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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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  • New Chief Executive Officer of Bischof + Klein

    May 09, 2018 10:31 AM

    As part of the generation change within the Bischof + Klein executive board, Dr. Tobias Lührig joined the Lengerich-based packaging and film specialist's management as its chief executive officer on 1st May 2018. A holder of a doctorate in...

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  • Klockner Pentaplast Announces Major Pharma Capacity Expansion in Cotia to Support Growing Markets

    May 08, 2018 10:32 AM

    Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Division (kp Pharma) announces a 5 million Euro investment in their Cotia, Brazil facility. kp will expand capacity at its Brazilian location to enable new products to be manufactured in...

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  • NAM Monday Economic Report, May 7, 2018

    May 07, 2018 12:25 PM

    Manufacturers added 24,000 workers in April, the seventh consecutive month with robust hiring growth in the sector, averaging 26,571 per month over that time frame. As such, the latest jobs numbers confirm that the labor market has tightened...

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  • Kansas City Firm Alleges Mid-Missouri Companies Stole Trade Secrets

    May 06, 2018 12:26 PM

    Two Mid-Missouri companies are fending off a lawsuit from a Kansas City business that alleges the companies stole trade secrets. Kansas City-based Gateway Packaging sued the parent company of Meta-based Diamond Pet Foods and Jefferson City-based...

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  • Novolex to Acquire The Waddington Group From Newell Brands

    May 04, 2018 12:29 PM

    Novolex, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and an industry leader in packaging choice and sustainability, today announced it will acquire The Waddington Group from Newell Brands, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 60...

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  • Mondi Poised to Close Scunthorpe Site

    May 04, 2018 12:28 PM

    The international packaging and paper group, headquartered in Vienna, has initiated a 45-day consultation over the proposed closure of the Scunthorpe plant, which produces food and non-food flexo packaging. The site, on the Foxhill Industrial...

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  • B&G Products Becomes Part of Sirane Group

    May 04, 2018 12:27 PM

    SIRANE has acquired flexible packaging manufacturer B&G Products in a move which expands Sirane’s product range and allows for expansion at B&G. B&G Products – a UK-based manufacturer of bags and pouches – has become part of the Sirane Group, with...

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  • Liqui-Box Names Andrew McLeland As Chief Operating Officer

    May 03, 2018 12:36 PM

    Liqui-Box, a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions is pleased to announce that Andrew McLeland has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Liqui-Box. Andrew brings over 25 years of domestic and global experience, holding key...

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  • Koenig & Bauer: First Quarter of 2018 in Line with Expectations

    May 03, 2018 12:35 PM

    After fully achieving and even exceeding its guidance last year thanks to strong revenue and earnings performance in the fourth quarter, the Koenig & Bauer group remains on track to meet its targets for 2018, underpinned by a high order backlog...

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  • Berry Sees Bonus Savings from Clopay

    May 03, 2018 12:33 PM

    Berry Global Group Inc. expects to save much more money from its acquisition of Clopay Plastic Products Co. Inc. than the company previously believed. The Evansville, Ind.-based company is out with an updated estimate of cost savings associated...

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