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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),...

ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. and ARANOW Stick Pack Machinery Form North American Sales and Marketing Alliance
07.21.2021

ARANOW Packaging Machinery is a leading manufacturer in the field of design and manufacture of innovative Stick Pack Packaging Systems, proudly announces the launch of an exclusive North American, including Canada sales and marketing agreement...

FPA Sends Letter to Maine’s Governor, the Honorable Janet Mills, Urging A Veto of LD 1541, An Act to Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayer Money
07.15.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is writing to urge you to veto LD 1541, since despite its title, the bill will actually increase taxes on Maine citizens and not improve municipal recycling system in the...

FPA Submits Testimony in Support of Assembly Bill 5803 to New Jersey’s Environment and Solid Waste Committee
07.15.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support AB 5803, which would provide regulatory certainty for advanced recycling processes and create a more circular economy for plastics in New Jersey.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to Maine’s Governor, the Honorable Janet Mills, Requesting a Veto of LD 1503 Related to the Regulation of Products That Utilize PFAS Technology
07.15.2021

We are writing to respectfully request a veto of LD 1503 related to the regulation of products that utilize PFAS technology. We support the regulation of PFAS; however in its current form LD 1503 is...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to H878, S517, and S610 to Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture
07.15.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to H878, S517, and S610 (herein referred to as MA EPR Bills), which all purport to establish extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for packaging and...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Coalition Letter Calling for the Inclusion of Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Language in a House China Package
07.15.2021

On behalf of the undersigned members of Americans for Free Trade, we are writing to express strong support for elements of the Trade Act of 2021 that were included in the U.S. Innovation and Competition...

FPA Sends Letter to Oregon’s Governor, Kate Brown, Urging A Veto of SB 582 to Modernize Oregon’s Recycling System
07.15.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is writing to urge you to veto SB 582, since despite its title, the bill will actually increase taxes on Oregon’s citizens and not improve municipal recycling systems in the...

FPA Signs Letter to U.S. Trade Representative, The Honorable Katherine Tai, In Opposition to Section 301 Tariffs on Goods from Vietnam
07.14.2021

The undersigned organizations write today to convey concerns about persistent reports that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) may soon issue a list of goods imported from Vietnam from which the Biden administration...

ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. Introduces Bossar BMS 2.6 PMP Corner Spout Pouch/Fill/Seal System
07.06.2021

ALLIEDFLEX is pleased to introduce the new BOSSAR BMS ABSOLUTE SERVO Series featuring corner spout insertion, fill & seal machinery for a multitude of popular corner spouted pouch applications. The BOSSAR BMS 2.6 PMP model...

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06.23.2021

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06.23.2021

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06.23.2021

Integrated Plastics Packaging–Spout Pouches
06.14.2021

As flexible packaging continues to replace rigid bottles for sustainability benefits, Integrated Plastics Packaging is pleased to announce its capability to produce spouted pouches for products ranging from liquid detergent, personal care and alcohol-based hand...

Continuous Improvement Conference 2021 Equips Companies with Best Practices to Boost Operational Performance
06.11.2021

PRINTING United Alliance, in partnership with the Flexible Packaging Association and TLMI, today announce details about the feature-rich 2021 Continuous Improvement Conference. The annual event equips printing and converting companies with the necessary tools to...

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division Welcomes Packaging Pro Ken Brown
06.11.2021

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces the appointment of Ken Brown to the newly created role of Global Category Specialist, Labels and Packaging. With projections pointing to significant growth in the packaging solutions...

Cosmo Films: Synthetic Paper Changing the Industry with Unmatched Properties
06.10.2021

Synthetic Paper has taken the labeling, printing & publishing industries ablaze by overcoming the biggest drawbacks of regular paper. It is resistant to tear, water & oil, becoming a perfect substitute for conventional wood pulp...

Danielle A. Diehlmann Has Been Named Vice President, Communications for the FPA
06.10.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that Danielle A. Diehlmann, “Dani,” has been named Vice President, Communications for the...