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FPA and the Product Stewardship Institute's Shared Elements of EPR Legislation for Packaging and Paper Products (PPP) Dialogue Summary
11.30.2020

In October 2019, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) launched a year-long dialogue on how to manage flexible packaging within a potential regulatory context. Those participating represented 18 FPA member...

Flint Group Packaging Inks Announces Launch of Spanish Regional Service Centre in Barcelona
11.16.2020

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a leading supplier of ink and coatings to the global packaging industry, has announced its investment in a newly optimised Regional Service Centre (RSC) in Barcelona, Spain, galvanising its commitment to...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade Coalition Letter to United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, Regarding 301 Exclusions
11.12.2020

On behalf of the Americans for Free Trade coalition, we write to urge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to move expeditiously to extend exclusions for products covered by the Section 301 China...

FPA Signs Coalition Comment Letter on the Adoption of Section 25505, Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Cooked or Heat Processed Foods
11.05.2020

The Consumer Brands Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, and the organizations listed (hereinafter, “the Coalition”) thank you for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (“OEHHA’s”) proposed regulation...

ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. introduces Rotary Pouch/Bag Fill/Seal System FLX R8 Series at Upcoming Pack Expo Connects 2020
11.03.2020

Building on the popularity of their FLX Machinery Series ALLIEDFLEX® has expanded their program by introducing their new FLX R8 Rotary Pre-Made Standup Pouch Fill | Seal model to accommodate the filling and sealing of...

FPA Partners with PACK EXPO Connects
11.02.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that it is participating in the PACK EXPO Connects Partner Program and Showcase of Packaging Innovations during PACK EXPO Connects (Nov. 9-13), produced by PMMI Media...

Riding the Vacuum: With the Third Episode of Nordmeccanica Events, the Industry Exhibition Shows the Muscles
11.02.2020

Nordmeccanica, the Italian leader in coating and lamination applied to the world of packaging, has created a new episode of its Nordmeccanica Events, the live events that are feeding the company's Piacenza-based corporate channel. This...

W&H – Vutz to Join Supervisory Board Steinbeck Named New CEO
11.02.2020

Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO and Managing Partner at machinery manufacturer, Windmöller & Hölscher, in Lengerich, Germany since 2001, will join the company’s Supervisory Board beginning January 1, 2021. The position of CEO will be taken...

Flexible Packaging Association Launches Emerging Leadership Council
10.26.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the formation and launch of the Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) (#FPAemergingleaders). The new group...

FPA Signs Comment Letter to California’s Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling
10.22.2020

The undersigned organizations, representing many of California’s leading manufacturers, consumer product companies, and packaging industries are writing to express concern regarding the process by which the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling is...

The FPA Launches New Website: www.flexpackvoice.com
10.21.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website, www.flexpackvoice.com. The site is a new online platform where readers can access all of the FlexPack VOICE™ stories plus...

AIMPLAS Closes 2019 with Over €13 Million in Revenue and a Strong Commitment to Social and Environmental Sustainability
10.15.2020

AIMPLAS, Plastics Technology Centre, closed the 2019 financial year with revenue of €13.3 million, which represents a 14% increase compared to the previous year. In 2019, the technology centre also made progress in terms of...

Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica Names Daniel Vilchez as Its Area Sales Director for North America and Latin America
10.15.2020

Koenig & Bauer has named Daniel Vilchez as its area sales director for both North America and Latin America. In this new role, Vilchez will be responsible for sales and business development to ensure the...

FPA Signs Multi-association Letter to Canadian Trade Minister, Mary Ng, Regarding the Possible Designation of Plastics as CEPA-toxic and the Impact on Trade
10.14.2020

Our associations represent a wide range of North American businesses and manufacturers dedicated to protecting the environment, improving public health, and ensuring long-term economic growth. Through the implementation of innovative, sustainable practices, we are focused...

FPA Opposes the Canadian Federal Government’s Proposal to Add Plastics to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
10.14.2020

I am writing on behalf of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), who is the voice of U.S. manufacturers of flexible packaging and their suppliers, regarding the proposed ban on single-use plastics and declaration as toxic...

