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Amcor CEO to Retire April 15

Citing health reasons, Amcor’s CEO recently announced he will retire from the international packaging company, effective April 15. CEO Ron Delia told the board of directors about his decision after nine years in the top spot, according to an Amcor news release. Peter Konieczny, Amcor’s chief commercial officer and member of the company’s global management […]

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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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‘Suitable for Framing’

‘Suitable for Framing’

Judges of the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition Identify Winners for 2024

The judges focus on picking the winners in six categories: expanding the use of flexible packaging, technical innovation, sustainability, printing, shelf impact, and packaging excellence.

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Employee Owned

Employee Owned

CNG and Others Reflect on Business Models Where Employees Have an Ownership Stake

Advocates argue that an ownership stake spurs employees to take a more active role in creating value and driving profits. But it also reduces turnover and can be attractive to potential employees.

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On Watch in Washington

On Watch in Washington

Federal Recycling Legislation Could Grab Attention in 2024

With 2024 being an election year, conventional wisdom would suggest that the elected leaders might concentrate more on the horse races than public policies this year; however, significant legislation has been working its way through Congress.

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How to Make Sense of Sustainable Packaging

How to Make Sense of Sustainable Packaging

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to the U.K. Plastic Packaging Tax and individual state guidelines, regulations bring challenges when it comes to the ability to quickly adapt.

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