A fantastic competition enters its final round: this year, the jury was overwhelmed by the quality of the entries. Special attention had been paid to the role of cartonboard as the most sustainable of packaging materials. Cartons not only excelled through their design, but also through their convenience and die perfect interaction with marketing and the brand message. The 2015 Awards will be presented on 10 September as part of the festive Award Gala at the ECMA Congress in Bucharest.
The Mayr-Melnhof Group was able to successfully assert itself also in the first half-year of 2015. Ongoing high competition characterized the largely stable overall economic environment. Sales as well as profit exceed the previous year’s figures.
Growing sales of pulp and board as well as improvements in profitability in the board/kraftliner and pulp segments enabled the Finnish Metsä Group to raise its sales revenue, operating profit, and net profit in the first half-year 2015.
Strong performance Graphic Packaging despite continued soft demand in key end-markets
Strong result BillerudKorsnäs impacted by extra costs from upgrade