After supporting the work undertaken by FEFCO (the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers) in the development of its new design style standards, Esko has reportedly become the first to bring to market the new standards as parametric tools in its structural design software.
With corrugated converters worldwide adapting to changing market drivers and the boom in e-commerce, many pain points experienced by today’s converters are addressed in the 12th edition of the globally recognized FEFCO Code, ‘Design styles library for corrugated board products’.
“This latest edition introduced a further one hundred new codes to the guidebook,” explained Jan De Roeck, Director of Industry Relations & Strategic Marketing with Esko, the global provider of integrated software and hardware solutions that accelerate the go-to-market process of packaged goods.
The internationally applied system for corrugated packaging design, the FEFCO Code contains the designs of the most common box types with a code number assigned to each. Originally developed in the 1960s to replace long and complicated verbal descriptions for packaging construction, the distinct codes and designs serve to create a common base for communication, both internally and with customers all over the world.