News Archive

ECMA Statement on Direct Food Contact Inks
ECMA and its members regularly receive questions about the conformity of printing inks on packaging which comes into direct contact with food and about the use of appropriate inks for such specific applications. Some legislation and the terminology used, can lead to confusion.
ECMA and Pro Carton announcement - Public Affairs support
ECMA and Pro Carton are delighted to announce that Maria Georgiadou will start to support our Public Affairs efforts in Brussels commencing 1st June 2023.
ECMA presents folding carton criteria to Tesco
In late 2022, ECMA Managing Director, Mike Turner was approached by Tesco asking if ECMA could develop criteria they could use for assessing folding carton packaging functionality.
New study on the impacts of EU packaging regulation shows a blanket approach on re-use may have unintended consequences: higher CO2 emissions & costs
ECMA are today releasing a study commissioned & financed by ECMA, CEPI, EPPA, FEFCO and Pro Carton and based around the findings of a McKinsey study, which has also been released today, which looks at the impact of reusable packaging targets proposed in the Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR).
Position Paper: Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons in Food
ECMA, Pro Carton, the FFI (German Folding Carton Association) and 13 expert representatives from cartonboard mills and folding carton converters have drafted an updated Position Paper addressing Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons in Food.
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.
Pro Carton's pan-European Awards 2023 to be managed
by Storm Communications
Our industry's pan-European Awards 2023, comprising of the European Carton Excellence Award, Pro Carton Young Designers Award and Pro Carton Student Video Award, will take place during the ECMA Congress and Awards Gala in Seville, Spain from 21-22 September.
MLPS (Medical Leaflets = Patient safety) website launched
MLPS (Medical Leaflets = Patient safety) announces the launch of their new website