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PaperWorks Recognized at National Packaging Design Competition

PaperWorks recently took home one Excellence Award for Always Pure Cotton OVERNIGHT Pads at the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) 79th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The packaging designs recognized in PPC’s competition represent some of the best folding cartons and rigid boxes manufactured over the past year.

The PaperWorks team was tasked with designing a folding carton solution for Procter and Gamble’s Always Pure Cotton Overnight Pads. Brand visibility and shelf appeal were very important design criteria. Full trials and qualification were performed on structure and embellishments to ensure the optimization of the carton. The application of matte and gloss coatings along with gold hot foil stamping gives this exceptional product, an exciting, premium look for maximum shelf impact. Several print trials were completed using matte and gloss coatings to develop the appropriate surface tension required for proper hot stamping adhesion.
The combination of hot stamping and specialty coatings makes this product stand out from so
many other options on the shelf in this product category.

“On behalf of the Paperboard Packaging Council, I congratulate all of this year’s deserving winners,” said Ben Markens, President of PPC. “To be recognized in our competition is a feat, demonstrating mastery in design, manufacturing, distribution, shelf presence, and much more. It is a true stamp of excellence.”

PaperWorks is proud to be an active member of the Paperboard Packaging Council. “The Paperboard Packaging Competition and the Student Design Challenge are two exceptional ways for companies to promote their best work and to encourage and support the next generation of leaders in our industry,” said Chris Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PaperWorks.

PaperWorks’ PacDev Design + Innovation is a dedicated team of design and technical professionals providing a comprehensive range of development services and delivering maximum packaging performance. The PacDev team oversees all carton design and project amanagement for all PaperWorks’ customers.

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To learn more about PPC and the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, visit

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Always Pure Cotton OVERNIGHT Pads

PaperWorks is a leading, integrated North American full-service provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons for packaging applications. The company specializes in providing innovative folding carton solutions for a wide variety of market sectors including food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices, and is also known for its market-differentiating sustainable paperboard products and state-of-the art, extended color gamut printing capabilities.

PaperWorks has invested in state-of-the-art technology over the past three years to upgrade its paperboard mills and folding carton converting plants to be at the forefront of innovation and market differentiation. The company is committed to the highest sustainability and procurement standards. Product certifications include the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA100).

Now in its 93rd year, PPC is the North American Association for converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers. PPC works to grow, promote, and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete successfully in the marketplace. For more information, visit

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