Facts and data

  • DS Smith focuses on e-commerce with the launch of ePack

    DS Smith is expanding in the digital space with the launch of ePack, the industry’s first e-commerce platform, in Italy and Spain. This decision follows unprecedented growth in online sales in the UK, where the company has reported a 700% upturn in demand over the last twelve months.
  • Acimga report: back to pre-Covid levels within three years

    Sales suffered a double-digit decline in 2020, but the results for the first half of 2021 are already showing a strong recovery, with order intake climbing by 67.1% and revenue up 21.4%. The sector is expected to return to pre-Covid levels in 2023.
  • Hot stamping: Looking to the future with a nineteenth-century “taste”

    Valori del passato e innovazione si fondono nel nuovo pack delle offelle by F.lli Collivasone. Il tradizionale biscotto pavese veste oggi un’eleganza vintage, rivisitata in chiave moderna grazie alle più avanzate tecnologie di nobilitazione a caldo Kurz, come LUMAFIN®, proposte in esclusiva da Luxoro.
  • Folding the future

    40th National Conference GIFASP. A small step towards the return to normality
    23-24 July 2021, Venice, Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky  
  • Export to Brazil: opportunities and regulatory constraints

    ACE do Brasil, based in Sao Paulo, supports Italian OEMs in achieving compliance for machines destined for the Brazilian market. The South American branch of AC&E, which employs locally accredited engineers, offers an A to Z consulting service to comply with the “NR” that regulate imports into the country..
  • Packaging machinery: first-half 2021 sales return to 2019 levels

    Turnover in the first half of 2021 fell by just 1.8% compared to the same period in the record year 2019. The growth with respect to the first half of 2020 was 21%. The sector held its ground in 2020 with turnover of almost 8 billion euros. The food and cosmetics segments performed well.
  • The pandemic and the environment: consumers in search of more sustainable packaging

    A survey of more than 7,000 European citizens from 11 countries commissioned from Perspectus Global by Pro Carton (the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers) reveals that a larger proportion of consumers in Italy and the UK (54% and 50% of respondents, respectively) have gained in environmental awareness during the pandemic compared to their Spanish, German and French…
  • Schur Flexibles acquires 100% of Termoplast

    The Austrian group Schur Flexibles, a specialist in packaging solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries, is expanding into Italy with the formalisation of the acquisition of Termoplast (Gambassi Terme, Florence), a European pioneer in the production of sustainable and 100% recyclable MDO-PE films used in the food, industrial, media and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • Report on the state of packaging – Data 2020 (2)

    This report provides a cross-section of the trends in the sectors of the manufacturing industry where packaging consumption is most intense - and their consequent evolution - divided into food and non-food macro-areas (situation updated at the beginning of June 2021). 
  • Packaging of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

    Facts, figures and dynamics of the sector in 2020 in Italy with the consumption trend of packaging; first, cautious anticipations on the evolution of the market in 2021 and a focus on soft drinks.  In this completely anomalous year, the analysis of the beverage sector shows very different trends.
  • Ecological and reusable “PP-RIU” cutlery

    In compliance with the European Directive EU2019/904 (SUP) which, from July 3, 2021, sanctions the ban on the placing on the market of various disposable items,  CDS has developed an effective alternative solution: it has in fact designed and manufactured reusable cutlery that can be washed in the industrial washing machine up to 125 times. 
  • Fedrigoni buys the american Acucote

    Fedrigoni SpA, global group leader in the production of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing and graphics, as well as premium labels and self-adhesive materials, has completed the acquisition of Acucote Inc., a company headquartered in Graham, North Carolina, which develops, manufactures and distributes self-adhesive materials, with a leading position in the US market, a…
  • ECO-DESIGN: CONAI’s call for proposals - Episode 1

    Numbers are growing for the eighth edition of the CONAI call for proposals for eco-design, which registered 10% more entries. The analysis of the cases will last until the end of October, after which a jury of technicians will choose the winners.
  • Pet food unaffected by the crisis

    Con un giro d’affari di oltre 2 miliardi di euro nel 2020 (+4,2% in valore e +2% in volume sul 2019), il mercato italiano del pet food dimostra ancora una volta dinamismo e grandi potenzialità (Fonte: XIV edizione Rapporto Assalco - Zoomark).
  • Less use of plastic and green deliveries for L’Oréal Italia

    With an initiative part of the international “L’Oréal For The Future” programme, L’Oréal Italia announced that it is set to eliminate plastic from the packaging of certain product categories shipped from its logistics centre in Villanterio (PV).
  • Value-added automation in Food & Beverage

    For almost 50 years, DCM Srl has been a benchmark for companies in the packaging sector looking for automation solutions with high technological content. Competent technical support, from design to post-sales, completes the offer.
  • Ricrea: educate and communicate to grow

    The 2020 data of the Ricrea Consortium show that Italians are becoming increasingly virtuous in terms of separate waste collection: 370,963 tons of steel packaging sent for recycling with over 4 kg collected per capita (+6%). And the credit goes to the education and training activities carried out by the consortium even in the midst of the pandemic. Statements by the president, Domenico Rinaldini.