systems).

Description : 0910 Description : 0911 Description : 0913

Description : 0914

Category : 09

Interior fitments such as inside liners, pads, partitions, dividers etc, whether tied to Case Design or as singular items. Any shown number of panels is arbitrary and may be increased or decreased as required.

Coding of interior fitments

The following range of interior fitments is coded depending on the number of panels used, in any combination of shapes (for computer systems).

Description : 0920 Description : 0921 Description : 0929

Description : 0930 Description : 0931 Description : 0932

Description : 0933

Montage : M

60/65

Category : 09

Interior fitments such as inside liners, pads, partitions, dividers etc, whether tied to Case Design or as singular items. Any shown number of panels is arbitrary and may be increased or decreased as required.

Coding of interior fitments

The following range of interior fitments is coded depending on the number of panels used, in any combination of shapes (for computer systems).

Description : 0941 Description : 0942 Description : 0943

Description : 0944

Category : 09

Interior fitments such as inside liners, pads, partitions, dividers etc, whether tied to Case Design or as singular items. Any shown number of panels is arbitrary and may be increased or decreased as required.

Coding of interior fitments

The following range of interior fitments is coded depending on the number of panels used, in any combination of shapes (for computer systems).

Description : 0948 Description : 0949 Description : 0950

Description : 0951

Category : 09

Interior fitments such as inside liners, pads, partitions, dividers etc, whether tied to Case Design or as singular items. Any shown number of panels is arbitrary and may be increased or decreased as required.

Coding of interior fitments

The following range of interior fitments is coded depending on the number of panels used, in any combination of shapes (for computer systems).

Description : 0970 Description : 0971 Description : 0972

Description : 0973

Category : 09

Interior fitments such as inside liners, pads, partitions, dividers etc, whether tied to Case Design or as singular items. Any shown number of panels is arbitrary and may be increased or decreased as required.

Coding of interior fitments

The following range of interior fitments is coded depending on the number of panels used, in any combination of shapes (for computer systems).

The terms Box, Container and Case are interchangeable in the context of these descriptions.