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International Plastics Trade Show—NPE2024—Names Keynotes

The producers of NPE2024, the international plastics trade show, have named the keynote speakers for the event that will be held May 6–10, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. Michael Cicco, president and CEO of FANUC America Corporation, will present Unlocking the Potential: Robotics, AI and Automation in the New Tech Era on May 6. And Michael […]

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FPA Launches Campaign Promoting Flexible Packaging Benefits

The Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has launched a new video campaign to highlight flexible packaging’s benefits on the environment. The campaign, which coincides with Earth Day/Month in April, is the start of a yearlong effort to promote those benefits. Videos will be used along with social media posts, media […]

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Up Paper to Be Sold to Flexible Packaging Company

UP Paper, a producer of recycled kraft paper, has agreed to be sold to ProAmpac, a global producer of flexible packaging. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lars Dannberg, UP Paper president and CEO, says in a statement that the companies will build a strong portfolio of paper products. UP Paper was established in […]

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Ampac to Buy Gelpac

Ohio-based ProAmpac recently announced it is buying Gelpac, a producer of multiwall paper and poly-woven packaging products. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close over the next few weeks, were not disclosed. It is subject to customary approvals and closing conditions, according to a ProAmpac news release. Canada-based Gelpac, founded in 1956, will […]

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FPA Monitors Issues and Legislation Involving Food Waste

Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The current goal set by the United Nations Global Compact, Paris Accord, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Agriculture is to cut food waste and loss by 50% by 2030.

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