ECMA Annual Congress 2024

The ECMA Annual Congress will take place on 19 & 20 September 2024
at the Hilton Hotel in Berlin, Germany. 
This year's strapline will be 'Resilience in a sea of adversity'. 

European Carton Excellence Award 2024

The European Carton Excellence Award 2024 is now open for registration! 


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 650 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 €15 bill European folding carton market.

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ECMA & Pro Carton - Packaging Recyclability Certifications Statement
Fibre-based packaging champions recyclability with recycling rates above other packaging materials. The recyclability of packaging depends in practice on its actual ability to be collected, sorted and reprocessed into secondary materials within a market. On that respect, there are diBerent rules and technical criteria that can be applied when assessing the recyclability of a packaging.
Upcoming Events

ECMA Executive Committee Meeting

18 September 2024 - Germany

ECMA Tobacco Forum Meeting

18 September 2024 - Germany

ECMA Pharma Forum Meeting

18 September 2024 - Germany
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

At the ECMA Congress in september we presented the bi-annual European Carton Prospects report. As the most in-depth study of its kind for our industry, the aim is to give members a deeper understanding of the elements that have been influencing our industry over the last 2 years. For the first time in this study, we have included information on the growing transition from plastic to fibre pack

Member Directory
Duran Dogan Printing and Packaging Inc.
Gundlach Verpackung GmbH
Lithosan Basim Yayim Amb. San. Ve Tic. A.S.
Koenig & Bauer Sheetfed
Koenig & Bauer Duran Karton Ambalaj Teknolojileri San. A.S.
Posson Packaging
Edelmann GmbH
WestRock UK
FFI - Fachverband Faltschachtel-Industrie e.V.
Van Genechten Packaging N.V.
Klabin Austria GmbH