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TC Transcontinental to Close Wisconsin Plant

TC Transcontinental says it will close its Tomah, Wisconsin, packaging plant in early February, moving some of those operations to other plants in its network in the U.S. “In line with our priority of optimizing the return on our assets, reducing costs, and improving operational efficiency, we have made the decision, after thorough consideration, to […]

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Amcor and Nova Chemicals Reach Deal for Recycled Polyethylene

Amcor and Nova Chemicals Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of mechanically recycled polyethylene resin (rPE) for use in Amcor’s flexible packaging films. “Increasing the use of rPE in flexible packaging applications is an important element of Amcor’s commitment to support packaging circularity,” Amcor said in a news release, adding that […]

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Davis-Standard to Buy ETG

Davis-Standard, LLC has agreed to buy the Extrusion Technology Group (ETG) from entities controlled by the Dutch investor Nimbus. Terms of the deal, which is contingent on closing conditions, were not disclosed. Davis-Standard has been majority owned by funds affiliated with Gamut Capital Management, L.P. since December 2021. Davis-Standard serves the global infrastructure and packaging […]

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Printpack to Close North Carolina Factory

Printpack intends to close a plant in North Carolina at the end of this year, according to an October 30 report by Business North Carolina. About 90 people are expected to be laid off at the factory in Hendersonville, with some workers being offered jobs at other facilities owned by Georgia-based Printpack, the business journal […]

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Advocacy and Strategic Planning Round Out 2023

As the year ends and we all reflect on our ac­complishments as well as our resolutions for the new year, the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has a lot to celebrate in 2023 and look forward to in 2024. On the state level, the advocacy focus was again on extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation, per- and […]

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