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Presto’s Fresh-Lock® Brand to Expand Plant in Waupaca, Wisconsin
11.19.2021

Presto Products, an industry leader in innovation for reclosable packaging and the maker of Fresh-Lock® closures, recently held a plant expansion groundbreaking ceremony in late September at their Waupaca, Wisconsin, plant location. The Waupaca expansion...

Cosmo Films: Is Flexible Packaging Sustainable? Analyzing Its Environmental Impact, Advantages & Challenges
11.19.2021

The flexible packaging industry has been witnessing tremendous year-on-year growth globally. It is helping organizations to bring down their environmental footprint by reducing their dependency on glass/metal-based rigid packaging in a sustainable way. Despite this,...

FPA Submits Comments to the U.S. EPA Regarding the Potential Development of Regulations for Pyrolysis and Gasification Units Used to Convert Solid or Semi-solid Feedstocks
11.11.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) appreciates this opportunity to provide its comments in response to EPA’s solicitation of information regarding the potential development of regulations for pyrolysis and gasification (P&G) units used to convert solid...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Supporting the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2021
11.11.2021

The undersigned organizations of the Tariff Reform Coalition represent many of the U.S. manufacturers, exporters, retailers, agricultural and food producers, and other supply chain stakeholders adversely affected by the Section 232 tariffs and quotas on...

Montalvo Names Mr. Mike Cunningham as New European Director of Sales and Service
10.28.2021

Montalvo, international specialist in web tension control, has hired Mr. Mike Cunningham as their new Europe Director of Sales and Service. Mr. Cunningham will oversee Montalvo’s European sales and service efforts, implementing Montalvo’s regional strategy,...

Montalvo Names New North America Director of Sales & Service
10.21.2021

Montalvo, international specialists in web tension control, has promoted Russ Hall to North America Director of Sales & Service. Mr. Hall’s primary responsibilities are overseeing Montalvo’s North America sales team by building, managing, and...

Flex Films Launches Metallic Polyester Ultra-high Barrier Film ‘F-UHB-M’ for Aluminium Foil Replacement
10.21.2021

Flex Films, the global film manufacturing arm of flexible packaging giant UFlex, launched its new avant-garde patented BOPET high barrier film F-UHB-M, designed to replace aluminium foil in flexible packaging applications. To be manufactured in...

Flexible Packaging Offers Significant Sustainability Benefits for e-Commerce Applications
10.21.2021

E-commerce is a growing economic segment, experiencing a 14.9% growth rate in 2019 in the U.S. It is expected to maintain annual growth rates of approximately 13% through 2023. The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) conducted...

AWA & TLMI Sleeve Label Industry Conference & Exhibition 2021: Connecting The Shrink Sleeve Labeling Industry & Its Customers
10.21.2021

AWA and TLMI partner together for this year’s Sleeve Label Industry Conference & Exhibition taking place November 10-12 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event...

FPA Sends Letter to the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives in Support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
10.14.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) urges Congress to expedite passage of the Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure package amendment to H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (INVEST Act), with the inclusion of the RECYCLE Act...

FPA Sends Letter to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in Support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
10.14.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) urges Congress to expedite passage of the Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure package amendment to H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (INVEST Act), with the inclusion of the RECYCLE Act...

FPA Comments on The Recycling Partnership’s (TRP) Pathway to Circularity Recyclability Framework
10.14.2021

FPA is deeply concerned with not only the process but the ultimate outcome of this Framework. As this will certainly set a precedent for both states and federal work on packaging circularity, FPA believes that...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to Senate and Congressional Leadership in Opposition of the Resin Tax
10.14.2021

As organizations representing manufacturers and users of plastic products and packaging as well as parts of the entire value chain, we are writing today to express our concerns about the proposed inclusion of a 20...

