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Meet the FPA Staff

Meet the FPA Staff

A Conversation with Debbie Curry, FPA Director of Accounting and Administrative Operations

Debbie Curry, FPA director of accounting and administrative operations, brings a family-first mentality to the association and her community.

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Food Waste Solutions Sought

Food Waste Solutions Sought

Glenroy Offers Advances in Packaging Protection for Some Foods

While most people abhor when food is wasted, that doesn’t stop food waste from being one of the biggest contributors to environmental concerns.  The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that 31% of food is lost at the retail and consumer levels. And food waste is one of the largest contributors to the materials that […]

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Polyethylene Plant Brings Jobs, Careers

Polyethylene Plant Brings Jobs, Careers

Pennsylvania Factory Planned Long Ago

When drillers began tapping into the Marcellus Shale in 2008, they sparked an economic boom that continues to echo in rural Pennsylvania. One of the biggest follow-on developments is the Shell petrochemicals plant slated to open next year in Beaver County.

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Industry Engagement Gains Momentum

Industry Engagement Gains Momentum

The Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council®’s work continues to advance through the development of industry white papers, active participation on national and global regulatory organizations, and an arsenal of 100 FAQs designed to help packaging professionals and engineers solve material challenges.

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At Cal Poly, Students Learn by Doing

In this issue, we talk to Jay Singh, professor and packaging program director at the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, and Joongmin Shin, associate professor, industrial technology and packaging.

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Mergers Accelerate

Mergers Accelerate

Deals Remain Robust for Flexible Packaging Industry

Like so much else in the economy, corporate deal-making roared back to life in 2021 as COVID-19 vaccines blunted the worst effects of the pandemic and companies adapted to the risks that remained.

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Plastics on Tap

Plastics on Tap

Shell Plant in Pennsylvania Going on Line

This year, flexible packaging companies will have a new source of polyethylene: A major petrochemical plant erected by Shell along the banks of the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania—about 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The plant is expected to produce 1.6 million tons of polyethylene per year.

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Packaging Challenges Plague Women’s Bakery

Packaging Challenges Plague Women’s Bakery

African Company Seeks Help with Solutions

The Women’s Bakery in Rwanda, Africa, represents a microcosm of the packaging industry’s drive for continuous innovation in sustainability and the universal challenge of keeping pace with recycling mandates.

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EPA and FPA Share Similar Goals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its National Recycling Strategy: Part One of a Series on Building a Circular Economy, which identifies strategic objectives and stakeholder-led actions to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective recycling system.

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A Look Inside FPA’s Awards Competition

THE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING Association (FPA) has conducted an annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition since 1956 to showcase the industry’s innovation and the advances that have changed packaging. Technical innovation and sustainability continue to be a focus of the competition.

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Fact Sheet Explains Extended Producer Responsibility

Fact Sheet Explains Extended Producer Responsibility

Document Shareable With All Stakeholders

host of states have either passed or are strongly considering EPR legislation as it pertains to packaging, and it is important that everyone has a fundamental understanding of the topic.

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