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Thoro wins Folding Carton of the Year at PPC Carton Competition

Every fall, the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition showcases the most unique and beautiful packaging designs, and this year’s entries were more exceptional than ever. The competition was great, but Thoro Packaging was awarded the Folding Carton of the Year for the Lancer Skincare – Legacy Youth Treatment carton.  At the awards dinner and ceremony hosted by the Paperboard Packaging Council on Thursday, October 5 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thoro walked away with 4 awards including the coveted Folding Carton of the year.

Inside the Design of the Folding Carton of the Year

This glamorous folding carton was designed in the spirit of a beautiful shell.  Inside is a rare and precious pearl: an ultra high-end skincare treatment. To underscore the value and exclusivity of its “pearl”, the design spared no expense when it came to embellishment. Perhaps most striking is the choice to forgo printed graphics and text for foil stamping and spot UV throughout. This adds a feeling of glam that truly elevates the design and gives the package a radiant glow. The outer sleeve features […]

Inland Empire Spirit of the Entrepreneur Finalists Announced

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino announced the finalists for this year’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program. 27 entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of nearly 200 nominees. The 32 semi-finalists participated in a reception on September 28 sponsored by RP&B CPAs, where they interacted with the event judges. Immediately following the reception, the judges convened to select the finalists. The finalists for the event will compete for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur award in eight (8) different categories at the 15th annual awards black-tie gala on November 14 at the Riverside Convention Center. Winners will be announced at the event.

Janet Steiner, President of Thoro Packaging, is among the esteemed group of finalists in the Family Business category. “As an active member of the local business community, I could not feel more honored to be finalist in the company of such as amazing group of entrepreneurs,” commented Steiner. See the full list of finalists at

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Visit Thoro at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017

This coming  week, September 25 – 27, Pack Expo and Healthcare Packaging Expo are bringing more than 2,000 top-tier suppliers of advanced packaging materials, equipment and containers  together at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  As one of most advanced folding carton manufacturers in the United States, Thoro Packaging will be exhibiting at the Healthcare Packaging Expo in booth #N-138.

If you haven’t already registered, use our promo code for complimentary admission. Visit and enter promo code 88G72.

Thoro automated qulaity and innovatives structural design







Pack Expo Show Highlights:  Exceptional Quality & Innovative Solutions for Medical Device, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical Packaging

Thoro Packaging’s quality expectations and standards exceed requirements for medical packaging.  Stop by our booth #N-138 at the Healthcare Packaging Expo to speak with our Packaging Innovation Team and learn about our unique solutions including…

  • Extended Color Gamut by Thoro – Match your brand colors and get unlimited colors on you packaging without added color charges.
  • Automated quality systems – Thoro has invested in the most advanced quality […]
By | 2017-09-22T13:06:56+00:00 September 22, 2017|Events, Folding Cartons, Healthcare Packaging, Packaging|0 Comments

The Future of Packaging Design

April 7, 2016 – Irvine, California

The Future of Packaging is here and it is BRILLIANT! On Thursday, April 7 attendees of The Future of Packaging Design event got a look at what is new in packaging, and what the future holds for packaging designers. Innovation, technology, and color were the themes among presenters. A whole new realm of possibilities for packaging design has opened up thanks to the technology advancements presented. Fittingly, the event was held at the Eureka Building, a 3-acre technology campus in Irvine, California designed to help accelerate innovation.

Keynote speaker Mike Ferrari took us on a journey through of the history of packaging. Next he showed real examples of where packaging is now, and then looked into the trends of the future. Mike brought great insights from the consumer product industry, from his successful 32-year career at The Procter & Gamble Company. He is currently coaching CPG’s to delight consumers and grow their brands, with a focus on innovation in packaging and printing. A key point Mike […]

By | 2017-01-12T20:58:14+00:00 April 7, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Brand Packaging & Technology Summit 2016

March 17, 2016 – San Francisco

On St. Patrick’s Day, Thoro celebrated with Bay Area brands and graphic designers by all sporting green Esko lanyards at the Brand Packaging and Technology Conference at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. It was a day filled with great networking and insightful information on new innovations to help brands manage their packaging design process, and expand design possibilities. Brands received a complete look at solutions to innovate, design and execute packaging.

