How do we move packaging sustainability dialogue forwards – and in the right direction?

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As sustainability remains a hot topic, consumers are looking to brands to demonstrate that their efforts are more than surface level. In a challenging commercial environment that demands progress and innovation at every turn, how brands and their packaging supply chains turn sustainability intent into action is crucial. When we look back at the storied […]

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A Conversation With Ram K. Singhal

A Conversation With Ram K. Singhal

Vice President Technology and Environmental Strategy Editor’s note: Over the next year, FlexPack VOICE® will feature a short profile on a member of the FPA team based in Annapolis, Maryland. “Meet the Staff at FPA” is a way for you to get to know those you work with in a more personal way. Ram K. […]

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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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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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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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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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What Will Power Shift Mean to Flexible Packaging Industry?

What Will Power Shift Mean to Flexible Packaging Industry?

Experts Offer Insights into Changes in D.C.

Now that Democrats have control of the House, Senate, and White House, policies of particular importance to the flexible packaging industry continue to be closely monitored by those who follow the trends in Washington, D.C. After Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the new president on Jan. 20, FlexPack VOICE™ reached out to Alison […]

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Expanded Interview with Kathy Bolhous

Expanded Interview with Kathy Bolhous

CEO Charter Next Generation

Editor’s Note: This is an expanded version of an interview with Kathy Bolhous that appears in the January/February 2021 issue of FlexPack VOICE™. Each issue, as well as occasionally in a digital exclusive, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment that discusses important issues with an industry leader. The digital features often will have a closer look […]

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Consumers Remain Concerned About Food Packaging and Safety

Consumers Remain Concerned About Food Packaging and Safety

G&S Business Communications Survey Shows Evolving Trends

Late in the fall, G&S Business Communications updated its national survey of consumers to see how COVID-19 continued to change their habits and found that about 58% remained at least somewhat concerned with contracting the virus through food packaging. That number was down from 66% in April 2020, says Brian Hall, managing director for G&S. […]

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Christoph Langohr, of Syntegon, Gives Sustainability Update at PACK EXPO Connects

Christoph Langohr, of Syntegon, Gives Sustainability Update at PACK EXPO Connects

With deadlines toward a circular economy quickly accelerating over the next few years, companies continue to innovate by trying different techniques, including offering paper packaging as an option. During a presentation at PACK EXPO Connects that was held virtually Nov. 9 to 13, Christoph Langohr, project manager sustainability horizontal flow wrapping with Syntegon, gave an […]

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Amcor Talks Sustainability at PACK EXPO

Amcor Talks Sustainability at PACK EXPO

Fabio Peyer describes new efforts to enhance quality and recyclability

Fabio Peyer, director of sustainability at Amcor Flexibles North America, recently gave a presentation on innovations made at the company to reach milestones in sustainability goals.  “The packaging of the future needs to be developed with the end in mind and contribute to the circular economy, while still continuing to meet productivity, product protection, and […]

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