Rigid boxes

Rigid boxes, flexible solutions

From everyday users to social media influencers, consumers are paying more attention to packaging these days. Posting unboxing videos is common, placing pressure on brand owners to give consumers that something extra to make their packages pop. Rigid boxes give you an ideal combination of standout branding opportunities, sturdy product protection and a high sustainability profile.

Rigid box characteristics

Rigid boxes (also called set-up boxes) are thicker than regular folding cartons and do not fold or collapse. They are ideal to use when the package content is heavy and needs extra support, or when you want to promote a high perceived value for a product.

Materials and finishing

Rigid boxes are often wrapped to add more of a special effect. They come in a huge variety of styles, shapes and closure types, so you can customise and embellish the way you want to make them look and feel special.

You can use greyboard or wood as the base material. Greyboard contains several layers of recycled fibres that give the box its strength and distinctive properties.

Key benefits

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    Wide range of box styles, closures and embellishment options

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    Can be embossed, foil-stamped or wrapped in fine art paper

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    High perceived product value by end consumer

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    Stronger and more durable than folding cartons

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    Made from sustainably produced, renewable material, recyclable and repurposable

Finishing options

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    Lamination - scratch-proof, glossy, matt, soft touch

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    Varnish

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    Spot UV

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    Hot foil stamping

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    Embossing and Debossing

End-use areas and applications

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    High-end electronics

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    Luxury items and gifting

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    Beauty products

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    Gourmet food and spirits

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    Board games

Renewable, recyclable, repurposable

Stora Enso’s greyboard is made from 100% recycled fibres. And our wood-based option uses a renewable material that is sustainably sourced and produced at ISO and OHSAS facilities, with FSC® and PEFC™ certification on request.

Rigid packaging is also great for repurposing. Whether the box is something simple or the pinnacle of perfection, consumers will often save and repurpose it for a different use in their homes or offices. The creative possibilities are endless.

Package your products to perfection with rigid boxes. Rigid packaging is sturdy, offers extra protection and nearly endless finishing and embellishing options for a premium consumer experience.

Renewable packaging and recycling

Renewable & circular – the winning combo in packaging

Stora Enso joins the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source. The Global Commitment and its vision for a circular economy for plastic is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment. What does it mean in practice?

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