Glossary Fiberboard Box or Fiber Box: A shipping container made of corrugated or solid fiberboard. Flaps: Extensions of the side wall panels that close a box. Flaps are usually defined by one scoreline and three edges. When folded and sealed with tape, adhesive or wire stitches, flaps close the remaining openings of a box. Regular slotted containers have eight flaps. Flexo Folder Gluer (FFG): A machine that, in one operation, prints, scores, slots and folds a box blank, and then glues the side seam (manufacturer’s joint) to complete the manufacture of a KDF box. The KDF boxes are collected at the end of the FFG and bundled for stacking on a pallet for shipment to a box customer. Flexography or Flexo: A type of rotary letterpress printing using flexible plates and fast-drying, water-based inks. Flute or Corrugation: One of the wave shapes pressed into corrugated medium. A, B, C, E and F are common flute types, along with a variety of much larger flutes and mini-flutes. Flute (or Corrugation) Direction: The normal direction of flutes is parallel to the depth of the box, so that they are vertical when the box is stacked for shipment. In end-opening and wrap-around box styles, the flute direction may be parallel to the length and width, resulting in a ‘horizontal corrugation box’. Four-color Process: Full-color images are created by four halftone plates, using the four subtractive primary colors: cyan, yellow, magenta and black. Freight Classifications: (See: Classification, Freight) G Glue: In the carrier classifications, a synonym for adhesive. Glued (Firmly): Adherence of one surface to another with sufficient bonding that an attempt to separate the joined areas will result in mutilation of surface fibers. H Hot-melt Adhesive: Polymer adhesive, solid at room temperature, which is liquefied by heat (usually in range of 250 to 400°F), applied molten and forms a bond by cooling and solidifying. I Inner Packing: Materials or parts used to support, position or cushion an item within a shipping container, to support the corners or top of the container, or to fill voids. Item 222: A rule in the National Motor Freight Classification of the motor common carriers containing requirements for corrugated and solid fiberboard boxes. Used for the specific rule, and sometimes for the series of related rules designated Items 222, 222-1, 222-2, 222-3, 222-4, 222-5 and 222-6. J Joint (Manufacturer’s Joint): The part of the box where the ends of the scored and slotted blank are fastened together by taping, stitching or gluing.
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