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If you require additional security and support for your shipping or transport applications,
our heavy duty Enviro-boxes are an affordable and environmentally friendly solution.
Developed in conjunction with WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, the
Enviro-box offers a sustainable and reliable alternative to larger double wall boxes
with the following unique features:
Customers interested in learning more about these products can use the information
provided below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer
support team. For those looking to purchase our heavy duty Enviro-boxes, we offer
a quick and easy online checkout system.
Recycled content ranges from 60% to 90%
These heavy duty single wall boxes from Kite Packaging are also known as our 'Enviro-box'.
They offer the protection of traditional double wall boxes but use less material.
Our Enviro-box combines superior strength and durability with an efficient material
design. In similar fashion to our single wall cardboard boxes, the heavy duty Enviro-box
features a single-wall structure that offers advanced support over our standard
single wall and double wall boxes.
The Enviro-box is one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly boxes, helping to
reduce material waste in the shipping and moving industry.
Our double wall cardboard boxes also offer heavy-duty strength and durability, providing
two layers of corrugated cardboard that increase resistance to crushing during transport
Most of our heavy duty Enviro-boxes are also multi-scored, meaning that the height
of the carton can be adjusted to suit different contents. They have pre-scored fold
lines at heights stated in the table above, simply cut down the corners using a
box cutter and fold along the new
Manufactured from a reinforced single wall, it is robust enough to be reliable yet
cheap enough to be affordable.
The Enviro-box is a versatile and durable choice for individuals and companies requiring
a cardboard product with enhanced strength and portability. Thanks to a reduced-weight
design, the Enviro-box is an efficient and user-friendly alternative to standard
heavy duty boxes. The larger sized heavy-duty boxes feature hand holes for ease
Whether for commercial or personal uses, the Enviro-box is well suited to both large-scale
transportation operations and more conventional storage and shipping projects. If
customers are shipping extremely heavy objects, however, we recommend our double-walled
export and pallet boxes. The Enviro-box is also ideal for companies looking to maintain
firm policies on eco-friendly practices.
Available in a range of sizes, customers purchasing the Enviro-box can benefit from
the product’s multi-scored construction, allowing for adjustable depth and height
levels. For individuals or organisations purchasing larger orders, bulk pricing
options are available. Wholesale pricing options are also open to our high-volume
Below are a selection of relevant videos that will help you with using your cardboard
boxes. If you are still unsure of anything to do with the boxes then please call
We sell various types of boxes, from standard duty single wall to extra heavy duty.
Single wall boxes are identified by the prefix ‘CSW’.
Heavy duty Enviro-boxes have a clear ‘Enviro’ print on one of the flaps.
Double wall boxes have a code starting ‘CDW’.
Our single wall boxes have a single layer of corrugated board. They are our best value option for packing lightweight goods. Enviro-boxes are made from a thicker and more rigid single wall board. These are suitable for slightly heavier goods. Double wall boxes have 2 layers of corrugated board, making them our strongest general-use boxes.
Watch a demonstration video on how to adjust the height of multi-score boxes using one of our safety cutters.
Many of our cardboard boxes have multi-score lines that allow the height to be adjusted.
We sell a box cutter that enables this to be done quickly and safely, due to its retractable blade.
Multi-score lines are clearly visible, look at the table on the box page for their height.
Using the knife, cut down each corner to the height you require.
Insert your items, then fold down the flaps to the new height.
Double wall cardboard boxes
Strong cardboard boxes made from double wall cardboard.
Single wall cardboard boxes
General purpose boxes made from single wall cardboard, for packing, shipping & storage.
48mm (2 inch) packaging tape
General purpose packaging tape for various applications. Choose from 66m or cost-effective 150m rolls, and acrylic, hotmelt and solvent adhesives.
The measurements of a cardboard box always refer to the internal dimensions of the carton (the usable space), not the external dimensions. Depending on the grade and fluting of the cardboard, the internal and external dimensions of a box can differ significantly.
The first dimension is always the longest opening dimension. The second dimension is the shortest opening dimension. The third dimension is the height (sometimes referred to as the "depth").
Remember to leave space for any extra padding you wish to use to protect your product. For example, if you are using bubble wrap to cushion the item then you should add at least 5mm to each dimension.
Corrugated cardboard consists of a corrugated sheet (the "fluting") that is glued to a flat sheet of paper (the "liner").
Cardboard boxes are made from corrugated board that has a liner on both the inside and outside of the fluting. The strength depends on the combination of the size of the fluting and weight of the paper.
A single sheet of fluting that is sandwiched between two sheets of paper is referred to as single wall cardboard. By adding a second sheet of fluting you get double wall cardboard which offers extra strength (suitable for heavier items, more resistant to crushing when stacked, better puncture resistance).
You can get cardboard in a variety of sizes of fluting, and each has its own benefits. Smaller the fluting means the cardboard will have more rigidity, whereas larger fluting offers better cushioning to your goods. Double wall cardboard is commonly made from 2 different sizes of fluting, so you get the benefits of both types.
If the fluting only has a liner on one side (leaving the other side as bare cardboard fluting) then it is referred to as single face board. It does not have the same strength or durability as other types of cardboard, but it is cheap to produce and is commonly used for padding and protection.
Cardboard boxes can be made from two different types of paper. Kraft paper is manufactured from softwood trees. Thanks to these "virgin" fibres it is both strong and easy to print on. This means it is commonly used for the outside liner paper of cardboard boxes.
Test paper is made using recycled paper. This means it is cheaper to manufacture but it gives the paper a mottled effect. It is commonly used to for the inner liner of cardboard boxes.
Many of our boxes have a multiscore feature, giving you the option to vary the depth of the box to a pre-scored dimension. As well as functioning like a standard cardboard box, they also have an extra crease on the inside of the box.
Simply cut the existing slots (between the flaps), fold along the pre-scored crease, and you create a shallower depth carton.
The diagram to the right illustrates a multiscore box. The blue dashed line is the full height of the box, where as the red dashed line is multiscore height. In this diagram we have already cut down between the two front flaps and folded the front side of the box to the new reduced height.
Some boxes have more than one multiscore depth, offering you a wide variety of box heights whilst only having to keep a single size of box in your warehouse.
Compare our most popular types of boxes in the table below:
How big is your product? Standard box dimensions are given in the order Length x Width x Height. Measure the length with a tape measure. Next, measure the width. Measure the height / depth.
Select a box that is slightly larger in all 3 dimensions. This will allow for extra padding to protect your product. You will need the INTERNAL dimensions of the box. Depending on the board grade, this could be up to 10mm less than the external dimensions. To check that your box is the correct size, measure the length, width and height on the INSIDE of the box. All dimensions provided for our boxes are internal.
Wrap your product in a suitable padding material and place inside the box. It should be a snug fit to prevent movement.
Close the box and seal with tape or strapping as required Consider our custom logo printed tape for a cheap branded sealing option.
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