One-hundred and forty-three entries from 34 Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) members were honored in a special awards ceremony at PPC's Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference on October 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, as part of the 69th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.
This year, the top Paperboard Package of the Year award was presented to Graphic Packaging International (Marietta, GA) for their new package design for the 10-Count Capri Sun carton for Kraft Foods. The new fridge vendor-style design features "I-Beams," an extension of the carton's end flaps that are folded in toward the carton. The new design is 20% lighter than the original carton, saving approx. 35,000,000 pounds of fiber annually. Moreover, a 60% increase in inbound pallet quantities was achieved, resulting in approx. 1,750 trucks eliminated from the inbound supply chain, thus saving 880,000 miles driven annually. A 7% increase in outbound cases per pallet resulted in a 2.5% increase in finished goods on outbound trucks and a 10% reduction in tertiary pallet packaging materials.
To see the list of top winners click Here