Sponsoring Partners

Status: 1st July 2014


CAREO, as the European Sales Organization is your "unique contact point" for all Cascades & Reno De Medici cartonboard products. The combination of all CAREO's brands makes us the 2nd largest manufacturer in Europe with more than 1.100 kt of capacity. We have 8 mills and 4 sheeting & distribution centers. CAREO's competitive values rely upon product quality and efficiency with a tailor -made and flexible service. The resultant environmental benefits have been an integral part of our philosophy for decades.

CAREO is a well-known brand, not only for its strong position in the cartonboard market sector, but also for the differentiation of its employees in converting a business relationship into a long term partnership, for mutual success.

Mayr-Melnhof Karton

Future trends are driving the growth of cartonboard. In a constantly evolving battle for attention at the POS, product packaging in the future has to connect with consumer values (e.g. rising environmental consciousness), fulfill customer´s needs (e.g. ageing society, smaller households) and have new features to comply with changing regulations, to enlarge application spectrum and to add value. Cartonboard meets the challenges of the future best - Cartonboard demand will rise.


How can you be competitive in the worldwide packaging market with waste reduction, total quality, reduction of costs with eye-catching products and last but not least automation and excellence in converting process? See us in our spot presentation and you will discover how you can use technology to be a market differentiator!


Established in 1985, Comieco ensures the separate collection and recycling of paper, board and cardboard all over Italy. It gathers today approximately 3,400 companies including manufacturers, importers of raw materials and paper and board packaging, as well as recovered paper processing plants. From 1998 to 2013, the development of urban separate paper and board collection in Italy allowed to increase paper recycling rate from 37% to approximately 90%.



Heidelberg offers comprehensive solutions for the folding carton industry. The wide variety of products manufactured by folding carton specialists ranges from simple folding cartons to cardboard with special surface finishing. Unique end products, a high degree of manufacturing expertise and the use of particular special applications are important distinguishing characteristics for packaging printers in the food, confectionary, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and tobacco markets. From administration to data handling, from printing to finishing, die cutting and gluing, and even logistics - Heidelberg offers the perfect solution for all the process steps of folding carton production. The premium service delivered by Heidelberg's Systemservice, such as the comprehensive maintenance programs to avoid unnecessary downtime, the consulting and color-management services to increase the productivity and quality of the process chain, complete the solutions on offer. 


For decades companies have focused on the Four Ps to differentiate from competition. With customers resistant towards promotion and remaining parameters not perceived that different, suppliers struggle to find their USPs. Looking at companies having met this challenge successfully, we see an integration into the processes along their supply chain. Although the product stays the same, the perceived value increased. We are facing similar challenges with few suppliers competing fiercely on price, with highly automated machinery not perceived in value or simply not capitalizing on the powerful investment. In consequence KBA offers KBA Complete Services for process integration and to reveal all optimization potential. As an interface between service and sales we offer means in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our customers. Join us and Go Complete for the exploitation of the full potential of your company!


Optimize performance with state-of-the-art Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software designed specifically for packaging organizations. It gives your packaging business a competitive edge by dramatically improving your front and back-end business processes. With over 10,000 Packaging ERP and Print MIS software installations, EFI leads the way developing and delivering software systems to help packaging and printing companies increase revenue, streamline operations, improve profitability and in short, optimize business performance.


Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and professional publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity.


The development of markets is more and more uncertain, forecasts and planning become unpredictable. The knowledge about market developments is growingly characterized by uncertainty which results in more complexity of being prepared for the situations. This is for brand owners similar as for converters or suppliers.

We from Gallus want to show you with some examples how we will enable you and your customers to handle these challenges in a very straightforward and effective way. The Gallus solution allows you with limited resources to invest into a future - difficult to predict. Modular interchangeable printing and converting processes integrated into an inline production line system create profitable configurations to cover this situation..

