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2020-01-23

Pro Carton wins European Award

Pro Carton’s TICCIT initiative has won the 2019 European Paper Recycling Award (EPRC) for Information and Education.
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2019-12-17

Metsä Board’s impact report showcases importance of sustainable packaging in tackling food waste

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has published a web-based impact report to demonstrate the importance of sustainable packaging. Metsä Board created the report with experts at AskKauko, a Finnish software start-up developing next-generation impact communications.
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2019-12-11

Excellent Carbon Footprint result

The recently published Pro Carton Carbon Footprint for Carton Packaging report demonstrated that the carton industry is not only reducing its CO2 emissions but, in declaring a very low carbon footprint of 326kg CO2 per tonne of converted cartons, that its environmental impact is much less than most other packaging materials.
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2019-12-11

Museum of Brands – Come to see our new exhibition for free!

This year, for the first time, we have organised a special exhibition of the entries to the “Save the Planet” category in the Carton Excellence Awards with the Museum of Brands in London.
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2019-12-11

United Nations of pcyda

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award, now in its second decade, continues to grow unabated. Each year new countries are added to the list of those presenting their own national awards.
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2019-12-10

Cartons increase turnover!

How products affect the buyer depends not least on the packaging material. This is shown by a study conducted by the Justus Liebig University in Giessen.
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2019-12-10

TICCIT Programme Rolls Out Across Europe ... and Beyond!

The TICCIT (Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees) schools Education Programme has sprouted many shoots in Europe over the last 12 months.
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2019-12-10

From the desk of the General Manager

It’s certainly interesting times to be working in the packaging industry. The carton industry is slowly benefitting from a gradual move away from some plastics.
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2019-11-27

Stora Enso enters collaboration to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products

Stora Enso has entered into a strategic collaboration with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), a producer of plant-based barrier coatings, to develop Stora Enso’s formed fiber offering. The technology offers a biodegradable and recyclable additive that gives fiber-based packaging water-, grease- and oil-resistant properties.
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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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2019-09-22

European Carton Excellence Award 2019: 28 Winners!

An incredible twenty eight winners were celebrated at the 2019 European Carton Excellence Award Gala Dinner held on 19th September in the awesome setting of The Limestone Heritage Park and Gardens in Malta, as part of the annual ECMA Congress.
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2019-09-19

Pro Carton crowns the young designers of tomorrow

The winners of the annual Pro carton Young Designers Award have been officially announced, with students from Austria and Germany taking the four top awards.
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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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2019-08-01

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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2019-07-31

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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2019-07-02

Cartonboard fibres are fully recyclable

There is a growing expectation from consumers, brands and retailers that the packaging they use will be truly recycled, in order to reduce its impact on the environment. Producers of cartonboard packaging are committed to delivering on this expectation. Cartonboard fibres are fully recyclable, that is without question.
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2019-07-02

The Future of Omni-Channel Packaging

How is the digital world impacting on packaging? Pro Carton spoke with American brand expert and author Dr. Vickie VanHurley about this issue and her experiences. She believes that building a brand begins with the packaging, now more than ever before.
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2019-07-02

The European Excellence Award – Best Ever!

The jury for the European Carton Excellence Award for outstanding cartonboard packaging solutions has now deliberated but they had a tough job in picking the winners. With a total of 122 entries to evaluate (the highest number for 10 years) selecting the winners was a very challenging task.
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