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FPA Publishes E-commerce Streamlined LCA Case Studies
01.19.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Sustainability Life Cycle and Economic Impacts of Flexible Packaging in E-commerce Report provides a holistic view of the sustainability benefits that flexible packaging offers in e-commerce and quantifies the environmental...

Dimensional Weight and Economics Comparisons for E-commerce
01.18.2021

E-commerce has revolutionized the way we purchase goods, evolving quickly from a niche offering to an indelible part of our daily lives. With shipping miniaturized into an individual unit, the consumer must now consider shipping...

E-commerce Mailer LCA
01.18.2021

While many e-commerce items ship in corrugated cases, there are a number of other formats in use, particularly for smaller items. The mailers include both polymer- and paper-based options, as well as hybrid options made...

Laundry Detergent E-commerce LCA
01.18.2021

Laundry detergent is available in wide-ranging packaging formats and product types, which include concentrated liquids and single-use pods. For this evaluation, four popular packaging formats were evaluated with a cradle-to-grave boundary and two additional format...

Shoe Packaging E-commerce LCA
01.18.2021

Clothing and footwear represent a key area of significant growth in e-commerce. For this case study, shoes were purchased from two separate e-commerce retailers, both of which shipped the shoes in a traditional corrugated shoe...

Cereal E-commerce LCA
01.18.2021

This life cycle scenario looked at two popular package formats for cereal with a cradle-to-grave boundary: a stand-up pouch — the standard against which all other formats were measured — and a traditional bag-in-box, both...

Peanut Butter E-commerce LCA
01.18.2021

Peanut butter packaging has evolved quite a bit since the popular spread debuted in glass jars and tins. For this Life Cycle Assessment study, three separate e-commerce packaging scenarios for peanut butter were evaluated with...

LPS Industries Announces New ISO 8 Cleanroom
01.14.2021

LPS Industries is excited to announce their brand-new Class 100,000 facility that will provide custom printed and unprinted web stock for flexible packaging in the food and medical markets. The new ISO 8 Cleanroom will...

FPA 2021 Sponsorships
01.13.2021

Mica Corporation Celebrates its 50th Anniversary; Invests in Emulsion Technology that Aids in the Creation of Sustainable Packaging
01.12.2021

Mica Corporation (Mica), a leading manufacturer of water-based primers and coatings for the flexible converting industry, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in February 2021. Mica was founded by trailblazer Daniel Siegel, a chemist with a...

FPA Releases a Flexible Packaging Path to a Circular Economy Report
01.11.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the release of its newest sustainability report, a Flexible Packaging Path to a Circular...

A Flexible Packaging Path to a Circular Economy Report
12.11.2020

FPA partnered with PTIS, LLC and Priority Metrics Group (PMG) on this research report that explores the future of sustainability and flexible packaging through 2030. It provides information, knowledge, and insights related to flexible packaging and...

FPA Opposes Adding Plastic Manufactured Items to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
12.09.2020

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 proposal to add plastic manufactured items to Schedule 1...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade and Farmers for Free Trade’s Letter Encouraging President-elect Biden to Review, Remove U.S. Trade Restrictions
12.09.2020

On behalf of Americans for Free Trade and Farmers for Free Trade, we congratulate you on your election as the next President of the United States. As you have discussed, the first 100 days of...

FPA Signs Letter Urging Inclusion of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill in the Upcoming Omnibus Spending Package
12.09.2020

As associations and businesses of all sizes in manufacturing and other sectors of the U.S. economy that employ millions of U.S. workers, we urge you to include the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) in the upcoming...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Regards to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s Proposed Regulation on Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Cooked or Heat Processed Foods
12.09.2020

The Consumer Brands Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, and the organizations listed thank you for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (“OEHHA’s”) proposed regulation on Exposures to...

FPA Updates Flexible Packaging Market Tracker for Members; Adds COVID-19 Impacts Data
12.07.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the Flexible Packaging Market Tracker has been updated with the most recent market...

FPA and PSI Reach Agreement on Legislative Elements of an EPR Bill for Packaging and Paper Products
12.07.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), a leader of the U.S. product stewardship movement, announced an agreement on...

FPA and the Product Stewardship Institute's Shared Elements of EPR Legislation for Packaging and Paper Products (PPP) Dialogue Summary
11.30.2020

In October 2019, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) launched a year-long dialogue on how to manage flexible packaging within a potential regulatory context. Those participating represented 18 FPA member...

Flint Group Packaging Inks Announces Launch of Spanish Regional Service Centre in Barcelona
11.16.2020

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a leading supplier of ink and coatings to the global packaging industry, has announced its investment in a newly optimised Regional Service Centre (RSC) in Barcelona, Spain, galvanising its commitment to...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade Coalition Letter to United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, Regarding 301 Exclusions
11.12.2020

On behalf of the Americans for Free Trade coalition, we write to urge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to move expeditiously to extend exclusions for products covered by the Section 301 China...

FPA Signs Coalition Comment Letter on the Adoption of Section 25505, Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Cooked or Heat Processed Foods
11.05.2020

The Consumer Brands Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, and the organizations listed (hereinafter, “the Coalition”) thank you for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (“OEHHA’s”) proposed regulation...

ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. introduces Rotary Pouch/Bag Fill/Seal System FLX R8 Series at Upcoming Pack Expo Connects 2020
11.03.2020

Building on the popularity of their FLX Machinery Series ALLIEDFLEX® has expanded their program by introducing their new FLX R8 Rotary Pre-Made Standup Pouch Fill | Seal model to accommodate the filling and sealing of...

FPA Partners with PACK EXPO Connects
11.02.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that it is participating in the PACK EXPO Connects Partner Program and Showcase of Packaging Innovations during PACK EXPO Connects (Nov. 9-13), produced by PMMI Media...

Riding the Vacuum: With the Third Episode of Nordmeccanica Events, the Industry Exhibition Shows the Muscles
11.02.2020

Nordmeccanica, the Italian leader in coating and lamination applied to the world of packaging, has created a new episode of its Nordmeccanica Events, the live events that are feeding the company's Piacenza-based corporate channel. This...

W&H – Vutz to Join Supervisory Board Steinbeck Named New CEO
11.02.2020

Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO and Managing Partner at machinery manufacturer, Windmöller & Hölscher, in Lengerich, Germany since 2001, will join the company’s Supervisory Board beginning January 1, 2021. The position of CEO will be taken...

Flexible Packaging Association Launches Emerging Leadership Council
10.26.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the formation and launch of the Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) (#FPAemergingleaders). The new group...

FPA Signs Comment Letter to California’s Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling
10.22.2020

The undersigned organizations, representing many of California’s leading manufacturers, consumer product companies, and packaging industries are writing to express concern regarding the process by which the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling is...

The FPA Launches New Website: www.flexpackvoice.com
10.21.2020

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website, www.flexpackvoice.com. The site is a new online platform where readers can access all of the FlexPack VOICE™ stories plus...

AIMPLAS Closes 2019 with Over €13 Million in Revenue and a Strong Commitment to Social and Environmental Sustainability
10.15.2020

AIMPLAS, Plastics Technology Centre, closed the 2019 financial year with revenue of €13.3 million, which represents a 14% increase compared to the previous year. In 2019, the technology centre also made progress in terms of...