Term: paperboard
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A Simple History of Paperboard

4/4/2018

You want to sound smart in front of customers and colleagues, right? Fortunately, you don’t have to be a scholar in packaging studies to become a knowledge leader in the industry! Start by checking out this quick history of paper and paperboard packaging. Armed with a few unique facts, you’ll be able to strike up engaging and exciting conversations at your next professional event. Here’s a good factoid to pull out: “Did you know that the folding carton was invented by mistake?"

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folding carton boot camp
history
paperboard
paperboard packaging

Future Packaging Designers Thrive with Paperboard

6/22/2016

By Brian Westerlind, PPC Communications Manager

I recently had the privilege of representing PPC at the judging of the Paperboard Packaging Alliance’s (PPA) annual Student Design Challenge. With 70+ folding carton entries—all designed by college students from across the country—the competition saw the next generation of packaging designers not only exploring the vast possibilities of paperboard, but also honing their own voices and points of view as designers.

 

North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
package design
paperboard
PPA Challenge
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Paper’s Lasting Place in the Digital Age

1/22/2016
You’ve heard it before: there is no place for paper in the digital age. However, the truth is that paper and paperboard packaging are so versatile that they will continue to help us meet our needs no matter the direction our society is headed. Here are just a few examples of how paper is securing its place in the digital age and beyond.
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innovation
North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
package design
paper
paperboard

Carton Competition 15-Year Retrospective: Part 3

5/8/2015

With the final installment of our North American Paperboard Packaging Competition retrospective below, these five cartons represent the most recent winners of the Paperboard Package of the Year award—a top honor in the folding carton industry.

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North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
paperboard
paperboard package of the year
sustainability

Choose Paperboard, Save Forestland: PPC's TICCIT Program

3/17/2015

Most consumers don’t know that they can maximize the environmental benefits of trees—and even curb deforestation—by using paper and paper-based packaging. PPC's TICCIT program can help educate the next generation about this important truth.
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sustainability
sustainable forest management
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