Folding cartons enhance brands with unique designs and graphics.
Through a network of three folding- carton operations, a company designs and manufactures folding cartons for the pharmaceutical and medical device packaging industries. By using its design and prepress services, the company creates and delivers full-function folding cartons for various packaging configurations. N-Flute cartons, which are part of the microflute family, allow for improved carton strength and direct print on micro-fluted materials. The company has the capability to convert solid-bleached sulfate, white clay-coated newsback, and white clay-coated kraft. Cartons are printed offset. All prepress and design services are performed in-house. Pharmagraphics, Itasca, IL; 336/668-4242; www.pharmagraphics. com.
A folding-carton board can be used to project or enhance diverse brand images. Kraftpak is a low-density, high-yield paperboard, so it provides significantly more cartons per ton than higher-density paperboards, according to the company. It also delivers tear strength and stiffness characteristics comparable to higher-basis-weight products. Kraftpak supports demanding print production techniques such as embossing and foil stamping, and it can be laminated or overwrapped with film or printed sheets for a special look or feel. MeadWestvaco Corp., Stamford, CT; 203/461-7658; www.meadwestvaco.com.