2020-07-27

Coming out of the crisis stronger

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.
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2020-07-27

Cartonboard comes out top again!

A new consumer survey has re-confirmed that consumers believe paper based packaging to be the most environmentally friendly.
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2020-07-27

The Pro Carton website -
a popular resource!

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!
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2020-05-19

Packaging Preferences Survey

An independent survey exploring European consumer preferences and attitudes towards packaging has been commissioned by Two Sides.
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2020-04-02

President’s statement

The carton and cartonboard industry is doing its utmost to maintain the flow of essential goods, in particular packaging for foods, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products being aware of its crucial role to ensure security of supply.
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2020-02-04

ECMA Annual Congress 2020 will be held in Krakow, Poland

The ECMA Annual Congress will be held in Krakow, Poland on 17th and 18th September 2020 with the theme of “Sustainability Unboxed".
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2019-08-01

Cartonboard Q&A with Horst Bittermann featured in Analyse: Deutschland

Horst Bittermann, President of the European Cartonboard Association, Pro Carton, took part in a short Q&A with Analyse: Deutschland where he discussed the sustainability of cartonboard compared with other packaging, as well as its 100% recyclability
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2019-07-01

Nine questions to Horst Bittermann, President of Pro Carton

What do you expect for the cartonboard and carton industry in the coming year and beyond?
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2019-06-21

Pro Carton Sea Life Competition

Pro Carton Sea Life Competition to win tickets to Sea Life in Europe is now open
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2019-04-15

9 in 10 Brits prefer Easter eggs to be packaged in cartonboard

With Easter Sunday (21 April) approaching fast it has been revealed that 91% of UK adults would prefer to purchase an Easter Egg predominantly packaged in carton/cardboard rather than plastic.
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2019-03-05

What does Pro Carton do?

Hopefully you are aware of the major activities that Pro Carton undertake as part of our task to promote the benefits of cartons and cartonboard but you may not be aware of some of the other activities that Pro Carton get involved in and we thought it might be interesting to share some of these with you.
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2018-12-04

Conference backs Circular Economy

Recently Horst Bittermann, Pro Carton President, spoke at the Sustainability in Packaging Europe Conference and joined in the panel discussion later that day.
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2018-12-04

Sustainability - a concept from yesterday or for tomorrow?

At the Pro Carton/PROPAK Austria Marketing Event in October 2018, Fairtrade Managing Director Hartwig Kirner made it clear that the recycling economy of the future has already begun.
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2018-06-16

Welcome to the New President

At the Pro Carton AGM on 8th June 2018 Roland Rex formally stood down as President of the association after eight years in the role and Horst Bittermann was duly elected as his replacement.
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2018-06-15

International Packaging Studies‘ Review

Pro Carton has compiled a review of recent international packaging studies which largely focus on four main areas of discussion - digitalisation, urbanisation, design & functionality and sustainability.
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2018-03-13

The Pro Carton Steering Group

The activities of Pro Carton are overseen by a Steering Group made up of experienced personnel from across the carton and cartonboard industry.
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2017-12-11

No Story. No Glory.

Advertising was yesterday, at least according to marketing guru and master story teller Markus Gull at the recent Pro Carton PROPAK Austria Marketing Event.
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2017-07-03

From the Editor’s desk:

We’re trying to make the content of the newsletter different from the information that’s already on the website and more “chatty” in style, we do hope you find it interesting as well as informative. As you will have seen, we are supplementing the newsletter with various other short communications, either a Newsflash, if it’s something we need to get out to our members quickly, or a Bulletin, if it’s a more general update.
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2016-12-05

Getting generations to connect

Today, five different generations meet at the workplace: If they can be networked systematically, this could result in enormous opportunities.
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2016-05-04

Fine spirits on the Internet?

The packaging industry is in flux. New distribution channels need new packing concepts.
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2015-10-28

"In reality, our real customers are the consumers."

Lothar Böhm is one of the world's leading brand consultants. Pro Carton visited him in his agency in Hamburg.
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2015-05-11

Pharma in motion

There is a huge demand for health care, and it’s growing rapidly. Nonetheless, the pharmaceutical industry is facing major challenges.
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2015-02-26

The world's most successful triangle

The Toblerone triangle is probably the closest and most successful symbiosis ever between a product and its packaging.
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2014-05-26

Interpack: Full House

The mood was excellent at this year's Interpack in Düsseldorf from 8. to 14. May which set a new record with 175,000 visitors. The award-winning packs of the Pro Carton ECMA Awards were the eyecatchers at the joint Pro Carton stand.
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2014-02-27

Say it with a carton

How will chocolate present itself in future?
Whereas the European market for industrially manufactured chocolate largely appears saturated, the industry forecasts growing sales numbers from exports as well through new challenges in the high quality segment. In Europe it is only the premium end of the market that offers realistic growth opportunities – by and large with appropriate carton packaging.
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