RSC Boxes

Everything You Need To Know About RSC Boxes

Regular Slotted Carton (RSC) boxes are the most common form of sustainable packaging used in modern businesses. This style is used probably more than any other in general, because it is adaptable to the shipment of a large variety of commodities.

What are Custom RSC boxes?

Custom RSC boxes are corrugated boxes cut from a rectangular sheet and in which all flaps are of the same depth. They pack the contents inside with a perfect finish as the two outer flaps are one-half of the container’s width so that they meet at the center of the box when folded. They have four folds each on the top and the bottom. The bottom flaps are sealed together by transparent tape to give shape to the finished product. The custom RSC boxes are the most common and economical box designs to make and require no extra tooling to produce. 

Where are Custom RSC Boxes Used?

The custom RSC boxes are typically made from one piece of fiberboard. Fiberboard boxes may be used to ship articles that are not easily susceptible to damage resulting from ordinary distortion of the container by external forces during shipment. They may be used as exterior containers for shipments up to 100 pounds. As these boxes are in general, a light type of container, every effort should be made to use them for items falling within the weight and dimension limitations.

Although custom RSC boxes are normally used to accommodate only loads that lend support to the container, the wise use of blocking, bracing, and cushioning will convert many non-supporting loads to supporting loads and permit the use of an RSC box.

Features of Custom RSC Boxes

The regular slotted carton (RSC) is the most popular style used for packaging. It has the following features:

  • Simple to construct
  • Easily collapsible
  • Has the most economical board usage
  • Has poor stacking strength
  • Gives a uniform finish to the package
  • Very little manufacturing waste in production
  • Accommodate products of different sizes based on the length of flaps used

Flap Options of Custom RSC Boxes


  • Half Slotted Carton This kind of carton is designed without one set of flaps.
  • Full Overlap Flap Carton – In this type, all flaps are of the same length. When closed, the outer flaps overlap within one inch to resist rough handling during shipment. The overlap also provides additional cushioning and hence, accommodates better stacking.
  • Overlap Flap Carton – In this kind, the flaps are also of the same length but the overlap is by one inch or more. This type of carton helps to resist rough handling and provides additional cushioning and better stacking.
  • Full Flap Carton – In this type, the outer and inner flaps are of different lengths. This particular type is preferred for good strength owing to the thickness of the board used and for a perfect level base of the product as the inner flaps have no gap in between.

Precautions To Consider While Using Custom RSC boxes

  • The manner in which a commodity is packed governs to a great extent its condition on arrival at destination. Therefore, the selection of the proper style and strength of the fiberboard container should be carefully considered to protect the commodity against the hazards of transportation and handling. 
  • Although fiberboard is highly water-resistant, the custom RSC boxes will permit the entrance of water through the corners and joints. When articles packed are of such a nature as to be damaged by water, protection should be provided generally with sealed individual wraps or sealed case liners conforming to the standard specifications.
  • The articles normally packed in custom RSC boxes are Type-I and Type-II loads (easy and average loads respectively). Type 3 loads which are the difficult load type should be converted to Type 2 by proper additional packaging.

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