U-Label partners Giunko to offer digital packaging information in Italy

ITALY – European wines e-label platform U-Label has collaborated with Italy-based Giunko to provide customers access to digital information about product packaging and recycling in Italy from next year. From 1 January 2023, wines and spirits placed on the Italian market will be obliged to inform consumers about the identification and classification of the product packaging, i.e., the nature of…

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Bormioli partners Pierre Fabre to develop 100% recycled PET packaging for mouthwash

ITALY – Designer and manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging, Bormioli has partnered with Pierre Fabre to develop 100% recycled PET packaging for mouthwash. The two companies have developed innovative 100% recycled PET packaging for the mouthwashes of the ELUDRIL brand, one of the European leaders in oral care in the pharmacy channel. This achievement is the result of a prospecting process…

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Vetropack to scale operations in Italy with glass manufacturing facility

ITALY – Swiss glass manufacturer Vetropack Group has announced plans to invest over US$417.6 million (CHF 400 million) in a new facility located near Milan in Italy. Located at Boffalora Sopra Ticino near Milan, the new advanced site provides more flexibility in production with enhanced capacities and a focus on sustainable operations. Vetropack said that the new site aligns with…

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Barilla partners Be My Eyes to add QR codes on packaging to assist visually impaired customers

ITALY – Italian family-owned food company Barilla is expanding its partnership with Be My Eyes to incorporate QR codes on its most popular classic pasta packaging. The new QR codes are intended to help visually impaired customers and increase the accessibility of Barilla’s products. The new QR codes will roll out starting this month on boxes of Barilla Classic Penne,…

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Marchesini Group goes for remaining stake in Italian company Sea Vision

ITALY – Packaging machine maker Marchesini Group has completed the acquisition of Italy-based software company SEA Vision Group after acquiring a 48% stake in the business in 2018. Founded in Pavia, SEA Vision Group is engaged in the development of traceability, data collection and inspection systems in the pharmaceuticals and cosmetics packaging sector. With the acquisition, Marchesini Group has completed…

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Fedrigoni partners Mohawk to expand reach of specialty papers globally

ITALY – The Fedrigoni Group and Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. have entered into a manufacturing agreement to expand the reach of their specialty papers globally. The Fedrigoni Group is the first global player in the manufacture of high-added value specialty papers for luxury packaging and other creative applications and a world leader in premium labels and self-adhesive materials. Meanwhile, founded…

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Berlin Packaging snaps up industrial packaging supplier Bark

ITALY – US-based hybrid packaging company, Berlin Packaging has entered a definitive agreement to buy industrial packaging supplier Bark Packaging Group. Founded in 1978, Bark evolved from a traditional packaging wholesaler to a value-added supplier of industrial packaging. The company has expanded into flexible packaging with the acquisition of Dutch Pack International in 2017 and into UN-certified packaging for the…

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Packaging firm Mondi to divest Russian packaging paper mill for US$1.5B

RUSSIA – Paper and packaging company Mondi has agreed to sell its largest plant in Russia to an investment vehicle owned by Russian billionaire Viktor Kharitonin for 95 billion roubles (US$1.5 billion). The company follows many Western companies to leave the country completely following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, which has complicated doing business there. The buyer of the plant, Syktyvkar…

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