Paper-Based Carton offers printable alternative to corrugated.

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With outer carton made from 100% coated recycled paperboard and internal liner made with custom-selected, paper-based material, ClubStak™ offers crush-resistant package with similar performance attributes to corrugated. Reinforced carton structure can be web or sheet-fed printed using offset or lithography. ClubStak can support holograms, film laminations, foil stamping, and high-gloss coatings. Since carton is not fluted, there is no washboard printing effect.

Original Press Release:

ClubStak High-strength Cartons Offer Performance-oriented Alternative to Corrugated for Primary Warehouse Club, Mass Market Retail Packaging

Bala Cynwyd, Pa. – PaperWorks Industries, Inc. announces its launch of ClubStak™, an innovative paper-based packaging solution designed to help brand owners and retailers improve the consumer experience, meet package performance requirements and drive sales growth.   

ClubStak’s construction features an outer carton made from 100% coated recycled paperboard and an internal liner made with custom-selected, paper-based material to address specific application needs. The liner material is applied in a strategic orientation to add strength to the overall structure. The result is a crush-resistant package that offers similar performance attributes to corrugated—such as strength, rigidity and stackability—but offers the high-quality graphics appeal of a folding carton.

“Quality and value are the cornerstones of the ClubStak solution. In most cases PaperWorks can develop a customized solution that uses less material, looks better on-shelf, and offers a lower total cost while meeting the retailers’ performance requirements” said David Gray, director of packaging business development. “Further, the advantage of partnering with PaperWorks is our knowledge and expertise in consumer preferences, materials and package design. This frequently translates into improved economics.”

The reinforced carton structure can be web or sheet-fed printed using offset or lithography. In addition, ClubStak can support holograms, film laminations, foil stamping and high-gloss coatings. Metallic, and other specialty inks, also can be used to heighten visual appeal. Because ClubStak is not fluted, there is no washboard printing effect, leaving behind only pristine, eye-popping graphics.

“Because packaging frequently elicits the consumer’s first reaction to your brand, PaperWorks package designers use consumer insights to help create an improved overall experience. This results in greater sales opportunities for both the brand owner and retailer,” said Gray.

To aid in convenience, product marketing and merchandizing efforts, ClubStak is available with value-added display configurations and features, such as handles, easy-open/recloseable tear strips and wide access/vertical dispensing spouts.

ClubStak is ideal for a wide variety of primary packaging applications including food, beverage, household chemicals, personal care and healthcare. For more information please visit or email

About PaperWorks Industries, Inc.

Founded in 2008, PaperWorks Industries, Inc. (PWI) is a leading, integrated North American full-service packaging provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons. The company is committed to the highest sustainable forestry and procurement standards. Product certifications include the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification. PWI manufactures approximately 400,000 tons of 100% recycled paperboard annually for a variety of end uses. Its 19 North American locations employ approximately 2000 staff members. For more information:

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phone: +1 215-984-7000


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David Gray 


+1 (470) 505-8148

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