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.
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.
Demand for retail-ready corrugated boxes is projected to increase 5.6 percent per year to $3.3 billion in 2020. Growth will outpace the overall corrugated box average due to continued solid expansion for revenues and store units among retailers that require RRP, specifically club stores and limited assortment deep discount grocery stores.
The new Lidloc paperboard cup design concept is based upon an extension to a standard cup structure that folds and locks into an integrated lid. This design removes the need for a separate plastic lid and will re-invent how paperboard cups are produced, consumed and recycled.