FPA President and CEO Alison Keane offers her valuable perspective on consumer trends, legislative change, sustainability, and more. Keep your finger on the pulse of the flexible packaging industry by learning about the obstacles and achievements outlined in these letters.
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ProMach Buys Reepack of Italy

Ohio-based ProMach, a global maker of packaging machines, recently bought Reepack, a manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery known for its vacuum chambers, thermoformers, tray sealers, and flow wrappers. The deal continues ProMach’s expansion in the food packaging space and solidifies its status as a single-source supplier for protein-packaging automation, the company says in a news […]

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Governments Play Large Role in New Recycling Investments

States Take the Lead, While Federal Efforts Stall

Government policies often dictate what and how much recyclable material is collected, ensuring supply. Policies can also help to stimulate demand by setting requirements for incorporating recycled material.

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Cyberthieves Target Manufacturers

Cyberthieves Target Manufacturers

Experts Discuss Trends, Offer Tips

Cybersecurity trends have led FPA to offer its mem­bers a cyber risk mitigation and insurance package program, developed by NAM, to help prevent cyberattacks.

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Aluminum Foil Shortage Intensifies

Aluminum Foil Shortage Intensifies

War in Ukraine, Tariffs, Trade Policies Frustrate Supplies

Flexible packaging companies may have been hoping this year would bring relief to a stubborn shortage of aluminum foil. However, relief does not appear likely anytime soon.

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Investors Enter Recycling Arena

Investors Enter Recycling Arena

Private-Equity Firms See Potential for Circular Economy

Private investors want to turn one of the largest curbside recy­clers in the U.S. into a test bed for building up infrastructure that will be vital to the success of the circular economy.

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ePac Flexible Packaging Expands into Montreal, Canada

Texas-based ePac Flexible Packaging is creating a third sales and manufacturing location in Canada, adding to its operations in Vancouver and Toronto. The company says it will serve CPGs throughout Quebec province, and its overall locations in Canada will serve the entire country. “Since opening ePac Vancouver in 2019 and Toronto in 2021, demand for […]

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Selig Group Appoints New President

Selig Group has named Adam Sheridan president, effective June 1. The previous resident and CEO, Steve Cassidy, will step away from day-to-day activities as company president, while retaining the role of CEO—positions that he has held for 19 years. Sheridan’s appointment is part of a managed executive transition coordinated by Cassidy and Bill Crown, Selig’s […]

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Pregis Begins Mailer Production in New Nevada Plant

Pregis recently started production of its cushioned mailer at its new 298,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada. The facility will be making Pregis EverTec™, a durable, lightweight, curbside-recyclable paper-cushioned mailer. Since acquiring the technology to manufacture the mailer in 2020, Pregis has scaled the production and full-color digital printing of the product to meet consumer […]

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St. John’s Packaging Buys Mexican Converter

St. Johns Packaging Ltd. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plásticos Uribe (PU), a plastics converter based in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. PU’s flexible packaging products are sold to consumer package goods (CPGs) companies throughout Mexico. “By establishing a significant manufacturing presence in Mexico, our overall supply chain will be more robust, and we’ll […]

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