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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stora Enso and Fiskeby show the way to circular bioeconomy: recycling trials prove that paper cups made from renewable fibre can be recycled
Two Sides have updated their Print & Paper; Myths & Facts report about the European Paper Industry.
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.
Minimise waste, maximise the product impression – this could be the slogan of Austein Gård´s new cartonboard packaging for their strawberries
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
Kotkamills and a Finnish ice hockey club KooKoo partner up - together towards plastic-free game events.
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.
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.
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.
Pro Carton caught up with a few of the recent winners of the Young Designers award to find out what they are doing now.
What do you expect for the cartonboard and carton industry in the coming year and beyond?
This year the number of entries to the Pro Carton Young Designers Award rose to an incredible 461! The Award is now the biggest student award in the field of packaging design. The ideas were submitted from 70 universities and colleges in 24 countries, VOTE NOW!
Pro Carton Sea Life Competition to win tickets to Sea Life in Europe is now open
Stora Enso has introduced Cupforma Natura Solo™
Metsä Board renews its folding boxboard portfolio
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.
The TICCIT educational programme has now been presented to a number of schools and groups across Europe. The success of TICCIT relies on member companies partnering with their local schools. We invite you to take a look at TICCIT In Action