2013-10-29

25 years Pro Carton: looking into the future

25 years Pro Carton: looking into the future
For 25 years, Pro Carton has been tasked with communicating the benefits of cartonboard and cartons. The entire Packaging Supply Chain is supplied with current information and studies. The anniversary was the occasion for a festive gala evening on 19. September in Dubrovnik, at which President Roland Rex looked at the coming 25 years.

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2013-09-20

The Wow Factor: Presentation of the 17. Pro Carton/ECMA Awards

The Wow Factor: Presentation of the 17. Pro Carton/ECMA Awards

The Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013 was a tremendous success. The interest in new ideas in the field of cartonboard and cartons has increased considerably, as demonstrated by the entries: nearly one third of the entries were new to the competition – never before had there been that many newcomers to the Award. The Awards were presented on 19. September 2013 at the ECMA Congress in Dubrovnik. Carton of the Year was awarded to the Twinkle Box champagne packaging by Van Genechten.



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2013-08-17

Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013 – the finalists!

Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013 – the finalists!
The 17. Pro Carton/ECMA Award has been an outstanding success: The interest in new ideas in the fields of cartonboard and cartons has increased significantly, as indicated by the growing number of entries: nearly a third of companies have participated for the first time – we have never had that many newcomers for our Award. On 19 September, the award winners will be presented at the ECMA Congress in Dubrovnik. Who are your favourites?

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2013-07-02

Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013: record participation!

Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013: record participation!

The jury of the Pro Carton/ECMA Awards met recently and first impressions were very positive: with 49 companies and over 100 entries from 11 countries, more companies than ever before have participated, and not only from the carton industry, but the entire Packaging Supply Chain – 14 of which were absolute newcomers! In August, the finalists will be presented here on the E-news and the Pro Carton website. The prizes will be awarded on 19. September as part of the ECMA Congress in Dubrovnik.


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2013-02-22

Call for entries: Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013

Call for entries: Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013
There is hardly a better opportunity for demonstrating the innovative power and creativity of cartons than the Pro Carton/ECMA Award, Europe's most significant award for carton packaging. All partners of the Supply Chain – cartonboard and carton industry, designers, brand owners and the trade – are cordially invited to participate, final date for entries is 6. June 2013.

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2013-02-22

Cartons on tour

Cartons on tour
The award winning cartons of the Pro Carton/ECMA Award feature the best cartons on the market in the categories Carton of the Year, sustainability, innovation and eight different product categories. Since 2011 the award winners tour Europe - and the number of stops is growing. If you would like to utilise the roadshow, you are welcome at Pro Carton.

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2013-01-14

Creativity wherever you look: Award ceremony of the 16. Pro Carton/ECMA Award

Creativity wherever you look: Award ceremony of the 16. Pro Carton/ECMA Award
The annual Pro Carton/ECMA Award is one of the most distinguished awards in its category, and is now in its 16th year. The award honours packaging which has proven itself on the market. For the first time, the competition was open to all partners of the supply chain: cartonboard and carton manufacturers, designers, brand owners and the retail trade. The awards were presented on 20. September 2012 at the ECMA Congress in Copenhagen. The Carton of the Year award went to the champagne packaging Taittinger Rose Lens by Van Genechten.

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2013-01-14

The route to the future

The route to the future
"Mapping out the route to the future" was the motto when the cartonboard and carton industry met at the ECMA Congress from 19 to 22 September in Copenhagen. The wide range of topics covered a look into the future of society and business in Europe, current examples for sustainability, as well as the "Good Manufacturing Practice Guide“. ECMA President Dr. Andreas Blaschke and Roland Rex, President of Pro Carton, presented the 16. Pro Carton/ECMA Awards.

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2013-01-14

Shoppers: the next generation

Shoppers: the next generation
At the 16th ECR Conference at the beginning of May in Brussels, top level experts from leading companies of the European retail trade and brand owners met. The three main topics were collaboration in the supply chain, the digital age and sustainable growth. The programme and contributions, together with numerous videos are well documented on the website ecreuropeforum.net. Pro Carton has selected some of the highlights for you.

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2013-01-14

Young and vibrant: Pro Carton Design Awards 2012

Young and vibrant: Pro Carton Design Awards 2012
The relaunch of the International Pro Carton Design Award after a break of four years proved highly successful. Nearly 70 entries from eight European countries showed significantly higher professionalism and fantastic, well-thought out concepts. The winners were two customer-oriented projects: "Pocket Aid", an innovative packaging for plasters, and "Cupholder" for use in cars.

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2013-01-14

Innovation and more: presentation of the 15. Pro Carton/ECMA Award

Innovation and more: presentation of the 15. Pro Carton/ECMA Award
A variety of innovations were the winners at the Pro Carton/ECMA Awards 2011 as part of the festive "Award Party“ of the International Pro Carton Congress in Düsseldorf. Three trends dominated: carton in place of other materials, packaging as a product and packaging on the Internet.

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2013-01-14

Pro Carton at the ECMA-Congress 2011

Pro Carton at the ECMA-Congress 2011
Once again Pro Carton had a significant presence at the ECMA Congress held this year in Barcelona between 14th and 17th September. This congress which brings together a large number of carton makers, cartonboard manufacturers and suppliers to the industry is one of the main events in the carton calendar and Pro Carton took the opportunity to update all those present with its activities, publications and details of upcoming events.

