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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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Industry News


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  • NAM Monday Economic Report, May 14, 2018

    May 14, 2018 10:26 AM

    There were continuing signs of strength in the labor market last week, with job openings for nonfarm payroll businesses rising to a new all-time high, up to 6,550,000 in March. Hiring has been the top challenge for the past two quarters in the...

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  • It's in the Bag: Salem Lakes Business Sees Expansion After Relocating

    May 13, 2018 10:27 AM

    Before relocating from Lake Villa, ll., Vonco Products, a maker of flexible, specialty shaped plastic packaging for food, breast milk and hazardous medical and industrial materials, was literally bursting at the seams. After launching an image...

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  • Intertape Polymer Group Reports 2018 First Quarter Results

    May 10, 2018 10:28 AM

    Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (TSX:ITP) (the "Company") today released results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018. All amounts in this press release are denominated in US dollars unless otherwise indicated and all percentages are...

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  • NAM Global Manufacturing Economic Report, May 2018

    May 10, 2018 09:29 AM

    The global economy continues to show signs of strength, even as much of the recent data reflect some slowing in many markets, helping to boost international demand. In updated figures on TradeStats Express, U.S.- manufactured goods exports have...

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  • DowDuPont Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

    GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.47. Adjusted earnings1 per share increased 7 percent to $1.12, compared with pro forma adjusted earnings per share in the year-ago period of $1.05. Adjusted earnings per share excludes...

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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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