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Emerging Leaders Discuss Careers

Emerging Leaders Discuss Careers

Members of the FPA Emerging Leadership Council See Vast Opportunities

The industry doesn’t have to look far when it comes to showing career development and interest. Several members of the FPA Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) discuss what got them into the industry and how their careers have gone so far.

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Expanded Interview With Catherine Heckman

Expanded Interview With Catherine Heckman

Business Unit Director, Ashland

In this segment, we interview Catherine Heckman, business unit director—North America, laminating, adhesives and coatings at Ashland, a global specialty materials company.

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Interns and Opportunities

Interns and Opportunities

FPA Program Connects Industry Interns With Each Other and Mentors

This summer, the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) coordinated a program that brought together approximately 35 interns from across various companies in the packaging and flexible packaging industries.

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Milestones: EarthFirst® Films by PSI

Milestones: EarthFirst® Films by PSI

25 Years as an FPA Member

EarthFirst® Films by PSI (Plastic Suppliers, Inc.) has been a member of the Flexible Packaging Association for 25 years, making it one of the longest-serving members of the trade association based in Annapolis, Maryland.

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FPA Summer Intern Program Starts

FPA Summer Intern Program Starts

Program formed by the Emerging Leadership Council Recruitment Committee

The recruitment committee of the FPA Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) launched its first program this summer, with 35 students participating from about 16 companies, large and small, across FPA’s membership.

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Biden Administration Highlights Environmental Justice While Changing Trump Policies

Biden Administration Highlights Environmental Justice While Changing Trump Policies

FPA Committee and Staff Track Developments Through Periodic Reports

Each quarter, FPA’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee (EHS) reports to members on federal environmental regulatory and court developments, capturing the significant policy changes that can affect the industry. After a new administration takes over, the changes can be significant and numerous.

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Oregon Moves Fast on EPR Legislation

Oregon Moves Fast on EPR Legislation

Several Lessons Found in Actions in Various States, FPA Lobbyists Say

Legislators in Oregon hammered out an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill this spring, expecting to sign into law a measure that puts much of the responsibility for handling waste on the companies that make products.

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Automation Dominates Manufacturing Landscape

PMMI’s PACK EXPO in September to Highlight Issues

Years before the pandemic, manufacturers were struggling to find new workers, leading to innovative ways of using automation to replace jobs where it made sense.

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Meet the FPA Staff

Meet the FPA Staff

A Conversation With Alison Keane, FPA President and CEO

“Meet the Staff at FPA” is a way for you to get to know those you work with in a more personal way. Alison Keane, FPA president and CEO, is taking the lead with this first in the occasional series.

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Expanded Interview with Stan Bikulege

Expanded Interview with Stan Bikulege

President and CEO of Novolex

This is an expanded version of an interview with Stan Bikulege that appears in the May/June 2021 issue of This is an expanded version of an interview with Stan Bikulege that appears in the May/June 2021 issue of FlexPack VOICE®. The printed article can be found online, too, in the digital format of the full magazine.®. The printed article can be found online, too, in the digital format of the full magazine.

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FPA Member Milestones

FPA Member Milestones

Mica Corp. Hits 30 Years as Member of FPA

When Mica Corporation opened in 1971, the company was a one-person operation run by its founder, Daniel Siegel.

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International Entries Highlight 2021 Awards Competition

International Entries Highlight 2021 Awards Competition

Judges Recognize Winners in UAE and India

The Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition had a strong international flavor this year, especially when it came to printing excellence, leading to multiple awards for one company in the United Arab Emirates and another in India.

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Prototypes Offer Solutions Through Flexible Packaging

Prototypes Offer Solutions Through Flexible Packaging

Students Discuss Winning Entries in FPA Contest

Caylee Boone and three of her classmates at the University of Wisconsin-Stout were tasked with coming up with ideas and prototypes that would advance uses for flexible packaging, so they started to think about how they use products and what could be improved.

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E-commerce Trends Accelerate

E-commerce Trends Accelerate

Euromonitor International Research Head Outlines How Trends Will Play Out

The ramp up to e-commerce worldwide will only accelerate in the months ahead as businesses and stores reopen and consumers go back to more normal daily activities, according to Michelle Evans, senior head of digital consumer research for Euromonitor International.

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Steady at the Helm at Bumble Bee

Steady at the Helm at Bumble Bee

Jan Tharp, CEO and President, Offers Tips for Weathering a Crisis

When it comes to providing leadership in a crisis, Jan Tharp says a critical aspect is having someone at the helm who is going to be a reassuring presence.

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American Packaging Corp. Garners FPA’s Highest Award

American Packaging Corp. Garners FPA’s Highest Award

The Award is the Top Prize in FPA’s Annual Competition

The Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association included 75 packages, with some of them being entered in multiple categories.

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Presentation Shows How Market Tracker Tool Can Help FPA Members

Presentation Shows How Market Tracker Tool Can Help FPA Members

The Tool is Available Online Through FPA’s Website

Let’s say you want to learn more about trends in another country where you might want to do business. As a member of the Flexible Packaging Association, details are a few mouse clicks away with the Market Tracker tool.  “What is great is that you can compare one market against another, which can really help […]

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