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2012-07-12

Shoppers: the next generation

Shoppers: the next generation
At the 16th ECR Conference at the beginning of May in Brussels, top level experts from leading companies of the European retail trade and brand owners met. The three main topics were collaboration in the supply chain, the digital age and sustainable growth. The programme and contributions, together with numerous videos are well documented on the website ecreuropeforum.net. Pro Carton has selected some of the highlights for you.

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2012-04-27

Packaging: a medium in the digital age

Packaging: a medium in the digital age
The 9. Pro Carton Congress presented a fill of new knowledge: packaging is gaining even more importance in the digital age. Customers want to see the packaging – even if they buy via the Internet – and feel it! And nearly everyone with a smartphone wants to scan information on the product. The offer behind the scanned varies, depending on the business sector and the product. But a good campaign can increase sales significantly.

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2012-04-27

Young and vibrant: Pro Carton Design Awards 2012

Young and vibrant: Pro Carton Design Awards 2012
The relaunch of the International Pro Carton Design Award after a break of four years proved highly successful. Nearly 70 entries from eight European countries showed significantly higher professionalism and fantastic, well-thought out concepts. The winners were two customer-oriented projects: "Pocket Aid", an innovative packaging for plasters, and "Cupholder" for use in cars.

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2012-03-26

News on the Pro Carton Congress: Packaging in a digital world

News on the Pro Carton Congress: Packaging in a digital world
The facts: top European experts will be sharing their know-how and experience. Participants at the congress will gain practice-oriented insights on current developments and trends. The accompanying exhibition offers opportunities for hands-on trials of the future-oriented solutions with practical examples. And the new study, "The packaging effect: the role of cartons in media evaluation", gives numbers and facts on the efficacy of cartons in comparison with other media for the first time. More information and registration at www.procarton.com under "Congress": don't miss it!

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2012-01-30

International Pro Carton Congress - the Programme

International Pro Carton Congress - the Programme
The programme for the International Pro Carton Congress has been finalised! Top European specialists will be presenting their experiences gained in different sectors under the heading "Packaging in a Digital World". The congress languages are English and German (with simultaneous translation). Please book online now and benefit from the early bird bonus!

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2012-01-30

Last Call for Entries: 5. February 2012 closing date International Pro Carton Design Award 2012

Last Call for Entries: 5. February 2012 closing date International Pro Carton Design Award 2012
The International Pro Carton Design Award honours new, as yet not realised design ideas in cartonboard applications, and is open to students. Participation is free of charge. The official closing date is 5. February 2012 – anyone who has not quite completed his/her project can arrange for a brief time extension with Pro Carton.

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2011-12-21

2012 INTERNATIONAL PRO CARTON CONGRESS: Cartons in a New Dimension

2012 INTERNATIONAL PRO CARTON CONGRESS: Cartons in a New Dimension
Under the title “Packaging in a Digital World,” the International Pro Carton Congress will perform a baseline study on the topic of packaging and digital media in Düsseldorf on 18 and 19 April 2012. With the aid of international examples, experts will show how successful marketing connects packaging with information and advertising. Registration is open immediately.

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2011-11-30

Beyond the brand

Beyond the brand
The second major congress of the Multisense Forum held on 16 November 2011 revealed a new marketing trend: brand promotion can increase its effect considerably if the brand is recognised intuitively – regardless of logo. All five senses should be incorporated into branding. One of the results: especially the tactile factors have so far been underestimated. An area where cartonboard packaging can certainly score points.

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2011-09-29

Pro Carton at the ECMA-Congress 2011

Pro Carton at the ECMA-Congress 2011
Once again Pro Carton had a significant presence at the ECMA Congress held this year in Barcelona between 14th and 17th September. This congress which brings together a large number of carton makers, cartonboard manufacturers and suppliers to the industry is one of the main events in the carton calendar and Pro Carton took the opportunity to update all those present with its activities, publications and details of upcoming events.

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2011-09-29

Pro Carton/ECMA Award: the finalists

Pro Carton/ECMA Award: the finalists
The finalists of the Pro Carton/ECMA Awards were presented at the ECMA Congress on 16. September 2011 in Barcelona. This year – for the first time - Pro Carton has documented all finalists with photos, videos and background information extensively at www.procartonecmaaward.com.

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2011-09-29

New Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice for cartons packaging food

New Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice for cartons packaging food
The new ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) Guide was launched on 15th September and is relevant to all companies which manufacture cartons intended to come into contact with food. It describes best practice to safeguard consumer health and safety, covering cartons used in dry, fatty and frozen food categories.

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2011-08-31

International Pro Carton Congress: Packaging in a Digital World

International Pro Carton Congress: Packaging in a Digital World
Presenting the 15. Pro Carton / ECMA Awards
18./19. April 2012, CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf


The Pro Carton Congress has established itself as an international information event and networking platform for packaging, marketing and design. The topic - “Packaging in a Digital World“ - opens up tremendous opportunities and will keep the packaging supply chain spellbound over the next few years. The more information, advertising and sales move to the Internet, the more important the role of packaging: as decisive representative of the product in the material world. Pro Carton has invited some of the leading experts from industry and science as speakers.

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2011-05-31

Cartonboard and Cartons at Interpack

Cartonboard and Cartons at Interpack
Interpack is one of the world’s largest packaging exhibitions and Pro Carton was 2011 once again present with a stand. A brilliant stand design and a wide spectrum of information ensured a high rate of visitors. Innovation and sustainability were the focus.

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