Corrugated Containers and Weight Thresholds

One of the most common questions that we receive revolves around corrugated containers and their weight thresholds. Every box is capable of holding a different weight and it is important that you identify this when shipping your products in corrugated containers. Brown Packaging manufactures corrugated containers of all shapes and sizes in order to ensure that you are able to ship all of your products without worry.

The following chart is taking from the 2010 Fiber Box Handbook:

Minimum Bursting Test
Singlewall and Doublewall Board Corrugated Containers (psi)
or Minimum Puncture Test Triplewall
Board Corrugated Containers (inch oz. per inch of tear)




Minimum Edge Crush Test (ECT)
(lbs per inch width)

Singlewall 125

23

Singlewall 150

26

Singlewall 175

29

Singlewall 200

32

Singlewall 250

40

Singlewall 275

44

Singlewall 350

55

Doublewall 200

42

Doublewall 275

48

Doublewall 350

51

Doublewall 400

61

Doublewall 500

71

Doublewall 600

82

Triplewall 700

67

Triplewall 900

80

Triplewall 1100

90

Triplewall 1300

112

The major test for assessing the weight thresholds of corrugated containers is the Edge Crush Test (ECT) and the Mullen test. The ECT test measures top-to-bottom compression strength, while the burst test measures the tear and puncture resistance of corrugated containers. Both tests are useful in determining the overall durability and capability of corrugated boxes. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the tests and you will be able to choose the best box for the job.

Brown Packaging specializes in manufacturing corrugated containers for all of our clients. We offer our products and services to clients in Burlington, the Golden Horseshoe, the GTA, and all of Ontario. If you have any questions about our company or our products, please feel free to contact us today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.