Mergers and acquisitions in the flexible packaging industry slowed in 2020 as COVID-19 upended the international economy. But as the pandemic ebbs in 2021, the industry will be eager to return to a busier pace for making deals.
Behind the Annual Awards Contest
Judges Offer Tips on Improving Entries
David Luttenberger picks up a bag entered in the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition and holds it up in the air, examining it.
Judges Bring Varied Experience to Annual Contest
Three Judges. Three Backgrounds.
FPA’s annual contest highlighting industry achievements doesn’t just happen: it takes the coordinated work of the key staff at the Flexible Packaging Association and experts in the industry who volunteer a good chunk of their time in the late fall to judge the contest.
Finding the “Wow”
Packaging Becomes E-commerce Social Media Star
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, e-commerce was seen as a function of convenience: tap on a keyboard or phone and new shoes arrive at the door.
Charter Next Generation: Post-Merger
CEO Discusses Challenges with Merger
The 2019 merger of Charter NEX and Next Generation Films was the culmination of one process and the beginning of another: taking two companies and knitting them together as one. That process ended in October with the birth of a new company name, Charter Next Generation, and a new tagline, “A Better Way.” The post-merger […]
Jan Tharp, CEO and President, Offers Tips for Weathering a Crisis
The Award is the Top Prize in FPA’s Annual Competition
The Tool is Available Online Through FPA’s Website
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Green Bay Packaging Inc. reported recently that its new paper mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is operating, about 30 months after breaking ground on the $500 million project.Read More
ProAmpac recently announced that it has partnered with the Clemson University Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences to support the company’s commitment to developing smart food packaging.Read More
Tool for Members Includes COVID-19 Resources
Fortis Solutions Group has bought Utah-based Kala Packaging, a printer of pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging that offers variable content printing, anti-counterfeit solutions, and food-safe flexible packaging. “We are fortunate to join forces with such an outstanding team and are excited to further the value-added offerings we provide,” said John O. Wynne, Jr., Fortis president and […]Read More
The Beauty of Flexible Packaging
Industry Breakthroughs and Trends
LyondellBasell held its 21st Annual Global Care Day with a focus on food security in the fall, with more than 80 manufacturing facilities and office sites participating. The global event supported 87 organizations. The plastics, chemicals, and refining company said it recognized the need caused by COVID-19, so it doubled down on its efforts to support […]Read More