With a family-run nature and an international push, Ecopack boasts 80-plus years of experience in manufacturing paper baking molds and containers for the food sector, in particular for confectionery. Turin, where it all started in 1939, is the beating heart of a group that is currently led by Annalisa and Francesco Ferri. The company owns 5 additional branches (Brazil, Canada, India, Russia, and Tunisia), with over 400 employees.
Ecopack’s approach follows the complete production chain, from the design and prototyping of news molds – always in close collaboration with the most prominent confectionery businesses – to manufacturing and sale to end-users.
A constantly evolving technology, which focuses on sustainability, is adopted. The scope of the company’s research is to find raw materials granting a smaller carbon footprint along the entire supply chain and, at the same time, to keep the distinctive features of its molds unvaried. Tangible actions attest to such effort: by the end of 2021, all the products made by Ecopack at its Italian plants will be FSC®-certified.
But the most relevant news from the sustainability perspective concern the Panettoncino and Panettone Alto and Basso molds made of compostable natural paper. They were recently assigned the “OK Compost – INDUSTRIAL” label by TÜV Austria, thus showing that a traditional product such as a panettone mold can keep an eye on the future responding to the market demand to use increasingly sustainable food packaging.