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Do you carry standard box sizes?

All boxes manufactured by Acme Corrugated Box are made to order.

What is the difference between ECT and Mullen?

While both test for box strength, they go about it in different ways. ECT, short for Edge Crush Test, measures vertical compression strength along the edge of a package, focusing on compression and stacking strength. The Mullen Test measures bursting strength, or the force required to burst a hole through corrugated material.

What type of printing do you do on site?

Our Flexo Folder Gluers and Die Cutters can print between one and four colors. We utilize an in-house ink kitchen which lets us mix our own custom colors. This allows for rapid turnaround of special inks and successful matching of critical colors.

What is your delivery area?

We service Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware – an approximate 200-mile radius of our plant in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

Do you have a minimum order requirement?

A minimum Acme Corrugated Box order is 500 pieces and $2500.

What certifications do you maintain?

We are both FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and AIB (American Institute of Baking) certified. FSC certifies our products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. AIB certifies our packaging materials comply with applicable food safety requirements.

Do you use recycled paper?

Depending on the board grade, the paper we use ranges from 100% virgin to 100% recycled.

Where are you located and how many locations do you have?

We have one facility located in Hatboro, Pennsylvania – about 25 miles outside of Philadelphia.

Do you allow customer pickup?

We deliver all our products via our own trucks.

Do you have an in-house corrugator?

We have a high-speed 110” corrugator, installed in 2022.

Do you have an in-house quality department?

We have both Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement departments that monitor everything from incoming raw materials to outgoing boxes.

What in-house testing capabilities do you have?

Our fully-equipped lab lets us perform internal testing to verify strength characteristics of board we produce. Testing abilities include, but are not limited to, Score Bend, ECT, Flat Crush, Ring Crush, Cobb, Drop Testing and Caliper, and Compression.

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