2019-01-31

Paperboard adds value to cherry tomato packaging in a recent study

Paperboard adds value to cherry tomato packaging in a recent study
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2019-01-03

PACKAGING MATERIAL - A KEY ISSUE FOR THE CLIMATE

Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by 99 per cent.
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2018-12-04

Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2019 – Now open!

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.
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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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2018-12-04

Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Update

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.
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2018-11-12

FOODBOARD™ virgin fibre – award-winning sustainability

The prizes for the best cartons of the European Carton Excellence Award have now been awarded! Outstanding designs and functional solutions were honoured at the ECMA Congress Award Gala on 20 September - in the glamorous setting of the House of the Riga Latvian Society.
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2018-10-18

Neuromarketing leads to better packaging design

How can neuromarketing – using combinations of biometric measuring techniques to analyse consumer reactions – be a tool that makes packaging development more efficient? The answers will be supplied by Iggesund Paperboard and Tobii Pro, a global leader in the field of eye tracking, in exclusive seminars targeted at both companies’ customers.
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2018-09-23

European Carton Excellence Award 2018: the Winners

The prizes for the best cartons of the European Carton Excellence Award have now been awarded! Outstanding designs and functional solutions were honoured at the ECMA Congress Award Gala.
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2018-09-23

Pro Carton Young Designers Award: the new design stars

The winners and finalists have been chosen: young students from Germany, Austria, Poland and Sweden, along with their lecturers, were honoured for their brilliant ideas.
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2018-09-23

Just the Ticket!

Pro Carton is excited to launch its latest initiative and to invite you all to participate in this rewarding opportunity. TICCIT is an educational outreach programme aimed mainly at children aged between 8-11 years that is all about trees, sustainability and the environment.
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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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2018-06-27

Metsä Board receives EcoVadis Gold rating for corporate environmental and social responsibility

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, has been awarded the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for the second consecutive year for its approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Overall Metsä Board was ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis across all categories.
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2018-06-22

Paperboard is replacing plastic to reduce climate impact

“When our card supplier, Megacard, suggested we could make our gift cards from paperboard and thereby drastically reduce their environmental impact, it was self-evident to us to switch,” explains Anna Marcusson, product manager for gift cards at SF Bio.
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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

The Excellence Awards – hear from the judges

The jury has sat and the tension is mounting but the finalists won’t be revealed until the beginning of August.  But here’s a sneak preview of the jury’s initial thoughts.
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2018-06-15

#pcyda: A record number of entries!

The number of entries to the Pro Carton Young Designers Award (#pcyda) more than doubled this year. Here's what the judges had to say after the meeting:
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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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2018-06-15

Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs

The European Commission have suggested that national contributions to the EU's trillion-euro budget should be based in part on the amount of plastic packaging waste they produce, while direct payments to environmental projects under the LIFE programme increase by 50%, said last month as it unveiled proposals for the bloc's post-2020 seven-year budget.
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2018-03-30

MMK digital, the new Sales and Service Channel

With MMK digital, Mayr-Melnhof Karton is the pioneer in the digitalisation of the cartonboard industry and sets new standards in terms of speed and communication.
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2018-03-13

Are you one of Europe´s Best?

The European Carton Excellence Award 2018 - enter now!
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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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2018-03-13

The New ECMA President speaks

Jean-François Roche is Vice President Sales, Consumer Packaging Europe at Graphic Packaging International, he’s an exuberant Frenchman with a clear vision to lead ECMA into the next decade.
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