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

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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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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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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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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Best ideas of the year: the winners

The winners of the Pro Carton/ECMA Awards 2009 presented an impressive variety of different ideas for packaging concepts. Once again, ingenious packaging ideas demonstrated the diversity of carton - probably the most sustainable of all packaging materials and therefore the future of packaging (please click on the category for more details on the winners and the jury's comments).
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Best ideas of the year: the award ceremony

The Pro Carton/ECMA Awards 2009 ceremony at the„Night of Packaging“ on 25th November 2009, which was held as part of the International Pro Carton Congress in Düsseldorf, gave an exemplary demonstration on the fantastic uses of cartonboard in packaging - probably the most sustainable of all packaging materials and therefore the future of packaging.
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The Final Countdown

At the ECMA Congress in September in Istanbul, Pro Carton took the opportunity to announce the finalists in each of the categories in the 2009 Carton Award Competition.
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In Focus

This year's annual ECMA Congress was focused largely on innovation and sustainability. The presentation of the finalists for the Pro Carton / ECMA awards gave a foretaste of things to come at the award ceremony which will be held in November at the Pro Carton Congress in Düsseldorf.
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Flair and Care, and True Innovation

The entries for the 13th Pro Carton / ECMA Awards showed real evidence of innovation and sustainability in carton packaging. A rich choice of new concepts and solutions in all categories. More...

Carton Awards 2009 launched – 6th March 2009

Pro Carton, in association with ECMA, has launched the 2009 Carton Awards. This annual event is now in its 13th year and has over that period had many excellent examples of the skills of carton manufacturers and designers. More ...