They may have different sizes and shapes - hexagonal, rectangular, milk-carton shaped, all "custom-made" according to the contents. They are suitable for products belonging to different goods sectors (food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, fashion ...). Pasted on one side, they can have crash lock or automatic bottom for faster assembly.
Paperboard boxes are made of flat or laminated cardboard, depending on the contents; they may have different finishing: from machine coating to glossy or matte lamination, or UV spot coating or special plastic coatings such as soft touch.
They may be equipped with PVC windows for product display and with accessories such as handles and hanging hooks if used for carrying products.
Paperboard boxes are usually delivered in flat form to reduce space requirements in stock.