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FPA 2021 Student Design Challenge "Call for Entries"
08.07.2020

In its 17th year, the FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge has become a prestigious competition within the flexible packaging industry. The Challenge for students is to develop a flexible package solution that addresses a...

Brad Klimek Joins PCMC’s Tissue Sales Team as a Sales Engineer
08.05.2020

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Brad Klimek has joined its tissue sales team as a Sales Engineer. In his new role, Klimek will focus on providing technical support to...

Hudson-Sharp Names New Regional Sales Directors
08.05.2020

Hudson-Sharp, part of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Barry-Wehmiller’s converting equipment platform, is pleased to announce that Peter Sztehno and Scott Romenesko have been named regional sales directors. Sztehno will be leading Hudson-Sharp’s commercial...

Taghleef Industries Introduces New Brand reLIFE™
08.05.2020

As part of Taghleef’s initiative to pioneer in developing solutions that support the move from a linear to a more circular economy, Ti introduces its new product portfolio called reLIFE™. Under Taghleef’s Dynamic Cycle approach,...

FPA Signs Joint Letter to the President of the United States on the Section 232 Country Exemption for Canadian Aluminum Imports
08.03.2020

We are writing as united end-users of aluminum. We know the Administration is considering whether to end the Section 232 country exemption for Canadian aluminum imports. Before the Administration takes any action, we want you...

FPA Signs Letter in Support of the FRNT LINE Act
08.03.2020

As representatives of the food and agriculture industry, we ask you to support legislation (S. 4213) that Senator Ernst recently introduced to provide tax relief to essential workers, including the men and women working tirelessly...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Support of HR Bill 7665 to Extend All China 301 Exclusions for One Year
08.03.2020

On behalf of Americans for Free Trade, we are writing to thank you for your leadership and express our strong support for H.R. 7665, which directs the United States Trade Representative to extend current product...

FPA Opposes Massachusetts’ Amendment #29 to House Bill 4912
08.03.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is writing to oppose Amendment #29 to H4912 (Climate Change/Omnibus Bill) regarding a producer responsibility program for packaging and printed paper. FPA is the voice of U.S. manufacturers of flexible...

Wikoff Digital 3D Printing Dispersions Help Add Color to Finished Products
07.31.2020

The team of specialists at Wikoff Digital has formulated a new set of color dispersions for 3D printing resins. As 3D printing moves from a prototyping mechanism to a viable production method, the expectations of...

Beyond the Fair, Towards a New Relationship with the Market: the Nordmeccanica Events Are Born
07.29.2020

The extraordinary Italian industrial history passes through those excellences that only our country can express. Leading companies for innovation, research and dynamism, able to export all over the world, often led by enlightened and far-sighted...

FPA Publishes New Sustainability Report on E-commerce
07.17.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that the Sustainability Life Cycle and Economic Impacts of Flexible Packaging in E-commerce Report is now available. E-commerce is a growing economic segment and as more...

Polykar Continues to Shape Sustainable Packaging with Reifenhäuser Line Dedicated to Biopolymers
07.16.2020

Polykar, a North American leader in the manufacturing of sustainable flexible packaging, purchased a complete extrusion line from Reifenhäuser Polyrema that will be dedicated to make biopolymer films. Operating out of its state-of-the-art plant in...

Nordmeccanica Live Streams "Future at a Glance"
07.13.2020

Episode two focuses on what Nordmeccanica intended to showcase at Drupa before the Dusseldorf show was postponed. Nordmeccanica planned to present for the first time ever in history at an industry show a Triplex lamination...

TC Transcontinental Packaging Launches New Sustainable Packaging Website Section
07.08.2020

TC Transcontinental Packaging, the packaging sector of TC Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B), is proud to announce the launch of a new website section on sustainability and flexible packaging. The section is available at www.tc.tc/packaging/sustainability and...

Sustainability Life Cycle and Economic Impacts of Flexible Packaging in E-commerce Report
07.08.2020

FPA partnered with PTIS, LLC to provide a holistic view of the sustainability benefits that flexible packaging offers in e-commerce and to quantify the environmental and economic shipping impacts comparing flexible packaging to other formats...

ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. and BOSSAR Introduce High Speed Spouted Pouch Filling & Capping System
07.06.2020

BOSSAR, Barcelona, Spain, introduces new BCF-2 Fill through the Spout & Capping System for packaging pre-made Standup Pouches pouches on rails. The BOSSAR BCF-2 system can be configured for Hot Fill, Cold Fill, Ambient Fill...

Allstein Announces the Retirement of Kurt Flathmann After 47 Years in the Packaging Industry
07.06.2020

Allstein would like to announce the retirement of Kurt Flathmann after 47 years in the packaging industry.; the last 8 years working for Allstein as head of sales in N. America. Kurt started initially at...

Nordmeccanica Completes Successful Remote Startup at Constantia Aluprint
07.01.2020

In compliance with the role of leading supplier to the industry of coating and laminating machinery we have never interrupted production and service through the most critical times of the virus crisis. Being an essential...

FPA Issues Comments to the Committee for the Environment and Public Works Hearing on Responding to the Challenges Facing the Recycling Industry in the U.S.
07.01.2020

On behalf of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), who is the voice of U.S. manufacturers of flexible packaging and their suppliers, I write to commend the Committee on Environment and Public Works for holding the...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade Coalition’s Letter for the Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the President’s 2020 Trade Policy Agenda
07.01.2020

The Americans for Free Trade coalition, a broad alliance of American businesses, trade organizations and workers united against tariffs, respectfully submits this written statement to include in the public records of the House Ways and...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade Coalition’s Letter for the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the President’s 2020 Trade Policy Agenda
07.01.2020

The Americans for Free Trade coalition, a broad alliance of American businesses, trade organizations and workers united against tariffs, respectfully submits this written statement to include in the public records of the House Ways and...

FPA Issues Statement for the Record for the Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the President’s 2020 Trade Policy Agenda
07.01.2020

At a time when sterile packaging for food, health and hygiene, and medical equipment is more important than ever, and as U.S. manufacturers are suffering from the worst economy in decades, the Administration should be...

FPA Issues Statement for the Record for the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the President’s 2020 Trade Policy Agenda
07.01.2020

At a time when sterile packaging for food, health and hygiene, and medical equipment is more important than ever, and as U.S. manufacturers are suffering from the worst economy in decades, the Administration should be...

Liquibox Launches New Website as Part of Company Rebranding
06.26.2020

Liquibox is pleased to announce the launch of its new website as part of the company’s recent rebranding efforts. The site highlights the recent expansion of its traditional flexible packaging product portfolio as well as...

FPA Publishes Flexible Packaging Buyers Guide
06.24.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that the 2020 –2021 Flexible Packaging Buyers Guide is now available. The Buyers Guide provides a detailed listing of FPA members’ manufacturing and material supplying capabilities...

FPA Signs Letter in Support of Senator Ernst’s FRNT LINE Act
06.05.2020

As representatives of the food and agriculture industry, we ask you to cosponsor a bill that Senator Ernst will soon introduce to provide tax relief to essential workers, including the dedicated and talented men and...

FPA Submits Comments on the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System Proposed Rule
06.02.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), which is the voice of U.S. manufacturers of flexible packaging and their suppliers, is troubled by the recent additional Department of Commerce activities concerning the Section 232 aluminum tariffs, particularly...

Yellowstone Plastics Invests in Fusion C Press and Meridian Anilox Cleaner From PCMC
05.28.2020

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the sale of a new Fusion C printing press and 2500 T Meridian laser anilox cleaner to Yellowstone Plastics (affiliated with Volm Companies), a supplier...

Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems Hosting Virtual Exhibit Hall
05.28.2020

BW Packaging Systems, the packaging machinery arm of Barry-Wehmiller, is bringing a virtual exhibit hall experience directly to customers. Beginning today, and continuing through May 2021, BW Packaging Systems will host a unique online exhibit...

Cosmo Films: About OPP Laminating Films & Their Applications
05.27.2020

Lamination films are widely used in the print industry to protect the printed surface and provide longevity. These days, lamination films have also made their way into the packaging industry to enhance the product’s aesthetic...