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More than 30 U.S. Trade Associations Request Termination of 232 Steel Tariffs, Adding to Momentum to End Trump-era Trade Barriers
06.09.2021

As President Biden heads to Europe for discussion with trade allies, 33 U.S. trade associations representing a wide range of sectors--from manufacturing and agriculture to alcohol and consumer products--released a letter today calling for termination...

FPA Publishes 2021– 2022 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide
06.08.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the 2021–2022 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide is now available. The Buyer’s Guide provides...

LAKO Introduces Advanced Ultrasonic Sealing Capabilities for Packaging Applications
06.07.2021

LAKO has long been known for delivering the packaging industry's highest quality seal jaws, knives/anvils, and punches. Now LAKO can be considered your go-to source for ultrasonic film sealing solutions. LAKO has recently added Bill...

Cosmo Film’s Long Term Credit Rating Upgraded by CRISIL to AA - Reflecting Strong Financials
06.04.2021

Cosmo Films Limited, a Global Leader in Films for Packaging, Labelling, Lamination, and Synthetic Paper and an emerging player in Specialty Chemicals, Polymers & Petcare declared an upgrade in long term credit rating to AA-...

Growth at COIM with the Acquisition of Spanish Company Neoflex
06.03.2021

C.O.I.M. S.p.A., an Italian multinational company that has been producing specialty chemicals since 1962 and operates worldwide with eighteen manufacturing and trading companies, acquired a controlling stake in the Spanish company Neoflex SL at the...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing and Requesting Amendments to LD 1503 to Maine’s Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
05.28.2021

We are writing to respectfully oppose and request amendments to LD 1503 related to PFAS reporting requirements and product bans. The legislation as written could eventually ban thousands of products from sale and transport of...

Wikoff Color Elects Jennifer Ames Stuart to Board of Directors
05.25.2021

Wikoff Color has elected Jennifer Ames Stuart as a Director of the company effective May 1, 2021, making her the seventh member of the Board. Jennifer is currently serving as the Associate Dean of Graduate...

The FPA is Hiring
05.24.2021

The FPA has two job opportunities available: a Counsel and an Administrative position.

E-Commerce Packaging is Reusable and Recyclable
05.20.2021

Flexible packaging is often used for e-commerce delivery, which has become increasingly more important during the COVID-19 pandemic and in many cases, the more environmentally preferable packaging option. In fact, over half (56%) of Americans...

Yet Another Record Performance by Cosmo Films Ltd.
05.20.2021

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

FPA Submits Comments on Draft Recommendations and Key Principles of Producer Responsibility to Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment
05.18.2021

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Colorado’s draft recommendations and key principles of producer responsibility (hereinafter referred to as “CO draft PR recommendations” or the “recommendations.” I am Alison Keane, President and CEO...

EarthFirst Films by PSI Produces First PHA Home Compostable Packaging Film
05.18.2021

EarthFirst Films by PSI, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announces the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) home compostable packaging film. Although the PHA materials have been certified,...

Cosmo Films Reusable Packaging Solutions: The Future of Packaging Industry
05.17.2021

Plastic and nature are two juxtaposing factors and the biggest concern for environmentalists today. We often find plastic being portrayed as the center of environmental destruction, yet it continues to be used widely. Why? Because...

FPA Submits Testimony in Support of LD 1471 and in Opposition to LD 1541 to Maine’s Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
05.10.2021

Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of Maine’s LD 1471, “An Act to Establish a Stewardship Program for Packaging” and in opposition to Maine’s LD 1541, “An Act to Support and Improve...

Griff Expands and Relocates Decorative Film Division
05.10.2021

After several years of growth, Griff moved its decorative film facility from Lakewood, NJ to Fallsington, PA. The Griff Network continues to expand its operations. After just adding new slitting equipment to its converting capabilities,...

DuPont™ Cyrel® Solutions to Exhibit at FTA’s FORUM & INFOFLEX 2021
05.07.2021

DuPont™ Cyrel® Solutions has announced it will be Diamond Sponsor of FORUM 2021 and also exhibiting at INFOFLEX 2021. FORUM’s sessions feature expert speakers sharing essential knowledge. DuPont is honored to participate in two key...

FPA Develops Roadmaps to Guide Key Players in the Packaging Supply Chain on Aligning Flexible Packaging to a Circular Economy Framework
05.05.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the development of five roadmaps to assist companies in moving towards a circular economy....

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition to Assembly Bill 693 to California’s State Assembly
05.04.2021

The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed respectfully must OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED your AB 693, which would amend the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65,...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Bill 1371 to California’s Committee on Natural Resources
05.04.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to AB1371, which would ban plastic e-commerce packaging.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to New York’s State Legislature Concerning A.5801 (Extended Producer Responsibility)
05.04.2021

The undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to provide comment on A.5801, which seeks to establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mandate for packaging and printed material. While many of our organizations support a properly structured...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to SB20 to Vermont’s House Committee on Human Services
05.04.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to SB20, “An act relating to restrictions on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other chemicals of concern in consumer products,” in its current form.

Dynamic Dies Difference Makers Program
04.28.2021

In honor of their 50th year anniversary, Dynamic Dies has kicked off a year-long program of giving called ‘Dynamic Dies Difference Makers’. Each month throughout 2021, Dynamic Dies will donate $500 to a selected non-profit...

Penn Color’s penneffex™ Sparks Inspiration and Innovation in Consumer Goods Packaging Design
04.21.2021

Penn Color’s penneffex™ delivers a high-end, eye-catching finish for FMCG packaged products. With nearly unlimited customization options, the penneffex™ line combines Penn Color’s creativity, expertise in colors and special effects and knowledge in manufacturing processes,...

Beer Institute, American Beverage, National Marine Manufacturers and Flexible Packaging Association Praise Reintroduction of Aluminum Pricing Examination Act
04.21.2021

Trade associations representing some of America’s top industries and employers praised Representatives Al Lawson (FL-05) and Ken Buck (CO-04) for reintroducing the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R. 2698), bipartisan legislation that would bring transparency...

Roadmap: Moving Toward a Circular Economy via Packaging Sortation
04.21.2021

Across the packaging value chain, we see a renewed focus on collecting and recycling packaging materials to foster a circular economy (CE). To close the gaps and move the industry forward with flexible packaging aligned...

Roadmap: Moving Toward a Circular Economy via Packaging Reprocessing
04.21.2021

Across the packaging value chain, we see a renewed focus on collecting and recycling packaging materials to foster a circular economy (CE). To close the gaps and move the industry forward with flexible packaging aligned...

Roadmap: Moving Toward a Circular Economy via Packaging End Markets
04.20.2021

Across the packaging value chain, we see a renewed focus on collecting and recycling packaging materials to foster a circular economy (CE). To close the gaps and move the industry forward with flexible packaging aligned...

Roadmap: Moving Toward a Circular Economy via Packaging Collection
04.20.2021

Across the packaging value chain, we see a renewed focus on collecting and recycling packaging materials to foster a circular economy (CE). To close the gaps and move the industry forward with flexible packaging aligned...

Roadmap: Moving Toward a Circular Economy via Packaging Design
04.20.2021

Across the packaging value chain, we see a renewed focus on collecting and recycling packaging materials to foster a circular economy (CE). To close the gaps and move the industry forward with flexible packaging aligned...

Glenroy Salsa LCA Comparison
04.19.2021

The results in this scenario show that the premade STANDCAP Pouch has a number of sustainability benefits when compared to a glass jar for packing and shipping salsa. These include lower fossil fuel and water...