Unipak News

Unipak Inc. Enters the CBD Packaging Market

WEST CHESTER, PA - October 30, 2019 –  Earlier this year Unipak, Inc. was approached by their client MediNatura, a leader in homeopathic pain relief, to assist in producing the packaging for CBD +13, their first foray in the CBD market place. 

“We were thrilled when MediNatura approached us about the CBD +13’s packaging,” said Unipak Sales Representative Kathy Connor. “We immediately knew we could help them stand out in this fast-growing market.”

Stand out was an understatement. Using high-end techniques like an eye-catching custom die-cut and foil stamp on the uniquely shaped lid gave this two-piece folding carton the look and feel of a rigid box. To round out the concept, a 4 color process plus PMS was highlighted with a spot UV and matte varnish.

“MediNatura wanted to give their customers a luxury moment when they purchased CBD +13,” Kathy continued. “The special techniques used in the package’s design definitely achieved that. We could not be happier with the outcome.  When this product is on the shelf it is unlike any other packaging in the market.” 

For more information about this packaging solution and what Unipak can do for your company, please reach out to Kathy Connor, kconnor@unipakinc.com.

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About Unipak Inc. 

Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel, and board games. 


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Unipak Inc. Announces the hire of a new General Manager

(WEST CHESTER, PA - July 15, 2019) – 

WEST CHESTER, PA – Unipak is pleased to welcome Dan Pandoli in the role of General Manager to the team at their West Chester, Pennsylvania facility

Dan has had a very successful 30-year career in the printing industry with a strong focus on packaging and sales. As General Manager, Dan will be overseeing the daily operations, monitoring the company’s performance in the marketplace, and driving sales with exciting new growth strategies.

The challenges that arise when trying to grow an already successful company is something that Dan finds most gratifying. Although is he is pretty hush-hush about what is in-store for Unipak, he did hint at “a lot of exciting things in the 2020 pipeline.” 

For more information about Dan Pandoli and the rest of Unipak’s team, contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com. 

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About Unipak Inc. 

Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel, and board games. 


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Unipak Inc. Proves It’s All In the Packaging

(WEST CHESTER, PA May 10, 2019) – 

This may sound strange coming from a packaging manufacturer but it is not just about the outside box or carton. Many times over our clients come to us with a need for custom die cut inserts for their products.

A custom die-cut insert is vital in securing and separating different products in one package. They are able to be featured in both folding cartons and rigid boxes. Recently, our Structural Design team executed an eleven-part die-cut insert for a leading dental supply company. 

“Overall size of the insert, precise product measurements, how the product ‘locks’ into place are just a few factors we have to consider when creating a custom insert for a company,” said Ted Fray, Structural Engineer. “What was great about this particular build was that we were able to create a layered effect with some of the products. This allowed us to maximize the insert, giving enough white space around each object so the final presentation did not appear cluttered.”

For us how your product appears once a customer opens the package is just as important as its external appearance. If you have a need for a custom die-cut insert, reach out to a Unipak Sales Representative to learn more. 

 

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About Unipak Inc. 

Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel, and board games. 


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Unipak Inc. Brings Aboard a New Sales Representative

(WEST CHESTER, PA March 8, 2019) – 

Unipak is pleased to welcome Brad Gale, the newest Sales Representative at their West Chester, Pennsylvania facility.

Brad has had a very successful 13-year career in the sales industry. His primary focus on the B2B market has made him a valuable addition to the Unipak team. Prior to joining our team, Brad spent 9 years with national office supplier WB Mason.  

“Brad has been a great addition to our already outstanding sales team,” Teddy Frain, VP of Sales and Marketing. “ His ability to focus on strengthening our relationships with our existing B2B clients, as well as identifying new clients in that arena, has been extraordinary.”

An alumnus of Drexel University, Brad credits his ever-evolving daily itinerary and creating long-lasting relationships to his longevity in the industry.  

“I have been with Unipak for just over four months and the feeling of being brought into the “family” has been great – not something that is usually felt at a company in that short amount of time,” said Brad of his time with Unipak.

For more information about Brad Gale and the rest of Unipak’s sales team,  contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com. 

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About Unipak Inc. 

Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel, and board games. 


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Unipak Inc. Welcomes Their Newest Project Manager 

(WEST CHESTER, PA November 21, 2018) – Unipak is thrilled to expand their customer service department with the addition of their newest Project Manager, Tyler Czop. 

A graduate of Millersville University, Tyler studied Applied Engineering and Technology with a focus in Graphic Communications. He likes to say that what he does is the “industrial side of graphic design,” which is a perfect fit for Unipak.

“As a project manager, I love the ability to see jobs start as a PO, and turn into a finished product ready to ship to our customers. I am able to see what a customer wants to create, and it is my duty to make sure that is exactly what they get when the job is completed.” Tyler said when asked about his role at Unipak. “It is very fulfilling being able to see a first time client react to the new boxes that I ensured were made correctly for them.” 

An avid gamer in his free time, Tyler also works closely with the charitable organization, Extra Life, sick and injured children. Started in 2008, Extra Life has raised millions of dollars on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network.

