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Liquibox Opens Factory in Madrid

Liquibox has opened a 140,000-square-foot flexible packaging “super-factory” in Madrid, Spain, which they’ve been working on since February. The new factory will more than triple the bag-making capacity for the company in continental Europe, while also expanding the types and sizes of flexible bags the company can bring to market. This new capacity is well […]

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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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Graham Partners Buys Converting Operations

Graham Partners has purchased Berry Global Group’s flexible packaging converting business, according to news release from Graham. The acquisition includes six printing and laminating flexible packaging facilities, formerly a part of Berry Global’s North American extrusion, converting and coating business. The business will be combined with Graham Partners’ flexible packaging portfolio company, Advanced Barrier Extrusions […]

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Canadian Supplier to Close Plant

Cascades Inc. has announced that its Laval plant in Canada will be closing on June 30, 2021, because of problems faced during the pandemic, according to a company news release. The plant specializes in the manufacture of napkins for the away-from-home market. The Nov. 25 news release says that the plant, which has 54 workers, […]

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A Conversation with Dhuanne Dodrill, CEO of PAXXUS

A Conversation with Dhuanne Dodrill, CEO of PAXXUS

Expanded Interview

Editor’s Note: This is an expanded version of an interview that appears in the November/December issue of FlexPack VOICE™. The printed article can be found online, too, in the digital format of the full magazine. Each issue, as well as occasionally in a digital exclusive, FlexPack VOICE™ hosts a question-and-answer segment that discusses important issues […]

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Ship & Shore Expands Into India

Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., based in Long Beach, California, is expanding its overseas operations into India with engineering services specifically designed for the Indian market, as well as with a team that includes sales, marketing, and business development, the company said in a news release. The company, which specializes in air pollution capture and […]

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Duravant to Buy Cloud Packaging Solutions

Duravant LLC has agreed to buy Cloud Packaging Solutions from its parent company, Hearthside Food Solutions LLC. Cloud makes high-speed horizontal flexible packaging equipment. Cloud’s patented rotary soluble pod equipment and ultra-high-speed packet, pouch, and sachet machines will extend Duravant’s reach into new markets, the company said in a news release. Duravant is a global […]

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A Conversation with Paul Frantz

A Conversation with Paul Frantz

Chief Commercial Officer with Novolex

FlexPack VOICE™ occasionally provides insights from industry executives through our digital exclusives. These interviews, in particular, will look at how leaders became involved in the flexible packaging industry and what advice they would offer about careers. Here is a discussion with Paul Frantz, chief commercial officer with Novolex based in Hartsville, South Carolina. Frantz is […]

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PAC Worldwide Names New Procurement VP

PAC Worldwide has named Nellie Perry as vice president of global sourcing and procurement. Perry will oversee the procurement of all resins, prints, coatings, tapes, composites, and related materials used in PAC’s flexible and sustainable packaging, the company said in a news release.  The company produces a wide assortment of mailers, pouches, cold chain packaging, and […]

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Polyplex USA to Expand Alabama Facility

Polyplex USA will spend more than $100 million at its Decatur, AL, facility to expand its existing operations by adding a second Thin BOPET film line and increasing capacity for captive resin, the company says in a news release. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2021 and production is expected to […]

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Brook & Whittle Announces New Partnership

Brook & Whittle Holding Corp. is now partnering with Tri Print LLC based in Huntington Beach, California. Tri Print provides packaging solutions to brands and customers in consumer markets, including personal care, health and beauty, natural products, nutraceuticals, and celebrity branding, while Brook & Whittle provides sustainable pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve prime labels, according […]

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Spartech Names New CEO

Spartech has named John Inks CEO after he had been serving as chief operating officer for the manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions that is based in St. Louis, Missouri. “As chief operating officer for the past 18 months, John has demonstrated exceptional leadership while at the same time driving improvements in a […]

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Advocacy in a Time of Unknowns

Advocacy in a Time of Unknowns

Planning will be difficult

November is the month of the great unknowns. Questions abound, including how will the elections turn out? Who will be the president come January? Will the Senate flip to the Democrats’ control? Where will we be in fighting the pandemic and will some type of normalcy return, or will we be in the grip of new COVID-19 breakouts and […]

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Charity Work Goes Digital Because of Virus

American Packaging Corp. (APC) and its owners—the Schottland family—have long been involved with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by the late film star and philanthropist Paul Newman in Ashford, Connecticut.

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AMB Buys PTS

Italian converter AMB SpA bought German firm PTS (Prime Tray System) Verpackungen, a manufacturer of injection-molded cups, bags, and composite plastics films.

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Comexi Plans New Miami Tech Center

Comexi plans a technology center at its new U.S. headquarters in Miami. The specialist in solutions for the printing and converting industry of flexible packaging said its 15,000-square-foot technology facility would open this fall.

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2021 Ripe With Political Pros and Cons

2020 was not the year anyone expected, and 2021 will not be either. Along with the ongoing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus, the outcome of the elections—with both chambers in play, as well as the presidency—will shape 2021 and the next four years.

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Flexible Packaging: An “Essential” Place to Be

Flexible Packaging: An “Essential” Place to Be

Sustainability Remains Important as Opportunities Grow

It’s a great time to be in flexible packaging, especially if you’re a vertically integrated, domestic manufacturer like Plastic Packaging Technologies. I’m guessing many other leaders in this industry feel the same way.

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