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Polyplex Announces $100+ Million Expansion to its Decatur, AL Facility

Polyplex USA announced plans to expand its existing operations in the USA by adding a second Thin BOPET film line with necessary investment to create matching capacity for captive resin. This investment in a second...

Smurfit Kappa Launches BanaBag® in the Americas, a Sustainable Solution for Banana Producers

BanaBag®, is the innovative and 100% sustainable product that Smurfit Kappa offers to banana producers across the region. It is a unique solution for organic producers, because it protects the fruit and reduces the overheating...

Registration Opens for the FPA 2020 Virtual Fall Executive Conference

The Flexible Packaging Association is pleased to announce that registration for the FPA 2020 Virtual Fall Executive Conference is now open. FPA’s upcoming conference is moving to a digital format and has been split into...

Polymer Packaging Invests Millions in Equipment, Building and Infrastructure

Massillon, Ohio-based flexible and protective packaging maker Polymer Packaging Inc. is expanding with a three-phase investment in machine purchases and a physical plant expansion due to heightened blown demand from new and existing customers. The...

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New Carbon Neutral Label Film - Encore C45cn

Innovia Films are launching Encore C45cn, the first carbon neutral* BOPP label film. Encore C45cn is ISCC certified and will contribute to reducing carbon footprint and reducing the use of fossil resources.

Cosmo Films: Goals of Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability is a concern for governments, businesses and people worldwide. According to studies conducted by global business houses, 39% of consumers check for beverage packaging’s environmental information before buying, and 66% of consumers avoid a...

Nordmeccanica Events Comes Back for its Third Date

The event, which will present the Vacuum Metallizers assembly plant of Nordmeccanica, will be on air live streaming on Thursday, October 14 with two shows: at 9:30am and 5:00pm (CET) so to reach all our...

Longtime FPA Member FILMtech Featured in Plastics News

Mark McGarel, CEO of FILMtech Inc., was recently highlighted as one of nine unique, dynamic-type CEOs in Plastics News. FILMtech is a longtime FPA member and was the only film, flexible packaging, metallizing manufacturer to...

PCMC Unlocks Critical Machine Documentation for Customers

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has launched an innovative online documentation portal, designed to elevate customer trust and ensure the safe operation, maintenance and ownership of all PCMC machines. Known as myPCMC,...

Innovia Films Inc - Increased Coated Film Demand

In the face of disruptions that have been created in traditional supply routes for BOPP films, Innovia Films Inc have been able to meet the increased demand for acrylic and high barrier coated films in...

Call for Entries: FPA 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Call for Entries is now available. The deadline for entries is Friday, November 6, 2020. The Call for Entries...

FPA 2021 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Competition Call for Entries is Now Available

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Call for Entries is now available. In its 17th year, the FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge has...

FPA Supports Michigan Part 115 Update Bill Package

We, the undersigned organizations and companies, are writing to urge enactment of the six-bill package that will update Michigan’s solid waste laws to set ambitious, yet achievable targets, and create a policy framework to support...

FPA Opposes California SB 54 (Allen) and AB 1080 (Gonzalez)

FPA opposes these bills as they give unprecedented and unfettered power to the Department to come up with regulations to reach arbitrary goals of solid waste reduction by arbitrary dates, with no financing mechanism to...

FPA Comments on Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse Proposed Model Legislation

The undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to provide the following comments on the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) Model Legislation. Our respective organizations recognize and support TPCH’s past efforts of promoting safe, effective packaging that...

FPA Comments on the Draft Report “Recommendations for Managing Plastic Packaging Waste in Washington”

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting these comments as additional feedback to the Draft Recommendations Feedback Form also submitted on the above referenced Report. FPA is the voice of U.S. manufacturers of flexible packaging...

FPA 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards "Call for Entries"

The 2021 "Call for Entries" provides an overview of the Achievement Awards program, the competition rules, including eligibility requirements, entry fees, and complete instructions on how to enter the competition. Awards are given in the...

Associated Labels and Packaging installs Hudson-Sharp’s Ares 400-SUP

Bag-converting equipment manufacturer Hudson-Sharp—part of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Barry-Wehmiller’s converting equipment platform—is pleased to announce that Associated Labels and Packaging of Coquitlam, British Columbia, has successfully completed the installation of its Ares...

PCMC’s Xcut Tissue Saw Monitors Blade Condition Via Innovative Technology

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that the Xcut saw, its newest tissue saw, now includes innovative sensors that monitor saw blade condition. This new technology tracks the edge of the blade and...

Innovative Uptap® Dispensing Closure For Large-Format PET Bottled Water Helps Blue Waters Sustain Sales During Pandemic

Headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, Blue Waters is the leading bottled water brand in the southeastern Caribbean, enjoyed by consumers at every occasion such as at home, on the beach and at sea. Its 8-liter...

FPA's Flexible Packaging Circular Life Management Position

The FPA published its "Circular Life Management Position" for flexible packaging. The flexible packaging industry has a great opportunity to educate stakeholders and impact public opinion on the benefits of flexible packaging. Flexible packaging also...

Integrating Both Thermal & Solventless Adhesive Technologies, Karlville Launches Innovative COMBI Laminator

Karlville, a manufacturer of the Pack Ready Laminator for HP Indigo, announces the launch of new laminator that combines both thermal and solventless adhesive lamination technologies. HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination has proven to be...

Flint Group Packaging Commits to U.N. Global Compact for Sustainability

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a global leader dedicated to serving the global packaging industry, has announced that it has become a signatory of the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, effective May 2020. The global initiative...

New Four Pillar Approach to Sustainability Unveiled in Flint Group Packaging Inks’ Latest Whitepaper

Flint Group Packaging Inks, one of the largest consumables suppliers to the global packaging industry, has identified four strategic pillars key to successfully achieving its sustainability ambitions. Outlined in a new whitepaper published by Flint...

TRESU iCoat II: Leaping up to a New level of Coating for Short-run Print Jobs

Responding to customer inquiries TRESU now presents an advanced and improved version of TRESU iCoat II. The upgraded version is optimized for coating applications in short-run digital print jobs requiring fast job changes and capable...

Kyle Chapman is Promoted to President of Barry-Wehmiller, Michael Monarchi Joins as Chief Financial Officer

Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc. has promoted Kyle Chapman to President, joining his father, CEO and Board Chairman Robert Chapman, in leadership of the 135-year-old, $3 billion-plus global manufacturing and engineering solutions firm. As Kyle steps into...

PolyExpert, Well-known Manufacturer of Blown Film for the Food Industry, Receives SQF Certification

PolyExpert, a Canadian leading manufacturer of extruded blown film, proudly announces that it is now Safe Quality Food certified. “As a film manufacturer, we have been supplying the food packaging industry for many years,...

PCMC Adds Two Strategic Account Managers to Tissue Sales Team

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Jason deBuhr and Rich Weick have joined the company as strategic account managers. In their roles, deBuhr and Weick will manage customer relationships for...

PCMC’s Meridian Elite Shortlisted for 2020 Label Industry Global Award

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has been nominated for the Award for Innovation, one of the key categories of the Label Industry Global Awards 2020. Shortlisted as one of four finalists, PCMC...