Quality Folding Carton Manufacturer Since 1982


Revolutionizing Business Packaging with Custom Folding Cartons

Founded in 1982, General Converting (GCI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialized custom folding cartons for many industries and applications. Whether you know what you want or need our experienced guidance, our structural design team can provide solutions to meet your logistical requirements and marketing goals.

Our custom folding cartons are an excellent choice for packaging different products. They are versatile, cost-efficient boxes that appeal to consumers and are easily modified with innovative techniques.

We understand the importance of reasonable shipping costs, fast turnaround times, and sustainable retail packaging in your business's success. That's why we’re dedicated to creating custom folding cartons that protect your products and enhance their appeal.

If You Can Imagine It, We Can Make It Happen!

GCI provides top-quality packaging solutions that meet your needs and align with your sustainability goals. By choosing our eco-friendly materials and processes, you can rest assured that your packaging is visually appealing and environmentally responsible.

From design engineering to custom printing, we take pride in our product excellence and customer satisfaction. Let us help you reach your ideal customer with our custom-printed boxes and sustainable materials that fit your industry.

Don't settle for mediocre packaging solutions—Trust General Converting to provide the best custom folding cartons to elevate your brand and impress your customers. Contact us today to discuss your packaging needs and how we can help you achieve your marketing goals.

Custom Folding Cartons for a Wide Range of Applications

We get to know you, your business, and your products. Only then will our team of talented industry professionals be able to determine what you need and anticipate any challenges in designing and manufacturing your folding cartons. We understand the importance of creating packaging that showcases your products effectively and protects them during transportation and storage.

We design custom folding cartons to meet various marketing and packaging needs. At General Converting, we use the latest technology and equipment to create custom folding boxes and paperboard cartons for an extensive range of industries and applications, including:

Don't settle for generic packaging solutions when you can have custom folding cartons that truly represent your brand and products. Let us be your trusted source for high-quality, custom folding cartons that meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Above and Beyond Eco-Friendly Materials for Custom Folding Cartons

When you work with us, you can rest assured that you get top-quality materials that align with your sustainability goals. In addition, our eco-friendly manufacturing processes ensure your packaging is visually appealing and environmentally responsible. General Converting has the equipment and infrastructure to create, reuse, and recycle materials that almost every industry relies on, from large corporations to family-owned businesses.

Ways We Incorporate Sustainability in Products and Processes

  • Recycling over 99% of paperboard waste into bails used to make new paperboard.
  • Using reusable plastic pallets in all plant operations.
  • Obtaining all electrical energy through wind power, resulting in:
    • Manufacturing every carton with 100% renewable and pollution-free energy.
    • Reducing 1,468,000 pounds of coal burned per year in Illinois, where coal-fired power plants are prevalent.
    • Participating in reusable plastic pallet exchange programs with key customers.
    • Incorporating over 45% of raw paperboard material purchases as 100% recycled (Clay-Coated News Back - CCNB).
    • Using vegetable-based inks:
      • Containing 40% fewer VOCs than conventional inks.
      • Comprised of 100% natural and renewable oils.
    • Recycling all core plugs and cores from incoming raw material and paperboard rolls.
    • Implementing an alcohol substitute in printing to reduce VOCs.

Installing a new lighting system with motion sensors and T8/T5 bulbs:

  • Resulting in a reduction of 281,826 kilowatts per year.
  • Equivalent to preventing 205,733 pounds of coal burned annually.

When choosing your material, you must consider your product's protection needs, the environmental impact, and the message you want to convey to your customers. Feel free to contact us today to discuss your packaging needs. We are here to help you make the best decisions for your business and your brand.

How We Deliver Premium Custom Product Boxes

Being a top packaging provider, we recognize each sector's unique and constantly changing packaging needs and the challenges of staying updated. We also emphasize the importance of accountability throughout the supply chain, ensuring that all our products meet the highest quality standards. We can provide SBS (virgin paperboard) to achieve a flawless, clean appearance for every folding carton.

We understand the importance of providing your customers with accurate and legible information about the contents of the package. Our goal is to deliver products that meet all these criteria and exceed customer expectations.

Eye-Catching Designs for Captivating Custom Packaging  

Take your ideas for paperboard packaging to the next level with our all-encompassing end-to-end solutions. Our experts guide you smoothly from the initial concept to the finished product. We understand the importance of protecting your products and enhancing your brand image to deliver packaging solutions that exceed expectations. Whether you need custom packaging designs or standard options, we help you find the perfect solution for your business.

The variety of options, the quality of our materials, and our excellent customer service make General Converting the perfect source for your custom folding cartons. We also offer enhanced packaging options, such as:

  • Embossing
  • Debossing
  • Die Cutting
  • Foil Stamping
  • Windowing
  • Specialized Coatings
  • Custom Ink Manufacturing

Increased Knowledge for Better Product Packaging Decisions

Get direct and well-informed responses and strategies to improve the accuracy of your packaging decision-making. Don't take chances with your packaging selections when you have our assistance! Our team of experts at General Converting is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and support you need to choose the packaging that is best suited for your product.

With our years of experience in the industry, we can offer valuable insights and recommendations to help you choose the right custom folding cartons for your products. Whether you need packaging for retail, food, cosmetics, or any other industry, we have the expertise to guide you toward the best solution.

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Folding Cartons

Opt for bold or thick-looking fonts. Choose imagery that is visually appealing to your brand(s).

Corrugated cardboard is made with ridges and grooves that can withstand rough handling and the journey by direct mail. Paperboard is non-rigid, coated, and thicker than normal paper to create cartons and boxes for product packaging.

They are designed to fit your products perfectly, providing superior protection during transport and storage. They can be tailored custom cartons to reflect your brand's identity, enhancing brand recognition and customer experience. They are also versatile, capable of accommodating a wide range of products, and can be manufactured with various sustainable materials, supporting eco-friendly initiatives. Custom packaging can improve the overall unboxing experience, making it more memorable for your customers.

Selection(s) should consider the weight and type of product, desired durability, environmental concerns, and budget.

Yes, we offer non-printed prototype samples and services for custom folding cartons. This allows you to see and feel a physical sample of your packaging before committing to a large order. Prototyping is a crucial step in the packaging design process, as it helps identify any potential issues with the design, material, or functionality.

Prototyping can save time and resources in the long run by ensuring your packaging is perfect from the start. It also provides an opportunity to make adjustments to ensure the final product meets your expectations in terms of quality, design, and functionality.

Why Choose General Converting as Your Folding Carton Manufacturer? 

Whether it’s in the food and beverage industry, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or any other sector, our team can work with you to design custom folding cartons tailored to your specific needs. From selecting suitable materials to incorporating unique design elements, we ensure that your packaging stands out on the shelves and leaves a lasting impression on your customers.

Find out how the industry professionals at General Converting can be your trusted source for the design and manufacturing of custom folding cartons. Experience firsthand our commitment to sustainability in all our service offerings.

Contact us now to learn how General Converting can be your trusted packaging partner!