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Materials & Options Library

PakFactory is the ultimate hub for all your packaging material needs. Our library provides you with everything you need to know about the materials available to you.

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Everything You Need for the Perfect Packaging

Throughout our years of experience in the packaging industry, PakFactory has curated a library of materials and options for customers to further allow them to customize their custom boxes. Because of our ever growing library, we have created a detailed list of all our materials and special options with explanations to help customers ultimately make informed decisions before they order their boxes.

Paperboard Materials


sbs (c1s) material
SBS (C1S)

White paperboard coated on 1 side.

sbs (c2s) material
SBS (C2S)

White paperboard coated on both sides.

sbs uncoated material
SBS (Uncoated)

Matte white paperboard uncoated.

kraft paper material
Kraft Paper

Durable paperboard made of virgin pulp fibers.

art paper material
Art Paper

Color dyed paper suitable for all printing and finishes.

ccnb duplex board material
CCNB (Duplex Board)

Recycled paperboard option with semi-gloss white clay coating.

metallic paperboard material
Metallic Paperboard

Paperboard treated with a varying metallic finish.

textured paper material
Textured Paperboard

Paperboard treated with different textured finishes.

Corrugated Materials


bleached corrugated material
Bleached Corrugated

Uncoated white surface and fluting.

kraft corrugated material
Kraft Corrugated

Uncoated natural kraft surface and fluting.

Flute Grades


single face corrugated
Single Face

One corrugated fiberboard is glued to one flat sheet of the linerboard.

single wall corrugated
Single Wall

The corrugated fiberboard is glued between two sheets of linerboard.

double wall corrugated
Double Wall

Three sheets of linerboard with two corrugated fiberboards in between.

triple wall corrugated
Triple Wall

Four sheets of linerboard with three corrugated fiberboards in between.

a flute corrugated
A-Flute

Greatest protection with excellent stacking strength.

b-flute corrugated
B-Flute

Surface allows for high-quality printing and die-cutting.

c-flute corrugated
C-Flute

Average crush resistance, stacking strength and printing.

e-flute corrugated
E-Flute

Relatively flat surface allows for high-quality printing applications.

f-flute corrugated
F-Flute

For specialty packaging, POP displays, as well as small retail packaging.

Rigid Materials


chipboard grey board material
Chipboard & Grey Board

Thick paper-based material primarily used for rigid boxes.

Special Capabilities


Custom Structure

Fully customized rigid structures tailored to your specifications.

Custom Inserts

Precisely engineered custom inserts that protect your products from damage.

Unlimited Paper

Unlimited selection of textured and colored paper for you to choose from.

Unlimited Accessories

Unlimited selection of custom accessories like handles and buttons for you to choose.

Leather / Wooden

Meticulously crafted premium custom leather and wooden rigid boxes.

Custom Ribbons

Wide selection of custom luxurious ribbons for you to choose from.

Insert Materials


pu foam material
PU Foam

Soft-to-touch with excellent protective qualities, often used for smaller products.

pe foam material
PE Foam

Commonly used for larger industrial equipment.

eva foam material
EVA Foam

High-density foam allowing for applications including lamination, and die-cutting.

esd foam material
ESD Foam

Anti-static foam primarily used for packaging electronic products.

egg crate foam material
Egg Crate Foam

Greatest protective qualities with superb resistance against rough shipping.

thick wall molded pulp material
Thick Wall

Moderately detailed mold with excellent protection due its thick walls.

transfer mold molded pulp material
Transfer Mold

High-speed and moderately detailed mold for less fragile products.

thermoformed molded pulp material
Thermoformed

High detailed with smooth surface mold for snug product fit.

processed molded pulp material
Processed

Moderately detailed mold with pulp like features.

high impact polystyrene plastic insert material
HIPS

High-impact polystyrene with excellent rigidity and versatility.

poly vinyl chloride plastic insert material
PVC

Chemical and corrosion resistant poly-vinyl chloride.

polyethylene teraphthalate-glycol plastic insert material
PETG

Lightweight polyethylene teraphthalate-glycol. Food & medical safe.

