Term: folding carton
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It’s a Family Affair: Paperboard Businesses Through the Generations

6/14/2018

PPC represents a sizable $10 billion industry. But did you know that many of our members are small, independent, family-owned businesses? These companies pass ownership down from generation to generation, making a rich investment in their communities and family legacies. At the end of the day, it’s all about people serving people!

Here are snapshots of four multi-generational PPC member companies who have made excellent contributions to our industry. 

family business
folding carton
multi generational
paperboard packaging
rigid box

Design Thinking Process: A Method for Making Cartons and Managing a Business

5/31/2018

Folding carton manufacturing companies employ a variety of skilled workers, from press operators to upper managers. Despite this diversity of people and skills, there is a universal process that allemployees can use to solve problems, create innovative solutions, and move the business forward. 

business management
design trends
folding carton

Cannabis Packaging: A New Opportunity for Paperboard

5/21/2018

Ready or not, marijuana is going mainstream. As of April 2018, 29 states have legalized medicinal marijuana and nine states have given the green light for recreational use. Paperboard packaging offers unique advantages to the cannabis industry, especially when it comes to branding and marketing.

cannabis
folding carton
North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
package design
rigid box

How Paperboard Packaging Manufactures Can Escape the Commodity Business

4/23/2018

Converters of paperboard packaging might be feeling the squeeze right about now. With RFPs, reduced volumes, and shrinking margins, our industry might seem like a commodity business and a race to the bottom. Yet there are techniques we can use to add value to our packaging and break free from the commodity game. PPC’s recent Spring Meeting in Baltimore showed attendees how to do just that. 

commodity business
folding carton
package design
rigid box
spring meeting

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
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