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Understanding Board Combinations

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Member: Free
Non-member: $300

Created by Ralph Young, AICC Technical Advisor.

Any given ECT can be made from a variety of containerboard grades.  Linerboards and mediums come in a wide range of strength properties.  It’s always a matter of selecting the highest strength at the least basis weight at the lowest cost.  Know your corrugator’s efficiency at maximizing the inherent strengths of the raw materials.

“The technical advice and service we receive from AICC is invaluable to our company’s efforts to stay current on industry trends. The research AICC provides is credible and extremely useful.”
-Cindy Borland, Director of Marketing, Midland Packaging & Display

At the end of this course participants will:

  • have a greater understanding of package strength,
  • understand cost effectiveness and sustainability as it relates to different board combinations.

Who should attend: CEO. CFO, COO, Purchasing, Quality, and Sales professionals.


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Ralph Young, AICC Technical Advisor
 is an author, journalist, marketing consultant, and frequent speaker about social media marketing.
Ralph serves as the Technical Advisor to the AICC and is involved in the ASKRALPH membership service.  He spent his entire corporate career in the forest products industry investing the last 25 years in the paper and corrugated packaging segment. He has worked in woodlands, primary manufacturing, sales and sales management, marketing, business planning and communications, and three different assignments in product development. He was there when the industry moved to ECT from Mullen. His companies have included Champion International-twice, Georgia-Pacific (Great Southern Paper), International Paper and Mead Containerboard.

He is a well known speaker and expert on the technical aspects of corrugated packaging and box engineering. He is also an often requested writer for trade publications. His current consulting company has taken him into the areas of technical expertise in legal cases, economic research, product placements for foreign manufactures, mergers and acquisitions, developing process improvement programs, and connecting with non-profit organizations.

He earned a BS in Forest Management and an MBA. He consumes life with his wife of forty years in Roswell, GA where together they invest in the lives of their three granddaughters, and he ministers as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of America.


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