FPA Update


FPA “Update” is a section in every issue of Flexible Packaging magazine devoted to Association news, detailing association activities, initiatives and accomplishments. 

Flexible Packaging magazine is the official publication for the Flexible Packaging Association.  A large portion of readers are FPA members, who comprise every aspect of the flexible packaging industry.  The flexible packaging industry is a $30 billion industry in the United States alone.

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Below are links to recent FPA "Update" articles.


April 2016

  • 2016 Annual Meeting is FPA's Biggest
  • State of the Industry: Revenues at $31 Billion  
  • 2% Growth for Flexibles in Europe
  • FPA Installs 2016 Board
  • FPA Annual Meeting: The Big Picture Side  
  • PE Prices Weak, PP Stays Strong 
  • Packages Star on the Internet
  • Environment, Safety Top EHS Summit Issues 
  • Calendar of Events

March 2016

  • 2016 Achievement Awards: Innovation for Consumers

January/February 2016

  • Networking, Content, Awards Highlight FPA Annual Meeting  
  • Food Waste Moves Up in National Priority
  • FPA Role: Be One Voice for Flexible Packaging
  • ‘Pulse’ Report Says Profits Up for ‘15
  • FPA Welcomes New Members

December 2015

  • The ‘Wow’ That Wins for Consumers, Brand Owners 
  • Deadline Nears for EHS Summit  
  • When Flexibles Drive Retailer Success
  • How Private Equity Evaluates Companies 
  • Making Plans for the FPA Annual Meeting  

November 2015

  • Study: Flexibles Add Value to Brands 
  • FPA Welcomes New Members
  • Good Management Can Combat Cyber Crime
  • 2016 FPA Annual Meeting Defines Key Issues           
  • 2016 Resins: PP Tight, New PE Capacity
  • EPA, OSHA Issues Dominate Environment, Health and Safety
  • 2016 Economic View: Plan for Expansion 

October 2015

  • Save March 1-3, 2016 for FPA Annual Meeting
  • Nov. 12: Deadline for FPA Awards 
  • Environment and Safety Summit Probes EPA, OSHA Priorities
  • FPA Committee Actions Aim at Nano, Toxics, Business Issues       
  • Gain Industry Insights With FPA Publications         
  • Buyers Guide as Another Resource 
  • Study Asks How to Increase Recovery 
  • Brochure Explains Resource Recovery  

September 2015

  • Yes, It's ‘Pyrolysis’ But Think ‘Upcycling’
  • FPA Welcomes New Member
  • 2014 M&A Deals Echo Pre-Recession Levels   
  • Conference Probes Flexible Pack Issues  
  • Enter the FPA Achievement Awards to Show Converting Skills   

August 2015

  • ‘14 Flex Packaging Sales Hit $31.1 bn
  • Get Customers View at Fall Conference
  • AMERIPEN Forum: Find Value in Waste
  • Find Suppliers With FPA’S Buyers Guide
  • FPA Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council Provides Great Value to the Industry
  • FPA and SPMC Honor Robert Dodrill
  • 2015 Executive Conference

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