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Article | April 30, 1995
Paperboard packs shine
When the winners of the 1995 National Paperboard Packaging Competition were announced March 27, the competition's first ever Technical Achievement award was presented to Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
(St. Louis MO) for its integral paperboard pour spout for Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. The judges agreed that the use of a paper spout instead of a plastic or metal fitment was a significant technical breakthrough. But don't look for the package on retail shelves just yet. St. Louis-based Beech-Nut indicates it's still in the developmental stages.
PPC's coveted President's award went to Rand-Whitney Packaging Corp. (Leominster MA) for a street hockey goalie mask package made for Franklin sports of Stoughton MA. Structurally designed to conform to the shape of a mask an angled tray-type structure was created by using a series of angled flaps that lock on themselves. The container is hand erected using no glue. It's made of a 12-pt SBS laminated to a single-face corrugated with a 26-lb E-flute medium and a 33-lb back liner. The SBS is first printed offset on a sheet fed press and then laminated to the corrugated material. Graphically the design utilizes a solid black background and gold key lines to accentuate the angular lines of the package.
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