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Coveris Closes New Deal

Coveris based in Vienna, Austria, has bought HLB|SFV, a previously family-owned company focused on the manufacturing and sale of various shapes of paper bags but also paper-based flexibles on reels.

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Trump and Biden Share Some Trade Goals

Trump and Biden Share Some Trade Goals

The Candidates, However, Differ on The Details

The Candidates, However, Differ on The Details. While the candidates for president diverge sharply in many areas, they share the same goals when it comes to trade and economic policy: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both want to revive manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and combat unfair trade practices pursued by […]

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Issues Will Linger Beyond Election

Issues Will Linger Beyond Election

No Matter Who Wins, the Industry Must Prepare, Leaders Say

With the presidential election fast approaching, it might not be clear who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years…

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Workspaces Will Change

Workspaces Will Change

Leaders Expect Pandemic to Alter Views About Travel and Work

The health and safety policies put in place to combat COVID-19 will prepare companies beyond the immediate crisis, if they continue to stay focused on preventing illness, several leaders in the flexible packaging industry suggest. “Despite any uncertainty, we’re controlling what we can control, and a major part of that is keeping our employees healthy,” […]

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National
With Summer Over, Advocacy Work Shifts

With Summer Over, Advocacy Work Shifts

In Washington, Labor Day is seen as the official end to summer, when Congress returns to the Capitol from its August recess and jumps into a busy legislative session as the end of the federal fiscal year approaches. After months of unceasing extraordinary situations—states reopening, police protests/riots, new COVID outbreaks, party conventions, market swings, trade […]

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Novolex Workers Help With Beach Clean-Up

Novolex Workers Help With Beach Clean-Up

After Hurricane Dorian, more than 30 employees from Novolex’s Jacksonville manufacturing plant—plus their families—hit the beaches in September 2019. Part of a coastal cleanup day organized by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the workers at Novolex—an alliance member—collected debris using an app to track the type and amount of waste collected. “Beach cleanups are near and […]

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State

State Legislatures Rebound During Summer

As the summer began, a majority of states had gone back into action following COVID-19 shutdowns. Many of the actions and regulatory proceedings will have a direct impact on flexible packaging for many years to come. New Jersey S2515 was introduced in New Jersey on June 4. It would establish new recycled-content standards for rigid […]

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A Conversation with Steve Nichols

A Conversation with Steve Nichols

FlexPack VOICE™ occasionally will take a closer look at some of the people who have offered their expertise for our magazine cover stories or features.

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Industry News

Bryce Corp. to Add 20 Jobs With New Investments

Bryce Corp.’s packaging division said in a news release that it will invest $10 million to expand its capacity, enhance its technical capabilities, and generate an additional 20 jobs. “The Bryce family is committed to making long-term investment decisions even in uncertain economic environments to serve its employees, its customers, and its markets in a […]

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Covid-19 Forces Price Increase at Flint Group Packaging Inks

Flint Group Packaging Inks increased the price for its North American solvent-based business to alleviate raw material cost increases, the company said in a news release. The price increase took effect July 15 with all Flint Group Packaging Inks products sold in the United States and Canada. Supply across a number of raw material categories […]

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C-P Flexible Packaging Buys Genpak Flexible

C-P Flexible Packaging—a manufacturer of flexible packaging including rollstock, premade pouches, resealable packaging, and shrink sleeves—acquired Genpak Flexible from The Jim Pattison Group, according to a report from Business Wire. Genpak Flexible is a leading North American supplier of compostable packaging and offers a range of patented flexible packaging solutions. C-P Flexible Packaging in York, […]

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Proampac Names Cox to New Role

ProAmpac tapped Rita Cox to be president of the company’s Flexibles Products division. Cox previously was president of the company’s extrusion and lamination division and rejoins the company following a brief retirement. She succeeds Tom Loewald, who was named CEO of Cambrex on June 15, the company said in a news release. “ProAmpac embodies all […]

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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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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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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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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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