Facts and data

  • SUP Directive: Italy risks infringement procedure

    Jan 21, 2022
    Brussels may start an infringement procedure against Italy for the incorrect application of the so-called SUP Directive (Single Use Plastics) aimed at products that cannot be placed on the markets of EU Member States.
  • The winners of the Gmund Award 2021

    Jan 21, 2022
    The submissions were judged on the following criteria: implementation and success in the market, quality of printing and processing, creativity, innovation and design, the exclusive use of Gmund papers and sustainability
  • Strategic partnership to tackle plastic packaging waste

    Jan 14, 2022
    Borealis, one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and one of the European leaders in base chemicals and fertilizers, and Reclay Group, international expert in environmental and material recovery management...
  • Guala Closures receives "ISSC Plus" certification

    Dec 23, 2021
    The recognition, issued by Bureau Veritas, certifying the sustainability and traceability characteristics of closures manufactured at the Spinetta Marengo plant, using ISCC Plus accredited plastic material.
  • Fedrigoni Group reports nine months of robust growth

    Dec 21, 2021
    The Fedrigoni Group has consolidated its growth trend with turnover up 18.5% and EBITDA up 12.5% compared to the first nine months of 2020. Turnover in the July-September quarter surpassed pre-Covid levels by 50%.
  • Romaco inaugurates the new plant in Italy

    Dec 17, 2021
    A five-day open house was held in mid-November to celebrate the recent move by Romaco S.r.l., the Romaco Group’s Italian subsidiary, into a modern new building in Bologna Pianoro.
  • Ranpak acquires Recycold Cool Solutions

    Dec 13, 2021
    Ranpak Holdings Corp. (NYSE: PACK), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions, has acquired the Netherlands-based sustainable cool packs manufacturer Recycold Cool Solutions.
  • Packaging machinery: 2021 turnover above €8 billion (+8%)

    Dec 07, 2021
    According to the preliminary figures published by the MECS – Ucima Research Centre, the sector is returning to growth. Both the domestic market (+18%) and exports (+5%) are performing well. Approximately 7 months of production is guaranteed in 2022.
  • New non-food trends in Italy

    Dec 01, 2021
    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant changes in purchasing patterns for non-food products, from clothing and household appliances to video games, telephony, DIY and home furnishings. GS1 Italy has analysed the impact on sales and the retail sector.
  • Between emotions and strategies

    Nov 29, 2021
    Cama Group celebrates its 40th anniversary and confirms that "doing business" today means fielding speed of reaction in managing complexity and transforming what others consider impediments into opportunities.
  • Italian vending industry reports 31% losses in 2020

    Nov 29, 2021
    The 2020 results of the Italian vending industry (Ipsos study for CONFIDA) were presented during the industry’s 2021 General Assembly held on 10 November at the Confcommercio offices in Rome.
  • A major step into the future of sustainable packaging

    Nov 25, 2021
    Within the project called Horizon, Jindal Films Europe, an Indian manufacturer of specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP or OPP) and polyethylene (OPE or BOPE) films, has recently announced a further expansion in its Brindisi plant that will create minimum 20 highly qualified jobs and add a capacity of further 50.000 MT on top of the current production volume of the site.
  • Glass packaging

    Nov 23, 2021
    Types, quantities and uses of hollow glass and tube glass packaging. 2020 market data and facts.
  • Amazon invests in CMC Machinery

    Nov 18, 2021
    Amazon has acquired a minority stake in CMC Machinery, an Umbrian company specialising in 3D packaging automation with a history dating back more than 40 years.
  • Wooden packaging (2020)

    Nov 17, 2021
    The shadows of the pandemic on the sector: lackluster 2020 results, with very few exceptions.
  • Trevalli Cooperlat chooses Robopac Packers

    Nov 17, 2021
    Trevalli Cooperlat is an agri-food cooperative and one of Italy’s leading dairy groups. Its collaboration with Robopac dates back to 2002 when it installed the first wrap-around packer made entirely of stainless steel and designed for ease of washing.
  • Flexible packaging: a “healthy” sector

    Nov 17, 2021
    Facts and figures from the 2020 market: with a slight drop in turnover, the balance sheets of Italian flexible packaging manufacturers confirm the a-cyclical characteristics of the sector.