FPA partners with other industry associations/coalitions on issues of mutual interest. Below is a listing of current FPA partnerships.
- American Chemistry Council (ACC): FPA and ACC are working on recovery solutions for flexible packaging. Others involved in this collaborative effort include Amcor Flexibles Americas, Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), The Dow Chemical Company, Nestle, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, SC Johnson, Sealed Air Corporation, and SPI - Society of the Plastics Industry. Another joint focus is legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
- AMERIPEN: FPA is on AMERIPEN’s Technical Advisory Group. AMERIPEN focuses on environmental issues and advocacy and includes other associations, packaging suppliers and package users.
- Society of Plastics Industry (SPI): The focus of the partnership is on food safety issues including an effort to have Congress fund FDA’s work in approving food contact substances without user fees. Another issue is implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.
- Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC): FPA and SPC are collaborating on resource recovery of flexible packaging.
- National Association of Manufacturers (NAM): FPA supports NAM efforts in Congress to reduce the potential economic impact of the 2015 Ground Level Ozone standard. Additionally, FPA is part of the NAM Occupational Safety and Health Administration Committee.
- Small Business Administration Advocacy Group (SBA): FPA participates in the SBA Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act panel to contribute to the development of Process Safety Management regulations and enforcement.
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI): FPA is a contributory member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group; it is responsible for developing the U.S. position on Global Health and Safety Standard, ISO 45001.