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TC Transcontinental Packaging is Proud to be Recognized as an Accredited Business by the Pet Sustainability Coalition for Demonstrated Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility.
05.18.2022

TC Transcontinental Packaging is proud to be recognized as an Accredited Business by the Pet Sustainability Coalition for our demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility. Through this accreditation we continue to demonstrate our commitment...

ProAmpac Facilities Secure Safety Awards
05.16.2022

ProAmpac, a global leader in flexible packaging and material science, announced for the second consecutive year it has been recognized by The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) for safety excellence. Two ProAmpac facilities were...

New Montalvo Technical Article – Learn How to Test and Troubleshoot Your Load Cells
05.13.2022

Montalvo, an international specialist in Web Tension Control and Web Handling, is proud to publish an in-depth article educating users on how to troubleshoot and test Load Cells. Load Cells play an integral role in...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Supporting the Supply Chain Subtitle in the America COMPETES Act
05.12.2022

As members of Congress come together to advance bipartisan legislation strengthening supply chains and enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness, the undersigned organizations write to express our strong support for the Manufacturing Security and Resilience Program and...

St. Johns Packaging Completes Acquisition of Mexican Converter Plásticos Uribe, S.A. de C.V.
05.09.2022

St. Johns Packaging Ltd. (Québec, Canada) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Plásticos Uribe (“PU”). Based in Tlaquepaque, a suburb of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico), PU’s a vertically integrated manufacturer of flexible packaging...

Cosmo Films Announces New Name ‘Cosmo First’, Bonus Post Record Results
05.09.2022

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

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to SB 2788 to the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee
05.04.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) must oppose, unless amended, Senate Bill 2788 – Relating to Health and Safety – Refuse Disposal, which would add advanced recycling as a definition for refuse disposal and establishes a...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition of Colorado HB 22-1345
05.04.2022

The undersigned organizations must respectfully take an OPPOSE position on HB 22-1345, legislation that would impose broad reporting requirements on manufacturers of all products containing PFAS sold in Colorado, ban the sale of products containing...

Digital Print for Packaging Featuring Expert Presenters from HP, SC Johnson, Adobe, Seventh Generation, and More to Examine New Opportunities in the Industry
04.26.2022

Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is holding the industry-leading Digital Print for Packaging US Conference in Santa Monica, CA, and online, June 6-8, 2022, to discuss capitalizing on what...

Cosmo Films: What Are Direct Thermal Printable Labels?
04.25.2022

From long-lasting legal contracts to one-time use receipts, businesses worldwide use printing in one form or the other. While the results are the same—converting an image from digital to physical, the processes vary. One of...

Federal Legislative Process Infographic
04.19.2022

The Emerging Leadership Council’s (ELC) Advocacy Committee created an easy-to-reference infographic that outlines the federal legislative process to help to gain a better understanding of the path that bills need to take to become signed...

FPA Q1 2022 'Pulse of the Industry' Survey
04.18.2022

Bryce Corporation to Expand Operations in Searcy, Create More Than 140 Jobs
04.14.2022

Bryce Corporation, a leader in the flexible packaging industry, will invest $80 million to expand its operations in Searcy, Ark., the company announced. This expansion is part of the company’s five-year strategic growth plan and...

FPA Submits Testimony to the Colorado House Energy and Environment Committee in Opposition to House Bill 1533
04.13.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB 1355, “Concerning the Creation of the Producer Responsibility Program for Statewide Recycling,” which creates a producer responsibility program to provide recycling services to...

FPA Announces 2022 Board of Directors
04.13.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the election of its 2022 Board of Directors. Kathy Bolhous, CEO of Charter Next...

FPA Signs California Chamber of Commerce’s Coalition Letter in Opposition Unless Amended for AB 2026 (Friedman)
04.11.2022

The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed respectfully OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED AB 2026 (Friedman), as amended. We agree that increased efforts, including packaging redesign, substantial financial investments in infrastructure, and the formation of...

FPA Submits Information in Response to The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Request for Information – Recyclable Materials
04.11.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) respectfully submits the following information in response to The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Request for Information: Oregon statewide recycling collection list and producer-collected materials (for recycling).

FPA Submits Testimony to the Hawaii Senate Committee on Agriculture & Environment and Committee on Energy, Economic Development & Tourism in Opposition to House Bill 2399
04.11.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB 2399, “Relating to Waste Management,” which would establish and extended producer responsibility act for packaging and paper.

FPA Submits Testimony to the Rhode Island Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture in Opposition of Senate Bill 2296 – Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging
04.11.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 2296 – Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging, which would establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for packaging, alter state labeling provisions,...

Rootree Inc. Launches Seed to Shelf Film
03.31.2022

Rootree Inc., Canada’s leader in sustainable digital flexible packaging, has announced the launch of its latest corporate video and campaign, Seed to Shelf. The short film depicts a brand’s journey from start to finish using...

FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards & Innovation Showcase, 2022
03.31.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to present the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards & Innovation Showcase, which features flexible packaging solutions that meet expectations and needs through advancements in materials, graphics, structure, new...

FPA Announces 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Award Winners
03.29.2022

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 its 66th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. The winning entries...

Glenroy Condiments/Sauces LCA
03.16.2022

Condiments and sauces are most often sold in a rigid package. All five of the packages used to create the generic Condiment/Sauce pack standard were between 12 – 16 oz. For this streamlined LCA study,...

FPA Submits a Memo in Support of New York S.7891 (Mannion)
03.10.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support SB 7891, which would provide regulatory certainty for advanced recycling processes and create a more circular economy for plastics in New York.

FPA Submits Testimony to the Connecticut Environment Committee in Support of Senate Bill 115
03.10.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support SB 115, which would establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for packaging material, modernizing, and improving waste and recycling systems in the State.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Support for New York State Senate Bill S.7891 (Mannion)
03.10.2022

We are writing on behalf of trade associations employing tens of thousands of New Yorkers to respectfully request the final budget agreement include language from S. 7891 (Mannion) which supports and promotes the increased adoption...

Cosmo Films: Understanding the Difference Between Thermal Transfer & Direct Thermal Printing
03.03.2022

Labels have grown to be one of the overriding factors in marketing a product. It displays crucial information like name, the company it is affiliated with, the ingredients used in it, etc. New techniques to...

New Montalvo Technical Article - The Importance of Tension Control
03.01.2022

Montalvo, an international specialist in Web Tension Control and Web Handling, is proud to publish its latest technical in-depth article about the Importance of Tension Control. In this article, Montalvo covers what Web Tension is,...

Pregis Announces New Renew Zero 100% Recycled Content, Carbon Neutral Air Cushioning Film
02.22.2022

Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, is introducing its new Renew™ Zero 100% recycled content, carbon neutral air cushioning film for use with its AirSpeed® systems across Europe. The polyethylene (PE) film is...

Pregis Receives ISO 14001:2015 Certification for Two EU Plants
02.22.2022

Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging systems, has received ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Heerlen, the Netherlands, and Herbrechtingen, Germany manufacturing facilities. The facilities manufacture air cushioning material for use with Pregis’...