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About ECO
ECO Members

About us

ECO is a European industry association of producers of corrugated case materials, also called containerboards. In contrast to most other European associations, membership is composed of individual companies. While activities are primarily focused on primary-fibre materials (kraftliner, semi-chemical fluting), recycled-fibre containerboard (e.g. testliner) is also produced by most manufacturers.

Members thus represent a total European production capacity of more than 10 million tonnes of corrugated case materials.

ECO is also responsible for the management of a global containerboard industry organisation, the World Containerboard Organisation, with domicile in Brussels, Belgium, and membership of leading producers in North and South America, South Africa, Oceania and Japan.

Mission Statement

I.     ECO’s principal objective is to promote the business interests of members by


1. being a co-operation body for internal exchange of information on matters pertinent to the industry;


2. being an external mouthpiece vis-à-vis other trade associations and international organisations in matters relating to industrial policy, industry statistics a.o.

II. To achieve this goal ECO shall


1. collect, prepare and disseminate basic statistics on production, shipments, inventories, etc;


2. execute market research and studies on economic forecasts, capacity development, supply and demand balance, etc;


3. co-ordinate the position of the industry and monitor work in other trade associations concerning technical-commercial issues such as life cycle analysis, standardisation, quality definitions, bar coding and electronic data interchange;


4. maintain contacts and statistical exchange with national and international organisations such as FAO, CEPI, FEFCO, American Forest and Paper Association and Canadian Pulp and Paper Association.


5. serve as a centre of communication for industry information relating to e.g. environmental issues and packaging legislation;


6. constitute a meeting forum for matters of common business interest.