Hewlett Packard

Packed with potential. Produce folding cartons to satisfy a full range of customer requirements. HP Indigo presses feature a powerful digital front end and an automated color engine by Esko to deliver the versatility you need. The first Indigo press designed especially for folding cartons, the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press was engineered to power packaging converters to profitability. The 75 cm (29-inch) format provides breakthrough productivity, fits seamlessly into existing workflows, and the inline priming unit supports off-the-shelf paperboard. 


Highcon is dedicated to streamlining the converting process to meet the numerous challenges facing folding carton manufacturers and their brand owner customers. Highcon develops, manufactures and markets a revolutionary digital converting solution for the Direct-to-Pack Folding Carton sector.


German based KAMA is a leading manufacturer of print finishing solutions for commercial and packaging printing. KAMA will be launching an innovative end2end Solution for Short-run Folding Carton Production at their Open House in November 2014. First information at the ECMA-Congress.


MWV (MeadWestvaco), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, will showcase its full line of premium paperboard solutions at the ECMA-Pro Carton Congress 2014. MWV provides innovative solutions to some of the world's most admired brands in the food, spirits, home, health and beauty markets.

Come and see us at our stand in the congress area.

Sistrade Software Consulting S.A.

SISTRADE is an international information systems engineering and consulting company, with offices, customers and partners in various countries worldwide.

Sistrade® is an ERP | MIS integrated management system for packaging industries, 100% web based, multilingual, cross-platform, established on the most recent IT tools.

Baumer hhs

For more than 25 years Baumer hhs has become well-known for its ability to analyze a need and apply its knowledge in integrated solutions for hot melt and cold glue application, extensive quality assurance and camera verification.

Gietz AG

Gietz AG, since 1892, located in Gossau Switzerland belongs to the pioneers of foil stamping and tray forming technology, and is well known for manufacturing machines of 1st choice for the Packaging, Folding Carton and Security Printing Industry, whether in web-fed or sheet-fed operation.


Iggesund Paperboard is a member of the Holmen Group and Europe´s leading manufacturer of high quality virgin fibre paperboard for use in the packaging and graphics sectors. Owners of Invercote and Incada, two of the leading paperboard brands on the market. Our production and marketing are aimed at one thing: Supplying our customers with the best possible conditions for protecting their products and communicating their ideas, brands and brand values, with the help of premium paperboard. We do that by constantly developing our products and our service, in close cooperation with our customers.

International Paper

International Paper’s new lightweight paperboard Alaska Plus combines unique product benefits with a notably lighter weight. It has great quality consistency, efficient and reliable performance and excellent printability. The lighter weight of the material enables cost savings and reduces the environmental impact along the packaging products entire life cycle.

Visit our stand to learn more about the new Alaska Plus.


Kartonsan is one of the the leading manufacturers of coated cardboard in Europe distinguishes itself in the market both nationally and internationally by virtue of its unrivaled production and quality standards, superior customer satisfaction and its strengths in manufacturing, trading, and logistics.

Kartonsan’s total capacity will reach 240,000 tons in 2014 with the completion of the BM2 expansion investment.

Kartonsan is a member of the Packaging Division of the Pak Group. 

Metsä Board

Metsä Board is Europe's leading producer of fresh forest fibre cartonboards, which yield significantly more cartons per tonne and lessen environmental impacts thanks to their light weight. High stiffness and quality consistency ensure trouble-free runnability in all production processes. Fresh fibres, as well as 100% traceability of all raw materials, make Metsä Board's boards suitable for direct contact with food and other sensitive products.

Come and meet us at our stand in front of the congress hall. Find out more and hear about our new products: Carta Allura and Carta Dedica.

W.H. Leary

The W. H. Leary Company has made a commitment to engineering and manufacturing quality assurance, glue application, and mechanical solutions for the packaging industry. Our expertise in integration comes from a comprehensive understanding of sensors, controls, micro-processing, machining, and high-speed multi-tasking systems.