Thoro Teaches Students About Recycling, Trees, and Renewable Resources

4th & 5th Graders at Carden Arbor View School celebrate TICCITUpland, CA—On April 26, 2018, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and teachers at Carden Arbor View School in Upland adopted a tree to plant in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 29), as part of the Paperboard Packaging Council’s TICCIT® Program (“Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees”). TICCIT is an educational program that highlights the biodegradability and recyclability of paper-based packaging.

Staff from Thoro Packaging, a Corona-based packaging company, instructed students on the benefits of recycling, how paper is made, and the myriad reasons why trees are so important to the environment. They also introduced the students to the world of folding cartons (a.k.a. box making) and donated a young pine tree to be planted on school grounds and cared for by the students. Already avid recyclers, the students are very enthusiastic about making our planet a better place. Some students shared stories of how they spent Earth Day picking […]

Thoro Packaging Joins Autajon Group

We are pleased to announce that on February 1st 2018, a major change occurred in the life of Thoro Packaging. To become an even stronger supplier in the future, Thoro Packaging made the decision to join the Autajon Group, which acquired 100% of the Thoro shares.

The Autajon Group is an independent family-owned business headquartered in France, with 37 plants manufacturing labels, folding cartons and rigid boxes in Europe, Asia and the US. Autajon is already very present on the East Coast with two folding carton plants; Cultech in South Plainfield, NJ joined the Group in 2006 and AP Boston in Nashua, NH in 2014. These state-of-the-art facilities serve various industries including Perfume & Cosmetics, Confectionary, Medical & Pharmaceutical, and Wine & Spirits. With the addition of Thoro, the Autajon Group strategically expands to the West Coast, growing its reach throughout the North American folding carton market.

Thoro Packaging is a family-owned business in Southern California, founded in 1968 by my father, Macy Dabek, and I have been successfully leading the company since the […]

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 […]

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 http://www.hcpelasvegas.com and enter promo code 88G72.

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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 |2019-08-27T13:26:14-07:00September 22, 2017|Events, Folding Cartons, Healthcare Packaging, Packaging|0 Comments

E-commerce and its Effect on Packaging

It’s Saturday night and you don’t feel like going out, but you must have that new face wash your favorite brand just released. So what do you do? Well most of you will go online and purchase it, and have it shipped right to your door. We’ve all been there; it’s convenient and requires little effort on our part. If only everything was as easy as shopping online. It’s a trend known as e-commerce that is changing the way you and I shop, and it’s wonderful. Traditional brick and mortar stores just don’t cut it anymore, and things are changing faster than you can say “Amazon.” We want things faster and faster each with less and less effort. That’s consumer behavior for you.

According to a report by the U.S. Commerce Department, e-commerce represented nearly 11.7% of total retail sales in the 2016. That means that web based sales reached $394.86 billion last year which was a 15% increase from 2015. The e-commerce sector is continuously growing and it appears it will continue to do […]

Technology is Revolutionizing Packaging

The world today revolves around technology. If you don’t own a smart phone or laptop, you are considered to be out of touch. The technological advances over the past few years have been nothing short of extraordinary. Things that would have once been thought of as unimaginable are now everyday features on our smart phones and computers. Technology is changing the way people live and work each and every day. Now technology is changing the packaging industry.

Packaging and Augmented Reality

Many of you may have heard of something called augmented reality (AR for short).  For those of you that have not heard of this, AR is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, providing a composite view. A simple example of this would be rearranging the furniture in your home through you mobile device to see how everything would look, before actually having to manually move everything.

How can augmented reality be used to impact your brand? AR is a versatile tool that can be used as you […]

Thoro Packaging Shines at the Print Excellence Awards

PIASC Print Excellence Awards

Every year the best printers in Southern California gather to celebrate the Print Excellence Awards. The top printers chose their best, top-quality printed pieces to compete in the hopes of receiving recognition for their work.

This year, Thoro was among the honorees receiving a Best in Category Award for Promotional Campaigns – Business to Business, as well as three additional awards.

Through clever ideas, quality technical production and team involvement, Thoro Packaging created the following winning cartons:

  • Best of Category – Promotional Campaigns Business to Business – Thoro 2017 Capacity Folder
  • Award of Excellence – Cartons & Containers – 2016 Thoro Holiday Promo
  • Award of Excellence – Hi-Fidelity Printing – Moku Pua
  • Certificate of Merit – Cartons & Containers – Thoro Packaging / Sun Chemical Augmented Reality Purse

The Print Excellence Awards demonstrate that excellence remains at the core of the Southern California printing industry. Thoro is proud to be among these dedicated print professionals.

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Augmented Reality for Packaging

Pokémon GO will let you travel between the real and virtual world. It’s the most popular and widely known example of Augmented Reality. Did you know the same technology is available for your packaging? Are you looking for new ways to engage your customers on the retail shelf by way of your folding cartons? Would you like to attract your customers by using technology, while entertaining them in a variety of ways?

Augmented Reality could be your answer. It uses technology to engage, inform, interact and entertain your customer. Augmented Reality is a fantastic way for your customers to really experience what your product is about and what it has to offer.

Augmented Reality, often referred to as AR, visually links the digital and real worlds. It has a direct connection between the tactile and tangible world of packaging and the consumer’s mobile/electronic environment, allowing for interaction.

 By combining AR with the packaging production process, you are able to create your message and control information, ensuring quality of delivery, monitoring and rapidly adapting packaging with any brand needs.

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By |2019-08-27T13:26:59-07:00August 9, 2016|Awards & Certifications, Creativity, Design|0 Comments

Backside Printing for Packaging

Backside Printing for Packaging

Customers often ask us if they can print on the inside of their cartons. Not only can you, but we’ll even give you reasons why you should, and how it will enhance your packaging.

There’s more to packaging than what’s on the exterior. You don’t have to limit print to the outside of your cartons. One of the many printing options offered by Thoro Packaging is the ability to print both inside and outside of the box. Printing on the backside can enhance your folding cartons in many ways. Here are just a few examples:

  • Provides additional information, instruction or graphics
  • Provides a more finished look
  • Additional room to extend your branding
  • The addition of more color, patterns, or copy can improve your customer’s impression of your products and your brand
  • Printing on both sides can instill confidence in your customers because you are willing to put the extra touches into every aspect of their packaging experience, so they can expect the same from your product
  • Backside printing is an affordable alternative […]
By |2016-06-09T16:49:29-07:00June 9, 2016|Creativity, Design|0 Comments

The Future of Packaging Design

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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 |2019-08-27T13:27:07-07:00April 7, 2016|Events|0 Comments
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