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Corrugated Packaging 

 

Welcome to our Corrugated Packaging Division page. The division is comprised of technical professionals who focus on the manufacture and use of corrugated containers and associated packaging materials and products.

Division Chair: Ell Townsend, Packaging Corporation of America 

Division Vice Chair: Jeff Quinn, The Haire Group

The Corrugated Packaging Council (CPC) is the advisory board whose members work together to provide leadership, guidance and support to TAPPI in the effort to serve the members and associates of the corrugated industry.   As the governing body of the division the CPC consists of eight appointed members and nine elected members.  Each of the elected members fulfills a three year term.  The CPC meets face to face twice a year to discuss strategies for the TAPPI Corrugated Packaging Division. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions please complete the application by August 3, 2018. 

The  Technical Committees of the Corrugated Packaging Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more. 

Each year, the Corrugated Packaging Division provides several awards.

At the annual conference in the even years the Corrugated Division is proud to sponsor the prestigious CorrPak® Competition which recognizes the finest commercially produced corrugated packaging products manufactured. The judges will evaluate quality, design, graphic excellence, technical difficulty, and innovative application in deciding first, second and third place winners in all categories, as well as awarding the Best of Show.  

The 2018 CorrPak® competition is open to ALL corrugated manufacturers worldwide and will recognize products manufactured between August 2014 and August 2018.  View all 2016 winners.

We are pleased to provide  TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate.

Joe Dieffenbacher Memorial Scholarship

Joe Dieffenbacher HeadshotThe corrugated industry was saddened by the passing of Joseph Andrew Dieffenbacher, 60, of Olive Branch, MS, on August 7, 2018 after a courageous 2-year battle with Merkel Cell Carcinoma.  The Corrugated Packaging Council of TAPPI has established this memorial scholarship fund in his honor. 

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Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship

Terry Paulson HSThe corrugated industry was saddened with the passing of Terry S. Paulson on August 29, 2017. Terry made the corrugated packaging industry his lifelong career and was a respected, well-liked and much admired professional. In honor of his lasting legacy, a TAPPI scholarship fund is being established by friends of Terry and Schwarz Partners for students pursuing further education in the maintenance or engineering area in the corrugated field.

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Monday 9/24 to Thursday 09/27

2018 Corrugated Week-Indianapolis, IN, open

Corrugated Week is your gateway to industry trends, innovations, new products and services and so much more that is exciting and different in the corrugated packaging industry. This comprehensive event, which is co-produced by TAPPI and AICC, will assemble the largest gathering of decision makers in the corrugated industry in 2018, and is only held once every four years.

Monday 2/25 to Tuesday 02/26

Introduction to Corrugated Course-Peachtree Corners (Greater Atlanta), Georgia, USA, open

In fast-paced corrugator operations, it is critical to be equipped with foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game.