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FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing NJ S. 3177/A. 4758, a Bill That Establishes Requirements, Prohibitions, and Programs for Regulation of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

We are writing to respectfully oppose S. 3177/A. 4758 related to PFAS reporting requirements, restrictions, and product bans. As written, within one year of the bill’s effective date, the bill would require manufacturers to provide...

FPA Responds to ABC News’ “Trashed: The Secret Life of Plastic Recycling” Investigation

ABC News’ recent “Trashed: The Secret Life of Plastic Recycling” investigation isn’t about plastic bags or even plastic packaging, it is about the current U.S. recycling system. Put trackers in any recyclable item today and...

TerraCycle Launches Waste Bag for Hard-to-Recycle Waste

TerraCycle has announced the launch of its Zero Waste Bag, a “first-of-its-kind” solution for consumers to recycle hard-to-recycle waste. The Zero Waste Bag is designed to help recycle 14 common waste streams which are not...

Sigma Stretch Film Invests in New Capacity in Ontario

The company's plant in Belleville will receive a Davis-Standard seven-layer agricultural stretch film line, and its plant in Kentucky will receive a three-layer machine.

UFlex Declares Audited Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year

UFlex, one of India’s largest multinationals in flexible packaging and solutions company, announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year that ended March 31, 2023. The company’s unaudited results were approved...

FPA Announces that Kasie Fairbarn Has Been Elected ELC Co-Chair

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that Kasie Fairbarn, Product Sales Manager – Extrusion Systems for Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation,...

Dow Sources Bio-based Feedstock for US Plastics Production

Dow has secured a long-term supply of bio-based ethylene feedstock for use in renewable-polyethylene production through a North American agreement with bioconversion company New Energy Blue. New Energy Blue will make the bio-based ethylene from...

C-P Flexible Packaging Showcases Proprietary Lidding Films for High Pressure Pasteurization at 2023 International Deli Dairy Bakery Association Show

C-P Flexible Packaging (C-P), a leader in the flexible packaging industry, will showcase proprietary lidding films for high-pressure pasteurization at the 2023 International Deli Dairy Bakery Association (IDDBA) Show in Anaheim, CA on June 4-6,...

Aquapak Joins CEFLEX to Support Circular Economy Development

Aquapak Polymers, a developer of Hydropol (a polymer based on PVOH), has joined The Circular Economy for Flexible packaging (CEFlex) initiative – a collaboration of over 180 European companies, associations and organizations representing the entire...

BOBST to Showcase Digital and Flexo Solutions at Labelexpo 2023

As the industry prepares for the return of Labelexpo Europe 2023 on September 11–14, BOBST lifts the veil on some of the technologies that will greet visitors on its booth at the Brussels Expo. Under...

Greenback Commissions Plant in Mexico

United Kingdom-based Greenback Recycling Technologies has started up what it calls an advanced recycling plant in late May in Cuautla, Mexico, working in cooperation with Nestlé Mexico. The firm says it also has plans to...

SMBC Invests $10m to Advance Circular Plastics in North America

The Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund has received a $10m investment from Japanese multinational banking and financial services institution Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). The investment partnership aims to advance the recovery and recycling of...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to Members of the New York State Legislature Regarding Essential Elements of a Workable, Effective EPR Program

The undersigned businesses and associations support the adoption of a workable, cost-effective expanded producer responsibility program for post-consumer packaging materials. We believe it is essential that any program: be guided by the findings of an...

Constantia Flexibles and SB Packagings Commence Joint Venture

Constantia Flexibles, Premji Invest, and Amit Banga, managing director of SB Packagings, have finalized a joint venture to create one of the largest sustainable packaging platforms in India and South Asia, following the regulatory approval...

Plastics Industry Association Releases Economic Analysis on Plastics Materials for Recycling

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has released an analysis on plastics materials for recycling, authored by PLASTICS Chief Economist Dr. Perc Pineda. The economic analysis provides consideration of the millions of workers employed in the...

Plastic Recycling in Focus as Treaty Talks Get Underway in Paris

As talks start on a global plastics treaty, debate is emerging between countries wanting to limit the production of more plastics and the petrochemical industry favoring recycling as the solution to plastic waste. Ahead of...

El Dorado Paper Bag Manufacturing Set to Close by End of Year

Packaging products manufacturer El Dorado Paper Bag Manufacturing is reportedly set to close operations by the end of this year, reported the El Dorado News-Times, citing a representative of ProAmPac. The announcement comes two years after flexible...

3 Packaging Mistakes Newbies Make (But Shouldn’t)

The food market is bustling with innovation and fresh food ideas — from reinventing favorite comfort classics to exploring alternative protein sources. With such diversity and choice, how do you distinguish your product and effectively...

Biden Administration Pushes Plans for Plastic Alternatives

President Joe Biden’s administration continues to promote plans to use biotechnology and biomanufacturing to develop sustainable alternatives across industries, including fuels, medicines, and plastics, with plastics being largely displaced by 2043. The administration says it...

Toppan to Join Egypt’s ProPak MENA for First Time

Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, will participate for the first time in ProPak MENA 2023, the international packaging and processing technology event due to be held at...

ProAmpac Unveils Innovative Easy-Peel Open Recyclable Snack Packaging Technology

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, introduces its patent-pending, ProActive Recyclable R-2200D Easy-Peel Open Packaging. A groundbreaking innovation, the R-2200D provides consumers a hassle-free snacking experience through its exceptional, easy-peel, easy-to-open sealant...

Mar-Co Harbor Group Selects BOBST VISION CI Flexo Press to Enhance Speed and Volume

Based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA, Mar-Co Harbor Group is a significant presence in the North American packaging converting industry. From its 80,000ft2 state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the business specializes in flexible packaging, supplying coffee, medical,...

Debates Emerge as FTC Reassesses Packaging Recyclability Claims Under Green Guides

Chemical recycling, access to recycling as a key metric and the potential for national rulemaking were some of the areas that divided expert panelists at a Federal Trade Commission workshop. A Federal Trade Commission workshop...

Duraco Specialty Materials Acquires Strata-Tac Inc.

Duraco Specialty Materials, a leading manufacturer of specialty materials including pressure sensitive tapes and labels, coated films, and release liners, announced today that it has acquired Strata-Tac, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom engineered pressure...

Plastics Industry Association: UNEA Global Plastics Agreement Negotiations Industry Position and Priorities

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $468 billion U.S. industry....

UK Plastic Packaging Tax Exceeds Targets in Its First Year

The latest HMRC data from (23 May) reveals that the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) has raised a total of £263 million through the first 10 months of the scheme. It means that the Tax has...

BW Flexible Systems Hosts Ribbon-cutting Event to Unveil New Minnesota Facility

BW Flexible Systems, BW Packaging’s global manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour for customers and media members at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at its new Brooklyn Park manufacturing...

S-OneLP ReEarth Compostable Films Earn TUV Certifications

S-One Labels & Packaging ReEarth compostable flexible packaging films received both TUV OK compost Home and TUV OK compost Industrial certifications. “We are committed to developing end-of-life solutions for our products to keep our landscapes...

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