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.

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design trends
e-commerce
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What Every Carton Professional Ought to Know About Die-Cutting

1/26/2018

By Darryl Carlson and Joe Carrillo, Royal Paper Box

Would you know the right questions to ask if one of your production departments was struggling to do their job? As executives and managers at folding carton companies, we can always learn more about what’s happening on the shop floor. Throughout the year, PPC plans to present a series of blogs to help you get a bit smarter about various aspects of carton converting. Royal is kicking things off with die-cutting. So, here’s what you should know to keep your cutting department sharp and efficient.

converting
cutting
die-cutting
folding carton
technical converting

An Update from PPC’s New Benchmarking Committee Chair

1/12/2018

By Pamela Brayton, Benchmarking Committee Chair, F.M. Howell & Co.

PPC’s industry data program is completely unique. It’s the only tool I know of that lets folding carton converters measure their performance and key policies against industry averages. The data is an invaluable resource for bettering our businesses, and that’s why I’m excited to serve as the next chair of PPC’s Benchmarking Committee.

committees in focus
data
industry benchmarking

7 Sustainability Myths Debunked

1/11/2018

Paper and paperboard packaging are incredibly sustainable products, but sometimes misconceptions can make consumers question our industry’s environmentally-friendly nature. Here are seven common sustainability myths—and what you can say to empower people to use paper.

paperboard packaging
sustainability
sustainable forest management
ticcit

This Year, Think Small

1/1/2018

Welcome to the New Year! Surely by now you’ve heard chatter about New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you made one for yourself. Will you lose 75 pounds in 2018? Will you sell a record number of folding cartons? If you’re envisioning a mountain of a goal, you may want to scale it down to, say, a molehill. It’s the small, manageable goals that actually bring us success. 

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goals
leadership
new year
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