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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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  • Flexo Concepts Sets Sail to Celebrate 30 Years as Doctor Blade Leader

    Jul 06, 2018 04:44 PM

    In the town that will soon commemorate the arrival of the Pilgrims 400 years ago, Flexo Concepts recently celebrated three decades of success as a leading global doctor blade manufacturer. The company treated its local business partners to a tour...

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  • Robert Mart Invests 3 Million in New Machinery in the Wake of a Stellar Year

    Jul 06, 2018 03:48 PM

    The Leeds-based Roberts Mart and Co, one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers and suppliers of flexible packaging, has invested £3 million in brand-new state-of-the-art machinery. The investment comes in the wake of a tremendously...

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  • What's the Real Price of Getting Rid of Plastic Packaging?

    Jul 06, 2018 03:33 PM

    Walking along a short section of stony beach, Claire Waluda stoops briefly to pick up something from between the rocks. It is a brightly coloured plastic bottle top – just one of hundreds of bits of plastic that she finds washed ashore on the...

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  • W&H Forms Joint Venture with Packing Machinery Maker Haver & Boecker

    Jul 05, 2018 03:52 PM

    Windmöller & Hölscher KG has formed a joint venture with German packing machinery maker Haver & Boecker OHG. The new joint company, Aventus GmbH & Co. KG, was formed June 11 as a 50-50 partnership and will specialize in filling technology for...

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  • Amcor Names Aluisio Ragazzi Fonseca as Vice President, Flexibles, South America

    Jul 05, 2018 03:50 PM

    Amcor, the world’s largest supplier of flexible packaging, has named Aluisio Ragazzi Fonseca Vice President and General Manager of its South America Flexibles business unit, effective July 2. “We’re pleased to welcome Aluisio to Amcor at an...

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  • Pro-Pac Buys Perfection in $58m Spree

    Jul 04, 2018 03:53 PM

    Pro-Pac Packaging is acquiring Melbourne based Perfection Packaging and Polypak in Auckland for a combined total of $58m, with the company saying it is adhering to its strategy of high growth in the flexibles market. The company is buying 40...

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  • Gietz USA LLC Formed

    Jul 03, 2018 03:54 PM

    Gietz AG, the family-owned Swiss leader in flatbed hot foil stamping and embossing machines, is going to cooperate with Gietz USA LLC to increase its direct representation to existing and new customers in the USA and Canada. Gietz USA is an...

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  • Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. Enhances Services For the Fastener Industry

    Jul 03, 2018 11:14 AM

    Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., a leading U.S. pollution abatement firm, announced today that it will focus its sales and marketing efforts on the fastener industry. As a part of their ongoing 2018 sector diversification strategy as well as the...

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  • Siegwerk Launches Webshop for Sheetfed Products

    Jul 03, 2018 11:11 AM

    With the launch of the e-commerce platform for sheetfed offset inks, the printing ink manufacturer is offering customers an optimal digital channel for simplified order processing and increased efficiency. Siegwerk, one of the world's leading...

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  • Mica Hires New Supply Chain Director

    Jul 03, 2018 11:10 AM

    Mica Corporation, a leading supplier of water-based primers and coatings to the global flexible converting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alphonse Aconfora as Supply Chain Director. Alphonse has a 30-year history of...

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