Glossary A Adhesive: Substance capable of adhering one surface to another. For fiberboard boxes, the substance used to hold plies of solid fiberboard together, to hold linerboard to the tips of flutes of corrugated medium, or to hold overlapping flaps together to form the joint or to close a box. Anilox System: Inking system used in flexographic presses. B Banded Unit: A package or palletized load that has a band or bands (usually plastic) applied to it. Basis Weight/Grammage (of Containerboard): Weight of linerboard or corrugating medium expressed in terms of pounds per 1,000 square feet (msf). Blank or Box Blank: A flat sheet of corrugated or solid fiberboard that has been cut, slotted and scored so that, when folded along the score lines and joined, it will take the form of a box. Board: Abbreviation for various paperboards. (See also: Boxboard, Chipboard, Combined Board, Containerboard, Corrugated Board, Fiberboard, Linerboard and Paperboard) Box: A rigid container having closed faces and completely enclosing its contents. (See also: Fiberboard Box) Box Manufacturer: An establishment that has equipment to score, slot, print and join corrugated or solid fiberboard sheets into boxes, and that regularly uses that equipment in the production of fiberboard boxes in commercial quantities. Box Manufacturer’s Certificate (BMC): A statement printed within a circular or rectangular border on a corrugated or solid fiberboard box guaranteeing that all applicable construction requirements of the carrier classifications have been observed and identifying the box manufacturer. Box Style: Distinctive configuration of a box design, without regard to size. A name or number identifies styles in common use. Boxboard: The types of paperboard used to manufacture folding cartons and set up (rigid) boxes. Built-up: Multiple layers of corrugated board glued together to form a pad of desired thickness, normally used for interior packing. Bulk: Goods or cargo not in packages, boxes, bags or other containers; or goods unpackaged (loose) within a shipping container. Also, a large box used to contain a volume of product; e.g., “bulk box.” (See also: Loose) Bundle: A shipping unit of two or more articles or boxes wrapped or fastened together by suitable means. Burst Strength/Mullen: The force required to rupture linerboard or combined board, using hydraulic pressure measured by a Mullen tester, relates indirectly to the box’s ability to withstand external or internal forces, and to contain the contents during rough handling. This method cannot be used on triplewall combined board and is of limited reliability on doublewall, as it is difficult to force the apparatus through the multiple facings simultaneously. When using certain specifications in the carrier classifications, minimum burst strength must be certified.
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