Colbert Packaging Recognized at National Packaging Design Competition

The 78th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition presents three awards to Colbert Packaging
By: New Leaf Communications Group
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Carmex Minis Formed Tray Multi Pack
Carmex Minis Formed Tray Multi Pack
KENOSHA, Wis. - Dec. 16, 2021 - PRLog -- Colbert Packaging recently took home three awards from the Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) 78th 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. Colbert's winning designs include a formed paperboard tray for Carmex® Minis Multi-Pack, and a folding carton for Blue Sept™ Lens Care Solution.

Using Colbert's patented EnviroGuard® solution, the Carmex Minis' design solved Carma Labs' request for a more earth-friendly 100% paperboard package—without sacrificing brand integrity. Since paperboard packaging is fully recyclable, it is inherently sustainable. By replacing the plastic bubble with formed paperboard, Carmex was able to utilize the space with full-scale product imagery, enhanced with embossment. The winning  design captured two awards: the Judges' Award, and the Innovation of the Year Gold Award.

Shelf Appeal
The PPC competition's Excellence Award was presented for the Blue Sept Lens Care Solution folding carton. This package design represents a solution to the customer's request for differentiation as a high-end option in specialty lens care. The new cold foil design, with its striking application of gold ink matching, delivers distinctive on-brand trade dress with no impact to filling lines, case pack or planograms.

"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."

Colbert Packaging President John Lackner agrees, "From concept to finished product, these awards represent the talent and skills of our dedicated team in collaboration with our fantastic customers. I'm proud of the Colbert team and we appreciate this recognition from the PPC."

Colbert Packaging is a family-owned and operated manufacturer serving the pharmaceutical and consumer industries with custom secondary packaging. Through a strategy of continuous investment in people, equipment and technology, Colbert's manufacturing capabilities meet or exceed food and drug clients' strict quality and volume requirements.

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Colbert Packaging Corporation is a family-owned business with extensive R&D capabilities and a solid reputation for excellence. Founded in 1959, Colbert Packaging has grown its repertoire of paperboard packaging solutions into one of the most comprehensive, diverse and inventive portfolios in the industry. Colbert's Kenosha, Wisconsin facility produces offset and flexographic printed folding cartons, pressure-sensitive roll labels and package inserts. The Elkhart, Indiana operation includes folding carton production and paper tray forming. Learn more at

Now in its 92nd 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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