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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...

MORCHEM – Start Up of New Plant in Guadalajara (Spain)
05.26.2020

The new factory is focused on high volume polyurethane and polyester batches incorporating highest process and control automation in line with industry 4.0. Founded in 1985 in Las Franquesas (Barcelona-Spain), MORCHEM is a family company...

FPA Sends Letter to Department of Commerce Concerning Section 232 Aluminum Tariffs
05.20.2020

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...

Cosmo Films: The Key Benefits of Flexible Packaging
05.14.2020

From the use of aluminum containers to flexible packaging in the form of pouches or films, the packaging industry, especially for perishable products has come a long way. In the present day, the latter has...

Glenroy, Inc. Publishes Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment of STANDCAP vs. Rigid Plastics Report
05.13.2020

Glenroy, Inc. recently published its Life Cycle Assessment of STANDCAP vs. Rigid Plastics Report. Glenroy contracted Shelbyville, Michigan-based firm PTIS, LLC to provide life cycle assessments (LCAs) and a report with descriptions on key environmental...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade Letter Requesting Tariff Relief for Section 232 and 301 Tariffs
05.07.2020

Dear Mr. President, thank you for your ongoing leadership to address the unprecedented economic challenges created by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Your leadership has included measures that have helped many businesses delay payments like income...

FPA Submits Comments on Canada’s Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution
05.07.2020

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 above referenced Government of Canada’s Draft Science Assessment of...

Americans for Free Trade Letter to the White House on Tariff Relief
05.07.2020

Dear Mr. President, as you consider emergency measures to mitigate the economic harm from the spread of the coronavirus, Americans for Free Trade urges you to consider taking swift action on a policy that would...

FPA Signs Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Value of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act Coalition Letter
05.07.2020

As members of industries working to improve our nation’s recycling systems, we implore you to include H.R. 5115 – the Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Value of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act - in any infrastructure...

FPA Signs Letter to the White House on Critical Infrastructure
05.07.2020

Thank you for the bold steps you and your Administration have taken to date to respond to the novel coronavirus. As organizations representing the breadth of the food industry, we greatly appreciate your comments on...

BW Flexible Systems Brand Schib Lends Equipment to Package Face Masks
05.06.2020

Schib Packaging, one of BW Flexible Systems’ flexible packaging brands, is lending a CO-50 flow wrapper machine to an Italian-based contractor, at no cost, to package face masks meant to help combat the spread of...

Glenroy Shampoo LCA
05.05.2020

The premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of sustainability benefits when compared to a HDPE bottle for packing and shipping shampoo. These include lower fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions, better product-to-package ratio and...

Glenroy Salad Dressing LCA
05.05.2020

The premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of sustainability benefits when compared to a PET bottle for packing and shipping salad dressing. These include lower fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions, better product-to-package ratio...

Glenroy Mustard LCA
05.05.2020

When the premade STANDCAP Pouch and traditional HDPE bottle are used for mustard, the flexible structure will generally have a favorable outcome for fossil fuel and water usage, GHG emissions and material discarded. This is...

Glenroy Mayonnaise LCA
05.05.2020

The premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of sustainability benefits when compared to a rigid inverted container or PET jar for mayonnaise. These include lower fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions, better efficiency of...

Glenroy Ketchup LCA
05.05.2020

The premade STANDCAP Pouch results in lower impacts across a wide range of environmental metrics, including fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions and discarded material. This is driven by the efficient material usage of...

Glenroy Hummus LCA
05.05.2020

The results of this scenario show that the premade STANDCAP Pouch results in lower impacts across a wide range of environmental metrics including water use, GHG emissions and material discarded. Fossil fuel use was similar...

Glenroy Honey LCA
05.05.2020

The flexible premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of positive sustainability attributes when compared to a rigid PET bottle for honey, which includes lower fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions and discarded material; and...

Glenroy Hand Lotion LCA
05.05.2020

The results of this scenario show that the premade STANDCAP Pouch results in lower impacts across a wide range of environmental metrics, including fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions and discarded material. This is...

Glenroy Chocolate Syrup LCA
05.05.2020

The premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of sustainability benefits when compared to an HDPE bottle for packing and shipping chocolate syrup. These include lower fossil fuel and water use, GHG emissions, better product-to-package ratio...

The Sterile Packaging Industry Is Essential to Patient Safety
05.04.2020

As the nation’s hospitals, medical providers, and first responders continue treating patients for COVID-19, the sterile flexible packaging industry is providing a critical component in the production of primary packaging in a sterile barrier system...

NDC Technologies’ HazePro On-Line Sensor Brings Clarity to Transparent Films
04.30.2020

Haze is a critical quality parameter for plastic films, various plastic sheet products and other transparent materials. A film or sheet with a poor visible appearance can be problematic for manufacturers trying to maintain a...

PCMC Launches Smart TOUCH HMI
04.28.2020

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has launched Smart TOUCH HMI, a new human-machine interface available on Forte tissue converting lines.

PCMC Receives Prestigious 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award for Meridian Elite
04.23.2020

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, was selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award for the second year in a row. Recognizing PCMC’s recently introduced Meridian Elite laser...

Miraclon Receives FTA Technical Innovation Award for KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution featuring KODAK Ultra Clean Technology
04.23.2020

Miraclon, the home of KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions, this week received the coveted FTA Technical Innovation Award for its KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution, reflecting a fresh and novel approach to aqueous flexo plate making technology....

Miraclon Appoints Brad Vette as Strategic Account Manager for North America
04.20.2020

Miraclon is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Vette as the business’ new Strategic Accounts Manager for the United States and Canada. In his position, Brad will support the wider regional sales team with...

White House Letter on Critical Infrastructure
04.17.2020

Thank you for the bold steps you and your Administration have taken to date to respond to the novel coronavirus. As organizations representing the breadth of the food industry, we greatly appreciate your comments on...

RECOVER Coalition Letter to the House
04.17.2020

As members of industries working to improve our nation’s recycling systems, we implore you to include H.R. 5115 – the Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Value of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act - in any infrastructure...