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FPA Student Design Challenge Call for Entries, 2023

In its 19th year, the FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge has become a prestigious competition within the flexible packaging industry. The FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge honors flexible packaging solutions developed by students....

Montalvo Promotes Russ Hall to Chief Executive Officer

The Montalvo Corporation, an international industry leader in web tension control products and services based in Gorham Maine, has promoted interim CEO Russ Hall to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Robin Goodwin, Executive Chairman of Montalvo’s...

FPA 2023 Sponsorship Commitment Form

FPA Signs the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coalition of Companies and Trade Associations’ Comments Regarding PFAS Designation Under CERCLA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coalition of Companies and Trade Associations (the Coalition) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) precedent-setting proposed rule in which EPA proposes to define and exercise...

NAM Cyber Cover - Know your Cybersecurity Broker

From knowing your cyber risk and how to quantify it, understanding the return on investment on cyber insurance, and deciphering the policy language, it is clear that navigating the cyber insurance marketplace is a complex...

NAM Cyber Cover - Beware of Potential Cyber Coverage Pitfalls

In 2021, the FBI received about 850,000 reports of cybercrime with losses surpassing the $6.9 billion mark in the United States alone. Globally, losses in 2021 were about $6 trillion, and this number is estimated...

NAM Cyber Cover - Understand the ROI of Investing in Cyber Insurance

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we wanted to make sure you take the appropriate steps to protect your company from a cyberattack. With organizations facing more cyber threats than ever, one of the greatest...

NAM Cyber Cover - Cybersecurity Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we wanted to make sure you take the appropriate steps to protect your company from a cyberattack. The headlines are everywhere. It seems like every day there is news...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bill 2145 to the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 2145, which aims to prohibit the sale, distribution, and import of certain products marketed as recyclable, unless DEP determines that products are...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Requesting an Extension of the Comment Period for the Proposed Hazardous Substance Designation of PFOA and PFOS Under CERCLA

The undersigned organizations respectfully request an additional 60-day extension of the deadline for public comment on EPA’s proposed rule to designate PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability...

FPA Signs a Coalition Veto Request of California's AB 2784

We are writing to respectfully request a veto of AB 2784 (Ting). That mandates the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in plastic thermoform containers. Throughout this legislative session our coalition had multiple conversations with...

FPA Submits Comments on the NERC/NEWMOA Model Minimum Postconsumer Recycled Content Requirements for Plastic Products and Packaging Legislation

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) applauds and supports your efforts in taking steps to proactively address the issue of minimum post-consumer recycled (PCR) content requirements. We believe that a suite of options is necessary to...

“A Sustainable K-Show” Why ALPINE is Leading the Industry by Making Difficult Decisions

Hosokawa Alpine, a leading supplier of Blown Film Extrusion Systems, has made the difficult but responsible decision to present our blown film technology at K-Show 2022 in a truly SUSTAINABLE way. Alpine will not be...

FPA 'Pulse if the Industry' Survey Form, Q3 2022

Fact Sheet: Aluminum Foil Trade Actions Threaten Flexible Packaging Industry

The flexible packaging industry is once again unfairly targeted with unwarranted trade actions on aluminum foil that not only threatens food, pharmaceutical, and medical security in the U.S.; but will also negatively impact domestic jobs...

FPA Compensation Survey, 2021 (PDF)

FPA Compensation Survey, 2021 (Excel)

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

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'

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

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

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”

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”

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”

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”

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

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

FlexPack Crash Course @PACK EXPO

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

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

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...