Glossary - DELTA Packaging

Die cut packaging

Due to their variety of shapes and the multitude of creative possibilities, the die cut packaging is an ideal multifunctional packaging material.

After the desired packaging shape has been modelled three-dimensionally in a CAD programme, a two-dimensional process is created. This displays the shape, which is mechanically cut out of the flat material. The material is simultaneously grooved, in other words, the grooves, which are necessary to fold the material are made. By folding, gluing or tacking, the packaging finally gets its  three-dimensional shape the way it was modelled in the CAD programme.

Today packages made of carton, stable board and corrugated board are predominantly categorized as die cut packaging. Folding boxes in all shapes and sizes are produced this way. However, not only the outer cover is cut out.  The interior features such as spacers, positioner and space dividers as well as the finger holes are also punched out. Vents for transporting living beings are also made by punching.

Die cut packaging offers virtually endless creative possibilities. This way, elaborate displays for promotional purposes can be produced in any shape, which, in combination with their colour print design, can create an impressive effect. Punched flaps and slits ensure that they can be transported flat, to be put up easily with a few simple steps on the spot without the need for adhesives.

Moving cartons work the same way. Not only can space be saved during transport, but a lot also fits into the boxes when they are unfolded. For their weight, they offer an exceptional amount of stability. Also, they can also be stacked, and subject to careful handling, they can be reused several times. This is good for the wallet and the environment.

Due to their versatility, punched packaging offers a broad field of application. Their specific benefits have ensured their wide distribution, and they will remain indispensable for many applications also in the future.