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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 contact Kristi Ledbetter 770-209-7319. 

Technical Committees
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.


TAPPI Connect
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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Tuesday 8/13 to Tuesday 08/13

Chicago TAPPI Golf Outing -Oak Brook Marriott, Oak Brook, IL, open

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Monday 9/14 to Thursday 09/17

SuperCorrExpo 2020-Orlando, FL, open

Exhibitor and Sponsor bookings are already underway for SuperCorrExpo 2020 in Orlando, Florida USA. Please see the floorplan below and contact Linda Cohen at or 914-944-0135 to reserve your spot and for more information

Please visit the Hotel and Travel page for lodging information.