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The winners of Pro Carton ECMA award announced

Published by
Simon Matthis - 06 Oct 2014

More companies than ever took part in the Pro Carton ECMA Award this year. The prize winners received their awards at the biggest gala ever.

With a record attendance of nearly 300 guests, the atmosphere at the Award Gala of the first joint congress of ECMA and Pro Carton on 18. September in Sorrento (Italy) was in high spirits indeed. Finally, the waiting was over: amid a festive background the prizes were awarded for the Pro Carton ECMA Award and the Pro Carton Young Designers Award – all set against the impressive backdrop of the medieval castle Castellammare di Stabia. All the finalists of the Young Design Award attended the gala together with their professors.

The Award Gala was the highlight of the congress. The finalists of both competitions had already been announced in August – mow it was time to announce the winners and the three main winners of the Pro Carton ECMA Award: Carton of the Year, Most Innovative und Sustainability. The certificates and trophies were presented by Roland Rex, President Pro Carton, Dr. Andreas Blaschke, President ECMA, and Satkar Gidda, chairman of the jury.

The Carton of the Year went to “Fernanda Brandao”, for perfect communication of the product promise. The carton has a unique design, its shape reminiscent of an unpolished amythyst. This differentiates it well from other products on the shelf and conveys the product message: unlimited energy, pure dynamics and charisma par excellence.

In the Sustainability category, the Confiserie Reber Advent Calendar with innovative carton-inlay proved exemplary. The challenge was to replace the styrofoam positioning tray in a Reber advent calendar with cartonboard. All important specifications were achieved: easy handling, precise positioning of the products with the aid of “Twister” spiral technology which compensates the various heights, and perfect protection of the contents.

The Artelac Splash Dispenser (display) won the category for the most innovative cartonboard solution. The characteristic conical shape and the self-closing trays make the product unique, not only in the field of pharmaceuticals. The jury was so impressed by the solution that they gave it two awards: the special award “Most Innovative” as well as the award for the category “Pharmaceutical”.