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The Latest in Paperboard Packaging Design
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 17, 2017 — The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently announced the winners of its 74th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Recognized by a panel of packaging experts, these packages represent the latest and greatest in paperboard packaging design.

PPC Announces 2017 Fall Meeting Speaker Lineup
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2017 — The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) today announced the speaker lineup for its 2017 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 4-6, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The program includes...

Emmeci USA Joins the Paperboard Packaging Council
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 29, 2017 — Emmeci USA, LLC has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), the North American association for paperboard packaging manufacturers and their suppliers.

Trending Now in Paperboard Packaging Design
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 8, 2017 — The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) today shared several current trends in folding carton and rigid box design, as distilled from the recently-adjudicated 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. While the winners will be revealed in October during PPC’s Fall Meeting, the overall trends should help converters and brand owners today in considering where their own recent work fits in—and how they can pivot from these trends in order to discover what’s next.

PPC Fall Meeting to Address Accountability and Cyber Security
Thursday, July 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 20, 2017 — The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has opened registration for its Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 4-6, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bringing together leaders in the paperboard packaging industry, the meeting will address organizational accountability, cyber security and current economic. It will also feature an unveiling and celebration of the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition winners.

PPC Forms Digital Converting Community
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 28, 2017 — The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) today announced the formation of a digital converting community of interest. Bringing together both folding carton manufacturers and industry technology suppliers, the community will help PPC members explore new digital technologies and understand the growing trend toward low-volume orders.

Eukalin Special Adhesives Joins the Paperboard Packaging Council
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Eukalin Special Adhesives has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), the North American association for paperboard packaging manufacturers and their suppliers.

‘Inks 101’ Taught at Folding Carton Boot Camp
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its Folding Carton Boot Camp on May 23-24, 2017, educating a group of industry newcomers on the entire folding carton converting process. Among other insights, students received an introduction to the inks used for package printing.

Paperboard Packaging Industry Donates Over 15,000 Tree Saplings for Earth Day
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, paperboard packaging manufacturers and industry suppliers across the country taught local school children about the environmental benefits of trees and paper. They also distributed a total of 15, 785 tree saplings for the students to plant in their homes and communities. The industry came together to do this important work as a part of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) annual TICCIT® Program.

PPC Opens Submissions for 74th Annual Folding Carton Competition
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has opened submissions for its 74th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Recognizing masterful folding carton and rigid box manufacturing, the competition will be adjudicated by a panel of packaging experts in July at PPC headquarters in Springfield, Mass. The winning packages will be revealed at PPC’s 2017 Fall Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.

April 2017 Folding Carton Converters’ Outlook: Get Ready for Millennial Moms, Economic Growth
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference on Mar. 29-31, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. During the three-day event, leaders in the paperboard packaging industry learned the latest in consumer, economic, and policy trends.

PPC Reveals Spring Meeting Speaker Lineup
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council recently announced the speaker lineup for its 2017 Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, March 29-31 in Charlotte, N.C.

ABOX Packaging Joins the Paperboard Packaging Council
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) announced that ABOX Packaging (ABOXpackaging.com) has joined the association. PPC is the North American trade association for independent and integrated paperboard packaging manufacturers and their suppliers.

Educate Kids on Earth Day with TICCIT® Program
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—This spring, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will help companies in the paper packaging industry teach school children about sustainability with the popular TICCIT® Program. Participants are encouraged to hold their TICCIT events in honor of Earth Day, during the week of April 17-21, 2017.

PPC to Convene Female Leaders in the Paper Packaging Industry
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will host its biannual Women’s Leadership Workshop on Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. The halfday immersive event will take place in tandem with PPC’s Spring Meeting at the Charlotte Marriott City Center.
Nosco Joins PPC
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Nosco, Inc. (nosco.com) recently joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), the North American association for independent and integrated paperboard packaging manufacturers and their suppliers

PPC Opens Registration for Spring Meeting 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has opened registration for its Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, Mar. 29-31, 2017 in Charlotte, N.C. Bringing together leaders in the folding carton industry, the meeting will focus on strategies for leveraging uncertainty and change.

PPC Announces Winter Workshop
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will host its Winter Workshop on Feb. 15-17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Put on by the association’s Financial Executives and Human Resources Committee, this two-day educational forum will help paperboard packaging executives optimize personnel and protect against the growing cyber security threat, among other key insights.

Long-Term Growth Predicted for Folding Carton Market
Thursday, December 22, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recently released Trends: 2016 Industry Outlook and Market Data Report predicts stable, long-term growth for the folding carton market. According to this comprehensive analysis of industry growth trends, carton shipments will increase at an average annual rate of 0.5% through 2019, and the market will climb to $8.9 billion over the same period.

