Vintage Boxes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

12/15/2017

There’s something about the holidays that always brings a sense of nostalgia. The snowy scenery, delicious smells, and warm camaraderie all seem to transport us back to the “good old days” spent with our families and loved ones.

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package design
rigid box

There Are Managers, and Then There Are Leaders

12/1/2017

By Tiffany Koettel, Business Development Manager, Caraustar

Imagine your all-time favorite boss. Did she or he micromanage you or inspire you to grow? For me it’s the latter. I’m guessing it’s the same for you, too. That’s the difference between managers and leaders—and it’s a tangible one that has a real impact on organizations. 

business management
leadership
new generation leaders

What’s Next for the Technical & Production Committee?

11/27/2017

By Bob Neff, T&P Chair, Neff Packaging Solutions 

Part of PPC’s mission is to help members learn about the nuts and bolts of folding carton converting, and the Technical and Production Committee (T&P) spearheads those initiatives. I recently became the Chair of the T&P committee, so I want to share a bit about what we do and where we’re going.

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T&P
technical and production committee

Planning for Next Year? Check Out the Trends Report

11/16/2017

With 2017 almost over, it’s time to start thinking about the next year and beyond. The recently released Trends: 2017 Industry Outlook and Market Data Report is a great place to get economic and consumer trends for the next five years. Best of all? Our industry is growing. The report forecasts that U.S. folding carton shipments will grow at a 0.4 percent annual rate over the next five years, reaching a value of $9.6 billion!

 

consumers
economy
paperboard packaging
trends report

Are Your Fonts Telling the Story?

11/16/2017

Packaging speaks. It has to—otherwise it’s not doing its job. But what a folding carton or rigid box says to a consumer is as important as how it says it. The font or typeface you choose can mean the difference between a carton that tells an engaging story to consumers and one that doesn’t say anything at all. 

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North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
package design
paperboard packaging
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