Metsä Board shortlisted for the finals of the European Carton Excellence Awards

Metsä Board has announced that eight cartons using its paperboards have been shortlisted for the finals of the 21st European Carton Excellence Awards (formerly the Pro Carton ECMA Awards).

All the successful entries were submitted by Metsä Board customers, which has resulted in there being finalists in Save the Planet, Most Innovative, Beauty and Cosmetics, Food and Beverages, and Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals categories.

The Awards will be presented at the ECMA Congress September 21, Salzburg and the winners will appear on at midnight on September 21.

“We are extremely excited that so many cartons using our boards have been selected as finalists,” stated Mika Paljakka, VP sales EMEA, Metsä Board. “As the demand for sustainable, safe and efficient packaging continues to grow I am pleased to see how designers and carton producers continue to challenge convention and set new standards in creativity and innovation. To support our customers with creating similar innovative, renewable and contemporary packaging solutions we have recently launched our ‘Better with Less’ initiative to help jointly create packaging that fits the brands and demands of the future world.”

The European Carton Excellence Awards attract hundreds of entries, with the jury looking for excellence in design, convenience, brand communication and the major role cartonboard plays as a sustainable packaging material.

The finalists that have made use of Metsä Board’s carton board are:

Save the Planet

Fox’s Tin Replacement Project

Carton producer: Graphic Packaging International

Brand owner: Fox’s Biscuits


Lipton Earl Grey 100 G Carton

Carton producer: Duran Dogan Printing and Packaging

Brand owner: Unilever


Most innovative

Message on a bottle – Pago fruit juice Carton Sleeve

Carton producer: Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Austria

Brand owner: Eckes-Granini Austria


Beauty and Cosmetics

Retro Revival

Carton producer: Omaks Packaging

Brand owner: IK Skin Perfection


Roval – Ovaldose

Carton producer: Mayr-Melnhof Packaging International

Brand owner: SCA Packaging


Food and Beverages

Beta Teas of the World Collection

Carton producer: Printpark

Brand owner: Beta Tea


JDE Z1 Packaging

Carton producer: STI Group

Brand owner: JDE – Jacobs Douwe Egberts


Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Ventofor-Combi Pack

Carton producer: Lithosan Basim Yayim Ambalaj Sanayl ve Tic.

Brand owner: Bilim llac San. ve Tic.