For more information about Tyler Czop and the Unipak team, please contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com. 

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About Unipak Inc. 

Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel, and board games. 


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Unipak Inc. Enters Into The E-Juice Industry with Great Success 

(WEST CHESTER, PA September 19, 2018) – Unipak, Inc. recently worked with Glen Burnie, MD based e-juice distributor, Liquid Art, to create folding packaging solution, for their latest flavor line.

Liquid Art come to the table with forty-eight unique SKUs. After much back and forth, we were able to push that number down to only twelve.

“All it took was a little creative labeling,” said Teddy Frain, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Unipak. “Rather than creating 4 different boxes for each flavor, to account for the different nicotine levels, we were able to develop a special nicotine label which can be filled out during the fulfillment.”

This simple suggestion brought Liquid Art’s packaging costs down nearly 15% and reduced their inventory by 40%.

Teddy went on to say, “for the past few years we have watched this industry grow exponentially. Partnering with Liquid Art was the right first step in entering this market. We have made it a priority to stay on top of all new FDA qualifications to better assist our customers.” 

According to recent reports, the e-cigarette/vape industry is projected to be valued at $5.5 billion dollars by the end of 2018. 

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About Unipak Inc. 

Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel, and board games. 


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MEET OUR NEWEST PROJECT MANAGER

(WEST CHESTER, PA March 1, 2018) – Unipak is pleased to welcome Liz Manghisi to their team. Liz’s role as Project Manager allows her to work closely with clients in whatever capacity the project requires; whether it is proofing a job or expediting an order.

“I love the daily interaction with different customers. They all have different wants and needs and being able to manage that is very rewarding,” Liz said when asked what she likes most about her role at Unipak.  “We have an amazing team. It is fun to come to work and be around such knowledgeable people.”

Liz has been in the commercial printing industry for over seven years. Although in her previous job she dealt with direct mail marketing, customer service always played a leading role. She has a strong background in printing and is learning daily about packaging. 

“From printing on flat sheets to die-cutting to gluing. It’s amazing to see boxes ‘come to life’!”

For more information contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com. 

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About Unipak Inc.
Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel and board games.


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OYA'S NEW PACKAGE GIVES MORE to THEIR CUSTOMERS

New Elixir Guitar String Packaging(WEST CHESTER, PA October 2, 2017) – Longtime customer, OYA Beauty, came to Unipak with the desire to update the standard folded carton design used by their True Professional Hair Color line.

Although the previous package fit the need of the product, it lacked the space for important content for OYA’s professional hairstylists and their DIY customers. To help elevate that issue, Unipak’s Technical Sales Manager, Ron Bose, worked closely with the OYA team to develop a 6th panel design.

“This sixth panel, connected by a perforated seam, allows OYA customers to cleanly tear away the front card and still leave a beautiful package behind on the display,” Ron said of the new design. “This tear away houses all of the important information OYA’s clients will need, like how-to instructions, ingredients, and reference numbers for future purchases.”

OYA’s new design required Ron, to conduct a site visit to their fulfillment center to help engineer the new machinery needed to fill, fold, and seal the new design.

“We were thrilled to offer OYA this solution with very little cost difference from their previous 4 panel folded carton concept. Everyone was happy with the outcome.”

For more information contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com. 

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About Unipak Inc.
Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel and board games.


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UNIPAK INC. CONTINUES TO PUT HIGH QUALITY AT THE FOREFRONT
 

New Elixir Guitar String Packaging

(WEST CHESTER, PA – September 6, 2017) – Unipak is pleased to announce the addition of a dedicated Quality Assurance manager, Mikaila Kononchik, at their West Chester facility.

“Consolidating our Q&A to a single manager has been a wonderful addition to both our team and our clients,” said Teddy Frain, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “By performing random spot checks, Mikaila is able to deftly handle any inaccuracies that may occur during the production process and get the project back on track quickly and without affecting bottom lines.”

Mikalia has been an important member of the Unipak team for the past year. She works closely with their press and finishing departments to ensure all customer compliances, from the use of specific colors to proper die cuts, are met and the final products delivered on time and on budget.

 For more information contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipak.

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About Unipak Inc.
Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel and board games.
 

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ELIXIR SETS THE STAGE WITH NEW GUITAR STRING PACKAGING
 

New Elixir Guitar String Packaging

(WEST CHESTER, PA – March 17, 2017) – We teamed up with Goodwin Designs to develop new packaging for W.L. Gore’s Elixir™ Strings division that coincided with the introduction of their Optiweb Coated Electric Strings.

After multiple rounds of exploratory packaging designs, Elixir™ decided to utilize the Iron Cross style envelope over the traditional tuck carton. Even though we added a fair amount of custom finishing with the addition of a soft touch coating and a spot UV varnish, we reduced material weight which helped keep overall cost in line with their old packaging.

 At our client’s request, our production specialists focused on decreasing the possibility of theft by incorporating new anti-counterfeit techniques.

