Balma, Capoduri & C.

Coccoina (1927)

Coccoina is a non-toxic glue paste made from natural ingredients – so especially suitable for kids! – with the reminiscent smell of sweet almonds. Invented in 1927 by Balma, Capoduri & C. (Voghera, Italy), Coccoina was the glue of choice for Italian schools and offices.

The packaging is simply stunning, looking more like a make-up product than an office appliance. The round aluminum tin, with the pretty blue logo wrapped around it, has a separate compartment underneath the screw-top lid to store the brush. It was the first time that an applicator was included in a glue container, making Coccoina both attractive and functional. Since it was first launched, the design of the Coccoina tin has luckily remained unchanged. A timeless classic.

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© Balma, Capoduri & C. Spa, Voghera, Italy

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