Bag Materials


clay coated bag material
Clay Coated White

Smooth, gloss finish, sophisticated and stylish for luxury products.

uncoated brown kraft bag material
Uncoated Brown Kraft

Durable, eco-friendly, and recyclable perfect for food or grocery products.

uncoated white kraft bag material
Uncoated White Kraft

Uncoated, durable, eco-friendly perfect for most products.

colored art paper bag material
Colored Art Paper

Multiple texture and color options perfect for any occasion.

Bag Handles


cotton ribbon bag handle
Cotton (Ribbon)

Durable and luxurious cotton weaved option for your promotional purposes.

grosgrain polyester bag handle
Grosgrain Polyester

Popular option for premium bags in luxury, gift, costmetics, and retail.

nylon bag handle
Nylon

Standard nylon woven.

cotton string bag handle
Cotton (String)

Woven fabric made from cotton thread into a string handle.

twisted paper bag handle
Twisted Paper

Standard twisted paper handle. Durable and recyclable with the bag.

flat paper bag handle
Flat Paper

Flat paper handle folded for efficient stacking and storage.

twisted polypropylene bag handle
Twisted Polypropylene

Water resistant and light weight twisted threads.

die-cut bag handle
Die-Cut

Add a personal touch by adding a custom shape cut out for your handles.

Lacing Options


tie knot bag lacing
Tie Knot

Add a luxurious flare to the ends of your bag handles.

shoe buckle bag lacing
Shoe Buckle

An aglet fixed to the ends of the bag handle.

glued paper bag lacing
Glued Paper

Handle glued to the interior walls of the paper bag.

Coatings & Laminations


gloss lamination box finish
Gloss Lamination

Thin plastic film that gives the box surface a glossy surface.

matte lamination box finish
Matte Lamination

Thin plastic film that gives the box surface a matte surface.

soft touch lamination box finish
Soft Touch Lamination

Thin plastic film providing a smooth touch and velvety surface.

aq coating box finish
AQ Coating

Water-based coating that creates a soft semi-gloss surface.

uv coating box finish
UV Coating

UV-cured ink allowing for spot and flood applications.

varnish box finish
Varnish

Inexpensive option that coats and adds surface protection.

metallic coating box finish
Metallic Coating

Add an extra metallic sheen to your box surface.

pearlescent coating box finish
Pearlescent Coating

Give your surface extra decorative shimmer and shine.

soft touch coating box finish
Soft Touch Coating

Ink coating that produces smooth surface. Cheaper alternative to lamination.

food grade coating box finish
Food Grade Coating

Ink coating that protects the interior of the box for food-safe applications.

Special Finishes


foil stamping special box finish
Foil Stamping

Heat transferred foil onto paper surface.

spot uv special box finish
Spot UV / Spot Gloss

UV gloss coating cured on specific areas.

embossing and debossing special box finish
Embossing / Debossing

Special process that creates a raised or recessed pattern on the surface.

window patching special box finish
Window Patching

Special technique with a transparent plastic film covering the cut-out.

window cut-out special box finish
Window Cut-Out

Special process where a cut-out is created on the packaging surface.

Foam Finishes


flocking insert foam finish
Flocking

Fiber powder applied to any surface allowing for a soft velvety touch.

paperboard lamination insert foam finish
Paperboard Lamination

Additional paperboard glued to the foam surface.

Print Options


offset lithography box print option
Offset / Lithography

Ideal for printing in finer details with access to more options and finishes.

flexography box print option
Flexo Print

Economical option with faster turnaround, ideal for printing higher volumes.

digital box print option
Digital Print

Low volume printing option with relatively low set-up costs.

pantone box print option
Pantone

Standardized color system for extreme color accuracy when printing.

pantone metallic box print option
Pantone Metallic

Standardized metallic color system for extreme color accuracy when printing.

Material Unit


gsm paper measurement unit
GSM

Measurement for the density of the paper stock.

pt thickness paper stock measeurement unit
PT

Measurement for the thickness of the paper stock.

corrugated flute grade
Flute

Fiberboard arches sandwiched between two linerboards.

Sustainability


recycleable box material
Recycleable

Material contains a significant percentage of recycled material.

biodegradable box material
Biodegradable

Materal can break down when exposed to light, air, and moisture.

compostable box material
Compostable

Material can break down into natural components that can become a part of soil.

plastic free box material
Plastic Free

Material does not contain any petroleum-based plastics.

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