PPC 2016 Year in Review: Community Building, Education, and Industry Promotion
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—During its 87th year as the leading association for the converters and suppliers of paperboard packaging, the Paperboard Packaging Council focused on building community within the industry, providing leadership skills and technical education, and promoting paperboard as the premiere sustainable packaging substrate.

Friesens Packaging Joins PPC, the Leading Association for Rigid Box Manufacturers
Friday, December 02, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—With the addition of new member Friesens Packaging (www.friesens.com), the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) continues to cement its status as the leading association for rigid box manufacturers in North America.

PPC Fall Conference Champions Transformative, High-Tech Leadership
Monday, November 14, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recent Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 26-28 in San Antonio helped executives in the paperboard packaging industry become more efficient and effective leaders. During the three-day meeting, they learned how to drive vision and culture, discovered how to harness today’s most useful mobile technologies, and heard the perspectives of leaders from companies such as Graphic Packaging International and HP.
Stunning Folding Cartons Among PPC Competition Winners
Monday, November 07, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently announced the winners of its 73nd annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition during the association’s Fall Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Adjudicated by a panel of packaging experts, these cartons represent the best in converting excellence, innovation, and sustainability that the North American folding carton industry has provided its customers over the past year.

PPC Fall Meeting to Share Lessons from the Past and Technologies of the Future
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) upcoming Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 26-28, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas will equip paperboard converters with new frameworks for leadership, ideas for harnessing technologies to increase productivity, and perspectives from brand owners, among other workshops and networking opportunities.
PPC Spring Meeting Breakfast to Showcase Supplier Innovations
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA—On Wednesday, April 8, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will kick off its 2015 Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference with its annual Associate Member Showcase Breakfast.

PPC Internship Program Preps Millennials for Folding Carton Careers
Monday, February 02, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently launched its 2015 Summer Internship Program, an outreach initiative that connects packaging students with nearby PPC member companies that offer summer internships at their plants.

PPC Celebrates a Year of Historical Legacies, Pioneers, and New and Expanded Services
Monday, December 29, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—Over the past 12 months, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) celebrated several historical milestones while expanding educational programing, increasing industry promotion, enhancing web presence, and adding new personnel. Informed by a rich historical legacy as well as strategic goals for future growth, PPC’s 2014 accomplishments serve as a testament to its status as the premier, time-honored trade association for converters and suppliers of paperboard packaging.

PPC Launces Redesigned Website
Sunday, December 28, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, paperbox.org.

With a new sleek, modern design, optimization for mobile phones and tablets, a new “Vox Box” blog, press room for PPC media releases, and an optimized member search function, the redesigned website provides exclusive members-only data reports and publications, vital information for prospective members, and educational resources for consumers.

PPC Folding Carton Boot Camp Boasts Record Attendance
Saturday, December 27, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—On December 9-10, 2014, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp in Springfield, MA, educated a record 35 attendees from industry related organizations in the U.S. and Canada. The two-day workshop instructs attendees on the full gamut of materials and processes used in folding carton production. 

Kyle Eldred of Frankston Packaging Inducted as 45th Chairman of PPC
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—On October 30, 2014, at the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA, former Chairman of the Board Stephen Scherger of Graphic Packaging International inducted Kyle Eldred of Frankston Packaging Co., LP as PPC’s 45th chair.

Folding Carton Boot Camp Scheduled for December 9-10, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will host its highly acclaimed Folding Carton Boot Camp workshop at its Springfield, MA, headquarters on December 9-10, 2014.

Paperboard Packaging Council Lowers Dues After Unprecedented Success
Thursday, November 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—After six years of remarkable success, including six consecutive annual surpluses, a 50% increase in membership, and a 100% increase in participation at meetings and in programs, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently announced that it will lower and simplify principal member dues beginning in 2015.

PPC Celebrates 2014 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition Winners
Monday, November 10, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA— On October 30, 2014, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its 71st annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition awards banquet, honoring 145 folding carton entries from 32 companies. The banquet was held during PPC’s 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA.

PPC Fall Meeting Agenda Addressed
Friday, November 07, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, Oct. 29-31, in Atlanta, GA, shed light on the future of the folding carton industry, addressing key economic, political, and technological factors such as China’s boxboard capacity bulge, the growing U.S. economy, and emerging short-run printing technologies.

Winston Packaging Awarded PPC's 500,000 Hour Safety Milestone
Saturday, November 01, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—Winston Packaging of Winston Salem, NC, recently earned PPC’s revered “500,000 Hour” safety award for logging 500,000 hours without any OSHA recordable incidents. Winston Packaging recorded their last OSHA incident in December 2008 and averages approximately 6,000 work hours per month.

