News Archive

Announcement on the new CEO of Gietz AG
Hansjoerg Gietz, long-standing Managing Director of Gietz AG, will be handing over the management of the company to Marcel Gerber, who is currently Engineering Director of Gietz AG. From now on, Hansjoerg Gietz will concentrate on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors and the management of the holding company. This change will take effect from 01.01.2024.
High-quality recycling loops are best for circular economy
Fibre-based packaging offers what is probably the best existing example of a high-quality recycling system, where recycling can take place from any type of packaging to another. Professional recyclers say the real challenge is not in these ‘material loops’ but in the separate collection of paper for recycling, which has yet to be streamlined across Europe.
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.