As companies and elected officials in the United States continue to debate plastic waste and a circular economy, they often look toward other nations that are farther ahead in their planning and designs. That focus was behind part of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s SPC Engage online forum held July 20–21, where experts from the European […]
Milestones: A Glimpse at Loyal FPA Members
28 Companies Celebrate Anniversaries with FPA in 2021
Each year, FPA recognizes members who are celebrating anniversaries with the organization in five-year increments. In 2021, 28 companies reached one of those milestones. Some of the companies recently responded to surveys that give a glimpse at what they do in the flexible packaging industry. 5 Years: 2016 CleanPlanet Chemical, Inc.: CleanPlanet was formed in […]
Sudden Storms: Turbulence Defined 2021
Industry Leaders Seek Stability in 2022
From inflation to labor shortages to pinched supply chains, flexible packaging has been going along with the general roller-coaster ride. But the industry has experienced its own unique dynamics based on the diversity of packaged products.
Milestones: FPA Members Weigh In
Companies Celebrating Anniversaries Discuss Trends, Concerns
In recent interviews, some company managers offered insights into the state of the industry and what needs to be done to ensure its vitality, with several of them offering tips on how FPA and the industry can do better.
Watching the States
Recycling Proposals Alarm Observers
The long value chain of plastics packaging, from manufacturers to converters to brand owners, is turning a wary eye to state-level recycling developments. Those developments include new laws labeled as extended producer responsibility (EPR), but they fall short of serving as models.
However, the industry hopes to bring about a workable national policy that brings consistency, a steady and inclusive supply of materials, and innovative infrastructure to recycling.
More Support for National Plan Could Come Later
Facility Will Convert Hard-to-Recycle Plastics Into Building Materials
CEO and President, Plastic Packaging Technologies (PPT)
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Presto Products has started construction on an expansion of its plant in Waupaca, Wisconsin, with a completion date expected in July 2022, the company recently reported.Read More
ProAmpac reported earlier this month that it bought Irish Flexible Packaging and Fispak from their parent company, IFP Investments Limited.Read More
The Beauty of Flexible Packaging
Industry Breakthroughs and Trends
As Michelman prepared for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) campaign, its associates exceeded their 2020 campaign pledge goal and repeated as one of the top 25 largest corporate, retiree, and employee campaign contributors. Additionally, the company was one of five businesses in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region recognized with a Corporate Heroes award for […]Read More
EPR, labeling, and recycling at the fore
Implementing sustainable packaging is a journey, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Flexible packaging has a great opportunity to expand its footprint by simplifying the packaging transformation into attainable steps and by offering leadership and direction throughout the process.Read More