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How thick is the material of my boxes and how much will they weigh?

April 04, 2022 04:05am • Est. Read Time: 2 MIN

The flute of your box largely depends on the dimensions and style. 

Our default board (material) stock for each style is as follows:

Box Style Flute/Caliper Thickness** Weight Rating***
Shipping Boxes (Including Econoflex) B-Flute ⅛ inch (0.125) 30 lb
Mailers (small/medium)* E-Flute 116 inch (0.0625) 10 lb
Mailers (large) B-Flute ⅛ inch (0.125) 20-30 lb
Product Boxes 16pt or 18pt N/A 16oz or 1 lb

* Small/medium Mailer boxes can be requested in B-Flute if preferred. Additional charges may apply for this thicker material option.
** Thicknesses shown represent raw material thickness. After shipping, storage, and production, the physical thickness of your finished box material may be thinner due to the natural compression of the material over time.
*** Maximum weight will depend on the arrangement of contents inside the box, the strength of tape/glue used to assemble your box, and average shipping & handling conditions.

Because we offer custom-sized boxes, we cannot provide a list of per-box weights for all sizes. But here's a handy chart with some of our most common sizes and their estimated empty per-box weights as a point of reference!

Size Type Unit Weight (in oz)
9 x 6 x 3 Mailer 5
10 x 8 x 4 Mailer 8
12 x 9 x 2 Mailer 6
8 x 5 x 2 Mailer 3
7 x 5.5 x 1.25 Mailer 2
12.5 x 10 x 4 Mailer 11
6 x 6 x 2 Mailer 3
9 x 8 x 2 Mailer 6
8 x 5 x 3 Mailer 4
9 x 6 x 1.5 Mailer 4
   
12 x 12 x 12 Shipper 19
6 x 6 x 6 Shipper 6
8 x 8 x 8 Shipper 10
8 x 6 x 6 Shipper 8
12 x 12 x 6 Shipper 12
12 x 12 x 10 Shipper 18
13.5 x 10 x 10.75 Shipper 15
14 x 14 x 14 Shipper 23
6 x 4 x 7 Shipper 4
24 x 10 x 6 Shipper 18
13.75 x 11.75 x 4.5 Shipper 13
10 x 10 x 10 Shipper 16
9 x 6 x 4 Shipper 7
12 x 10 x 8 Shipper 13


Need a thicker corrugated cardboard option?

We also offer a thicker C-flute corrugate by custom request only. To order more than 2,000 units, please get in touch with our Packlane Plus team for pricing.

Is your corrugated board single or double wall?

Our corrugated boxes are produced with single wallboard.
You can read about the default thicknesses of our box materials here.

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