Term: folding carton
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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?"

folding carton
folding carton boot camp
history
paperboard
paperboard packaging

5 Folding Carton Structures With the "WOW" Factor

3/22/2018

Some products cry out for extraordinary packaging. That’s why a basic rectangular box might not cut it if you’re designing for super-premium chocolate or rare anti-aging serums. In these cases, you need to show your customers just how spectacular folding cartons can be. With so many unique and exciting structures to choose from, cartons can literally become pieces of art on the store shelf. 

Here are five fascinating structures from PPC’s Ideas & Innovation design handbook that are sure to wow customers. 

folding carton
package design
paperboard packaging

Packaging in the Experiential Economy

3/12/2018

By Mike Ferrari, Ferrari Solutions, LLC

Remember when toothpaste cartons were simple? Just 20 years ago, the norm was a white carton with two-to-three-color printing and a health endorsement boasting that “four out of five doctors recommend” the product. The entire message was about health and cavity fighting.

Yet the message has changed...

consumer packaging
consumers
e-commerce
folding carton
innovation
paperboard packaging

You Can Design for E-Commerce Without Reinventing the Carton

2/12/2018

Carton converters: do you think that e-commerce trends only affect corrugated shippers? Think again. E-commerce is so ubiquitous today that consumers are taking to Amazon and other e-retailers to buy even basic household goods. This means that even if your cartons aren’t specifically meant for e-commerce, consumers might still purchase them online—and your customers may want you to optimize your designs for this very possibility.

consumers
design trends
e-commerce
folding carton
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