Examine and analyze the entire folding carton process to make valuable contributions to critical packaging solutions. Attendees will work through the entire process to understand suppliers and paperboard substrates – their strength, appearance and printability, packaging design, printing and converting and the customer.

When: (Wed-Thu) March 13-14, 2019

Where: Graphco
6563 Cochran Road
Solon, OH 44139


Contact: Taryn Pyle
tpyle@aiccbox.org
(703) 836-2422


What Will I Learn?

  • Understand paperboard substrates and applications
  • Evaluate packaging and recommend the correct substrate for the best performance
  • Understand the characteristics of different paper and how it prints

Presentation Topics

  • Paperboard Substrates & Applications
  • Manufacturing Variations
  • Sustainability
  • Package Design
  • Prepress
  • Printing & Converting

Hands-On Activities

  • Paperboard Products
  • Manufacturing Effects
  • Coating & Finishing
  • Characteristic Test Comparisons
  • Printing Comparisons
  • Die-Cutting & Scoring

Plant Tour Location

Tap Packaging Solutions | 2160 Superior Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114 | Website 

Tap Packaging Solutions is a  designer and manufacturer of innovative and everyday packaging solutions. Specializing in folding cartons and rigid set-up boxes, Tap partners with consumer brands across different markets including confection, specialty food, health and beauty, and household products, in order to design, print and convert the ideal branded packaging.

Tom knows.

Members of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, now have unlimited access to Tom Weber, AICC Folding Carton Technical Advisor, for answers to all of their technical questions. 

Tom has 39 years of paperboard packaging experience. He is recognized by industry peers to have expertise in production processes, various types of paperboard converting equipment, and technically proficient in Leadership Training and Six Sigma/LEAN methodologies. His career includes tenures with Tenneco, Caraustar, North America Packaging Corporation, Core Systems LLC, and CardPak. 

How Do I Register?

Member Early Bird: $1,095 | 3 or more $995 (Cut-off Date: February 1, 2019)

Member After Early Bird: $1,295 | 3 or more $1195

Non-Member:$1,495

Register Online 

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