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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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Trends in Packaging

  • International Standard Provides a New Color Management System

    Mar 21, 2019 09:52 AM

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced the completion of the development of ISO 20677, Image technology colour management — Extensions to architecture, profile format, and data structure. The ISO Technical Committee...

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  • 2019 Packaging Outlook: Flexible Plastic Packaging

    Mar 12, 2019 01:42 PM

    It is a new year — with a new Congress, and many new state legislatures — but the same trade wars and scrutiny over packaging and plastics exists; so, what is the outlook for flexible packing in the U.S.? Still strong and growing. The flexible...

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  • FPA Announces 2019 Flexible Packaging Achievement Award Winners

    Mar 07, 2019 06:00 AM

    The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winners of its 63rd Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. The winning entries were recognized during the FPA Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards...

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  • Nudging Converters Into Digital

    Feb 27, 2019 01:55 PM

    Philip Morris enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the converters it relies on for the vast majority of its cartons; but thought leaders in the firm understand that there are times when waiting for the supplier community to develop the...

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  • Six Packaging Design Trends That Will Dominate 2019

    Feb 22, 2019 01:57 PM

    Like any good design, packaging tells a story. It communicates what a product is, who it’s for, and it helps to communicate a brand’s value proposition. But in an increasingly saturated consumer landscape where countless new products are brought...

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  • CPGs on Deadline by Amazon to Overhaul Packaging

    Feb 22, 2019 01:56 PM

    Some consumer packaged goods brands have been asked by Amazon in recent months to overhaul their product packaging to be greener, sturdier and cheaper to ship, according to Forbes. From August 1, 2019, manufacturers with products identified for...

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  • How Color Can Help Customize Health and Beauty Products and Packaging

    Feb 21, 2019 01:58 PM

    There are many items that are personalized today, such as mugs and pillows or keychains and picture frames. In the food and beverage space specifically, we see personalization through campaigns like “Share a Coke,” where Coca-Cola featured common...

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  • CPGs Call on Machinery Builders to Help Meet e-Commerce Demands with More Flexible Packaging Equipment

    Feb 20, 2019 01:59 PM

    A new report from PMMI Business Intelligence, “E-Commerce: Think Inside The Box,” says some CPGs will build separate lines for e-commerce, and all agree a lot of capital is going to e-commerce machinery purchases. Sixty percent of those CPGs...

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  • Clariant Finds Blues & Greens Will Be Big in 2020

    Feb 12, 2019 02:00 PM

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the release of ColorForward 2020, the 14th edition of the annual color forecasting guide for the plastics industry. While consumer preference has been trending toward warmer tones in...

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  • 5 Ways to Reduce Packaging Costs

    Feb 11, 2019 02:01 PM

    Your packaging may be more important to your company’s success than you know. In addition to attracting consumers’ attention and protecting your products, it also can have a significant impact on your operating costs. Why? Because many businesses...

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