Gluing & Stitching

QCIS team members use various methods to join the boxes that we make:

Cold set with compression

Most common gluing process for regular boxes. A cold-set glue is applied to the outside of the glue tab with pressure to partially crush the material. The adjoining panel is folded and straightened by hand. Material is placed under compression between 2 conveyor belts for about 30 seconds. Upon leaving the compression section, the box is permanently joined and ready to use.


Joint is mechanically affixed using a series of galvanized staples. Staples are formed in the stitching head from a coil of stitching wire.

Useful for 2 piece boxes, and for very large boxes that will not conveniently fit through the glue applicator and compression section

Hot Melt Glue with fast close time.

Glue applied to joint with a heated gun. Materials are pressed together while the glue is hot. Joint sets during hand compression and cooling. This is sometimes used for large, awkward items, or complicated designs.

Pressure Sensitive / Peel and Stick

Some of our products have an adhesive applied o them by a manufacturer. When the covering film is peeled back, and the adhesive side is firmly pressed against the surface of the box, a strong adhesive bond is formed.

Laytex – 2 part adhesive process. 

Adhesive is applied on 2 surfaces of a box. It is allowed to dry, and will not stick to other boxes or packing materials. When the box is folded and the two treated surfaces contact one another with a minimal amount of pressure, a strong bond is formed. This is commonly used to avoid taping, gluing, or stapling on the production line at our customer’s facility.