One of the highlights of Pack Expo International 2018 was a roundtable discussion organised by Ucima and the Italian Trade Agency (Chicago Offfice) entitled “E-commerce in Packaging: new challenges for the US and Italian packaging industries”.  During the event, which was held at Eataly on 14 October, Italian and US packaging professionals discussed the impact of e-...
​The Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, UCIMA will be present at Pack Expo International 2018, the most important event for the industry in North America.  On 14 October a roundtable discussion with leading players from the world of packaging will explore the changes made by e-commerce to the entire consumer supply chain. The countdown has begun to Pack...
The new 2017 financial statement data for the Acimac sample of world ceramic tile manufacturers analysed by the Acimac Research Department reveal a further improvement in Italy’s performance with respect to its international competitors, including growth in both production efficiency and profitability. However, sales growth slowed with respect to the exceptional results of 2016. The improvement...
Italian companies to display the world’s leading products at Düsseldorf. An impressive number of Italian companies, exactly 54 members, are participating in the 25th edition of Glasstec, taking place October 23-26. All together, they will occupy a 10,650 m2 exhibit area.  Pavilion 16, dedicated entirely to Made-in-Italy products for Flat Glass processing, will be represented by...
Nicola Lattuada and Nancy Mammaro will assist GIMAV's President Michele Gusti during the 2018-2020 term. At the September 5th meeting of the Governing Board, the remaining chairs on the GIMAV Presidential team for the 2018 - 2020 biennium were filled with the election of the two Vice Presidents. Newly-elected Nicola Lattuada (Adelio Lattuada srl) and Nancy Mammaro (Mappi...
Tecnargilla 2018 will feature over 80,000 square metres of technology and innovation for the ceramic world. Over 400 exhibitors from 25 countries showcasing the very best in technology and aesthetics will be at the show, confirming Tecnargilla's international outlook. Buyers from 27 countries Over 100 primary producers of tiles, bathroom fittings and bricks are expected, from 27...
The website makeover for Vitrum, the international trade show specialized in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass and in glass and processed products for industry, is up and running and ready to be explored at https://www.vitrum-milano.com/en/. The new layout and graphic design offer the ultimate user-friendly experience thanks to an entirely updated information and...
Italian imports of plastics and rubber processing machinery racked up an impressive 23% increase in the first half of 2018 with regard to the same period in 2017. On the other hand, we must make us of fractions to describe growth in exports, evidencing the lacklustre performance heralded in the early months of the year. While still well into the black at over one billion euros, the...
CHICAGO, September 10, 2018 - In order to highlight the substantial Italian participation at two major shows opening today in Chicago and to enhance the overall awareness of Italy as a top solution provider to the North American marketplace for advanced manufacturing machinery and technology solutions, the Italian Trade Agency, in partnership with three of Italy’s leading manufacturers...
The climate of recent times, characterized by a consistent improvement of all indicators, could not last forever. So, here we are, packing up for the summer break, with some hints and reflections… starting from the first trend emerging in the second quarter of this year, namely the widespread slowdown of orders. The traditional quarterly survey by Acimall, the Confindustria member...

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