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Sonoco Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
07.18.2024

The Board of Directors of Sonoco has declared a $0.52 per share quarterly common stock dividend. This dividend will be paid on September 10, 2024, to shareholders of record as of August 9, 2024. According...

Packaging Groups Engaged on Numerous State EPR Bills in 2024. What Have They Learned?
07.16.2024

Just one packaging EPR bill has made it across the finish line so far in 2024, but stakeholders say they’re still learning lessons about refining producer definitions, compromise and more as such bills have become...

Pacificolor Names Chad Atkinson Plant Manager for Utah facility
07.16.2024

Pacificolor LLC, a prepress and flexible packaging company, has announced the appointment of Chad Atkinson as plant manager for its Utah production facility. Atkinson brings more than 30 years’ experience in the printing and packaging...

Want Consumers to Recycle In-Store? Show Them How.
07.15.2024

In a recent study of grocery shoppers, researchers discovered that strategically placed in-store signage with How2Recycle educational messages increased awareness of store drop-off recycling for flexible packaging. Package InSight by Quad and GreenBlue jointly conducted...

UPM Releases Survey on Sustainable Packaging
07.15.2024

UPM has unveiled the latest findings from a highly targeted survey of some of the world’s leading packaging designers. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the Pentawards, has revealed insights into sustainable packaging design, including...

LPS Industries Adopts LED Lights for 1,100 Fixtures
07.15.2024

LPS Industries, a vertically integrated flexible packaging manufacturer, has replaced 1,100 fluorescent and incandescent light fixtures with LED lights at its facility in Moonachie, New Jersey. The project took two months and required the contractor...

$99 Million Belmark Facility to Bring Over 150 Jobs to Allen County
07.11.2024

Gov. Andy Beshear joined local officials in Allen County on Wednesday for the groundbreaking of a $99 million industrial investment in Belmark Inc., a 156,000 sq. foot manufacturing facility. Based in Wisconsin, Belmark is a...

Using Sustainability Playbooks in R&D
07.10.2024

A forum for chief technology officers (CTOs) in 2022 launched its inaugural effort—a practical guide for research and development (R&D) teams that are contributing to corporate net-zero goals. This year, the forum’s initiative accelerated with...

Being Social: New FPA Social Media Campaign Expands Reach
07.10.2024

At the start of Earth Day/Month in April, the social media marketing partner for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) began a concerted effort to reach broader audiences, expanding upon an online community that has been...

Rethinking Workforce Strategies
07.10.2024

For students and parents in Clemson, South Carolina, it is no secret that welding offers a path to steady employment. “It’s amazing to me,” says Chip Tonkin, chair of the graphic communications department at Clemson...

AWT Labels & Packaging Acquires American Label Technologies
07.10.2024

AWT Labels & Packaging Inc. (AWT), an industry leading provider of custom labels, flexible packaging, and precision converting solutions for healthcare, consumer brands, and technology companies, today announced the acquisition of American Label Technologies (ALT)....

Survey Respondents Recommend Manufacturing Jobs to Women
07.10.2024

Manufacturing is a solid career path for women, according to 81% of survey respondents who say they would recommend the career to women. And that advice will become increasingly important as companies face labor shortages:...

Job Training Remains in Focus as Manufacturing Rebounds
07.10.2024

The federal government is responsible for developing and enforcing workforce and regulatory policies. As a reminder, Congress makes the laws, and the administration implements and enforces policies around workforce policies. In April 2024, the U.S. House...

SPMC® Helps Improve Safety for Medical Device Packaging Worldwide
07.10.2024

Consistency. Clarity. Reproducibility. In the early 1990s, these three words were in short supply when it came to testing methods for medical device packaging. In June 1994, the founding members of the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers...

ELC Education Committee Releases New Videos
07.10.2024

The Education Committee of the Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) was formed to develop resources to empower FPA member companies to educate families and communities about the benefits of flexible...

FPA Submits Comments and Joins Coalition Concerned About California Recycling Law
07.10.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) submitted comments on and joined the Consumer Brands Association, California Chamber of Commerce, and other similarly situated trade groups in Coalition comments to California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery...

What Makes Lubricants Sustainable?
07.10.2024

Ever since companies began developing alternatives to traditional lubes and greases, there has been confusion over the terms “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) based on...

State Legislatures Continue Work on Packaging Laws
07.10.2024

As we hit a midpoint in the state legislative year, various proposals have taken shape. With elections in November, states are feeling pressure to pass legislation on packaging. A continued concern exists about plastic pollution...

New Battles Emerge in Plastics Debate
07.10.2024

The flexible packaging industry is no longer losing the public relations war with environmentalists over how consumers view the issues. It may have already lost it, according to Esteban Sagel, principal at ChemPMC, a Texas-based...

Political Action Committee Kicks Off Work at Crucial Time
07.10.2024

The kickoff of FlexPAC™, the political action committee (PAC) for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), and its inaugural event at FPA’s annual meeting were huge successes. To reach the flexible packaging industry’s legislative and regulatory...

Pregis Achieves Significant Milestones in 2023 Sustainability Report
07.10.2024

Pregis®, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, mailing and bagging, and flexible packaging solutions, published its 2023 Sustainability Report highlighting its commitment to minimizing environmental impacts. The report details actions and results achieved in...

Andrew Huddlestone Joins Flexcon as Chief Commercial Officer
07.09.2024

Flexcon, the preferred provider of innovative coatings, film laminations, and functional technologies, welcomes Andrew Huddlestone to Flexcon, as Chief Commercial Officer. As Flexcon continues its expansion into new markets and territories, the company is focusing...

FPA Announces 2024 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Winners
07.09.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the FPA 2024 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge winners. This year’s first winner was...

Majority of Californians Oppose Proposals to Ban Reusable Grocery Bags Made from Plastic, Poll Finds
07.08.2024

Nearly 60% of Californians advocate a “better approach” to current legislative proposals that would ban reusable plastic film grocery bags from being made of plastic, according to a new US poll conducted by John Zogby...

Korozo Group Names James Diprose as Sales Director
07.08.2024

Global packaging manufacturer Korozo Group has named James Diprose as its new sales director for the UK and Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia. Diprose brings to the role vast experience from across the print and packaging supply...

Arkema Achieves Mass Balance ISCC+ Certification at Its Powder Coating Resins Facility in Spain
07.03.2024

Arkema, a leader in specialty materials, announces that the company has obtained ISCC+ certification for its powder coating resins facility located in Sant Celoni, Spain; as part of a larger initiative designed to decarbonize the...

Nilpeter Announces New Partnership in the Philippines
07.03.2024

Nilpeter, a global supplier of label and flexible packaging printing solutions, has announced a new partnership with Ferros Systemas Corp. as its official agent in the Philippines. This strategic alliance aims to expand Nilpeter’s presence...

Davis-Standard First Plastics Machinery Manufacturer to Achieve Operation Clean Sweep Certification, Setting Benchmark for Environmental Stewardship
07.03.2024

Davis-Standard, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of extrusion and converting technologies, announced that it has achieved Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) certification, becoming the first plastics machinery manufacturer to earn this distinction. This...

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