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Date 26th May 2010 / www.procarton.com

Folding cartons with charisma


The European Pro Carton / ECMA Award for excellence in cartons got off to a promising start in February 2010. These 14th awards are an opportunity for manufacturers of folding cartons from all over Europe to show that they are leading the way in the packaging industry in terms of both design and sustainability. But be quick to enter your cartons – entries close on June, 18th.

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The annual awards are organised jointly by Pro Carton and ECMA, the European Carton Makers Association. Last year, more than 120 attractive and successful packaging options were entered. There are awards in eight separate categories, plus three special awards for the most innovative use of cardboard, the most sustainable idea amongst all the entries, and the "Carton of the Year".

For more details and pre-award news, go to www.procarton.com. Another website, www.cartonawards.com, will display all the nominations and entries and showcase the winners. An award brochure in five languages will present the winners, publish the judges' comments and tell the stories behind the best designs.

The deadline for entries is 18th June 2010 and the jury, chaired by Satkar Gidda of leading London design agency Siebert Head, will meet in early July. The other judges are Pascal van Beek, Global Supply Management Director Packaging for Unilever Supply Chain Company in Switzerland (for the consumer goods industry), Guido Brosius, Packaging Manager at Carrefour Belgium, part of the Carrefour Group (for the retailers), and Burgunde Uhlig, who heads the food department of the German women's magazine Brigitte (for consumers).

Entry is open to all members of Pro Carton and ECMA, as well as designers and those working in consumer goods and retail, who are invited to enter via their supply chain partners in the cartons and folding cartons industry.


Details and entry forms are available in five languages at www.cartonawards.com. The closing date for entries is 18 June 2010.

Carton of the Year

Carton of the Year 2009

Richard Dalgleish +44 777 613 8510 dalgleish@procarton.com
Suzanne McEwen +43 1 218 6918 mcewen@procarton.com
Background Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers. Its main purpose is to promote the use of cartons and cartonboard to brand owners, the trade as well as designers, the media and politicians as an economically and ecologically balanced packaging medium.