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;
Duran Dogan Packaging produced and donated 120.000 cartonboard face shields
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.
Cartonboard companies are coming together across the Globe to help medical professionals
Medical professionals across Europe have been facing shortages of crucial protective supplies, including face shields. Our industry is stepping up, by designing and manufacturing folding carton face shields; and making the designs available for all to use.
Teaching TICCIT at Home
TICCIT (pronounced tick-it) is an educational programme all about trees, sustainability and the environment. TICCIT stands for Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees. The TICCIT Programme has been taught in schools around the globe for over 10 years with great success – over 100,000 children have taken part so far.
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
Graphic Packaging Holding Company Completes Acquisition of Consumer Packaging Group Business from Greif, Inc.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies, through its primary U.S. operating company, Graphic Packaging International, LLC, announced today the close of its previously announced acquisition of the Consumer Packaging Group Business from Greif, Inc.