We have invented new technologies for a modern and functional packaging
The success of the Piber Group has always been based on the technological innovation of products and processes, that have allowed to offer packagings with more and more eyecatching shapes, sophisticated decorations and competitive prices to the market.
The first innovation is dated back to 1963, when the first multicavity hot channel moulds, that allow high productivity eliminating the need to rework scrap material, were built.
With these revolutionary moulds, Piberplast became the major Italian producer of single portion packagings for yoghurt, creating for Galbani the first plastic packaging for “mass production”, that allowed the safe and cheap packing and distribution of a fresh and delicate product nationwide.
In the following years the food industry became interested in plastic packagings, radically changing the way of production and distribution of products. In the 1970’s the demand of product diversification started to be evident thanks to large national and multinational companies, the debut of supermarkets and the growing importance of television advertisement.
In 1974 Piber presented the first packaging manufactured with IML technology (in mould labelling), that allowed a perfect 4 colour decoration of plastic packaging, with extreme productive flexibility; first introduced into the ice-cream industry, such a solution was then adopted for cheese, margarine, mayonnaise and other products, becoming the key that opened the door for Piberplast products to the European market.
At the same time Esbe, that would later become part of the Piber Group, was developing the rotogravure printing technology on thermoformed packagings and lids, technology that tOday completes the range of technological solutions offered by Piber.
At the beginnlng of the 1980’s Piber Introduced polypropylene to the packaging market, a revolutionary material the properties of which were still being experimented, that allowed the production of even cheaper lighter packagings, able to conserve the organolecptic quality of food products without fearing the comparison with materials until then considered superior like glass.
In the 1990’s the most evident tendency was the demand for “natural” and “handicraft” food and drink.
The answer of the Piber Group was the immediate introduction of a new range of transparent materials, able to enhance the intrinsic characteristlcs of the products within, without giving up safety in the terms of packaging strength and food protection.
Such solutions are often accompanied with “safety” closures, that allow the elimination of the heatsealed film, in any case guaranteeing the final consumer about the inviolabllity of the packing.
The years 2000 are characterized by a precise trend to concentrate the agro Industriai sector under the control of few big multinatlonal companies, together with pressing demands of production efficiency and quality in its widest meaning.
The strategical orientation of Piber Group has been realized in several activities: developing the production robotic and piling the packagings in order to lower the risks of physical and biological pollution of the products; working in compliance with the procedures certified UNI EN ISO 9000; producing, where necessary, in CLEAN ROOM controlled conditions, adaptable to the most severe microblological specifications.
Design capability through Know How
Our partners can rely on the development of new products, created rapidly and professionally, thanks to our long-standing experience in the field of design, to our guiding position in the R&D market, and to our infra-structures aimed at the customer’s needs.
Leading-edge production technology, market-oriented research, and emphasis on development have all led to the creation of a new generation of plastic packaging items.
– Strategic projects management
– Development technology plus versatile, use-oriented applications
– State-of-the art plants
– Development of pilot moulds, sampling and laboratory tests accurately aimed at customers’ requirements
– 3D Models are designed with the aid of computers
The packaging items produced by the Piber Group conform to food container standards.
Periodic controls in the analysis laboratory certify the suitableness of the packaging items.
If correctly used, they conform to the Italian D.M. of 21/3/73 and to Regulation (CE) 1935/2004, al Regulation (CE) n. 2023/2006 e al Regulation (UE) n. 10/2011 (and subsequent updates).
The laboratories also carry out internal microbiological analysis and sanitary controls following the technical standard BRC Packaging (British Retail Consortium).