FPA Sends a Veto Request for SB343 to California Governor Gavin Newsom
10.14.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is writing to urge you to veto SB 343 (Allen), as despite its title, the bill will cause further confusion for Californian citizens and will not provide greater clarity concerning...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter for a Veto Request of SB343 to California Governor Gavin Newsom
10.14.2021

The organizations listed below respectfully request your veto of SB 343 (Allen). SB 343 is more than a labelling bill. By establishing stringent criteria for what can be labeled recyclable, SB 343 creates a definition...

Cosmo Films: What is Synthetic Paper? Why Use Synthetic Paper over the Standard Pulp-Based Paper?
10.07.2021

Have you been looking for a substitute for the standard pulp-based paper? You’re at the right place then as in this blog post we’re going to talk about Synthetic Paper, the perfect replacement for conventional...

FPA Joins the 2021 Digital Packaging Summit as an Official Association Partner
10.06.2021

Packaging Impressions is pleased to announce the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), as an Official Association Partner of the 2021 Digital Packaging Summit. The seventh annual Digital Packaging Summit will be held Nov. 8-10, 2021 at...

Call for Entries: FPA 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition
09.08.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition Call for Entries is now available....

FPA Signs Floor Alert in Opposition to California SB 343
09.08.2021

SB 343 is MORE than just a labeling bill and establishes stringent criteria for what can be considered recyclable, and creates a definition of “recyclable” which will have impacts on all future legislation related to...

FPA Supports the Proposed DOE/EERE Research Program for Upcycling of Multilayer Films
09.08.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) would like to express its support and endorsement for the proposed DOE/EERE research program titled “Integrated Upcycling of Multilayer Films to Chemicals,” Topic Area 1: Novel Approaches to Recycling and...

Wikoff Color Elects Tunji Taiwo to Board of Directors
09.03.2021

Wikoff Color is pleased to announce the recent election of Tunji Taiwo as a Director of the company. Tunji replaces Karl Warnke as the seventh Board member, effective August 31, 2021. Tunji is an entrepreneurial...

Wikoff Color Adds State-of-the-Art Facility in Milwaukee
09.02.2021

Wikoff Color announces the opening of its 34th manufacturing location in Milwaukee, WI focused on the flexible packaging market. The newly constructed facility will be the main hub for the company’s solvent- and water-based gravure...

FAP 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition Call for Entries
08.12.2021

This 2022 Call for Entries provides an overview of the Achievement Awards competition, the rules including eligibility requirements, entry fees, and complete instructions on how to enter the competition. The deadline for entries is Friday,...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to the California State Assembly Opposing AB 478 Unless Amended
08.12.2021

The undersigned organizations are writing as a follow-up to our previous comments regarding AB 478, legislation pertaining to the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in plastic thermoform containers. As we have stated, we recognize...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Breaks Ground on Second Photopolymer Plate Production Line
08.09.2021

MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a global leader in flexographic platemaking and printing solutions, announces the groundbreaking of a new photopolymer plate production line at its manufacturing facility in Wigan, UK. The new line will double MacDermid’s...

Cosmo Films Limited Consolidated Results for the Quarter Ended June 2021
08.06.2021

Cosmo Films Limited, a Global Leader in Films for Packaging, Labelling, Lamination, and Synthetic Paper and an emerging player in Specialty Chemicals and Polymers today declared its financial results for the quarter ended June 2021....

FPA 2021 Annual Meeting Detailed Agenda
07.30.2021

Packaging World's Food Safety Playbook
07.29.2021

This Playbook, published in 2015, contains exclusive survey results on food company compliance; where to find and control hidden packaging risks; how to automate food safety from plant to supply chain; and tables, downloads, and...

Cosmo Films: Is Synthetic Paper a Cost-Effective Solution?
07.28.2021

Recently, the Synthetic Paper industry has witnessed an increase in the demand by printers, publishers, label manufacturers & more. And it’s for all the good reasons—sustainability, efficiency & last but most important, cost. Wondering why...

FPA Partners with PACK EXPO Las Vegas
07.22.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that it is again participating in the Partner Program at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29, 2021; Las Vegas Convention Center),...