ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Pro Carton and ECMA have recently revealed the finalists for the European Carton Excellence Award 2018, with six out of 36 finalists produced from Metsä Board’s paperboards. Each of these finalist cartons were submitted by Metsä Board customers into the following categories: Frozen & Chilled Foods, Fast/Convenience Foods, Dry Foods & Beverages, Confectionery, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals and Non-Food.
“We are extremely excited that once again a wide selection of cartons using our paperboards have been selected as finalists,” Mika Paljakka, VP Sales EMEA, Metsä Board. “As the focus is now to reduce the use of non-renewable materials and meet consumer needs for total safety and an improved user experience, we firmly believe that our fresh fibre paperboards are well positioned to meet these requirements. When our paperboards are combined with cutting-edge design, as shown by the quality of the entries received for these awards, the benefits are universal.”
All the entries can be viewed and voted for by visiting www.procarton.com. Public voting closes on 16 September and the winners will be announced at the Award Gala in Riga, Latvia on 20 September.
The European Carton Excellence Awards attract hundreds of entries, with the jury looking for excellence in design, convenience, brand communication and the major role cartonboard plays as a sustainable packaging material.
The finalists using Metsä Board’s paperboards are:
Carton Producer: Qualvis Print & Packaging
Brand Owner: Asda
Carton Producer: Acket drukkerij kartonnage
Brand Owner: LambWeston/Meijer
SOFT TOY & SHELL EGG CAR
Carton Producer: Mayr-Melnhof Packaging UK
Brand Owner: Mondelēz International
SOLEKO – QUEEN’S OROS
Carton Producer: Artigrafiche Reggiane & Lai
Brand Owner: Soleko
SPEEDE PACKAGING FOR WIHA
Carton Producer: Karl Knauer
Brand Owner: Wiha Werkzeuge
ZOE & ZAZU GOAT CHEESE PACKAGING
Carton Producer: Model
Brand Owner: Emmi Schweiz
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.
The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2017, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.8 billion, and it has approximately 2,350 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Metsä Group is a forerunner in bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers.
Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2017, and it employs approximately 9,100 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.