FPA Publishes 2020 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report
10.12.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2020 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report provides industry converters, suppliers, investors, and analysts with insight into the performance (i.e. growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, and capital spending) of the...

AICC, FPA, PPC & TLMI Join the Virtual Digital Packaging Summit as Official Association Partners
10.06.2020

Packaging Impressions is pleased to announce AICC, (The Independent Packaging Association), FPA (Flexible Packaging Association), PPC (Paperboard Packaging Council), and TLMI have all joined the Virtual 2020 Digital Packaging Summit as Official Association Partners. The...

Nordmeccanica: Beyond Industry Shows, Anticipating the Challenges, Finding Solutions
10.06.2020

One of the most significant effects of the pandemic in our industry has been the cancellation or postponement of industry shows worldwide. That has affected the ability for the entire supply chain to present to...

Wikoff Color Rebrands Technical Service Arm to Wikoff Technical Solutions
10.01.2020

Wikoff Color is proud to introduce Wikoff Technical Solutions, formerly known as the Technical Service Group. The name change follows an expansion of services and support offered to the printing and converting industry. Beau Snider,...

Polyplex Announces $100+ Million Expansion to its Decatur, AL Facility
10.01.2020

Polyplex USA announced plans to expand its existing operations in the USA by adding a second Thin BOPET film line with necessary investment to create matching capacity for captive resin. This investment in a second...

Smurfit Kappa Launches BanaBag® in the Americas, a Sustainable Solution for Banana Producers
09.22.2020

BanaBag®, is the innovative and 100% sustainable product that Smurfit Kappa offers to banana producers across the region. It is a unique solution for organic producers, because it protects the fruit and reduces the overheating...

Registration Opens for the FPA 2020 Virtual Fall Executive Conference
09.22.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association is pleased to announce that registration for the FPA 2020 Virtual Fall Executive Conference is now open. FPA’s upcoming conference is moving to a digital format and has been split into...

Polymer Packaging Invests Millions in Equipment, Building and Infrastructure
09.21.2020

Massillon, Ohio-based flexible and protective packaging maker Polymer Packaging Inc. is expanding with a three-phase investment in machine purchases and a physical plant expansion due to heightened blown demand from new and existing customers. The...

CAT 5e Ethernet Pairs
09.21.2020

New Carbon Neutral Label Film - Encore C45cn
09.18.2020

Innovia Films are launching Encore C45cn, the first carbon neutral* BOPP label film. Encore C45cn is ISCC certified and will contribute to reducing carbon footprint and reducing the use of fossil resources.

Cosmo Films: Goals of Sustainable Packaging
09.18.2020

Sustainability is a concern for governments, businesses and people worldwide. According to studies conducted by global business houses, 39% of consumers check for beverage packaging’s environmental information before buying, and 66% of consumers avoid a...

Nordmeccanica Events Comes Back for its Third Date
09.17.2020

The event, which will present the Vacuum Metallizers assembly plant of Nordmeccanica, will be on air live streaming on Thursday, October 14 with two shows: at 9:30am and 5:00pm (CET) so to reach all our...

Longtime FPA Member FILMtech Featured in Plastics News
09.15.2020

Mark McGarel, CEO of FILMtech Inc., was recently highlighted as one of nine unique, dynamic-type CEOs in Plastics News. FILMtech is a longtime FPA member and was the only film, flexible packaging, metallizing manufacturer to...

PCMC Unlocks Critical Machine Documentation for Customers
09.11.2020

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has launched an innovative online documentation portal, designed to elevate customer trust and ensure the safe operation, maintenance and ownership of all PCMC machines. Known as myPCMC,...

Innovia Films Inc - Increased Coated Film Demand
09.10.2020

In the face of disruptions that have been created in traditional supply routes for BOPP films, Innovia Films Inc have been able to meet the increased demand for acrylic and high barrier coated films in...