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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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  • Congress Probes Plastics Recycling Challenges

    May 03, 2019 11:13 AM

    The head of a U.S. House science subcommittee is calling for a national strategy around plastics recycling. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., made the call to upgrade decades-old waste infrastructure and deal with new challenges like microplastics...

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  • BASF Says Second Half will be Better After Weak Start to 2019

    May 03, 2019 11:09 AM

    German chemicals giant BASF expects to eke out some profit growth in 2019 as it banks on business to perk up with car production in the latter half of the year and on benefits from ongoing cost cuts. BASF, which held its annual shareholder meeting...

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  • Flexible Packaging Key Component for e-Commerce Shipping

    May 03, 2019 10:46 AM

    According to the “2019 Flexible Packaging Assessment Report” by PMMI Business Intelligence, consumers are more concerned that the products they buy online arrive in good condition, rather than how they appear online. And e-commerce only continues...

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  • Nearly 100 People Out of Work as Plant Near Pottsville Closes its Doors

    May 03, 2019 10:00 AM

    Nearly 100 people will be out of a job in the coming months. Officials with the Advansix plant near Pottsville just announced they will be closing their facility. The plant opened in 2016 making nylon films for food packaging. The plant employs 85...

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  • Koenig & Bauer with 10.2% Higher Order Intake

    May 03, 2019 09:59 AM

    2019 started well for the Koenig & Bauer group, posting a double-digit increase in order intake in the first quarter year-over year to €276.4m. This strong growth, which exceeded the industry average, was underpinned by significantly more orders...

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  • Daibochi Acquires Flexible Plastic Packaging Player for RM125 Million Cash

    May 03, 2019 09:57 AM

    Leading flexible packaging manufacturer Daibochi Berhad, formerly known as Daibochi Plastic And Packaging Industry Bhd, (Daibochi; 耐慕志; Bloomberg: DPP:MK; Reuters: DPPM.KL) proposed to acquire the entire equity of flexible plastic packaging (FPP)...

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  • AdvanSix Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    May 03, 2019 09:56 AM

    “In the first quarter, we successfully navigated through shortages and delivery delays of cumene, our key raw material, maintained our focus on safe and stable operations and generated higher earnings versus the prior year. We once again captured...

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  • U.S. Rep. Stevens Holds Hearing to Examine Recycling Technologies

    May 02, 2019 11:15 AM

    U.S. Congresswoman Haley Stevens, who represents Michigan’s 11th District and is the chair of the House Subcommittee on Research & Technology, held a hearing, “Closing the Loop: Emerging Technologies in Plastics Recycling,” on April 30 in...

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  • The Shelf-Life Challenge

    May 02, 2019 11:14 AM

    Through both the CEFLEX initiative and unilateral R&D efforts across the industry, the flexible plastics industry is very much occupied with the circular economy problem. But in the meantime pressure on the planet’s resources continues to grow...

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  • DowDuPont Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

    May 02, 2019 11:10 AM

    "Each business aggressively managed the levers within our control and benefitted from the strong foundations we have put in place in the face of discrete headwinds, including the effects of unprecedented bad weather, margin compression in key...

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