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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.

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(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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