The power of packaging is undeniable. And we understand that choosing the right box for your products can feel overwhelming. But let us tell you…it’s well worth the time to do a little research so you understand both the types of boxes, as well as the ins and outs of each. Do you know the differences, advantages and disadvantages between a double wall box and a single wall box?
How do you know which one is right? Before committing to your box type when packaging your products, think about the type of box you need. Doing so can save you time and money in the long run. Because the type of box you use is one of the most important packaging decisions you’ll make, for several reasons. Packaging is about more than just design – you need to consider strength and durability, functionality and much more.
If you need boxes that offer superior strength and durability, you might want to consider double wall boxes.
What Are Double Wall Boxes?
Double wall boxes are sturdier and more rugged than single wall boxes are. Much like single wall boxes, double wall boxes are made with fluted paper sheets that are pressed in place in between two sheets of liner paper. Both the inner and outer components can be made from a variety of materials, including recycled paper, Kraft paper or even what’s known as test paper. Box strength and durability are determined by the type of paper that’s used and the size of the flutes. The major difference between single and double wall boxes is that double walls have, you guessed it, two layers of the fluted center material rather than just one.
When to Use Double Wall Boxes
Double wall boxes are an excellent choice for products that are on the heavier side or that need more protection. They’re also a great option when products will need to be safely stacked and stored in transit or warehoused while waiting to be sold. Because they’re more rigid, they’ll better-withstand those long-term stacking and storing conditions. Double wall boxes are often used in retail outlets and manufacturing facilities. Both single and double wall boxes offer more insulation and protection against sudden or volatile temperature changes.
When to Avoid Double Wall Boxes – Consider Strength, Storage & Budget
If your product will not be stored for any length of time and it isn’t extremely heavy or sensitive to temperature, a double wall box may not be worth the extra investment in terms of cost. Single wall boxes will typically do a fine job for packing and moving or storing lightweight products or goods.
Is budget is a concern (isn’t is always)? Keep in mind that, yes, double wall boxes are a bigger investment than the single walled options, but they can sometimes pay for themselves when you assess the expenses and overall cost to replace any damaged items if you use single walled boxes that don’t get the job done.
Does It Even Matter?
You may be wondering…does the type of box you use even matter? According to the 2018 State of the Packaging Industry Report, 84 percent of survey responders, who all have accomplished roles in consumer packaging sectors, state that packaging has played a huge role in building their brand, and that the importance has only increased over the last two years. This is just one indication of how important packaging is in overall branding and product perception.
So, what does all this mean to you? In a nutshell, it means you simply cannot afford to overlook what type of box you’re putting your products in. And it makes sense that before you do anything in terms of packaging, you need to choose your box. Are double wall boxes right for you?
If you’re interested in creating both double wall and single wall boxes, check out our box configurator and create your boxes today! Custom Boxes Now is your one-stop shop for all your boxing needs.