2019-10-17

Museum of Brands to celebrate the best of cartonboard packaging in new exhibition: Save the Planet

The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, London, will host a new exhibition from 14 October 2019, in partnership with Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers, to celebrate environmentally friendly carton-based packaging.
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2019-10-09

New strong cartonboard takes lightweighting to a new level

CrownBoard is the new cartonboard brand from BillerudKorsnäs, so strong that it allows for substantial reduction of packaging weight. The launch of CrownBoard gives customers new opportunities to save cost and reduce environmental impact.
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2019-10-02

Stora Enso introduces a renewable paperboard tube for cosmetics packaging to replace plastic

Stora Enso is introducing a paperboard tube for cosmetics packaging as a new, climate-friendly alternative to plastic tubes. The paperboard tube is suitable for the primary packaging of skin cream products.
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2019-09-18

Metsä Board introduces a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard

Metsä Board has taken the next step in barrier packaging of the future: a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard that can be recycled in paper or paperboard streams.
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2019-09-16

Stora Enso and Fiskeby show the way to circular bioeconomy

Stora Enso and Fiskeby show the way to circular bioeconomy: recycling trials prove that paper cups made from renewable fibre can be recycled
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2019-08-29

Print & Paper: Myths & Facts

Two Sides have updated their Print & Paper; Myths & Facts report about the European Paper Industry.
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2019-08-15

Smurfit Kappa's survey reveals 75% consumers prefer paper-based packaging against less sustainable alternatives

Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable packaging alternatives for fresh fruit and vegetables.
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2019-08-07

MMK's UT TRAY BLACK REPLACES PLASTIC PACKAGING FOR FRUITS

Minimise waste, maximise the product impression – this could be the slogan of Austein Gård´s new cartonboard packaging for their strawberries
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2019-07-31

Kotkamills joins the KooKoo team

Kotkamills and a Finnish ice hockey club KooKoo partner up - together towards plastic-free game events.
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2018-09-26

Verleihung des ersten deutschen FFI/Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2018

Der Pro Carton Young Designers Award ist einer der führenden jährlichen Wettbewerbe Europas für junge Talente im Verpackungsdesign. Erstmalig wurde er in Kooperation mit dem Fachverband Faltschachtel-Industrie e. V. (FFI) auch für Deutschland ausgeschrieben.
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2018-07-18

Moving with The Times

This year’s Future of Packaging report – published in The Times in July 2018 – highlights the latest trends in the packaging industry and discusses several key areas where innovation is having dramatic effects on the FMCG industry. It includes a feature on Pro Carton and a front cover banner advertisement.
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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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2016-06-28

More for the money

One of Europe's leading designers, is of the opinion: you can achieve more with good packaging than with a TV commercial.
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2016-06-28

Cartons support the Circular Economy

Carton packaging industry leads in terms of sustainability – as highlighted in the recent EU debate on the circular economy.
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2015-04-02

All mediocrity or what?

At a marketing event organised recently by Pro Carton and Propak Austria in Vienna, geneticist and bestselling author Markus Hengstschläger demanded the renouncing of mediocrity.
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2014-09-29

Pro Carton Website in New Design

The new Pro Carton website went online on 18. September 2014 – entirely modern and clear. Starting in English, the site will soon be available in all five languages as usual, i.e. German, French, Italian and Spanish as well. The potentials of cartonboard and cartons are to be presented even better and with greater variety. We look forward to your feedback!
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2014-09-05

Finalists: Pro Carton ECMA and Young Designers Award

The Pro Carton ECMA Award is widely supported: in 2014, more companies participated than ever before, and at 120 entries, this is the second highest number of entries in the history of the competition. The award ceremony for both Awards is a premiere this year: the winners will receive their awards at the first joint congress of ECMA and Pro Carton in festive surroundings – on 18th September at the Award Gala in Sorrento (Italy).
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2014-07-21

Pro Carton ECMA Award 2014: Europe expects the finalists

The meeting of the jury for the Pro Carton ECMA Awards at the beginning of July proved highly satisfactory: with over 120 entries from 12 European countries, the competition has taken on a broader base than ever before. In August, the finalists will be presented here on the E-News and the redesigned Pro Carton Website, and on 18th September the awards will be presented – at the Award Gala of the ECMA-Pro Carton Congress in Sorrento (Italy).
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2014-05-26

Inspirations

Pro Carton is presenting two books on creative design with paper and cartonboard with wonderful pieces of work by various artists: "Papercraft" and "Papercraft 2", include some exceptionally impressive work which may act as encouragement for new developments.
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2014-04-29

2014: Major challenges and great expectations

With the Interpack due from 8. to 14. May in Düsseldorf we asked Pro Carton President Roland Rex about the current situation in packaging. His summary: this year and the coming years the Packaging Supply Chain will face major challenges, and they will be accompanied by considerable opportunities for cartonboard and cartons.
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2014-04-02

Retail revolution

In the coming years nothing will remain the same for the online business, particularly in the grocery sector. The UK market – which has led the market in Europe for a long time – is presently looking to find the perfect combination online and stationary. 2014 will be a crucial year in deciding who will come out ahead in future years. Pro Carton spoke to Lisa Byfield-Green, Senior Analyst at the renowned Institute of Grocery Distribution, about the future and about packaging.
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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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2014-02-26

Sustainable European paper and board industry

CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) has published its latest report on the sustainability of the European pulp, paper and board industries. It shows that the whole industry, including cartonboard packaging, is focusing on innovation and resource efficiency while advancing the bio-based economy.
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