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Our History

Forty years of experience has made Karton become a leading business in the manufacture of solid and corrugated polypropylene (PP) sheets.

This family business was set up some fifty years ago by two brothers, Matteo and Roberto Bressan, who were previously involved in the management of transport services. At first, Karton transformed carton packaging, hence the origin of the company's name. Our company was the first in Italy to understand the increasing need for customised packaging solutions for the furniture industry, at the apex of its expansion at that time, especially in North-East Italy.

Our previous experience acquired thanks to logistics offered additional expertise that was useful to help the furniture business clientele solve the technical problems related to the design of packaging and management of transport issues.

The first successful step was made in 1978 thanks to a pioneeristic idea, in fact Matteo – a man with a great vision and spirit of observation – had an intuition ahead of the times, when he encountered a new Japanese patent during a trade fair.

A brand new technology, consisting in the extrusion of corrugated PP sheets made its first appearance in Europe. All the interesting features of corrugated cardboard (light, easy to transform, protective...) combined with the superior mechanical properties of polypropylene (greater resistance to impacts, waterproof, recyclable).

The newly-born material proved to offer a wide range of advantages compared to corrugated carton. Soon, where the market was still unable to compete only because of the higher cost of PP against carton, Cartonplast® (PP sheet) was adopted as re-usable packaging. The rest is history.

Such an innovative project was held in high consideration, but at that same time it was ambitious considering that the Cartonplast® market was practically nonexistent and needed to be developed from scratch. In less easier times, by investing in R&D, thanks to an unwavering tenacity aiming at perfecting products, such efforts were finally rewarded. Karton soon mastered the techniques of extruding corrugated and solid polypropylene sheets, becoming the indisputable leader in Italy and all over Europe in the production of re-usable packaging.

Just like our ideas so ahead of the time, so have some strategic partnerships supported our company's success. In the Eighties, our collaboration with a major multinational company of the beverage sector such as Heineken proved to be crucial, in fact a particularly successful product was developed, i.e. the re-usable PP layer pad.  Karton  made important steps from a qualitative point of view thanks to the collaboration with the Zanussi Group for whom refrigerator components were manufactured.

In the Eighties, Karton aimed with foresightedness at the internationalization of business, becoming well-established in European markets starting from the German speaking countries. It was indeed in Germany, a country that has always had a very advanced approach to sustainability, where we established a layer pad pooling business for the major glass manufacturers. This was when the Cartonplast Group was established becoming a successful multinational group in the following years present all over Europe, in North America and Russia.

We then focused on the development of other fields of business: food industry, electrical household appliances, automotive industry, agriculture and building, with an increase of  turnover and know-how encompassing a wide range of products.

Such developments have always gone hand in hand with our continuous commitment to meet our customers' needs achieving a certified Management System in compliance with the standards ISO 9001, ISO 22000,  ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and LPS 1207.

Karton keeps on developing and firmly believes in a model of sustainable growth, both from an economic and environmental point of view.

In our 2 production units located in Sacile and S. Giorgio di Nogaro, Karton is equipped with extremely modern PP recycling systems, where products at the end of their lives, such as PP layer pads or pallets, turn into new ones made from recycled materials. A virtuous circle, a ‘cradle to cradle' approach that keeps us up to date with the ecologically sustainable vision of our time, and that has made us for 30 years the pioneers of Circular Economy thanks to our re-usable and long-life packaging solutions.

Now, as then, our strength lies in reliability, innovation and quality.

Dynamism and flexibility  are the specific features that have been combined with an advanced and efficient manufacturing technology.

