Facts and data

  • Koehler Paper and Clarus Films enter into partnership

    In a move that brings together paper expertise with know-how in the flexible packaging market, the Koehler Group company Koehler Paper has announced that it will be collaborating with Clarus Films in the field of functionally coated, unprinted barrier paper.
  • Pe.Di joins Enoflex group

    Following the merger with French group Sparflex, Enoflex (Varese, Italy), a world leader in the production of closure solutions for wines and spirits, is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of the entire share capital of Pe.Di.
  • Running a business as a family

    While mergers and acquisitions can have the reputation of asset stripping for short-term gain for a small number of shareholders, Plastec and RETAL have realised that the most beneficial way for generating profit is to maintain the same business model while acquiring expertise and valuing people as well as property and products.
  • Without heSITations, for 50 years

    Living in the present, aware of the past and (always) imagining a new future... This is the rule of life that guides the path of the SIT Group, which for half a century has been involved in the printing and transformation of flexible packaging for food and non-food products.
  • Opening cans in the kitchen

    Among likes and followers, the Ricrea initiative, which sees steel packaging at the center of a project that combines practicality, attention to the environment and haute cuisine, is a hit on social media.
  • Huhtamaki expands in the flexible packaging sector with the acquisition of Elif

    Huhtamaki, a leading Finnish packaging manufacturer, is strengthening its position in emerging markets with the acquisition of Turkish company Elif, a leading supplier of sustainable flexible packaging solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. When the €412 million deal is finalised, Elif will become part of Huhtamaki’s Flexible Packaging business segment.
  • Fedrigoni sets its sights on eco-friendly luxury packaging

    Fedrigoni has acquired a 70% stake in Tecnoform, a newco based in Colorno (Parma) that will produce biodegradable and environmentally friendly thermoformed cellulose solutions for luxury packaging (cartons and inner trays for boxes), initially aimed at the high-end cosmetics and perfumes sector.
  • UCIMA: We make packaging

    Il video promozionale, presentato durante l'ultima Assemblea Generale UCIMA, racconta, attraverso le immagini, tutta la tecnologia dietro al prodotto finito, tecnologia frutto di continua Ricerca e Innovazione, caratteristica costante del settore del packaging.
  • New sustainable packaging brand Eviosys founded

    Eviosys is the name of the new smart and sustainable packaging brand created by KPS Capital Partners. The incorporation of the new brand follows the private equity fund’s acquisition of Crown Holdings’ EMEA food and consumer packaging business, capitalising on its 200 years of experience in metal packaging.
  • Berlin Packaging acquires the Juvasa Group

    Berlin Packaging, the world’s largest hybrid packaging supplier, announced the acquisition of the Juvasa Group, a group of companies focused on the supply of glass, plastic, and metal packaging for the food and beverage industry.
  • Organizing the circular economy, methodically

    From GIPEA Congress, June 2021.
    Among the supply chain projects fielded by the Italian Paper and Graphics Federation, a concrete support to companies in the name of circular economy, to identify an organizational methodology and shared approach to sustainability issues. 
  • The essence of perfect luxury

    Artistic perfumery marks the path of innovation, and its packaging becomes the interpreter of a precise balance between aesthetic vocation and precious materials, in a play of references that strikes the heart and the mind.
  • The Neverending Palette

    What is the life cycle of a cosmetic? Is it possible to recover the materials that compose it? These are extremely topical questions, to which Sana, Cosmofarma and Cosmoprof, together with the Italian cosmetics industry, provide a concrete answer with The Neverending Palette.
  • IMA Automation restructures

    IMA Automation, the IMA Group division that designs and manufactures plants and complete lines for micro- and macro-assembly, has launched a new hub that will bring together all the group’s companies operating in the field of industrial automation with a view to expanding its range of technological offerings.
  • Creativity and know-how in the bottle

    The renowned Armenian vodka Arax originates from an infusion of tarragon, an aromatic herb that, together with local mineral waters, constitutes the key element of the precious distillate.
  • 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.