News Archive

ECMA call to end tender moratorium
On the 20 March, ECMA issued a Press Release requesting the suspension of all tender activity whilst our industry focussed on business continuity, during the unprecedented challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis;
European Carton Excellence Award: new entry date and digital entry
The carton and cartonboard industry continues to admirably meet the challenges thrown up by COVID-19 and thanks to everyone in these trying times. The industry has demonstrated its strength, resilience, innovation and determination to rise above adversity.
ECMA and a broad alliance of the paper & board value chain submit cross industry paper on cellulose definition under the Single Use Plastics Directive
On the 17th April, an update was sent to ECMA Members regarding the recent European Commission workshop concerning the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD). The focus of this workshop was to issue guidance on how they will identify and describe the products that will fall into the scope of the SUPD.
Submission from 'European Carton Makers Association': Guidance on identifying and describing the products covered by the SUP Directive
Letter from ECMA to the European Commission regarding Guidance on identifying and describing the products covered by the SUP Directive
ECMA Statement: Folding cartons: a vital piece of the retail supply chain during Covid-19 crisis
Cartonboard packaging is proving to be an essential item that is helping to maintain an effective supply chain for food and pharmaceutical products during the Covid-19 crisis.
ECMA requests a deferment of all new tenders during COVID-19 crisis
The Covid-19 crisis is causing considerable business continuity issues for our members who are affected, for example, with cross-border and intra-country freight delays of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished product, as well as operational challenges resulting from the quarantining of staff.
Statement from the European Carton Makers Association and Pro Carton
Continued cross-border and inter-country movement of cartonboard and carton packaging is essential for the continued safe distribution of food and pharmaceutical packaging during the COVID-19 crisis.
Measures Lejeune concerning Corona crisis
The ECMA Secretariat is based at the offices of Lejeune Association Management in The Hague (NL). Please read this message from Jules Lejeune, Managing Director.