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3D Testing Could Save Time, Money

3D Testing Could Save Time, Money

The search for packaging alternatives can include cumbersome methods of designing and testing materials under various distribution scenarios. However, a new virtual testing method is looking to change that while saving time and money.

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Meet the FPA Staff

Meet the FPA Staff

A Conversation with Dani Diehlmann, Vice President, Communications, FPA

A DC native and equestrian, Dani Diehlmann never expected to find herself in the world of packaging, it has become a career she now cherishes.

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Sheahan: “Brutal Honesty” Needed to Transform Your Company

CEO of Karrikins Group Discusses Path to His Transformation

Peter Sheahan spends a lot of time advising other executives on how to manage corporate transformation. The recipe includes what he describes as a dose of “brutal honesty.” It sounds painful. But it’s something that Sheahan has experienced during his own growth as a company leader. The experience also helped cement his belief that corporate change […]

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Flexible Packaging Company Finds Workers Through Second Chance Program

As companies struggle to find workers, many of them turned to alternative programs that can offer a pool of available workers. In the January/February edition of FlexPack VOICE®, we explore some of those ideas, which include hiring former prison inmates. (The digital version of the magazine also can be found online). Here is a closer […]

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‘Shopportunities’ Abound for E-Commerce

‘Shopportunities’ Abound for E-Commerce

Flexible Packaging Provides Best Options, Expert Says

The pandemic brought disruptions, but with them came what John Wilson, director of marketing and sustainability for Amcor, calls “shopportunities.”

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Milestones: A Glimpse at Loyal FPA Members

28 Companies Celebrate Anniversaries with FPA in 2021

Each year, FPA recognizes members who are celebrating anniversaries with the organization in five-year increments. In 2021, 28 companies reached one of those milestones. Some of the companies recently responded to surveys that give a glimpse at what they do in the flexible packaging industry. 5 Years: 2016 CleanPlanet Chemical, Inc.: CleanPlanet was formed in […]

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Seminars Touch on Circularity Worldwide

Different Countries Face Similar Issues Reaching Goals

As companies and elected officials in the United States continue to debate plastic waste and a circular economy, they often look toward other nations that are farther ahead in their planning and designs. That focus was behind part of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s SPC Engage online forum held July 20–21, where experts from the European […]

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Interns and Opportunities

Interns and Opportunities

FPA Program Connects Industry Interns With Each Other and Mentors

This summer and fall, FlexPack VOICE® has been taking a closer look at some of the 35 interns who were part of FPA’s summer internship program. Here is a look at two more profiles: Bradley Reinhart and Abid Shafiullah

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Meet the FPA Staff

Meet the FPA Staff

A Conversation with Ram K. Singhal, FPA Vice President, Technology and Environmental Strategy

In this installment of “Meet the FPA Staff,” FPA Vice President of Technology and Environmental Strategy Ram Singhal talks about his path from India to the UK to FPA.

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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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