A Guide to the Flutes Available at Montebello Container Corporation
By understanding flute size within the corrugated marketplace, customers can gain a greater understanding of the full range of options available. The team at Montebello Container Company are experts in the corrugated field, and within this page, we explore more about types of flute used in the industry.
The Flute Options
Each type of flute provides a variation in the strength, printability, and foldability of the corrugated sheets. Montebello Containers has many options that will fit specific product demands. Below are several styles of flute available:
The most common corrugated flute, C-flute is versatile and strong enough for most shipping situations. It is 3/16 of an inch in thickness and therefore offers significant durability.
B-flute is used for smaller products and boxes. The product is ideal for folding and printing applications and is often seen in Point-Of-Purchase displays. It is 1/8th of an inch in thickness. This flute type is commonly used in die cutting applications.
E-flute is an excellent material option for printing and folding. It is ideal for smaller boxes and is 1/16 of an inch in thickness.
F-flute is primarily used for specialty packaging of die cut boxes. It’s an excellent option for printing and folding and is the smallest flute profile that we offer. It is 1/32 of an inch in thickness. It is preferred for high-end graphics and printing.
This is the largest of the flutes measuring almost ¼ inch and used in the industrial shipping industry for items like furniture and food boxes.