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

  • ProAmpac Acquires El Dorado Packaging, Strengthening its Consumer and Industrial Paper Packaging Offering

    04.19.2021ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, announced that it has acquired El Dorado Packaging, a leading producer of consumer and industrial multi-wall packaging solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. El Dorado manufactures customized paper-based packaging...

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  • Former Jostens Plant in Visalia to be Leased to Italian Firm

    04.12.2021One of the mainstays of the Visalia economy has been Jostens American Yearbook, which closed its doors about a year ago after 25 years. The big printing plant churned out yearbooks for high school students all over the West Coast...

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  • Biden’s EPA Set to Take Up Issue of Dangerous "Forever" Poisons

    04.11.2021Hope Grosse grew up across the street from a military airbase just north of Philadelphia where she and her friends would watch firefighters practice putting out fires on old military planes. At night they would climb the fence to the...

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FPA Now - News On the Web

  • FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bills 582-1 to Oregon’s Senate Committee on Energy and Environmental

    04.08.2021The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is once again submitting testimony in opposition to SB582-1, as amended, having to do with extended producer responsibility programs for packaging and paper.

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  • FPA Signs Coalition Letter to Colorado’s Labor & Technology Committee in Opposition to SB 21-180 Concerning Efforts to Increase Recycling in Colorado

    03.22.2021As associations that represent foodservice packaging manufacturers throughout the United States, we respectfully oppose SB 21-180 – concerning efforts to increase recycling in Colorado. We believe this legislation takes the wrong approach, conflicts with current legislation and processes underway, and...

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  • FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Coalition Letter to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai Encouraging the Removal of Tariffs

    03.18.2021Congratulations on your confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative. We appreciate your dedication to public service and look forward to working with you on a worker-centric trade policy that benefits American workers, families, and businesses.

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Publications & Reports

  • Glenroy Salsa LCA Comparison

    04.19.2021The results in this scenario show that the premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of sustainability benefits when compared to a glass jar for packing and shipping salsa. These include lower fossil fuel and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, better...

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  • Glenroy Mayonnaise LCA (Inverted PET Bottle)

    04.19.2021The premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of sustainability benefits when compared to a rigid inverted container or PET jar for mayonnaise. These include lower fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions, better efficiency of materials and considerably less material...

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  • Glenroy Small Hummus LCA

    04.19.2021Hummus is a popular dip often packaged in a PET plastic tub. This Life Cycle Assessment study with a cradle-to-grave boundary evaluated a popular hummus brand in a 10 oz PET plastic tub and the premade STANDCAP Pouch, an eco-friendly...

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