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The Flexible Packaging Association is the U.S. association of the manufacturers of flexible packaging; and, material or equipment suppliers to the industry. Flexible packaging is produced from paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination of those materials, and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps, rollstock, and other flexible products.

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The articles below include press releases regarding construction, opening or closing of new facilities/plants, company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures or strategic alliances, news regarding industry leaders and senior level promotions or appointments, industry financial or economic news and major capital investments.


  • NAM Monday Economic Report, March 12, 2018

    Mar 12, 2018 03:41 PM

    Manufacturers added 31,000 workers in February, and revisions in the December and January data increased employment in the sector by 28,000 in total from previous estimates. As such, the latest jobs numbers confirm that the labor market has...

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  • SIG and Amcor Push Responsible Aluminum Sourcing Further

    Mar 12, 2018 03:26 PM

    Following its responsibility approach entitled WAY BEYOND GOOD, SIG is committed to sourcing 100% of its direct materials from only certified sources. Working together with value chain partner Amcor, the partnership aims to assure that the...

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  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Starts New Ethane Cracker in Baytown, Texas

    Mar 12, 2018 03:25 PM

    ​Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) announced today that it has successfully introduced feedstock and commenced operations of a new ethane cracker at its Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas. At peak production, the...

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  • CMD Corporation Names New President

    Mar 10, 2018 01:21 PM

    RICARDO ABUD has been named president for CMD Corporation, a 38-year-old design and manufacturing firm for converting, packaging and energy equipment, technology and aftermarket support. Currently Chief Operating Officer for the firm, Abud will...

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  • FPA Partners with EastPack 2018

    Mar 09, 2018 04:12 PM

    EastPack, part of the East Coast's largest advanced design and manufacturing event, is the annual must-attend trade show for discovering the latest packaging innovations and trends. Offering cutting-edge solutions for an array of industry...

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  • Prakash Industries to Venture into Flexible Plastic Packaging Business

    Mar 09, 2018 03:47 PM

    Prakash Industries announced that it is underway to demerge the business into a separate company. The demerger will give a new impetus to growth, creating a pure play plastics focused entity. The company is also strategically venturing into...

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  • CCL Industries to Acquire Treofan Americas for $225m

    Mar 09, 2018 03:46 PM

    CCL Industries, a provider of specialty label, security and packaging solutions, has agreed to acquire Treofan America and Trespaphan Mexico from their parent firm M&C in a deal worth $225m. The entities considered for acquisition represent the...

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  • Paula A. Sneed Elected to the Board of Directors of Berry Global Group, Inc.

    Mar 09, 2018 03:45 PM

    Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) announced today that Paula A. Sneed has been elected by the Company’s shareowners to its Board of Directors. Sneed, age 70, is the Chairperson and CEO of Phelps Prescott Group LLC (PPG), a strategy and...

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  • PSI Expands Leadership

    Mar 09, 2018 03:29 PM

    Brad Bastion – VP Sales & Marketing, Brad Bastion joins Plastic Suppliers as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Americas. Mr. Bastion’s industry experience includes leading national business development teams at Inteplast Group, Berry...

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  • MonoSol Investing $72 Million in Indiana Film Plant

    Mar 09, 2018 03:27 PM

    MonoSol LLC expects to spend $72 million in Indiana as the maker of water soluble films continues what has now become a years-long growth trend. The Merrillville, Ind.-based company has decided to move beyond its manufacturing footprint in...

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