Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh Facility Wins Two Excellence Awards for Innovative Paperboard Packaging

Paperboard Packaging Council

Each year, the very best paperboard packages across North America are entered in the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Our Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh facility is pleased to announce it has received two Excellence Awards – one in the Digital Application category, and the other in the General packaging category. The winning packages stand out with their high-impact graphics, durable structures, and custom features.

The Chinook Seedery 18-Count Sunflower Seed Retail-Ready Package features vivid color graphics and an eye-catching, die-cut header, which makes this package a stand-out retail display. An easy-open, clean-tear perforation within the carton structure was also added for easy product access. In addition, the carton is engineered to protect 18 bags of fragile product throughout the supply chain, and is strong enough, even with the perforation, to eliminate master cases.

The Worthington Industries Bernzomatic High Heat Torch Kit won the Excellence Award in Digital Application. This product uses the same package structure for multiple SKUs, so Great Northern used digital print for efficiency and economy. With digital print, multiple package versions can be combined in the same press run, which lowers tooling/plate costs and significantly shortens production time. This flexible print method also allows the customer to add new kits and promotions into the mix without substantial costs in the future.

Also, notable, the Benzomatic Torch Kit package design incorporates two, large die-cut windows that allow shoppers to view the product at retail.  Additionally, the construction and strength of the package offer flexibility for the retailer to display it on a shelf or hang it on a peg.

Learn more about the Paperboard Packaging Council Awards HERE

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