You don’t forget your first can – Wax Overly 1959

In the heart of 1959, our founder, Vincenzo Cereda, built his first industrial warehouse: a place destined to become the cornerstone of the production of the iconic rectangular wax floor boxes by Overly.

We are proud to be able to look back at our history with admiration for Vincenzo, his pioneering spirit, and for all the collaborators who have contributed.

Supporting The Ocean Decade at Interpack 2023

At Silfa, we are proud to introduce you to three remarkable creations: Miami the dolphin, Angelino the fish, and Marina the turtle.

These magnificent masterpieces realized by the Italian artist Andrea Cereda have a unique origin: they were born from used pails. Their purpose goes beyond their artistic beauty, they play a vital role in spreading an essential message: metal can be recycled forever.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, this year we chose to showcase oceanic animals at Interpack to support The Ocean Decade, a 10-year plan developed by UNESCO, which aim is to transform our oceans into clean, healthy, safe, and resilient environments once again.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the visitors who participated in Interpack 2023 and showed their support. Your presence and enthusiasm have been invaluable in spreading the message of metal recycling and highlighting the significance of The Ocean Decade.

We invite you to join us in the next Interpack.

A warm welcome for you | INTERPACK 2023

SILFA, a leader in metal packaging solutions, is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming Interpack 2023.

At this renowned event, we will proudly showcase our newest innovations and iconic products, allowing us to meet with current and potential clients in person and identify the perfect packaging solution for their products.

Our stand theme for this year is something very close to our heart, and we look forward to presenting it to all attendees. We extend a warm welcome to all to visit us at Hall 7, stand 70C02 from May 4th to May 10th.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with us and discover new possibilities for your packaging.

Be smarter, be conical

The Importance of Choosing Conical Drums over Cylindrical Drums

When it comes to packaging and transporting liquid or powder-based products, the choice of drum is critical. While cylindrical drums have been a popular option for many years, conical drums are becoming an increasingly popular choice due to several advantages they offer. One of the biggest advantages of conical drums is that they can save transport costs and storage space, making them a smarter choice for businesses. In this article, we will explore the key benefits of choosing conical drums over cylindrical drums.

  1. Saving Transport Costs: Conical drums are designed to be stackable, which means that more drums can be loaded onto a single pallet or truck. This results in fewer trips, reducing transportation costs and improving efficiency. Additionally, the conical shape of the drums allows them to be nested inside each other when empty, further reducing the amount of space needed for transportation.


2. A pallet of cylindrical drums compared to conical drums Maximizing Storage Space: Conical drums are also designed to maximize storage space, making them an ideal choice for businesses that have limited storage space. The tapered shape of the drums allows them to be nested inside each other, reducing the amount of space needed to store empty drums. This is especially important for businesses that need to store large quantities of drums and want to minimize the amount of space they take up.


  1. scaricare fustiEase of Handling: Conical drums are also easier to handle than cylindrical drums. The tapered shape of the drums makes them easier to grip, lift and destock. You can also use SILFA PILLOW to destock it even easier. This is particularly important for businesses that need to handle large numbers of drums on a daily basis.


  1. Reduced Waste: The conical shape of the drums also reduces waste. The drums are designed to discharge their contents more efficiently, reducing the amount of waste left in the drum and improving product utilization. This can result in significant cost savings for businesses, as well as reducing their environmental impact.

In conclusion, choosing conical drums over cylindrical drums can offer numerous benefits for businesses. From reducing transportation costs and maximizing storage space to improving ease of handling and reducing waste, conical drums offer a smart choice for companies that need to transport and store liquid or powder-based products. If you are looking for high-quality conical drums, be sure to check out the range of products offered by Silfa, a leading producer of metal packaging.

Visit to learn more about the benefits of conical drums and find the perfect packaging solution for your business today!


A top-quality product needs a top-quality package. Why? 

It’s no secret that product packaging plays a huge role at the point of sale.

Packaging is your customer’s first impression of your brand. It communicates the quality of your product and the values of your company, and Metal packaging is one of the best solutions you can find in the market.

Here are just three of the numerous reasons why metal packaging is better than other packages:


Metal immediately gives the idea of upscale and sophisticated to your customers.  

In addition, a metal container can be shaped in order to non-verbally communicate desired brand imagery: easier to grip, open, dispense and longer shelf life.


Flexible, strong and lightweight are the key attributes of SILFA Metal Packaging.
As an added bonus, there is a 90% reduction* in packaging damaged in transit.


Last but not least: sustainability.

Sustainability has become a critical driver in customer buying decisions. Metal cans, pails and drums can be recycled forever. When metal products reach the end of their useful life, the materials are simply collected and recycled, again and again, with no loss of their inherent properties. Once metal enters the material-to-material loop, it will always be available for future generations.

*compared to plastic packagings.


Our 220 l conical drums have obtained a new UN certificate of approval for the carriage of liquid hazardous goods. Please find below a table with the list of certificates that we have achieved:

Model Thickness Weight Quantity per pallet
SOLID CP22L7 0,7 mm 13 kg No.52  CP3 114x114x200
SOLID CP22L7 0,9 mm 16 kg No.52 CP3 114x114x200
LIQUID CP22L8 0,8 mm 16,4 kg No.52 CP3 114x114x200
UN1A2/Y1,2/80/**/F/SLF/LRM AG51 # UN1A2/Z1,8/80/F/SLF/LRM AG51

Please do not hesitate to ask if you need further information.


25-27 September 2018.
The European packaging trade fair in Nuremberg (Germany) has just finished.
This year it has brought together over 1,500 exhibitors of the packaging world and relative processes, in 12 exhibition halls with 45,000 trade visitors (vs. 2016 41,000).
New trends, new perspectives and new opportunities have met during this important three-day event in which we had the fortune to participate, demonstrating that the European packaging sector is rich in diversity and dynamism.
Thank you all for taking the time to meet us at our stand!


19th April 2017
Vincenzo Cereda and his business partner founded Silfa in 1957. At that time the employees were three: his wife Elia, Pinetta (Giusy for friends) and Maurilio, lifelong friend and cousin.
The idea comes from the founder’s love for his job as head of mechanical workshop, that used to bring home some work to do before and after his usual working day.
Two years later, as the business was doing well, they decided to buy a warehouse, called Lerón, in order to expand their production and acquire new customers.
Today the second-generation is continuing the business, while the third one is starting to enter.
Silfa is therefore the result of the intuitive choices of Vincenzo’s successors that were able to keep alive his values without losing sight of the future and market needs.
Over the years the company has evolved, introducing new production lines and quality products
On 19th April 2017 Silfa turned 60. All the employees have commemorated the event together.

METAL recycles forever

As consumers are becoming more and more concerned about the impact that packaging can have on the environment, Metal Packaging Europe is encouraging the licensed use of the Recycling Mark, trademarked and exclusive property of Metal Packaging Europe.
The idea behind the use of this logo is to take part to a worldwide behaviour change campaign aimed to help people to understand the key role they have to play in keeping metal in the material loop by recycling their empty packaging.

Silfa is proud to wear and embody this trademark as well as to share its powerful meaning.