What is a Gaylord Box

April 29, 2022

Used Box Recycling

What is A Gaylord Box?

This style of box gets its name from the Gaylord Container Corp, which was based in St. Louis. Founded in 1986. It was later aquired and no longer exists

So what is a Gaylord? 

If your company is inneed a container for moving or the stronger of large amounts of cargo, you may consider using a gaylord box.  Ranging in wall thickness with anywhere from 2 to 6 layers of corrugated cardboard. Also known as PLY.

This helps deterime the strength and weight capicity for each box. This helps us know how much product can safely placed inside the bulk bin or how many corrugated pallet boxes are safe to stack during shipping or storage.

What Type of Businesses Use these Bulk Bins?


Any individual or business that needs to transport goods from one pointnt to another can utailize the gaylord box. The majoirty of these containers have either full flap or partial flap bottoms. Depending on what your need is this may be very important. 

The most common materials stored in gaylord boxes? 


  • Plastic Pellets 
  • Resin 
  • Produce 
  • Packaged foods 
  • Hazmat Material 
  • granular substances
  • Powders
  • Liquid 
  • Scrap Metal

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