(Received 4 January 1996; accepted 11 April 1996)
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Corrugated boxes are often used as containers for the delivery of bombs or may otherwise be part of the evidence in an investigation. For that reason, forensic examinations may be necessary to compare a corrugated box with its manufacturing source or with other boxes. The methods of manufacturing steel rule box dies, which are used to cut boxes from corrugated stock, result in some important physical characteristics that can assist in the examinations of those items. Dies, which are produced for flat bed platen presses for cutting and folding corrugated boxes, may develop characteristics that can be used to positively associate boxes with a die or with one another.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Laboratory Division, Washington, DC
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