Tap Packaging + Design Recognized at National Packaging Design Competition

by Megan Arnold November 09, 2021

Cleveland – Tap Packaging + Design recently took home the Excellence Award in Sustainability, Digital Application, and Innovation at 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.

Front shot of the Art of Shaving Gift Box

The award was received for Tap’s work on The Art of Shaving – Four Elements Starter Kit. This gift box features a rigid set-up box with a printed, lined interior, a corrugated insert that holds products of varying sizes and depths, and a digitally printed and hot foil stamped SBS sleeve. The box is completely recyclable having replaced the old plastic tray and large plastic window with sustainable paperboard material.

The Art of Shaving Gift Box open showing products inside

“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.”

Tap Packaging + Design is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative paperboard packaging solutions. Throughout the pandemic, they have continued to create a wide variety of consumer custom packaging for essential goods.

To work with Tap Packaging + Design to create your own custom packaging project, fill out the Request A Quote form today!

To learn more about PPC and the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, visit paperbox.org.


Tap Packaging + Design is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative paperboard packaging solutions. Since 1906, Tap has been committed to helping customers stand out and sell more through effective and well-executed packaging. From graphic and structural design to printing, converting, and inventory management, Tap offers a variety of onsite capabilities and value-added services. For more information on this employee-owned, Cleveland-based manufacturer, visit www.tap-usa.com.


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 www.paperbox.org.


Megan Arnold
Megan Arnold