When you’re using Gaylord boxes, you are using a common packaging practice and an economical way of shipping materials from point A to point B. Your results are increased efficiency, cleaner material and cost savings. Our proprietary refurbishing method gives you more GOOD boxes per load, thus minimizing loss and maximizing expensive freight costs.
RECTANGLE boxes can have full flap tops & bottoms, open tops & full flap bottoms, flange tops & full flap bottoms,
or open tops & drop-in bottoms. Rectangles tend to be easier to use and set up because they keep their shape.
They are also easier to fill and empty for most users.
OCTAGON boxes can have open tops & full flap bottoms or open tops and drop-in bottoms. Octagon-shaped boxes (or octobins) tend to
have higher strength at the corners because the weight is distributed over these extra corners.
HPT (High Performance Tote) is a heavy-duty rectangle box with full flap tops and bottoms. HPTs are specifically designed for
use to store frozen vegetables when new. When deemed no longer useable in the freezer industry, they’re highly sought after for
recycling commodities from plastics to metals. They are often deemed the “Cadillac” of used Gaylords due to the heavy construction
and overall weight. These boxes are very rugged.
OPEN TOP / FULL FLAP BOTTOM is also known as an HSC (half-slotted container) and has one set of flaps on the bottom and none on the top.
They require a lid if the box needs to be sealed shut. HSCs can be made from one to eight walls thick and are used in a wide variety of
industries when new. Used boxes are often used in recycling or manufacturing industries that don’t require a new food grade box.
Many choose an HSC when using a poly liner or a lid. It’s available in both rectangular and octagonal shapes.
FULL FLAP TOP & BOTTOM is also known as an RSC (regular-slotted container) and has flaps on both the top and bottom. Used RSC boxes are commonly
used in the recycling of various commodities and when new, are often used for shipping food ingredients. If you need a box to ship a
valuable product or wish to prevent viewing with wandering eyes and sticky hands, consider an RSC. It’s also a great box for providing
protection from damage during shipment. This box is typically rectangular in shape and can be made from one to six walls thick.
DROP IN BOTTOM – WITH & WITHOUT PAD are typically four- or five-wall boxes that have partial flaps on the bottom that secure the box once it is erected.
By having a partial flap on the bottom, these boxes require a separate pad or sheet to cover the area in the center of the box left open by the short flaps.
Helluva Container always includes the pads with every used box. These boxes are mostly used in the plastics industry when new. They take up less space in a
truck and are more economical than a full-flap bottom box.
WALLS are made up of linerboard and a medium. Linerboard is the flat material on the outside of and in between the medium.
The medium is the arches, or flutes, between the liner board. The flutes maximize the bending rigidity, act as a cushion,
and serve as an insulator. Flutes come in different profiles and sizes with larger flutes generally providing greater strength and cushioning.
You can determine the number of walls by counting the rows of flutes. Two wall boxes have two rows of flutes, three wall have three, etc.
Our used Gaylord boxes range from two to six walls.
VENTED boxes are also called a produce box and is the box you would typically see in a grocery store displaying watermelons or pumpkins.
They hold around 1000 lbs. and have vent holes. They are a great box for many uses, such as thrift store donations, but not for
anything smaller than 3”- 4” in diameter, as it would fall through to vent holes.