AWARDS: European Carton Excellence Award, Pro Carton Young Designers Award and Pro Carton Student Video Award

Brand design

Roman Klis is one of Germany’s leading packaging designers. His observations on brand design and packaging trends are landmarks for the industry. The Roman Klis Design GmbH in Herrenberg / Germany employs a permanent staff of 60 plus 15 freelancers and creates somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500 packaging designs per annum. Here are some of the highlights from an interview given by Roman Klis to the journal “Markenartikel“.

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Successful Designs

Packaging design is booming: which is not really surprising when considering that packaging represents the product at the point of sale. And it is amazing what cartons can offer – we have compiled some of the most attractive examples from the most important European packaging design competitions in 2010 for you.

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Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2010

Year for year the entries to the Pro Carton/ECMA Award for especially successful carton boxes excel in terms of quality. The Award 2010 has set new standards - not only in terms of elegance – but also in terms of design and sustainability.

At www.cartonawards.com you can review ten fascinating success stories: ten impressive examples for successful cooperation in the Supply Chain – with comprehensive background stories, comments by the jury and magnificent photos.

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Sustainable Success

The results of the Pro Carton/ECMA Awards 2010 are fascinating – that much we can already say as a result of the jury sessions which took place in early July. Even if the number of entries has dropped marginally due to the recession, the quality was at least equal to last year’s – if not higher. The number of countries participating has increased. Most impressive was the excellent combination of structural and graphic design and the well-documented sustainability of the concepts.
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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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Streamline Your Supply Chain With the New ECMA Codes

One of the biggest problems to conquer has always been communication. Depending on your background and culture you will always have some difficulties explaining your thoughts and ideas with a 100% accuracy. Within the packaging industry there are millions of different packaging designs in circulation. Finding the one that suits your customer and their different products can be a matter of many meetings. Further explaining this internally within your own organisation also takes some effort. This is where the new ECMA Code of Folding Carton Designs comes in handy!
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New Industry Guideline for Paper based Packaging Materials in Contact with Food

Folding cartons package a multitude of food products, such as frozen and chilled foods, confectionery, cakes and biscuits, and the health and safety implications of direct food contact are of course taken very seriously by the industry.
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Introduction to a revolution II

In our last E-Shot, we introduced the book “Designing Sustainable Packaging”, which illustrates the advent of almost revolutionary changes in design and how designers and producers can cope with these. As promised, we present some more inspiring examples.
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Introduction to a revolution

A new book on “Designing Sustainable Packaging” shows that almost revolutionary changes in design are on their way and how designers and producers can cope with them. Here and in the following e-news, we present some inspiring examples.
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Innovative cartons attract consumers

Recent studies in Finnland and Sweden by Helsinki University together with Innventia track consumer response to packaging on the shelf, in handling an in use. They show: Innovative cartons attract consumers, who may pay more for unusual designs.
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Pro Carton / ECMA Award

Pro Carton is delighted to announce the launch of its Annual Carton Awards which is run in association with ECMA, the European Carton Makers Association.
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Get inspired!

Design is not just making things more attractive. Design is all about problem solutions, integrity and the courage to be different. Dr. Alexander Schubert (The Brand Union) highlighted the significance of sustainability in today's design and presented a number of Best Practice examples.
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