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Almost all products require a certain type of protection from the external environment or a control and management of the internal environment. This translates into the need of packaging materials and concepts, with variable complexity as required by the content.

Flexible packaging is experiencing a faster growth compared with other sectors of the packaging industry. It matches in many cases the needs of containment and protection with the capability of reducing the amount and weight of packaging materials, making packaging itself more sustainable.

In fact, also packaging is raising a global concern about sustainability, while at the same time provides solutions to sustainability and value preservation. Without a proper packaging, as mentioned, the vast majority of products would suffer from damages and this is particularly true for perishable goods, whose best examples are food and beverages.

The SAES Group has always been involved since the early days of its history with the development of sophisticated packaging solutions and we have recently decided to bring our expertise into the exciting world of flexible packaging. Capitalizing from our core competences in functional chemicals, our R&D labs are developing new functional coatings which will revolutionize the food packaging industry. With the acquisition of the majority stake in Metalvuoto S.p.A. – based in the neighbourhoods of Milan and present in the flexible packaging market, particularly for food applications – SAES aims at becoming a global player in sustainable packaging.

Focusing on the water-based coating deposition technology of Metalvuoto and SAES know-how and analytical capabilities, the SAES Group will foster the introduction of new, simplified packaging materials and concepts, having in mind to achieve both superior performances and greener packaging solutions, to allow full recyclability of the materials and, in combination with the proper substrates, bio-degradable and compostable packages: the ultimate packaging solution to preserve both the goods and our planet.

And these concepts, whose initial domain of application is in the preservation of feedstock, can be applied also in other flexible packaging market segments, such as pharma, medical and electronics among others.

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