Cardboard bins are usually long, thin, rectangular, corrugated, and requires no lid. These types of boxes are ideal for organization, displays, and storage for product. Like most cardboard, it is generally inexpensive and recyclable. One of the key differences between cardboard bins and cardboard boxes is their design and shape. Most cardboard bins are trapezoidal while cardboard boxes are usually rectangular or square. Although they are not ideal for shipping and transporting items, they are still a very durable option and can hold up to 200 pounds safely. Because of this, they are widely used in retail stores for inventory, paper files and records, and small objects. Some cardboard bins are supplied with dividers for extra organization which can be helpful for record keeping or storing small objects.
Most cardboard bins are sold in bulk, and offered to businesses and large companies in much bigger quantities. Like all cardboard container varieties, they are fabricated from recycled paper, woodchips, and sawdust. These elements are put through a woodchipper to create fine and uniform pieces which can then be pressed together with pressure and heat to form the sheets of paper. Then, multiple sheets are put together to create the cardboard. Sometimes grooves are added by creating small pockets to create a corrugated pattern. This is for added protection to the cardboard and the future items that will be stored. Most cardboard bins are bleached or mottled for a white exterior and interior. To create the final shape of the bin, they are then cut to size and attached to another to form a bin. Once the bins are shipped to the receiver, they are assembled into a bin shape to reduce shipping cost and space.