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Privacy policy

Purpose of processing
We inform you that the personal data voluntarily provided by you will be processed by karton as personal data controller, for the purpose of:

a) providing the requested service and allowing karton to carry out the survey related to this service;
b) providing you, with your express consent, with commercial and/or promotional information, as well as sending you advertising material or performing direct sales activities or commercial communications on products, services and other activities of karton, or performing market research;
c) profiling, with your express consent, your behaviour, consumption and other habits in the sector in which karton operates, in order to improve the services offered by karton;

d) communicating, with your express consent, the data to related companies or third parties to karton, as well as to karton partner companies for processing, in order to provide commercial and/or promotional information, as well as sending advertising material or performing direct sales activities or interactive commercial communications on products, services and other activities of the aforementioned companies, or to carry out market research activities.

Data processing for any of the aforementioned purposes will be executed via paper-based, computerised or telematic means, whichever is most suitable for ensuring the security and confidentiality of the processed data.

Processing procedure
Personal data will be processed mainly using IT equipment.
The personal data that you voluntarily disclose to karton, however it is transmitted (completion of online forms, email communication, etc.), will be stored in a data handling application of karton exclusively for the purposes indicated above, and for the period stipulated by the relevant legislation.
For the purposes of this paragraph, karton undertakes to observe specific security measures to prevent the loss of data, their illicit or incorrect use and unauthorised access, in full compliance with the laws and regulations.

Compulsory/voluntary provision of data
Personal data is provided voluntarily.
However, the refusal of the interested party to provide personal data for the purposes referred to in points b), c) or d) will make it impossible for the data controller to send commercial offers and information on the company's activity.

Data Controller and Responsible Officer
The Controller for the described processing activities is karton, with headquarters in Viale Europa, 7 - 33077 Sacile (PN).
Processing operations will be carried out by Assignees appointed by the Data Controller and/or the Officer responsible for data processing, who operate under their direct authority in compliance with the instructions received.

Persons/bodies to whom/which personal data may be communicated, or who may access them in their capacity as Responsible Officers or data processing officers
Your data may be disclosed to external companies with which karton may consider collaborating, which, in any case, guarantee the adoption of security and confidentiality criteria equivalent to those adopted by karton, and which operate as external data processing bodies.
Your personal data may be disclosed to third parties to comply with legal obligations, or to comply with orders from public authorities, or to exercise a right in court. Furthermore, subject to your consent, your data may be disclosed to third parties as indicated in point d) of these guidelines.

Rights of the interested party
The interested party has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of his/her personal data, and of their communication, in an intelligible manner.
The interested party has the right to know the content and the origin of the personal data.
The interested party furthermore has the right to demand:

a) the updating, amendment, or, where he/she has an interest in it, the integration of the data;
b) the deletion, anonymization or blocking of unlawfully processed data, including data that does not need to be retained for the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently processed;
c) confirmation that those to whom the data is communicated or disclosed are notified of the actions referred to under points (a) and (b), including their content, unless the fulfilment thereof proves impossible or involves the use of means that are clearly disproportionate to the right being protected.

The interested party has the right to oppose, in whole or in part:

a) on legitimate grounds, the processing of his/her personal data, even if the data is relevant for the purpose of their collection;
b) the processing of their personal data for the purpose of sending advertising material or for direct sales, or for conducting market research or commercial communications.

In any case, the interested party remains free, at any time, to revoke consent by sending an informal notice to that effect to karton, at info@karton.it.

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To marketing activities:
i.e. the elaboration and processing of data by karton for the marketing purposes referred to under point b) of these guidelines, via the foreseen processing methods, i.e. paper-based, via automated and telematic means, by ordinary or electronic mail, telephone and any other computerised means.

Profiling activities

To profiling activities:
i.e. the elaboration and processing of data by karton for the purposes of profiling referred to in point c) of these guidelines, relating - by way of example and not exhaustive - to consumption and other habits, behaviour, consultation and use of the website.

Communication to third parties

To communication to third parties for marketing purposes:
i.e. the communication of data to companies connected to karton, as well as to partner companies of the same, which will be able to process them for the marketing purposes referred to in point d) of these guidelines, via the foreseen processing methods, i.e. paper-based, via automated and telematic means, by ordinary or electronic mail, telephone and any other computerised means.

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