ECMA Annual Congress 2023

ECMA thanks all the congress delegates, speakers and sponsors for a great event in Sevilla!

European Carton Excellence Award 2023

And the winner is...?


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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Smurfit Kappa and WestRock Announce Transaction to Create a Global Leader in Sustainable Packaging
Following the announcement of a possible combination dated 7 September 2023, the Boards of Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, and WestRock, an S&P 500 company, are pleased to announce the signing of a definitive transaction agreement to create Smurfit WestRock, a global leader in sustainable packaging.
Upcoming Events

ECMA Pharma Forum & MLPS Meeting

7 December 2023

ECMA Tobacco Forum Meeting

13 December 2023

ECMA Food Safety Committee Meeting

13 December 2023
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
AFRY Management Consulting
Van Genechten Packaging N.V.
Fiskeby Board AB
CAP - Cartonnage et Articles de Papeterie
Artigrafiche Reggiane & LAI S.p.A.
A. DE ROBERTIS & Figli S.p.A.
APIGRAF - Associação Portuguesa das Indústrias Gráficas e Transformadoras do Papel
Palladio Group S.p.a.
Vouwkarton Platform