The Sonoco Institute

The Sonoco Institute was created to exploit the synergies that exist between the graphic communications and packaging science departments. It is the only university program in the country with this one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to packaging as a core competency.

Paperboard Packaging

Event Overview

This seminar provides a comprehensive, hands-on exploration of Paperboard Packaging Technologies. Upon completing this program, attendees will be equipped to make valuable contributions to critical packaging decisions. Individuals involved in package design, sales, specification, purchasing, scheduling, quality control, and production management will benefit from this seminar. This seminar is appropriate for all levels of experience.

Presentations Topics Include:

  • Paperboard Substrates and Applications
  • Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Characteristics of Paperboard
  • Packaging Sustainability
  • Package Design
  • Prepress
  • Printing and Converting

Hands-on Sessions:

  • Packaging Materials
  • Manufacturing Effects
  • Characteristic Test Comparisons
  • Design Breakout Session
  • Printing Comparisons
  • Die Cutting and Scoring

Previous Presenters and Contributors:

  • Dan Malenke, PKGPRO
  • Ken Perry, Kapstone Charleston Kraft
  • Phil Bradley, MWV
  • Pat Shields, RockTenn
  • Andrew Hurley, Clemson
  • William Beck, MWV
  • Greg Bachmann, Bachmann & Associates
  • Jim Hare, Kapstone Charleston Kraft
  • Lizzy Zinn, Epic Products
  • Aric Naylor, Atlas Die
  • Bill Sommer, Sonoco Products
  • Phil Jones, Imerys
  • Eric Ferguson, Datalase
  • Chuck Tarlton, Graphic Packaging
  • Gary Bernier, HP Indigo
  • Tom Blanck, Chainalytics 
  • Kemp Wall, Essentra
  • Paul Schutes, Recycled Paper Technical Assn.



  • Oct 3 2018
    Oct 3 - Oct 4
    Register before August 3, 2018 to receive special price of $895.00
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  • $995/person
  • $895/person (Groups 3+)
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The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
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  • Dan Malenke