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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 Times They'll Keep A-Changing

    Apr 03, 2018 02:59 PM

    In retrospect, the era that constituted my early years as president and CEO of PMMI feels like a tipping point for an evolution in the packaging industry. I’ve seen countless trends come and go over the years, as consumers became more of a force...

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  • How to Capitalise on the Street Food Movement

    Mar 26, 2018 03:00 PM

    Colpac shares some tips on how packaging can help make the most of the growing street food movement. From vegan style battered tofu and barbecued jackfruit, to pulled pork brioche baps, there’s no denying the British Street Food revolution is in...

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  • Meeting Retail & Consumer Demand for Food Packaging Conformity

    Mar 24, 2018 03:02 PM

    Daniela Verhaeg, a Product Inspection specialist with Mettler Toledo (, explains how advanced detection technologies can meet retailer and consumer demand for packaging conformity in the food sector. Why is packaging conformity so...

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  • How to Package Online, Lifestyle Phenomena into a Brand Poised for Success on Shelf

    Mar 15, 2018 03:03 PM

    Many of today’s successful new brands are created by upstart innovators and built on engagement with millions online. They catch the eye of big-box retailers looking to translate the online following into in-store traffic and sales. Tone it Up...

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  • Designing for Millennials

    Mar 12, 2018 03:04 PM

    Like most of you, I’ve read many articles about millennials, each one describing how this generation differs from previous ones. Being the first generation to be brought up in an environment that promotes “instant gratification” through technology...

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  • How Manufacturers Can Develop Packaging for the Health-Conscious Consumer:

    Mar 06, 2018 03:05 PM

    There are two ways manufacturers can leverage packaging to meet the busy, health-conscious consumers’ time sensitivity needs: Communicating nutritional value and designing it to complement the on-the-go person. Consumers who want a healthy snack...

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  • Q&A on Medical Marijuana: Key Opportunities for Flexible Packaging

    Feb 26, 2018 04:20 PM

    While medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, there is still much to be determined in the packaging realm. We talk with Todd Meussling, National Accounts Manager for Presto’s Fresh-Lock® Slider Zipper, about how...

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  • Pop! Snapple Now in PET, But It still Looks and Sounds Like the Original

    Feb 22, 2018 04:22 PM

    The well-known Snapple beverage bottle is now plastic, and it still has the metal cap that makes the distinctive “pop” sound when you open it. A metal cap on a PET bottle is big deal, Snapple officials said. “As far as we know, it’s the first...

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  • Packaging Design Opportunities Abound in the 4th Dimension

    Feb 20, 2018 03:08 PM

    Digital technologies like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality are transforming companies and their relationships with consumers. Applying these and other technologies to the business of packaging offers myriad...

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  • Innovation and Technology in Products a Key Factor to Fuel Industry Growth

    Feb 20, 2018 03:07 PM

    As mentioned in my last blog post for ICE USA, steady growth and expansion of the flexible packaging industry is going to rely on three growth factors: Innovation and technology in products; Growth in new and existing markets; and the ability...

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