The European Carton Makers Association brings together folding carton converters, cartonboard mills, national associations and suppliers to the folding carton industry. ECMA represents over 500 carton producers with a current workforce of 60,000+ located across nearly all countries in the European Economic Area – this equates to over 80% of the €12.2 bill European folding carton market.
Cartonboard can be recycled in excess of 25 times with little to no loss of integrity , according to the latest independent research.
The 2021 study, conducted by Graz University of Technology in Austria, repeatedly recycled folding cartonboard to understand what effect, if any, there would be on the mechanical property of the material, including its innate strength and crush resist
ECMA SME Forum Meeting
ECMA Executive Committee Meeting
ECMA Food Safety Meeting
As the representative body for the folding carton industry, the European Carton Makers Association published the first version of its Good Manufacturing Practice Guide for food safety in 2011.
In March 2021 ECMA released an entirely new version of the GMP.
In cooperation with NOA-PRISM the European Carton Prospects Report have been completely renewed in 2021. As the most in-depth consolidated study of its kind for our industry, the aim is to give our members a deeper understanding of the elements that have been influencing our industry over the last 2 years.