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Custom Folding Cartons

Customed Wholesale Retail Packaging Boxes designed to Enhance your Products.
All Types of Retail Box Styles and Shelf-Ready Packaging to meet your Requirements

What We Offer for your box project

Folding Cartons from Conception to Completion

Asia Print Packaging provides innovative, cost-effective folding carton packaging solutions, from design and prototyping, through to printing, finishing and converting. As a specialized folding carton manufacturer serving clients in almost every industry, we have gained a reputation for providing excellence in quality and service for folding cartons.

Folding Carton Expertise & Solutions

We preflight and assess folding carton packaging specifications and technical requirements, foresee any potential problems and design shortcomings. We offer advice and discuss options in an effort to maximize quality for your folding cartons, while reducing cost and streamlining manufacturing.

We provide you with prototype samples of your custom-made folding cartons for approval. Examine closures, folds, glue tabs, inserts, windows, die cuts and every other detail to ensure the best possible result is achieved for your folding cartons.

Efficient Folding Carton Set-up & Production

With strong supplier relationships, versatile in-house capabilities and staff that like challenges, we meet deadlines for the tightest schedules for folding carton orders.

We work competently and efficiently on folding cartons so it's done right and done on time!

Color Accurate Printing, Precise Construction for Folding Cartons

Quality controlled production processes across pre-press and press utilizing high-end color management system and proof media, guarantees consistent quality across your brand's folding cartons - item to item, run to run, and order to order.

We make folding carton packaging designed to run on specialized automatic equipment, so we know how to manufacture our folding cartons accurately to meet the very tight tolerances that automatically packed box equipment requires. Expertise in precise die-cutting enables us to use to maintain very high acceptance rates for folding cartons.

We offer special box designs, die-cuts, windows, metallic and other special effect foils, laminates and coatings to make your product stand out from your competitors.

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Common Box Styles To Consider

It's all in the Box

Folding cartons can be constructed in many different styles. Each style has a different characteristic and function. Certain products are better suited to certain folding carton box styles. Some of the most common folding carton styles are shown below. Most folding cartons will fall into one of these categories. You can choose your own style or we can recommend a folding carton style for your product.

Click on the images below to learn about the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of that box style of box.



If you don't see the style you want or you're not sure what you need -   please contact us.

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Choosing the Right Paperboard

Paperboard/cardboard is available in several different grades for folding cartons, each with unique features suitable for different packaging needs like protection, promotion, budget, and sustainability.

The most common grades of paperboard packaging used for folding cartons are:

  • Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS)

  • Folding Box Board (FBB)

  • Clay Coated Newsback (CCNB) / Coated Recycled Board (CRB)

  • Coated Unbleached Kraft (CUK Board)

SBS - Solid Bleached Sulfate

SBS is the highest quality, and one of the most widely used grades of paperboard for folding cartons today.

It's comprised of fully bleached virgin pulp. It is white throughout and coated on one or both sides.

It has a superior surface for excellent printing quality on folding cartons. It's medium strength with a high density. It has good folding characteristics and takes finishing processes like embossing and foil stamping well for folding cartons.


Major markets that use SBS:

  • Medical packaging

  • Cosmetic and perfume packaging

  • Candy boxes

  • Other high-quality packaging

  • High-Value packaging

  • Counter displays

FBB - Folding Box Board

FBB is comprised of virgin mechanical pulp between two layers of chemical pulp, the top layer being bleached. It is typically coated on one side (C1S) and used extensively for folding cartons.

This grade of paperboard has good printability and is excellent for die-cutting, creasing and folding for folding carton applications.

It has low density, high stiffness, and is strong and durable, making it good for high-speed machine packing of folding cartons.


Major markets that use FBB:

  • Health packaging

  • Cosmetic and perfume packaging

  • Frozen & Chilled Food Packaging

  • Graphics

  • Stand up displays

CCNB - Clay Coated Newsback 

CCNB is recycled paperboard manufactured from 100% recycled, post-consumer and pre-consumer waste. It is commonly used for folding cartons when premium print quality isn't paramount.

It has a white clay coating on the top and is grey or brown on the reverse side. (With a light white coating on the backside it's called clay coated whiteback (CCWB))

It is lower cost than SBS or FBB for folding cartons and used when tear strength and premium print quality aren't critical concerns.

The specification tolerances of CCNB for folding cartons are somewhat less stringent than with SBS and other virgin grades. It is often not as strong and tends to carry slightly higher moisture content than other grades used for folding cartons. As with all folding carton materials, die cutting, creasing and gluing conditions should be adjusted to optimize performance.

Major markets that use CCNB

  • Laundry detergent packaging

  • Paper goods packaging (facial tissue and napkins)

  • Cereal cartons & other non-contact food packaging

  • Fast Moving Cosumerabiles

  • Shoes, toys, hardware

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CUK  -  Coated Unbleached Kraft

CUK, also known as SUS (Solid unbleached sulfate), is made with 80% virgin unbleached natural wood pulp. It is known for its durability and resistance to tear, especially when wet, making it ideal for refrigerated and frozen folding carton packaging applications.


It is often coated on one side with kaolin clay to improve printability for folding cartons and can also be coated with PE to further improve wet-strength for folding cartons.


Major markets that use CUK:

  • Heavy duty packaging

  • Frozen food packaging

  • Beverage carrying containers

  • Pharmaceutical packaging

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Enhancing your box - Finishing Processes

Foil Stamping 

Foil stamping gives an elegant way of customizing your folding carton boxes and packaging. Foil-stamped packaging has a higher perceived quality and draws attention to your packaging on the shelf.

Foils come in a wide selection of colors and finishes.

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Emphasize elements of your design by adding depth and relief to your folding carton packaging. Take your packaging to the next level with a tactile component that just asks your product to be picked up off the shelf and handled.

Coatings & Laminations

The right coating or lamination can add a creative dimension and help protect the surface of your folding carton boxes.

The right coating can make or break your print project, and each project may need something different. Whether you want protection against moisture, dirt, overall wear-and-tear or if you want to enhance your packaging aesthetically, the coating or lamination used can make a big difference to your folding carton packaging.

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Window Patching

Sometimes seeing what’s in the packaging is important! We are able to create paperboard boxes with transparent windows which allow your product to be viewed without forgoing product protection.

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