The Voice of the Flexible Packaging Industry

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The Flexible Packaging Association is the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry. FPA is comprised of manufacturers of flexible packaging and material/equipment suppliers to the flexible packaging industry.

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The Sustainable Packaging Solution

Less energy. Fewer resources. Smaller footprint.

Flexible packaging requires less water and energy to manufacture and transport, and it generates small quantities of greenhouse gases on its way to market, making it a sustainable packaging solution.

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Innovation at Point-of-Sale

Convenience. Freshness. Protection.

Growing numbers of consumer product manufacturers are switching to flexible packaging thanks to its dynamic shelf appeal, protective properties and consumer ease of use and storage at home.

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Educational and Networking Opportunities

Connecting. Advancing. Leading.

From the Annual Meeting to the Fall Executive Conference, FPA places a high priority on keeping its members informed, up-to-date and connected.

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Industry News

  • Missouri-based Ample Labels Acquired by Resource Label Group

    09.21.2021Resource Label Group, LLC, a full-service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packaging industry has announced the acquisition of Ample Labels located in Nixa, Missouri. With the addition of Ample Labels, Resource Label will...

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  • Vanguard USA, a Durst Group Company, Establishes its European Branch in Brixen, Italy

    09.20.2021Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, announces that Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, a U.S. company acquired last year and headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, is establishing its European branch in Brixen, Italy. Vanguard Digital Printing USA...

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  • Cosmo Films Announces BOPP Expansion in India

    09.20.2021Cosmo Films has announced expansion by setting up reportedly the world’s largest BOPP film production line at Aurangabad, India, with an annual rated capacity of 67,000 metric tons. The BOPP line will require investment of about 350 crores INR (47.5...

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FPA Now - News On the Web

  • EU Recyclers Question Ceflex Proposals on Plastic Film

    09.22.2021Ton Emans, PRE president and chair of its LDPE working group, warned that the Ceflex ‘quality recycling process’ plan was “not in line with the objective of making flexible packaging household waste fully circular." He said it would jeopardise "well-established...

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  • FPA Signs Floor Alert in Opposition to California SB 343

    09.07.2021SB 343 is MORE than just a labeling bill and establishes stringent criteria for what can be considered recyclable, and creates a definition of “recyclable” which will have impacts on all future legislation related to the circular economy and recycled...

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  • FPA Combats Critical Worker Shortage

    09.02.2021The flexible packaging industry is a dynamic and growing industry where technologies are rapidly evolving. Manufacturing in the 21st century is a whole new world, especially in a post-COVID-19 environment, and today’s production facilities incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and processes, from...

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Publications & Reports

  • Call for Entries: FPA 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition

    09.23.2021The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition Call for Entries is now available. The deadline for entries is...

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  • FPA Signs Floor Alert in Opposition to California SB 343

    09.23.2021SB 343 is MORE than just a labeling bill and establishes stringent criteria for what can be considered recyclable, and creates a definition of “recyclable” which will have impacts on all future legislation related to the circular economy and recycled...

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  • FPA Supports the Proposed DOE/EERE Research Program for Upcycling of Multilayer Films

    09.23.2021The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) would like to express its support and endorsement for the proposed DOE/EERE research program titled “Integrated Upcycling of Multilayer Films to Chemicals,” Topic Area 1: Novel Approaches to Recycling and Upcycle Films. FPA represents flexible...

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