Year Founded: 1979
Number of Employees: 175
• Joe Elphick, President & CEO
• Sparky Cullen, Vice President of Finance
• Joey Rae Elphick, Vice President of Marketing
3C! Packaging is an independent, privately-owned packaging
solutions company based in Clayton, NC that specializes in
the design and manufacture of custom folding cartons, printed
literature, inserts/outserts, labels/foils and unit dose applications
primarily for (but not exclusively to) pharmaceutical industry
Designed with a “quality at the source”approach, 3C! Packaging’s
total commitment quality system is consistently reviewed to
ensure relevance and importance to its customers’high standards
and bottom lines. The system is ISO 9001:2008 certified and
has incorporated the necessary Current Good Manufacturing
Practices (cGMP) to prevent product mix and/or contamination.
3C! Packaging utilizes state-of-the-art testing devices and
statistical sampling methods to assure process control and
3C! Packaging is headquartered in a modernized 114,000-sq.-ft.
production facility, where it manufactures a broad range of folding
cartons, labels, inserts and flexible packaging solutions. 3C! recently
bulked up its roster of packaging equipment with new presses,
feeders, folders, and insert placing machines, and also became a
member of the exclusive PANTONE Certified Printer Program.
3C! Packaging has introduced a sophisticated new coating for
coding applications. Clear Code is a next-generation system
employing an industrial CO2 laser, which works with a clear
coating by causing a color change reaction to produce a positive
contrast image. The result is enhanced clarity and contrast. The
Clear Code process offers two significant improvements over
traditional coding and competing clear laser etching applications.
First, Clear Code avoids marking techniques that require printed
dark blocks to decode laser etched information. Second, the
process successfully achieves an especially accurate, opaque image.
3C! Packaging now produces 294-panel outserts that provide
a significant increase in copy space for necessary product
information and instructions. The spacious outserts are made
possible through the company’s new state-of-the-art Vijuk MV-
11 Triple Knife Outsert System, which folds outserts as small as
1-1/8” x 1-1/8” with up to 294 panels — nearly 10% more than
previous models. The result is a significantly more compact
printed component that increases production speeds and
shortens turnaround time while decreasing manufacturing costs.
3C! Packaging, Inc.
1000 CCC Drive
Clayton, NC 27520