Shelf appeal and design innovation are showcased in this section. You’ll also find a Q&A with an FPA member, who provides their unique take on matters relating to flexible packaging.
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A Closer Look at Guenther Hering

A Closer Look at Guenther Hering

Business Director, Global Business Development Coatings in Flexible Packaging, Henkel Corp.

Each issue, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment with an industry leader. In this issue, we interview Guenther Hering, Business Director, Global Business Development Coatings in Flexible Packaging, Henkel Corp. Hering also is the 2018–2022 treasurer of the Flexible Packaging Association. Hering also is the 2018–2022 treasurer of the Flexible Packaging Association. Hering was born […]

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FlexFocus™
A Closer Look at Kathy Bolhous

A Closer Look at Kathy Bolhous

CEO, Charter Next Generation

Each issue, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment with an industry leader. In this issue, we interview Kathy Bolhous, CEO of Charter Next Generation and the 2021–2022 chair of the Flexible Packaging Association. Bolhous was born in Mishawaka, Indiana—the ninth of 10 children in a blue-collar family. She has more than three decades of experience […]

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A Closer Look at Dhuanne Dodrill

A Closer Look at Dhuanne Dodrill

CEO of PAXXUS

Each issue, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment that discusses important issues with an industry leader. This issue, we interview Dhuanne Dodrill, CEO of PAXXUS, based in Addison, Illinois, a global, vertically integrated flexible health care packaging manufacturer. With over 30 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry, Dodrill has worked in a variety of technical, quality assurance, and management positions.

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FlexForward™

Conscious Coconut

Manufacturer: Inland Packaging, inlandpackaging.com Description: This package was printed with eight colors, including two bumps of white on a 48 g PET outer layer, extrusion-laminated, high-barrier foil construction. To ensure a clean, annoyance-free opening experience, the pouch has tear notches on both sides. This construction provides an excellent barrier to oxygen and moisture and offers […]

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FlexForward™

True Leaf Hip + Joint Support Pet Chews

Manufacturer: Advanced Web Technologies – Illinois, Inc., awtlabelpack.com Description: This package is a stand-up pouch for the True Leaf brand of dog treats, which are marketed as therapeutic for pets with hip and joint pain. When filled, the packages can stand on store shelves or be hung on retail display hooks. The front panel is […]

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FlexForward™

Simple Kitchen Southwestern Penne Pasta

Manufacturer: PPC Flexible Packaging, ppcflex.com Description: The Simple Kitchen Southwestern Penne Pasta pouch bag is an example of the use of INX’s Soft Touch Matte Varnish, as it is difficult to hold the registration on matte varnish. This bag’s matte varnish nicely frames various elements of the art. Printed at 300-line screen, the images on […]

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FlexForward™

Dettol Hand Wash, 1500 ml

Manufacturer: Paharpur 3P, paharpur3P.com Description: Dettol and its product portfolio—including soaps, antiseptics, and handwashing products—has stayed at the forefront of consumer hygiene by developing new ways to protect people against germs. It is essential that the packages are designed to maximize the benefits to those who use them, while minimizing the impact on the environment.

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FlexForward™

MHP Power Pak Pudding

Manufacturer: American Packaging Corporation, ampkcorp.com Description: MHP’s Power Pak Pudding spouted pouch is a new package format of the traditional pudding cup. This innovative aseptic pouch delivers on-the-go convenience without the need for a spoon. It is the first retail commercial example of an aseptic spouted pouch for low- or high-acid food applications. The pouch […]

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A Closer Look at Doug Aldred

A Closer Look at Doug Aldred

President of the Packaging Inks Division at Flint Group

Each issue, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment that discusses important issues with an industry leader. This issue, we interview Doug Aldred, president of Flint Group’s packaging inks division, an $830 million global business within the company.

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FlexAppeal™

Full Moon Natural Pet Treat Pouch

Manufacturer: Amcor Flexibles, amcor.com: Silver Award for Technical Innovation Description: Amcor created the first package to combine a matte finish, gloss print, and paper-like texture in the premium, differentiated Full Moon Natural pet treat pouch. The design elevates the user experience and aligns with the brand’s organic and premium positioning. This printing innovation helps the […]

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FlexAppeal™

EcoVue® FlexPac®

Manufacturer: Glenroy, Inc., glenroy.com: Silver Award for Packaging Excellence Description: The innovative, flexible EcoVue® FlexPac® packaging for ultrasound gel features custom flexible packaging film with many benefits to the consumer. It is easy to hold and easy to use, as well as being lightweight and requiring less energy to manufacture and transport.

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Cracker Barrel Black Ribbon Natural Cheese Slices

Manufacturer: TC Transcontinental Packaging, tctranscontinental.com/packaging: Silver Awards in Packaging Excellence and Technical Innovation Description: Today, brands and products face the challenge of standing out on the shelf and being able to catch consumers’ eyes. Cracker Barrel Black Ribbon Natural Cheese Slices graphics and new packaging material feature a combination of matte black, gloss black, opulent […]

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Cargill Grab N’ Go Deli Meat Package

Manufacturer: Amcor Flexibles, amcor.com: Silver Awards in Packaging Excellence and Technical Innovation Description: The Cargill Grab N’ Go high-barrier deli meat package utilizes a new, proprietary, dual-purpose, minimal-depth-forming, and non-forming film from Amcor with high-oxygen barrier and strength properties. The film is less than 1.75 mil thick and exhibits attributes of a non-barrier, thin PE […]

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A Closer Look at Anoosheh M. Oskouian

A Closer Look at Anoosheh M. Oskouian

President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Ship and Shore Environmental, Inc.

Each issue, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment that discusses important issues with an industry leader. This issue, we query Anoosheh M. Oskouian, who is president, CEO, and co-founder of Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc., based in Signal Hill, California. Ship & Shore Environmental custom engineers, designs, manufactures, and maintains pollution-abatement equipment that treats emissions […]

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A Closer Look at Curt Begle

A Closer Look at Curt Begle

President of Berry Global’s Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division

Each issue, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment that discusses industry issues with an industry leader. This month we query Curt Begle, president of Berry Global’s health, hygiene, and specialties division, a $3 billion global business within the company. Begle joined Berry in 1999 and has spent his entire career with the firm, rising through […]

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