Esko kicked off the event by breaking down the packaging design process, and highlighting tools that can help brands manage this process with more efficiency. From structural design and right-size packaging, to 3D renderings, brands learned how they can have more control and visibility in packaging design. Ways to streamline communication and collaborate on packaging design were showcased using WebCenter. The demonstration of Studio offered brands a chance to see their packaging designs in an interactive, virtual retail store.

Some of Esko’s partners showcased additional resources for brands that really rounded out the whole packaging […]

By | 2017-01-12T20:58:15+00:00 March 25, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Communicating Sustainability to Consumers

Sustainability is no longer an optional focus for brands, it is now a necessity to stay competitive. Consumers expect brands to place the environment and being “green” as a top priority, just as consumers do in their daily lives. There are recycling cans everywhere, more people choosing hybrid and electric vehicles, solar power has become more accessible and plastic bag bans are in effect in major cities. Green is no longer a trendy thing, it is a way of life.

Many brands have had sustainability programs for years, but communicating these initiatives to consumers has been a challenge. Consumers are skeptical. Corporate sustainability programs can sometimes come across as lacking authenticity, messages are not always clear or lack validation, and often these messages never reach the consumer at all. What better place to communicate sustainability than right on the package that the sits on the store shelf and goes home with the consumer. Put the information in their hands, and make it about what impacts the consumer and the environment.

With so many sustainable packaging options, messages […]

By | 2016-01-08T17:21:49+00:00 January 8, 2016|Design, Sustainability, Uncategorized|0 Comments


THE ART OF PACKAGING Presented by Thoro Packaging Booth B25177 at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas, July 13-15, 2014

The exhibition features the art of packaging from beauty products currently on the market.   Each piece showcases beautiful combinations of coatings and embellishments, opening your eyes to a world of possibilities in packaging.  Be inspired by the creativity, elegance and sheer impact of folding cartons.  Come see how packaging embellishments are being utilized to the fullest to create the shelf impact every brand desires.

If you are interested in a personal guided viewing of the exhibition, please contact

A Complimentary Packaging Analysis is being offered to all attendees.  Have an Expert review your current packaging or upcoming project. They will provide feedback and suggestions for embellishment enhancements to compliment your graphics and brand.

The ART OF PACKAGING exhibition will be open for viewing during regular Cosmoprof North America show hours, Sunday, July 13 and Monday, July 14, 10 am-6 pm, and Tuesday, July 15, 10 am-3 pm.

By | 2017-01-12T20:58:28+00:00 July 10, 2014|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAWBO-CA Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalist

Congratulations Jan! NAWBO-CA Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalist

The team here at Thoro would like to congratulate our President and CEO, Janet Steiner on being selected as a finalist for the NAWBO-CA Woman Business Owner of the Year Award in 2014.

Janet is an exemplary role model for women business owners and is very active in women business groups such as NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners). As a member of the NAWBO-IE Chapter, Jan often speaks on panels and shares her story and experiences in hopes of helping other women business owners. As President of Thoro, Jan has made great contributions to the California economy and helped in job creation in our state. She has shown a strong commitment to her community and to NAWBO.

As a finalist, Jan will be speaking on a panel at the NAWBO-CA PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS CONFERENCE, sharing her experience on Work/Life Balance – My Family, My Business, My Community and Me. The panel will be held on Monday, […]

Thoro hosting WBEC West Luncheon next Thursday, 3/7/13

WBEC-West San Diego Forum will be hosting the Women Owned Small Business Certification Basics of Government Contracting for Women-Owned Business at Thoro Packaging in Corona, CA on March 7, 2013. Join us for a unique opportunity to connect with WBEC-West and successful women-owned businesses.

Event Topics:

* Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification Process and Benefits
* Understanding the Basics of Government Contracting and leveraging women-owned status
* Comprehensive Marketing Tactics for corporate and government contracting, including examples and best practices
* Tour of Thoro Packaging facility

Event Information, please see attached for the event flyer.

* March 7, 2013
* 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
* To be held at
* Thoro Packaging – Local Certified WBE
* 1467 Davril Circle, Corona, CA 92880
* Certified WBEs – $20
* Non Certified WBES – $30
* Lunch will be served.
* Online:

By | 2013-02-28T05:35:34+00:00 February 28, 2013|Events|0 Comments