 Elixir™ electric guitar strings, in their new Unipak produced packaging, hit shelves on March 1st.

 For more information contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipak

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About Unipak Inc.
Unipak is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer. We use the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards and we stand by every package we produce. This standard has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media, and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel and board games.
 

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UNIPAK INC. BREWS UP FRESH NEW COFFEE PACKAGING 

(WEST CHESTER, PA – February 9, 2017) – We are thrilled to continue our association with Philadelphia based La Colombe Coffee Roasters by creating a unique package design for the newest product in their extensive coffee line, Draft Latte.

New La Colombe PackagingLa Colombe approached us with a wish list for their new product packaging. The final design needed to improve the client’s shelf presentation. We achieved the desired effect by using the Komori LS640 multi-color press for top quality output on the design’s full-color imagery. We took the project a step further by using one hundred percent recyclable paper-board. This allowed us to build upon La Colombe’s strong history of earth-conscious practices. 

It was also crucial that the final design of the packaging made it easy for the Draft Latte line to be packaged by hand. Our in-house packaging pros constructed multiple test units until it was decided that a traditional folding carton with a glued lock bottom and tab enclosure lid would achieve the best results.

“It is critical to incorporate the manufacturing and fulfillment process into packaging design. You can create the most unique design around, but it is rendered useless if the customer cannot pack the product efficiently,” Teddy Frain, Unipak Inc.’s VP of Sales and Marketing.

La Colombe Draft Latte was released to the public via Wegmans in January 2017.

For more information contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com

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About Unipak
Unipak Inc. is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer located in West Chester, PA and serving the immediate region. Unipak uses the finest technologies to ensure every package meets quality standards. The company has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel and board games.

 

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NEW YEAR, NEW PRESS

We believe in using the finest technologies to ensure every package meets our quality standards. That's why we are continuously investing in equipment, like our newest press, a Komori LS640. 

 (WEST CHESTER, PA – January 23, 2016) – For over 40 years, Unipak has been bringing your brand to life through premium printing and press craftsmanship. We are proud to continue that tradition with a state-of-the-art Komori LS640, 6-color printing press.

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The transformative LS series from Komori offers an on-board, 6-color management system with Spectrophotometer for unmatched print quality and color consistency. It prints a range of aqueous and UV coatings, including gloss, matte, dull, and soft touch.

Featuring an Interdeck UV, the LS640 prints on foil substrates and applies spot UV coatings to give your brand high-impact, high-value packaging. Ever better, the LS640 versatile, printing on both paper and board. We're excited to announce that Unipak can now print your ridged box wraps right here, in house.

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Raise the bar on your brand's packaging performance with Unipak's array of world-class printing presses.  

For more information contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com

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About Unipak
Unipak Inc. is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer located in West Chester, PA and serving the immediate region. Unipak uses the finest technologies to ensure every package meets quality standards. The company has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel and board games.
 

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TREES INTO CARTONS AND CARTONS INTO TREES
Packaging company, Unipak, teams up with the Paperboard Packaging Council
to celebrate Earth Day and educate fourth graders about recycling and sustainability
 

TICCIT Teaching

 (WEST CHESTER, PA – May 1, 2014) – To celebrate Earth Day and empower Uwchlan HillsElementary School students to become more environmentally conscious and aware of the 

positive impact of recycling and sustainability, Teddy Frain, VP of Sales and Marketing at the West Chester-based packaging company, Unipak, in partnership with the Paperboard Packaging Council, presented the Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees (TICCIT) educational program on April 25th, 2014.

TICCIT WateringThe Downingtown, Pennsylvania, school welcomed Unipak’s annual presentation with excitement and Frain introduced the program to a new group of fourth graders. The 93 students who participated in this year’s event learned through an interactive presentation, which provided information and statistics on recycling and sustainability, and stressed the importance of planting and preserving trees. After learning about the lifecycle of cereal boxes and paperboard, Frain took the students outside where they planted saplings in milk cartons (which they saved from lunch) and were encouraged to take the saplings home to be planted.

Frain is eager to support this program each year and is honored to give back to the community. In reference to Unipak’s ongoing participation (this is their fifth year), Frain said, “I think it is important for Unipak to help promote the sustainability of paperboard packaging, and the TICCIT program provides a grass roots effort to accomplish this while making it fun for the kids.”

For more information contact Teddy Frain at tfrain4@unipakinc.com.  For more information about the Paperboard Packaging Council, please visit http://www.ppcnet.org/

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About Unipak
Unipak Inc. is a leading folding carton and rigid box manufacturer located in West Chester, PA and serving the immediate region. Unipak uses the finest technologies to ensure every package meets quality standards. The company has earned us a reputation for excellence and value in some of the most brand-conscious packaging markets: food and confections, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics, entertainment and media and specialty consumer goods such as crystal, glassware, apparel and board games.

About the Paperboard Packing Council
Now in its 84th year, PPC is the leading industry association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. PPC works to grow, promote, and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete effectively and successfully in the marketplace. For more information, call 413.686.9191 or visit www.paperbox.org.