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GLBC Takes Home 5 Medals at Packaging Competition

Great Little Box Company/Ideon Packaging Takes Home 5 Medals at Packaging Competition
Pacific Northwest based company wins in first-ever Box Manufacturing Olympics for corrugated and folding cartons.

Packaging Competition: GLBC Takes Home 5 Medals
Box Manufacturing Olympics

VANCOUVER, B.C., August 25, 2021 — Great Little Box Company Ltd./ Ideon Packaging (GLBC) announced today that it has won 3 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals at the first-ever 2021 TAPPI/ AICC Box Manufacturing Olympics. TAPPI’s CorrPack Competition and the AICC’s Package Design Competition combined their competitions this year to create this first time event where judging was held at the SuperCorrExpo.

The competition was open to all TAPPI and AICC members from around the globe who produce corrugated, rigid box and folding cartons, as well as their suppliers. Judges evaluated entries on a number of levels, including design, quality, graphic excellence, technical difficulty, and innovative application, among others.

GLBC’s design for Routine Natural’s Soap Box won first place in the category of Folding Carton – Women and Men’s Cosmetics.  This packaging was part of Routine’s recent product offering expansion.  The combination of vibrant colours, foil, and brand colour consistency created a product that truly stood out on shelves.

Box Manufacturing Olympics - Routine Natural
Routine Natural Soap Boxes

GLBC also won first place for structure and 3rd place for print in the Counter, Shelf, Power Wing, PDQ Point of Purchase Display category with their Strait & Narrow 6-pack dispenser design. Strait & Narrow were launching a new drink in a sleek/ tall can and desired a gravity-fed dispenser with a small footprint that would grab consumer impulse purchases.  The eye-catching artwork and clever dispensing design became a big hit with retailers.

Box Manufacturing Olympics - Strait & Narrow
Strait & Narrow 6 Can Dispenser Display

In the category of Printing – Counter, Shelf, Power Wing and PDQ Point of Purchase Displays GLBC also won first place for the Performatrin Ultra Limited Display.  This wood grain patterned display had an eye-catching precise flexo print.

Box Manufacturing Olympics - Performatrin
Performatrin Ultra Limited Counter Display

And finally in the category of Best Use of Corrugated Replacing Other Substrates GLBC won 3rd place for their innovative design for BC Fresh’s Potato Basket & Tray.

Box Manufacturing Olympics - BC Fresh
BC Fresh Potato Baskets and Tray



About Great Little Box Company/ Ideon Packaging

Great Little Box Company Ltd./Ideon Packaging (GLBC) began operations in 1982 in British Columbia, Canada, and currently operates from its headquarters in Richmond, BC with additional offices in Victoria, BC, Kelowna, BC and Everett, Washington, as well as a satellite office in Alberta. GLBC is an award-winning manufacturer of label and packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, digital print and packaging, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, protective packaging, and the distribution of shipping supplies. For more information, please visit




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