The Wow Factor: Presentation of the 17. Pro Carton/ECMA Awards
25 September 2013
|20th September 2013 / www.procarton.com|
|The Wow Factor: Presentation of the 17. Pro Carton/ECMA Awards|
|The Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2013 was a tremendous success. The interest in new ideas in the field of cartonboard and cartons has increased considerably, as demonstrated by the entries: nearly one third of the entries were new to the competition – never before had there been that many newcomers to the Award. The Awards were presented on 19. September 2013 at the ECMA Congress in Dubrovnik. Carton of the Year was awarded to the Twinkle Box champagne packaging by Van Genechten.||
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|The time had finally come on 19. September at the ECMA Congress in Dubrovnik: the finalists in the eight categories had already been decided in August – and now it was time to announce the winners. The presentation of the awards in the individual categories was one of the highlights during the day's programme. In the evening, suspense reached its climax: a show act by the band "Serpents" enriched the presentation of the three main awards: Carton of the Year, Most Innovative, Sustainability, as well as the President's Special Award recommended by the Jury. Backdrop to the glamorous gala evening was a romantic courtyard in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. The certificates and trophies were presented by Roland Rex, President Pro Carton, and Dr. Andreas Blaschke, President ECMA.Twinkle Box by Van Genechten won the Carton of the Year. The diamond pattern makes the packaging unmistakeable, and the distinguished ribbon for carrying conveys an air of casual chic. The box keeps the champagne chilled for up to two hours and preserves the exceptional qualities of the contents. The Twinkle Box only covers approximately two thirds of the bottle – a novelty in the world of champagne. The champagne can be poured directly, the bottle remains in the chilled box. Quite simply the perfect refreshment for a summer garden party – or as a gift for glittering moments.
The most innovative cartonboard solution this year emulates the function of an age-old metal construction: the paper clip from the year 1867. A sustainable alternative for a classic product which works just as well and costs just as little. The Deltaclip was created by Schut Hoes Cartons and Deltaclip International. The extremely small product is manufactured in large quantities and folded asymmetrically: a challenge for production and a brilliant solution by Schut Hoes.
Maximum sustainability was the jury's verdict for a cylindrical, resealable container, which presents chocolate sticks like a bouquet of flowers when opened. To ensure optimal quality of the contents, Van Genechten selected a compound material made of coated cartonboard and a metalized foil which offered the appropriate barrier properties. The carton can be recycled normally despite the coating. The result: a colourful eye-catcher on the shelf, and highly sustainable in terms of production, shipping and recycling.
The President's Special Award was conveyed by the jury to a packaging by Karl Knauer, which employs new technology to make the carton even more attractive at the point of sale: " The Bombay Sapphire packaging is an excellent carton which meets all the requirements of the beverages sector. In addition, it integrates an LED system which is activated when held. If does not light up instantly, but gradually, and remains lit for several seconds."
As always, the jury represented the Packaging Supply Chain:
CARTON OF THE YEAR Twinkle Box Twinkling diamond
MOST INNOVATIVE DESIGN Deltaclip International B.V. Sustainable grip
SUSTAINABILITY ChocOlé Enjoy together
PRESIDENT‘S SPECIAL AWARD Illuminated packaging for “Bombay Sapphire” Shining example
BEAUTY & COSMETICS Box Femme Fatale eau de parfum Persuasive beauty
BEVERAGES Biercée Gin Emotional intelligence
CONFECTIONERY Nut Box Refined craftsmanship
PHARMACEUTICALS Nicorette Pandora Box Cost-effective and child-proof
SHELF READY & DISPLAY PACKAGING Coverit Samples Display Pictures of an Exhibition
FOOD Party Packaging Lovely Cookies The party carton
NON FOOD Sloggi Men Match Perfect fit
VOLUME MARKET CARTONS Kleenex "Slim" Pack for Facial Tissues Less is (much) more
Comprehensive information with case studies of the winners and print-ready photos are available at http://www.procartonecmaaward.com. Printed brochures in English are available from Pro Carton via Suzanne E. McEwen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Suzanne McEwen +43 1 218 6918 email@example.com|
|Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers. Its main purpose is to promote the use of cartons and cartonboard to brand owners, the trade as well as designers, the media and politicians as an economically and ecologically balanced packaging medium.|