We’re launching this year’s European Carton Excellence Award (ECEA) a little bit earlier than usual to give you maximum time to prepare your entries. All partners of the supply chain are welcome to participate. Closing date is 28th May 2021.
Der Carton Austria Award – der Award für die besten österreichischen Faltschachtel-Verpackungen 2020 – wurde heuer schon zum dritten Mal verliehen. Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem CASH Handelsmagazin, Pro Carton und PROPAK Austria bietet innovativen Leistungen der österreichischen Verpackungsindustrie eine perfekte Plattform. Gewonnen haben diesmal Cardbox Packaging und AR Packaging.
Zum ersten Mal begrüßte Pro Carton Präsident Horst Bittermann Gäste und Besucher des Pro Carton PROPAK Austria Marketing E-vents im Livestream. Im dritten Jahr der bewährten Partnerschaft richten PROPAK Austria, CASH Handelsmagazin und Pro Carton den Marketing Event gemeinsam aus. Trendforscher Tristan Horx sprach darüber, wie sich die aktuelle Krise auf laufende Trends auswirkt und welchen Platz Karton darin hat. Die Preisträger des dritten Carton Austria Award waren zu recht stolz auf ihren Erfolg.
We are delighted to announce the second year of our international Pro Carton Student Video Award.
First and foremost may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! It’s also a time to reflect and I’d again like to pass on my personal thanks to everybody within the carton and cartonboard industry.
Pro Carton's three major awards competitions - the Pro Carton Young Designers Award (#pcyda), the new Pro Carton Student Video Award and the European Carton Excellence Award for packaging professionals - have once again proved to be a tremendous success in 2020.
Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united. Sadly, all these things will be put to the test over the festive period this year, with COVID-19 continuing to affect every corner of the globe.
The “It’s not all doom & gloom” article in this newsletter refers to unprecedented¹ global collective action and I believe that in 2020 the paper and forestry industry has also come together like never before.
Most of us talk about the hardships that Covid-19 has brought but there have many positives, as we say in the UK “every cloud has a silver lining”. In the carton industry in particular, I think we have reason to be confident that overall we will come out of the pandemic stronger and with new and better ways of working.
Submissions for the 2021 Pro Carton Young Designers Award are now open and run right through until mid-May 2021. Teachers can plan the award into the curriculum for this academic year.
The winner of the UK Young Designers award that promotes young talent in the packaging industry has been named as Ravensbourne University student, Chloe De La Fontaine by BPIF Cartons, the UK association representing the carton and cartonboard industry.
Die Freude bei der Verleihung der österreichischen Pro Carton PROPAK Austria Young Designers Awards war auch in diesem Jahr groß: Die jungen DesignerInnen haben damit den ersten Schritt auf der Karriereleiter erfolgreich bewältigt. Die Vergabe der Preise wurde auf Puls 4 und 24 gesendet.
In a joint ceremony in France, the successful designers of the Pro Carton Young Designers Award and the European Carton Excellence Award were honoured.
All the winners from the European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 will be on display at the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, London, from 12 October 2020.
In the award ceremony held by KASAD (Cartonboard Packaging Manufacturers Association) for the first time, 3 winners were awarded TL 7,500 each, and 6 honourable mentions were awarded TL 1,000 each.
For those that might have missed it, or those that want to see it again, the 2020 Carton E-vent and Awards is now available to view in discrete sections on the Pro Carton website.
Even in these difficult circumstances, the number and quality of entries for the European Carton Excellence Award was again very high.
Despite the global pandemic, 2020 proved to be another record-breaking year with over 550 cartonboard designs submitted from 25 different countries across the continent.
The judges were so impressed with the standard of entries that they decided that there should be two winners and they would share the cash prize.
Though we couldn’t meet in person, it really was a pleasure to bring the industry together once again to celebrate the fantastic work and ongoing innovation within the carton and cartonboard industry.
In recent months, nearly all European countries have imposed wide-ranging measures restricting public life and almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Covid-19 has had a stranglehold on Europe and the world, making “Business as usual” no longer an option.
In this rather extraordinary year the cartonboard and carton industry has been busier than ever. As an essential provider of packaging for the supply of daily consumer goods, and with office staff largely confined to their homes, they had their work cut out.
A new consumer survey has re-confirmed that consumers believe paper based packaging to be the most environmentally friendly.
Working with Graphic Packaging, and using material supplied by Stora Enso, a unique dictionary was created made entirely from cartonboard.
We are sure that many of you reading this newsletter are regular visitors to the Pro Carton website. But what you probably won’t know is that the Pro Carton sites had 142,000 hits last year, with over 100,000 unique visitors!