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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

  • 5 Packaging Trends Emerging in 2019

    Mar 18, 2019 02:53 PM

    In the ever-changing packaging industry, new styles come and go; consumers’ needs and desires shift and evolve; and brands are always on the lookout for a way to get ahead in their respective markets. This will prove no less true in 2019, as...

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  • U.S. Flexible Plastics Industry Gets Boost from Amazon's Packaging Changes

    Mar 13, 2019 02:55 PM

    Amazon’s decision to move toward lightweight flexible plastic mailers over its traditional cardboard boxes will likely set a trend for the rest of the industry, according to Wood Mackenzie Chemicals’ recent Q1 2019 Flexible Packaging Global Market...

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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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  • 2019 Packaging Outlook: The Future Is Now

    Mar 12, 2019 11:09 AM

    Packaging is constantly changing, and to keep up with consumer and retail/CPG demand, we have to look at the future as “now.” Thinking ahead in order to forecast and make predictions on what will trend and how machines and materials can be used in...

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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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  • Packaging Addresses a New Era of Retail

    Mar 06, 2019 02:56 PM

    Driven by e-commerce, retail continues to evolve, and sales channels and traditional packaging continue to blur. Fundamental change is taking hold on how product is sold and delivered to consumers. Consistent with most change, it’s creating both...

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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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