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Folding Cartons

DuraCartons: Durable, Eye-Catching, Folding Carton Packaging

Designed to maximize shelf impact, DuraCarton folding carton packaging combines superior strength with a dynamic appearance that elevates brand awareness and captures customer attention. To create DuraCarton consumer packaging, we glue together multiple plies of top-quality, high-strength paper to make a very thick and strong laminated paperboard. (In fact, DuraCarton paperboard is 50% stronger than the thickest available Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS).) Sourcing higher-quality paper provides our customers with a higher-quality carton at the lowest total cost.  Our product is strong enough to handle shipping notoriously heavy products like beverages and confections, something the thickest mill-provided folding carton board cannot do. And it’s the superior product for handling burst, puncture and freeze/thaw scenarios (especially in the club store channel). We match that strength with plies of the brightest and best printing paperboard to make certain your brand stands out on the shelf, without the flute lines created by corrugated cardboard. 

This process lets us offer you the best of both worlds—a strong container and a strong look.

DuraCarton Consumer Packaging

More Durable and Eye-Catching than Cardboard

Leading brands in a wide range of industries choose DuraCarton folding cartons for their consumer packaging needs. In fact, brands focused on club channel distribution rely on DuraCarton reverse tuck folding cartons and other folding packages for durable, attention-getting packaging needed for club and warehouse stores:

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Dairy
  • Confections
  • Electronics
  • Pharma
  • Spirits
  • Displays
  • Signage
  • Cosmetics
  • Accessories
  • Appliances

How DuraCartons Compare

Paperboard DuraCarton

Litho-label E/F-Flute

Single Ply (SBS, CCNB)

Costdollar sign
Optimal print performance
Optimum strength
Flatter running
Low to no dusting
Handles extreme moisture
Freeze/thaw durability
Don’t just take our word for it…

DuraCarton Features

When you work with Dura-Fibre, you’re working with folding carton manufacturers who understand your needs. That’s why we designed the DuraCarton with a laminated paperboard substrate to provide distinct advantages over traditional corrugated cardboard boxes.

  • Single carton solutions reduce costs by using the minimum amount of paper needed – especially where a multi-part corrugated solution is currently in place
  • Impact-resistant laminated paperboard construction protects against damage
  • Laminated paperboard substrate combines strength and amazing graphics for maximum impact in the club store channel and other venues
  • Runs flatter and without dust in manufacturing operations
  • Weekly folding carton manufacturing with guaranteed turnaround times ensures exceptional service
  • Sustainability starts with the ability to optimize – as opposed to the use of often overdesigned corrugated cardboard

DuraCarton Benefits

As folding carton substrate manufacturers, we’ve spent decades honing our products to create cartonboard substrates perfect for reverse tuck folding cartons and other folding carton styles that deliver both durable performance and high-impact branding. Among the benefits of using DuraCarton products:

  • Single vendor sourcing for manufacture and printing leads to faster response times (most cardboard manufacturers outsource litho-lamination, requiring longer lead times)
  • Superior print quality (without flute lines) creates an ideal billboard for brands
  • Can be embossed, hot stamped and used with UV and windowing features
  • High-impact graphics captivate consumers and entice product trial
  • High-strength paperboard rivals traditional corrugated cardboard material
  • Protection for heavy or fragile products and unsurpassed freeze/thaw performance
  • Superior burst and puncture attributes compared to mini-flute
  • Fully recyclable

Folding Carton Packaging Options to Meet Your Needs

Our comprehensive heavy-duty folding carton packaging options are appropriate for a variety of packaging and display applications:


Three-ply C1S with high-performance print surface and natural kraft backside liner for cost-effectiveness frequently used for high-volume cartons in the club store channel.

  • Available in 36 point and custom calipers per request
  • Top ply provides one of the highest available brightness levels
  • Stiff fiber mix and fade-resistant, colorfast dyes maximize shelf life


Three-ply C1S with coated top ply, natural kraft middle ply, and bleached kraft backside liner that offers a clean, crisp look well-suited for cartons carrying medical devices and other pharma category items.

  • Available in 36 point and custom calipers per request
  • Fade-resistant top and back plies maximize shelf life
  • Laminated construction


Two-ply C2S with both sides coated and white throughout, allowing you to create the ultimate statement—especially two-sided print, signage and displays or specialty brochures.

  • Available in 36 point and custom calipers per request
  • Best-in-class uniformity enhances scoring, folding, foiling, embossing and die-cuts
  • Classic high whiteness without Optical Brightening Agents (OBA) or the associated fading risks
  • FDA approved

Custom folding cartons

Custom folding carton laminations are available upon request to meet your most specific needs.

  • Specialty papers
  • Coatings and finishes
  • Calipers
  • Recyclability

Looking for a folding carton manufacturer who delivers both durable and attention-getting folding carton packaging?

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