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The European Carton Excellence Awards’ Carton of the Year made of Metsä Board paperboard


Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is delighted to announce that five cartons produced using its quality paperboards were selected as winners at the 2019 European Carton Excellence Awards at a ceremony which took place on 19 September in Malta. Metsä Board's paperboard was used for the 'Carton of the Year' produced by Printpark as well as for the winner of the General Packaging virgin fibre category converted by K+D. In addition, Metsä Board's paperboard was also used for two Platinum Award winning cartons and for one Gold Award winning carton.

"We are extremely excited that, once again, a wide selection of cartons using our paperboards have been selected as winners, including the prestigious 'Carton of the Year'," said Maarten Florizoone, Sales Director, Converters Team at 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 for future packaging. When our paperboards are combined with cutting-edge carton design, as shown by the quality of the entries received for these awards, the benefits are universal. I would like to express my thanks and congratulations to the converters and designers of these excellent packages"

The winners using Metsä Board's paperboards were:

Carton of the Year

Carton Producer: Printpark
Brand Owner: Kadioglu Cosmetics
Paperboard: MetsäBoard Prime FBB Bright 355 g/m2
GABRINI IN LOVE EDT, carton of the year

General Packaging, virgin fibre

Carton Producer: K + D
Brand Owner: Credentis
Paperboard: MetsäBoard Prime FBB 330 g/m2

 gabrini in love edt, carton of the year

Platinum Award for 'Natural Elegance'

Carton Producer:  Omaks Packaging
Brand Owner: Cosmetize
Paperboard: MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright 295 g/m2

 ik skin perfection, carton of the year

Platinum Award for 'Healthy and Safe'

Carton Producer:  Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Austria
Brand Owner: Sonnentor
Paperboard: MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright 270 g/m2

 sonnentor manuka drop, carton of the year

Gold Award for 'The Better Solution'

Carton Producer: A&R Carton Graz
Brand Owner: Hanfwerk
Paperboard: Metsä Board Pro FBB Bright 260g/m²

mawu, carton of the year

The European Carton Excellence Award is Europe's most prestigious award for cartonboard packaging. Cartonboard is the perfect example of the circular economy being renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. It is also one of the best in communicating brand values, from luxury brands to everyday goods.

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For further information, please contact:

Marjo Halonen, VP Communications, Metsä Board
Mobile: +358 (0)50 598 7046