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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


The articles below include press releases regarding construction, opening or closing of new facilities/plants, company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures or strategic alliances, news regarding industry leaders and senior level promotions or appointments, industry financial or economic news and major capital investments.


  • ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies Published

    Sep 04, 2018 02:26 PM

    The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies ranking of the world’s major chemical producers by sales is available for download, the data and analytics provider said on Tuesday. The Top 100 lists chemical companies by sales in the most recent financial...

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  • Australia's Orora to Acquire Packaging Distribution Firm Bronco Packaging

    Sep 04, 2018 12:15 PM

    Australian packaging products and services provider Orora has reached a deal to acquire US-based packaging distribution firm Bronco Packaging. Valued at around $24m, the transaction is part of the company’s efforts to expand its Orora Packaging...

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  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo to Support Coated Specialties Capabilities in Brazil

    Sep 03, 2018 12:14 PM

    Ahlstrom-Munksjö is planning to make a €21m investment to support coated specialities capabilities at its Jacarei plant in Brazil. The investment is set to be completed in Q3 2019 and will enable the company to better serve customers in South...

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  • New Branding for Innovia Films

    Sep 01, 2018 11:06 AM

    On completion of the acquisition of Treofan Americas, CCL Industries announced that the company would immediately transition to trade under the name of Innovia Films. At this time the decision was also taken to rebrand Innovia Films as a whole...

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  • Pactiv Pushes for Tariffs on Range of Chinese Packaging

    Aug 31, 2018 12:18 PM

    activ LLC, one of the largest U.S. plastics companies, is pushing for tariffs on a range of Chinese injection molded and thermoformed packaging, including cutlery and tableware. Pactiv CEO John McGrath says an influx of imports from China has...

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  • Uflex Builds New Flexible Packaging Plant

    Aug 29, 2018 12:20 PM

    With the patent period for flexible liquid packaging ending, Indian packaging major Uflex Limited has commissioned its first liquid packaging facility at Sanand for an investment of Rs 5.8 billion. With an annual production capacity of seven...

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  • Paul Cooper Appointed to Lead Sun Chemical Security Division

    Aug 28, 2018 12:21 PM

    Sun Chemical announces that the Sun Chemical Security division will operate under the brand name of Luminescence, the highly regarded manufacturer of security and brand protection inks that Sun Chemical acquired earlier this year. Suppliers of the...

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  • Virginal Paper Starts Production

    Aug 27, 2018 12:24 PM

    Formerly known as Idempapers, Virginal Paper has now started production of specialty papers again. Only one of the two machines is currently running. Belgian company Virginal Paper - formerly Idempapers - has started operating after an idle period...

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  • Schur Flexible CEO Thorsten Kuhn Steps Down After Four Months; Austrian Packaging Producer Restructures Management

    Aug 27, 2018 12:23 PM

    The CEO of Schur Flexibles (Wiener Neudorf / Austria; www.schurflexibles.com) since April 2018, Thorsten Kühn – see Plasteurope.com of 30.04.2018 – is already leaving the packaging supplier. The company says that Kühn is withdrawing to take up...

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  • Berry Global Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Laddawn, Inc.

    Aug 27, 2018 12:22 PM

    Berry Global Group, Inc. (“Berry”) (NYSE: BERY), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Laddawn, Inc., (“Laddawn”). Laddawn is a manufacturer of blown polyethylene bags and films with a unique-to-industry e-Commerce sales...

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