Paperboard industry announces new 2020 membership incentives

To welcome a new decade and a new year, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC – Springfield, MA) has announced new 2020 membership incentives for both current and new members. Known as the “20% in 2020” campaign, the program offers a 20% discount off annual membership fees for new box-maker members as well as a $500 referral bonus to current members. PPC, a leading association for the converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers, launched the effort to grow its community of folding carton and rigid box makers in Canada and the United States.

Ben Markens.

“If you’ve been thinking about joining the association, there’s no better time than now,” said Ben Markens, PPC President. “Our strength is our membership and we are your voice. Our members represent about 80% of the $10 billion industry in the United States. And with PPC, they get valuable insights into the latest converting solutions, advice from our expert speakers, and the opportunity to network and grow with a welcoming community of industry peers. We look forward to welcoming new members throughout 2020 during this campaign. Together we can learn, grow and promote our dynamic industry,” he added.

PPC members receive access to the only folding carton exclusive data reporting program in the industry, webinars, whitepapers and much more. They also get opportunities to attend informative biannual conferences, discounted registration to key training sessions such as PPC’s Folding Carton Boot Camp, and can also participate in publicity-generating programs such as TICCIT and the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. PPC also facilitates several communities of interest – including the Canadian Converters Committee, the Rigid Box Committee, the Women’s Leadership Committee and the New Generation Leaders Group.

Attendees at PPC’s last Spring Meeting in April of 2019, held in Coronado, California.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.