Facts and data

  • Tube of the year 2022

    Oct 11, 2022
    etma presents the winners of the traditional annual competition and and underlines the reaction capacity and foresight of European tube manufacturers.
  • From innovation the answer to the food crisis

    Oct 06, 2022
    There are 2,527 sustainable agrifood startups worldwide. Networks for distribution of food aid to vulnerable people in cities are being strengthened, leveraging different models of cross-sector collaboration for recovery and redistribution of products and food surpluses; the cold chain plays a strategic role, but is exposed to multiple risks.
  • FCMAs, additives, PAAs: updates and developments

    Oct 06, 2022
    It is European regulations focused on food contact materials and widely used additives such as E 171 that are the focus of attention for Sun Chemical, the world’s leading manufacturer of inks and coatings for all printing processes.
  • Ecodesign: key to the circular economy

    Oct 06, 2022
    Insights from the Spring Circular Economy Summit. Trends, policies and benchmarks in environmental sustainability. The role of education and legislation.
  • New Corrugated Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

    Sep 28, 2022
    FEFCO, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, together with CCB (Cepi Container Board), has released the new “European Database for Corrugated Board Life Cycle Studies 2021”.
  • Cellulosic packaging (2021)

    Sep 22, 2022
    According to Assografici’s economic analysis for 2021, the converting industry - in which the paper and cardboard packaging sector falls - after a positive fourth and third quarter, closes with a 9.6% increase in turnover, also surpassing 2019 levels. Even better is the trend in production, which registers +10.6%.
  • Emotions around finishing

    Sep 20, 2022
    From chrysalis to butterfly. This happened in Faenza, Italy, last June 22 and 23, when philosophy and the state of the art of finishing intertwined in a full immersion full of technical information, colors and flavors that was able to show the new course taken by Prati, the protagonist of a cultural and technological metamorphosis. Voices from a very special open house, under the sign of collaboration between companies.
  • Household detergency: market and packaging

    Sep 15, 2022
    After a positive 2020, with performance severely affected by the covid emergency, the sector is finding a new order with improving data and two key words: wellness and sustainability.
  • The Italian plastics and rubber machinery industry

    Sep 14, 2022
    Amaplast, facts and figures 2021. Notes from the annual meeting and the statistical survey taking a snapshot of the performance of the plastics and rubber machinery, equipment and mold making industry.
  • Metal packaging (2021)

    Sep 14, 2022
    With a long history behind it (in fact, one has to go back to the 1800s to find the first traces of it), metal packaging - in steel and aluminum - confirms good market positions. Numbers and trends 2021.
  • Plastics. From waste to resource: a gold mine

    Sep 08, 2022
    Word from Aliplast, which looks at the post-pandemic, raw material shortages and price tensions from an alternative and - most likely - winning point of view in several respects.
  • MG2: 25 years of the Packaging Division

    Sep 05, 2022
    2022 is the year of a very important milestone for the Division, which has developed its business strategy by looking at both the European and American markets thanks to the subsidiary in New Jersey, MG America.
  • CONAI call for ecodesign 2022 - episode 2

    Aug 30, 2022
    Italy is recycling more and at a lower cost. This is according to a study by Bocconi and the Wuppertal Institut presented in Brussels that not only sanctions the efficiency of CONAI's packaging management system but also highlights the ability of national companies to design green.
  • Energy crisis and cardboard supply

    Aug 22, 2022
    Assocarta and Associazione Italiana Scatolifici express concern: the presidents of the associations call for institutional intervention to govern rising prices, averting risks to production.
  • Robotics and motion: an integrated offering

    Aug 16, 2022
    Founded by RTA as an innovative start-up, RTA Robotics has been operating since April 2022 in the sale and integration of anthropomorphic and Scara robots offered to the supply chain of industrial automatic machine manufacturers as well as system integrators.