PPC's Trends Report Predicts Steady Growth For North American Folding Cartons
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently released its annual Trends: 2014 Industry Outlook and Market Data Report, a comprehensive analysis of the North American folding carton industry that provide executives, sales staff, and marketers a competitive advantage by identifying potential opportunities for growth.

Markens Predicts Steady Folding Carton Growth at ECMA/Pro Carton Congress in Italy
Friday, September 26, 2014

On September 18, 2014, Ben Markens, President of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), delivered a presentation to a record number of attendees at the joint European Carton Makers Association and European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers (Pro Carton) Congress in Sorrento, Italy.

PPC Staff Participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) staff members recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and donated to the ALS Association in order to spread awareness of and promote a cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Marijuana and Weapons Liability Webinar Released
Friday, September 12, 2014

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently released a new webinar addressing liability issues and other concerns that have emerged with the recent legalization of medical marijuana and the issuance of concealed carry firearm laws in several states.

PPC Staff Volunteers at Local School for United Way's 21st Annual Day of Caring
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—On Friday, September 5, 2014, on behalf of the United Way of Pioneer Valley’s 21st annual Day of Caring, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) staff helped landscape and beautify the playground of the Peck-Lawrence Full Service Community School (K-3 Campus), in Holyoke, MA.

PPC Welcomes New Member Trojan Litho
Monday, September 08, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) is pleased to welcome newest principal member Trojan Litho of Renton, WA (www.trojanlitho.com).

PPC Paperboard Packaging Competition Highlights Key Industry Trends
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently judged its annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, a three-day event in which an esteemed panel of seven packaging experts judged PPC members’ best work from 2014. While the top winners will be revealed at PPC’s upcoming Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA in October, the judges identified a number of industry trends that emerged from the competition.
 

PPC Heads to Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre for Fall Meeting
Friday, August 15, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council’s upcoming Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA, will feature a reception at the city’s historic Fox Theatre. Member attendees will take in the theater’s ornate, opulent design while networking and enjoying refreshments. In true Atlanta style, guest appearances from Gone with the Wind's Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler will add even more historic Southern charm to the evening.

PPC Hosts Tree Planting at State Park
Monday, July 07, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—On Monday, August 4, 2014, the Springfield-based Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) planted a 15-ft tall Heritage River Birch tree in Holyoke Heritage State Park during an event that touted the benefits of trees and paper to our environment and also honored Holyoke’s historical legacy of papermaking.

ASG Worldwide Awarded PPC's 1 Million Hour Safety Prize
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—PPC member ASG Worldwide’s Hendersonville, NC plant recently earned PPC’s revered “One Million Hour” safety award for logging one million consecutive hours without a lost time incident.

PPC Welcomes New Member Hanover Packaging
Friday, August 08, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) is pleased to welcome its newest principal member, Hanover Packaging, of Hanover, PA. 

PPC Fall Conference Speakers To Address Economy, Sustainability, & Digital Printing
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—Experts in the economy, human resources, sustainability, and digital printing will share their research and business forecasts at the Paperboard Packaging Council’s Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA, October 29-31, 2014.

Century Club Recognizes 100-Year-Old Converters and Suppliers
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently added several new companies to its Century Club, which recognizes and celebrates paperboard packaging converters and suppliers that have been in business for 100 years or more.

New Webinars Released on Social Media and Benefits of Rigid Boxes
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently released new webinars addressing social media strategy and the benefits of rigid boxes for luxury merchandising.

Judges Tapped for PPC's 71st Annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
Friday, June 20, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—Judges have recently been selected to adjudicate the 2014 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Representing diverse backgrounds in the packaging industry, the group of industry experts boasts some of the most experienced leaders, instructors, and designers in the packaging field.

TICCIT Program Participation Up 22% from Last Year
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—From April 21-25, 2014, a record 28 member companies of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) distributed 14,500 saplings to students and community members through TICCIT (“Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees”), an educational program sponsored by PPC that promotes planting trees in recycled cartons or paperboard boxes as a way to highlight the importance of recycling and the sustainable nature of paper-based packaging.

SPC Approved for Membership in PPC
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA— Spectrum Print Communications of Orlando, FL was recently approved to join the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) as a Principal member.

PPC Connects Members with New Talent through University Outreach Program
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently released their new University Outreach Program. Designed to build relationships with leading packaging schools and students, the program provides members with a range of rich opportunities, including presentation materials and a comprehensive list of packaging school internship programs.



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