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FPA Compensation Survey, 2021 (PDF)
09.21.2022

FPA Compensation Survey, 2021 (Excel)
09.21.2022

FPA, PPC, and TLMI Join Digital Packaging Summit as Official Association Partners
09.20.2022

PRINTING United Alliance and Packaging Impressions are pleased to announce that Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), and TMLI have joined as official association partners of the 2022 Digital Packaging Summit. The eighth...

FPA 2023 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards 'Call for Entries'
09.12.2022

The 2023 '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 November...

FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council to Host a FlexPack Crash Course at PACK EXPO International
09.12.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) will present the first-ever FlexPack Crash Course at the upcoming PACK EXPO International in Chicago, IL, on Wednesday, October 26th, at 9:00 a.m. Central. The event...

Fact Sheet: PFAS Regulation for Flexible Food Packaging
09.07.2022

Six states have adopted laws that focus on regulating the intentional use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in flexible food packaging that will begin to take effect between the end of 2022 and the beginning...

Fact Sheet: Oregon Senate Bill 582, “Modernizing Oregon’s Recycling System”
09.07.2022

Oregon’s SB 582 is an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) measure that establishes a statewide producer responsibility program with a focus on packaging and paper materials. The law allows for the creation of multiple PROs and...

Fact Sheet: Maine LD 1541, “An Act To Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayer Money”
09.07.2022

Maine’s LD 1541 establishes a stewardship program for packaging materials. The program is to be administered by a Product Stewardship Organization (PSO), contracted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), for a 10-year term through...

Fact Sheet: Colorado HB22-1355, “Producer Responsibility Program for Statewide Recycling”
09.07.2022

Colorado’s HB22 – 1355 is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) measure that establishes a statewide producer responsibility program with a focus on packaging and printed paper materials. The program is to be administered by a...

Fact Sheet: California Senate Bill 54, “Solid Waste: Reporting, Packaging, and Plastic Food Service Ware”
09.07.2022

California’s SB 54 establishes the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act. Under this Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, “producers” are required to establish and join a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), which will be...

FPA Publishes 2022 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report
08.31.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2022 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report provides industry converters, suppliers, investors, and analysts with insight into the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year....

Table of Contents for the FPA State of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Report, 2022
08.18.2022

FlexPack Crash Course @PACK EXPO
08.15.2022

FPA's Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) presents the first-ever FlexPack Crash Course at PACK EXPO. This event is perfect for new hires and newcomers to the Flexible Packaging industry with fewer than five years of industry...

Registration Opens for FPA’s 2022 Fall Executive Conference
08.11.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that registration for the 2022 FPA Fall Executive Conference is now open. The conference...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Sent to Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Opposing an Amendment to S. 4348
08.11.2022

The undersigned organizations oppose provisions added to S. 4348, the “Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancement Act” (FDASLA) via an amendment from Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) on food packaging and PFAS that could...

FPA Submits Comments to the U.S. EPA in Regard to Their Request for Information on the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grant Program
08.11.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for information (RFI) on the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grant program. The FPA was established in...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Sent to the California Senate Appropriations Committee in Opposition to AB 2026 (Friedman) as Amended June 23, 2022
08.10.2022

The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed respectfully oppose AB 2026 (Friedman) as amended on June 23, 2022, which is the most current version of the bill in print. As you know, the...

FPA Submits Written Comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in Response to Their Request for Information on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
08.10.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) respectfully submits these written comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Request for Information (RFI) on the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Program (SWIFR).

FPA 2022 Fall Executive Conference Agenda
07.28.2022

New Nordmeccanica Metallizer Installed at Nissha
07.22.2022

The Vacuum Division of the Nordmeccanica Group has just successfully completed the installation and start-up for one of the newest models in the Company product Range. A Powermet 25P sold to Nissha Metallizing Solutions and...

FPA 'Pulse of the Industry' Q2 2022 Survey Form
07.18.2022

FPA Submits Comments on the April 11, 2022, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend the SEC’s 2010 Climate Guidelines
07.14.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) appreciates this opportunity to submit comments on the April 11, 2022, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM” or “Notice”) to amend the SEC’s 2010 Climate Guidelines. This rulemaking, if finalized, would...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Stating a Neutral Position on SB 54 (Allen), as Amended June 26, 2022
07.14.2022

The above listed organizations have a neutral position on SB 54 (Allen), as amended June 26, 2022, under the presumption the “State Regulations to Reduce Plastic Waste, Tax Producers of Single-use Plastics, and Fund Recycling...

FPA Opposes Rhode Island’s S. 2044/H. 7438 – An Act Relating to Health and Safety – Toxic Packaging Reduction Act
07.14.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is writing to urge you to veto S. 2044/H. 7438, which will create a prohibition on the sale or promotional distribution of any food package containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances...

FPA Signs Coalition Extension Request for the State of Maine’s Deadline for Reporting Products Containing Intentionally Added Substances Defined as PFAS
07.14.2022

We are writing to respectfully request an extension of the deadline for reporting of products containing intentionally added substances defined as PFAS in the State of Maine that is scheduled to go into effect on...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Sent to California’s Senate Committee on Environmental Quality Regarding AB 2026 (Friedman)
07.14.2022

The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed respectfully oppose unless amended AB 2026 (Friedman) as amended on June 9, 2022, which is the most current version of the bill in print. During the...

Cosmo Films: How to Ensure Your Labels Go the Distance
06.24.2022

Labels are used on all products across multiple industries to display crucial information to the users. It can be nutritional information for buyers or technical guidelines to keep the user safe. Regardless of the use,...

FPA Publishes 2022– 2023 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide
06.23.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the 2022–2023 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide is now available. The Buyer’s Guide provides...

FPA Announces 2022 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Winners
06.17.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the winners of the FPA 2022 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge. This year’s first...

FPA Creates Fact Sheet Highlighting the Negative Impacts of California’s Assembly Bill 2026
06.15.2022

AB2026 would ban an online retailer from using plastic packaging, including shipping envelopes, cushioning, or void fill, such as bubble wrap and air pillows. The bill effectively bans one of the most- environmentally favorable protection...