The European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers
WEIGHTED AVERAGE PRODUCTION PROFILES to PROVIDE relative BENCHMARKING
Contracted to: R.I.S.E (ROYAL INSTITUTE OF SWEEDEN)
My work for Pro Carton has run over several years. A three yearly European survey analysed the manufacturing of various carton types in order to create an industry wide bench mark for input materials, energy requirements and emissions both for effluent and transport. The survey was anaonymous in order to protect indidual company data but used weighted averages to provide industry averages.
Due to the different printing methods employed, the survey was split into those companies which employed gravure processes and those that did not. This is due to the employment of natural gas, which is used as a drying agent in the gravure process and thus has a very different set of results.