For the first time in three years, Pro Carton will be exhibiting together with FFI at Fachpack from 27-29 September in Nuremberg. The theme of the joint stand is “Carton – True Sustainability”. On the stand, we will be showcasing the winners of the European Carton Excellence Award (ECEA), Pro Carton Young Designers Award (PCYDA) and Pro Carton Student Video Award (PCSVA).
We invite you to attend the Fachpack PACKBOX Forum session with us on Wednesday 28th September from 3-4pm – “Cartons – leading in Circularity and Design”. As part of the PackBox theme “Transition in Packaging”, two top-class speakers will present the latest findings on the recycling of folding cartons:
Ralf Mack, Co-Head of the Alliance 4evergreen Expert Group “Circularity by Design” and Director of New Business Development Consumer Products at Graphic Packaging International, will take a closer look at the results of the Alliance’s work.
DI Dr. Rene Eckhart, Senior Scientist at Graz University of Technology, Institute for Biobased Products and Paper Technology will explain how often recovered cartonboard fibres can be recycled in order to remain suitable for cartonboard production, based on the results of a laboratory study conducted in 2021. In the study, folding board was recycled several times to determine what effects can be expected on the mechanical properties of the material, including its strength and resistance to pressure. The result dispels old myths: the fibres can easily be recycled over 25 times. The number of recycling cycles is mainly limited by the wastepaper collection rate and losses that occur when cleaning the fibre material. Further proof that folding cartons are a well-practiced example of living circularity.
“Sustainability in Action” is reflected in the concept of the joint FFI / Pro Carton trade fair stand, where the use of plastic is avoided as far as possible and the CO2 consumption is compensated by additional climate protection projects, so that our trade fair stand is climate neutral.
We look forward to seeing you at Fachpack in Hall 9, Stand 9-345.