Half slotted containers are similar to regular slotted containers except that they have only one set of flaps. The opposite side of the box is open, which allows it to slide over an item. Stacked on its side, the extra thickness provides added stacking strength.
All flaps are the same length (approximately the width of the box). When closed, the outer flaps come within one inch of complete overlap. The style is especially resistant to rough handling. Stacked on its bottom panel, the overlapping flaps provide added cushioning. Stacked on its side, the extra thickness provides added stacking strength.
This style is frequently used for tall or heavy products that would be difficult to lower into a box. The item is placed on the bottom cover and the shell is lowered over the product. This style is also used for granular and other free-flowing products. When the number of articles or quantity of products varies, the tube can be cut down to the level of the contents.