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FPA Updates Market Tracker

FPA Updates Market Tracker

Tool for Members Includes COVID-19 Resources

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has numerous partnerships that help advance the interests of its members, one of which includes a partnership with Euromonitor International, a leading independent provider of strategic market research. FPA and Euromonitor developed the Flexible Packaging Market Tracker that features 20 key flexible packaging country markets and highlights market dynamics, trends, […]

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Fortis Buys Kala Packaging

Fortis Solutions Group has bought Utah-based Kala Packaging, a printer of pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging that offers variable content printing, anti-counterfeit solutions, and food-safe flexible packaging. “We are fortunate to join forces with such an outstanding team and are excited to further the value-added offerings we provide,” said John O. Wynne, Jr., Fortis president and […]

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ePac Flexible Packaging Expands into Ghana, Africa

ePac Flexible Packaging is expanding into Ghana, Africa, as the flexible packaging provider extends its network of production plants globally. ePac Flexible Packaging was established in 2016 in the U.S. It now operates 18 manufacturing plants across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Indonesia. All orders are being fulfilled by the company’s UK-based plant while plans […]

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TC Transcontinental Appoints Chief Development Officer

TC Transcontinental appointed Eric Morisset as chief development officer. Based in Montréal, Morisset will report to François Olivier, president and CEO, and he will be part of the executive management committee, the company said. Since 2018, the role had been held by Sam Bendavid, who was appointed in 2020 as senior vice president, TC Transcontinental […]

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Pregis Buys Technical Machinery Solutions

Pregis, a maker of protective packaging, bought Technical Machinery Solutions (TMS) of Illinois from its privately held owners, and the acquisition includes the Graphic Innovators business at TMS. Pregis produces a lightweight, curbside recyclable all-paper mailer, branded as the TMS Eco Mailer™. The cushioned mailers can be recycled in all-paper recovery systems. The acquisition of TMS […]

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Wiedmann to Succeed Forker at Siegwerk

On March 31, Nicolas Wiedmann will replace Siegwerk CEO Herbert Forker, who is retiring after 21 years as CEO. Wiedmann had been with Hella GmbH & Co KGaA, where his duties included being general manager for the business segment special applications. He joined Siegwerk on Jan. 1. Wiedmann brings many years of experience in managing […]

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Newsweek Names Lyondellbasell in List of Responsible Companies

Newsweek Names Lyondellbasell in List of Responsible Companies

LyondellBasell has been named to Newsweek Magazine’s 2021 list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies.” This is the second time LyondellBasell appears on the list, which debuted in 2020 and recognizes companies for their performance in the areas of environmental, social, and corporate governance, the company said in a news release. The plastics, chemicals, and refining company said […]

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Macaran: Company Becomes Employee-Owned

Macaran Printed Products, a division of W.N. Van Alstine and Sons, recently reported on its company website that it has become a 100% employee-owned entity.

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ProMach Buys Assets of KHS Bartelt

ProMach recently bought the assets of KHS Bartelt, a provider of packaging systems for the food and confectionery, beverage, home and personal care, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tobacco industries.

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ePac in Korea

ePac Flexible Packaging has expanded with ePac Seoul, Ltd. in South Korea as the flexible packaging provider grows its network of production plants in the Asia Pacific region. The company’s affiliate, ePac Holdings Asia, will be the managing entity that is about 90 miles outside Seoul. ePac was established in 2016 in the US, and […]

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Avery Dennison Buys ACPO Ltd.

Avery Dennison of Glendale, California, has bought the Ohio-based ACPO Ltd. for $87.6 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. ACPO makes pressure-sensitive overlaminate products for the label and flexible packaging markets and has about 170 workers. Avery Dennison has acquired the majority of ACPO’s assets, including coating, finishing and distribution operations at its Oak Harbor, […]

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ProAmpac Buys U.K.-Based Manufacturer

ProAmpac has acquired Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), a private, U.K.-based manufacturer of cellulose-based packaging products for fresh prepared and ready-to-eat foods. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. RAP is a designer and manufacturer of sustainable packaging for fresh prepared foods sold at retail, including sandwiches, wraps, chicken tenders, and salads. With this acquisition, ProAmpac […]

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Nelipak Taps Chambliss as CEO

Nelipak Corp. recently named Pat Chambliss as CEO after he served as president and chief operating officer at the company. Chambliss has an extensive track record of senior leadership experience in the packaging industry, including previous roles at Packaging Dynamics Corp. and Novolex, Nelipak said in a news release. Chambliss succeeds Roger Prevot, who will […]

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Sun Chemical Releases Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical recently released its 11th annual Corporate Sustainability Report for the year ending 2019. The report describes Sun Chemical’s emphasis on sustainability in the way it develops, manufactures, and distributes its products, while also showing how it works with customers and suppliers to improve their sustainability goals, the company said in a news release. The […]

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Working the Rules

Working the Rules

FPA Committee Monitors Workplace Regulations

FPA’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Committee tracks regulatory developments on federal, environmental, and occupational safety regulations and develops action plans to deal with those that could impact the industry. During the last six months, the committee weighed in on several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemakings that were deemed to affect members’ facility operations. […]

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Highlights In Sustainability, Leadership, Company Growth, And More

Highlights In Sustainability, Leadership, Company Growth, And More

Proampac Breaks Ground On Innovation Center ProAmpac recently broke ground on a collaboration and innovation center, a multi-million-dollar investment that will expand the company’s existing facility to house what will become an international hub for packaging design and development. CEO Greg Tucker was joined by Kathleen C. Hochul, New York lieutenant governor, and local dignitaries […]

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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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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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