The irruption of the COVID-19 across the world has altered purchasing habits and amplified an already growing trend: e-commerce. In line with the mobility restrictions that our societies are enduring, online commerce remains as a solid ally for companies nowadays.
Welcome to ECMA
The European Carton Makers Association
ECMA Annual Congress 2020
Due to the COVID-19 crisis the ECMA Annual Congress will be postponed to 16 and 17 September 2021. The venue will still be Krakow, Poland and the theme will be 'Sustainability Unboxed'.
ECMA Sales Toolkit
The ECMA Sales Toolkit is an online tool designed to provide information and sales tools to the members of ECMA. The toolkit is only available on the member only section of the ECMA website.
ECMA Food Safety GMP Guide
As the representative body for the European folding carton industry, the European Carton Makers Association developed the ‘ECMA Food Safety Good Manufacturing Practice Guide’.
Duran Dogan Packaging, member of KASAD - the Turkish Association for Cartonboard Packaging Manufacturers, produced and donated 120.000 face shields made of cartonboard to health institutes and municipalities to thank healthcare professionals and public employees who are fighting against COVID-19.Check the video how to assemble the faceshield: Photo: Cartonboard face shields are also used by Duran Doğan Packaging employees Published on 30 April 2020
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.
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.