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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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FPA Profiles the U.S. Packaging Industry

FPA Profiles the U.S. Packaging Industry

AS ONE OF the fastest-growing segments of the packaging industry, flexible packaging combines the best qualities of plastic, film, paper, and aluminum foil to deliver a broad range of protective properties while employing a minimum of material.

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Advocacy Efforts Expand

The Emerging Leadership Council’s (ELC) advocacy group has a mission to create clear and effective communication regarding legislative proposals affecting the flexible packaging industry that can be distributed within the industry and with our customers to best advocate for the entire flexible packaging industry.

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Experts Discuss New ‘Normal’

Looking back to the onset of the pandemic, sterile packaging manufacturers were in the thick of it, responding to COVID’s immediate and unrelenting impact on the health care industry.

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CEO: Plastic Is Not Going Away

CEO: Plastic Is Not Going Away

It’s Time to Promote a Circular Economy

The truth is, plastic is not the problem. The problem is that we are discarding it so early in its life cycle. Instead of thinking of one necessary use for the polymers, innovators need to think about the entire life cycle of these materials.

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Packaging in Education

A Look at The Rochester Institute of Technology

In this issue, we talk to Daniel P. Johnson, professor and chair of the department of packaging science, college of engineering technology, at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York.

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Filling the Gaps

Filling the Gaps

Employers Use Creative Measures to Fill Jobs

To fill job gaps, manufacturers are seeking employees from nontraditional or largely untapped fields. Veterans, women, re-entrants, and refugees constitute a rich supply of motivated, reliable workers.

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Vaccine Mandates Stir Debate

Vaccine Mandates Stir Debate

Business Group Expresses Concern About Long-Term Precedents

As the pandemic entered its 18th month in September, the federal government prepared new rules that would require businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure workers were vaccinated. For some observers, the process underway indicated an overreach that raised flags about whether precedents were being set that would undermine the autonomy of businesses for years.

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From Acceptance to Ownership

From Acceptance to Ownership

Peter Sheahan: Transforming Your Company Starts at the Top

Executives in the flexible packaging industry grasp the challenges in front of them. The hard work lies in moving from understanding to action—or, as Peter Sheahan puts it, from acceptance to ownership.

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Let’s Unite for Flexibles!

2022 Offers Challenges and Opportunities

A NEW YEAR brings a renewed focus on the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) core pillars—advocacy, communication, research, and networking.

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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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