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 www.procarton.com 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
Message on a bottle – Pago fruit juice Carton Sleeve
Carton producer: Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Austria
Brand owner: Eckes-Granini Austria
Beauty and Cosmetics
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
Carton producer: Lithosan Basim Yayim Ambalaj Sanayl ve Tic.
Brand owner: Bilim llac San. ve Tic.