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Michigan State University School of Packaging Has Two Teaching Positions Available
03.08.2021

The School of Packaging in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking qualified applicants for two Instructor positions. These are 100% time, academic year (9 months) fixed-term position...

FPA Holds Virtual Awards Ceremony to Honor the Winners of the 65th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition
03.08.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that it will be holding a Virtual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony on...

Flint Group Packaging Announces a Global Price Increase
03.05.2021

Flint Group Packaging announces the intention to increase the prices of its ink and coating products, effective 1st April 2021. The company is facing an extraordinarily turbulent set of supply chain conditions, exacerbated by the global...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Coalition Letter in Support of Katherine Tai’s Nomination for USTR
02.25.2021

The Americans for Free Trade coalition, a broad alliance of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs, respectfully writes in support of the nomination of Katherine Tai to become the next U.S. Trade...

FPA Compensation Report Table of Contents
02.24.2021

FPA publishes the Flexible Packaging Industry Compensation Report on an annual basis. Surveys are sent to FPA converter member companies, and only those companies who return completed surveys are eligible to receive the report. The...

FlexPack Delivers in the Age of e-Commerce
02.24.2021

E-Commerce is a growing economic segment. E-commerce experienced a 14.4% growth rate in 2018 in the U.S., and is expected to maintain annual growth rates of approximately 13% through 2023, and that was before the...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bills 14, 581, and 582 to Oregon’s Senate Committee on Energy and Environmental
02.18.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to SB14, SB581 and SB582, having to do with extended producer responsibility programs for plastic packing, for all packaging and paper and labeling for recyclability....

Flint Group Introduces EkoCure® ANCORA™ Dual Cure UV-Curable Ink Series for Food and Pharmaceutical Labels and Flexible Packaging
02.17.2021

Flint Group introduces EkoCure® ANCORA™ Dual Cure food contact material (FCM) UV-curable ink for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic label and flexible packaging applications. Compliant with indirect food contact regulations thanks to exceptional curing under both...

Waste-Management in America. Can We Take ‘Pollution Down to Zero’?
02.17.2021

When I was a kid, I thought throwing my empty plastic water bottle into my recycle bin was going to help save the planet. After all, Captain Planet told me I had an important role...

FPA Report to the Members, 2020
02.16.2021

The report highlights current and ongoing FPA programs that are ensuring that the environmental benefits and sustainability advantages of flexible packaging are communicated and understood; advocating to protect against potential barriers to growth, combat regulatory...

FPA Partners with TAPPI’s Virtual Conference on Looping the Flexible Packaging Supply Chain into the Circular Economy
02.12.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division’s (IFPED) upcoming...

Wipak UK Machinery Installation is Largest of its Kind
02.11.2021

Wipak UK’s recently announced multi-million-pound strategic investment in state-of-the-art conversion equipment is set to be the largest of its kind in the UK, according to one of the machinery suppliers. Italy-based Nordmeccanica Group, the biggest...

Wikoff Color Elects Robert Beckler as Sixth Board Member
02.11.2021

Wikoff Color has elected Robert (“Bob”) Beckler, as the sixth member of its Board of Directors. Bob has spent his career in the chemical and packaging industries. Most recently, he was President of Packaging for...

FPA Opposes HB 2592 to Restructure Oregon’s Recycling System
02.10.2021

Like HB 2065, HB 2592 would require packaging, printing, and writing paper be recycled through new “producer responsibility organizations.” These new organizations would be responsible for paying all of the costs for recycling these...

FPA Opposes SB 582 to Restructure Oregon’s Recycling System
02.10.2021

SB 582 is a very costly plan to restructure Oregon’s recycling system and would require packaging, printing, and writing paper be recycled through new “producer responsibility organizations.” These new organizations would be responsible for paying...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 1488 to Washington’s House Environment and Energy Committee
02.10.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB1488, “Relating to the management of plastic packaging materials,” which sets arbitrary rates and dates for all plastic packaging in Washington to have post-consumer...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 1316 to Hawaii’s House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection
02.10.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB1316, “A Bill for an Act Relating to Packaging Waste,” which would establish and extended producer responsibility act for packaging and paper.

FPA Submits Testimony as Favorable with Amendments to House Bill 36 to Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee
02.05.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony as favorable with amendments to HB36, “An Act concerning – Packaging, Containers, and Paper Products – Producer Responsibility,” which would establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) act...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Letter Urging Lawmakers to Resolve Ongoing Trade Disputes and Extend Section 301 Tariff Exclusions
02.04.2021

Americans for Free Trade sent a letter to the 117th Congress urging lawmakers to resolve ongoing trade disputes and extend section 301 tariff exclusions. Over 165 trade associations signed the letter, calling on members...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bill 1185 to New York’s Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation
02.04.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to SB1185, “An Act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing the extended producer responsibility act,” which would establish an extended producer...

Dynamic Dies Celebrating 50-Year Anniversary named 2021 Top Workplace
02.04.2021

Dynamic Dies is honored to be named a 2021 Top Workplace as they begin a year‐long celebration of their 50‐year anniversary. The distinction is awarded annually in recognition of Top Employers who are commitment to...

PCMC Names Andy Piotter as Business Development Manager, Packaging Systems
02.01.2021

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag-converting industries worldwide—is pleased to announce that Andy Piotter has accepted the position...

FPA Supports Coalition Letter to Maryland’s Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee Regarding SB 195/HB 22 on Prohibitions and Requirements for PFAS Chemicals
01.28.2021

We are writing to underscore the overreaching and unintended consequences that SB 195/HB 22 will have in its current form. We urge the Committee to work with stakeholders to consider targeted amendments that would...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bill 5219 to Washington’s Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee
01.28.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to SB5219, “Relating to the management of plastic packaging materials,” which sets arbitrary rates and dates for all plastic packaging in Washington to have post-consumer...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 21 to Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee
01.28.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB21, “Recycling: Prohibition on the Chemical Conversion of Plastic,” which would ban the use of advanced recycling in the state. FPA and its members...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition to Maryland House Bill 21
01.27.2021

We are writing to ask you to oppose Maryland House Bill 21 which would ban use of advanced recycling in the state. Advanced recycling is an important emerging technology that helps eliminate plastic waste from...

FPA Submits Testimony in Support of House Bill 164 to Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee
01.27.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support HB164, which would require the Recycling Office of the Maryland Department of Environment promote and make recommendations to support market development for recycled products. FPA and...

Smithers Announces Sustainability in Packaging 2021 Online Conference
01.26.2021

Smithers is pleased to announce that the Sustainability in Packaging US 2021 conference will take place in an online format this March 9-12, 2021. Supporting the shared industry goal of Making Sustainable Packaging a Commercial...

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...