ECMA Annual Congress 2023

The ECMA Congress for 2023 will take place in Seville, Spain on 21 & 22 September 2023.

The strapline for this year's folding carton industry event of the year will be:
'Circular Cartons & Beyond'

European Carton Excellence Award 2023

The 2023 European Carton Excellence Award is now open for entries!

Click on 'Read more' to check the rules and how to enter.

About Us

The European Carton Makers Association brings together folding carton converters, cartonboard mills, national associations and suppliers to the folding carton industry. ECMA represents over 500 carton producers with a current workforce of 60,000+ located across nearly all countries in the European Economic Area – this equates to over 80% of the €12.2 bill European folding carton market.

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Press release: EU associations launch coalition for a more competitive, and ambitious, EU bioeconomy
A new group of 14 EU trade associations including the providers of high-quality wood-based products, fibre-based paper and board products and packaging, and renewable energy solutions, supported by EU forest owners and managers, has today launched a cross-sectoral coalition.
Upcoming Events

ECMA Tobacco Forum Meeting


ECMA SME Forum Meeting

- Lithuania

ECMA/ProCarton Public Affairs Work Stream

ECMA Food Safety GMP Guide 2.0

As the representative body for the folding carton industry, the European Carton Makers Association published the first version of its Good Manufacturing Practice Guide for food safety in 2011

In March 2021 ECMA released an entirely new version of the GMP. 

European Carton Prospects 2023 & Green Transition

In September we will present the bi-annual European Carton Prospects report. For the 1st time, we will include a section on the ‘Green Transition’ from plastic to fibre, that the folding carton sector is seeing. In 2021 we published an in-depth study which gives a deeper understanding of the elements influencing our industry over the last 2 years and shows trends up to 2025

Member Directory
Komori-Chambon SAS
BPIF Cartons
Van Eerd bv
Arti Grafiche Antonelli S.r.l.
Metsä Board Corporation
Baumer hhs GmbH
Seda International Packaging Group S.P.A.
Moorgate Capital
Landa Digital Printing GmbH