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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 Opposes Tennessee EPR Bill as Currently Written

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is opposing a new extended producer responsibility (EPR) initiative in Tennessee as the proposal is currently written. The bill, TN Senate Bill (SB) 573, directs the state Department of Environment and Conservation to establish an EPR program, which FPA finds to be concerning for several reasons, including the overall costs […]

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Mondi and DS Smith Announce Merger Deal

The boards of Mondi PLC and DS Smith PLC have agreed in principle on the key financial terms of a possible merger. “The combination is an exciting opportunity to create a pan-European industry leader in paper-based sustainable packaging solutions, with complementary geographic footprints, leading customer relationships, a strong balance sheet and cash flow profile, and […]

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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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