What do you expect for the cartonboard and carton industry in the coming year and beyond?
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.
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
Due to the fantastically high standard of entries in the European Carton Excellence Awards in the past we have completely restructured the competition so that we can reward even more great cartons than ever before.
One of the great things about TICCIT is that it teaches children about the circular economy but without them even knowing it!
What do international trend agencies have to say about the coming year? Pro Carton has compiled the most important forecasts for the retail trade, brands and packaging.
Swedish designer Marie Falk was the first person to be a double winner of the Pro Carton Young Designer Awards. Her innovative packaging solution Save the Trip followed her winning entry in the 2017 annual competition.
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.
Paperboard adds value to cherry tomato packaging in a recent study
Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by 99 per cent.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award has established itself as the most successful European student award for packaging design with over 400 entries last year coming from 50 design schools across 21 different countries.
Recently Horst Bittermann, Pro Carton President, spoke at the Sustainability in Packaging Europe Conference and joined in the panel discussion later that day.
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.
We have been following developments on the Single Use Plastic legislation moving through the European Commission and how it might impact on the carton industry.