Folding Cartons

Winner's Circle

What happens when you cross elegance with form and function? The Best of Show winners of the 55th Annual National Paperbox Assn. Packaging Competition are a gleaming example.

Opportunity for Brand Protection at P

"Safe folding box," a specialist congress, will take place with Print City during the P trade fair.

PPC Reports Folding Carton Shipments Show Sustained Growth in 2004

According to the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), December was a strong month for folding carton shipments, which increased 4.3 percent by value and 2.8 percent by volume year-over year. For the full year 2004, folding carton shipments grew 4.4 percent by value, and 4.3 percent by volume. Based on projections, the folding carton market reached $9 billion in 2004. Measured by volume the market grew to 5,825 thousands of tons.

Gidue Appoints New Distributor for Italy

With the appointment of Fabrizio Decio, GIDUE has named Outsoucing, Gallarte, Italy, a new distributor for Italy.

Hollywood Is Venue for Entertainment Packaging Summit August 2004

The Entertainment Packaging Summit, part of the larger Entertainment Media Expo, is slated for Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2004, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA.

Salem Printing Adds Second Six-Color Roland 300

Winston-Salem, NC, USA-based Salem printing reports it has added a second six-color Roland 300 press. The printer/converter says the 2/4 perfecting system, which is on both of its 300 presses, is particularly useful for label work.

Tetra Recart Packaging System to Debut in USA

Both part of the Hormel Foods Corp. portfolio of products, Hormel brand and Stagg brand chili will soon be available in Tetra Recart carton packages manufactured by Tetra Pak.

RFID Experts Group Moves to AIM Global

A group of RFID (radio frequency identification) expert advisors initially chartered by the US Department of Defense will become an expert advisory group within AIM Global, the industry trade association for RFID and the automatic identification industry, reports AIM Global, the trade association for RFID.

Recycled Paperboard Packages Win Big in Paperboard Contest

Among the top honorees in this year's National Paperboard Packaging competition were ten folding carton packages made from recycled paperboard, according to the Recycled Paperboard Alliance.

Heidelberg Intros Speedmaster XL 105 for Packaging and Label Printers at Drupa

Among Heidelberg's introductions at Drupa was the Speedmaster XL 105, an offset press capable of producing to 18,000 sheets per hour.

Graphic Packaging to Expand Fort Smith Operations

In early May, Graphic Packaging Corp. announced plans to expand its existing Fort Smith, AR, USA, operations by building a new 300,000 sq-ft manufacturing plant.

Esko-Graphics ArtiosCAD 6.0 Receives Major Productivity Enhancements

Esko-Graphics says it structural-design software for packaging, ArtiosCAD 6.0, has been upgraded.

Koerber PaperLink Schneider XT System Helps Converters and Paper Mills Eliminate Dust

Koerber PaperLink will showcase its new Schneider XT system, technology that helps converters and paper mills remove costly dusty problems.

Top of the Line

Premium products deserve premium packaging. NPA honors the year's best folding cartons and rigid boxes.

Innovation on Board

A consumer favorite gets a facelift thanks to innovative use of paperboard packaging.

Gussets Lead to Growth

A paperboard envelope that expands to hold thick, bulky items delivers double-digit growth for Calumet Carton.

Stora Enso and Xeikon Partner to Develop On-Demand Production Line for DBS Media/Entertainment Packaging

Stora Enso reports it and Xeikon International have entered into a technical cooperation agreement to combine Stora Enso's DBS (Discbox Slider) packaging system with Xeikon digital printing systems. The companies will present the new on-demand production line for CD and DVD packaging for the first time at Drupa 2004. (

Paperboard Packaging Council to Celebrate 75th Anniversary and Hold Spring Meeting at Drake Hotel in Chicago

PPC will celebrate its 75th Anniversary March 14 through 16, 2004, at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA, a venue that has been selected numerous times for annual meetings throughout the association’s history.

Cascades Boxboard Invests in Fischer & Krecke Flexo Press for Cobourg, ON, Canada Plant

Learn about Fischer & Krecke's new logistics system Flexpress Motion at

Colbert Packaging's Senior-Friendly, Child-Resistant PharmaDial Gets Highest Rating from US Consumer Product Safety Commission

PharmDial utilizes Colbert Packaging's BlisterGuard paperboard product, a sealed-end style of folding carton material using Valéron strength film (

US Packaged Goods Companies Report Growing Satisfaction with Use of 100% Recycled Paperboard

The RPA-100%-commissioned study revealed, among other findings, that more than 55% of respondents rate 100% recycled paperboard as having superior value, especially in the categories of dry and frozen/refrigerated foods.

Coming to America

European converter Å&R Carton, with the help of Roberts PolyPro, has set its sights—and its two-piece OBC technology —on the US marketplace.

Appleton Launches MoistureBloc, Moisture Vapor Barrier for Folding Carton Packaging

Appleton reports it has launched MoistureBloc folding carton barrier packaging, "a substrate engineered to provide superior protection from moisture vapor damage for consumer dry goods like detergents, powdered milk, rice, potato flakes, and baby cereal," says the co.

Ticona Topas COC Barrier Material Utilized in Joint-Development Folding Carton of VG Nicolaus and Henkel

German packaging converter VG Nicolaus GmbH reports that joint-development work with its customer Henkel on a "novel type" of folding carton...

100 Recycled Paperboard Makes 'Great' Strides

The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance says 2003 has been a good year for the 100% recycled paperboard industry.

Winning with Covers

The critical question for converters is: "Just how do you work with heavyweights?"

Hello DBS, Good-Bye Jaded Jewel

Will it be 'bye-bye now' for the standard CD case? QC Packaging says 'indeed,' and an Arpeco press and BST Pro Mark system may help the converter make it so.

NPA's Best of Show Packages

Glowing from its successful production of the high-end Glominerals cosmetics package, Aurora, CO-based All Packaging Co. now has another reason to celebrate.

Folding Carton Shipments Up in 2003

After two years of registering negative growth, the folding carton industry recently took a turn for the better, says the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). According to the trade group, April marked the third consecutive month in 2003 to show year-over-year increases in shipments.

As Good as It Gets: PPC Awards

The National Paperboard packaging Competition, which the Paperboard Packaging Council says celebrates the best of the best, is more than just a beauty contest. Entries must demonstrate innovation, structural superiority, and creativity, and this year’s winners definitely meet the judges’ expectations.

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