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Interns and Opportunities

FPA Program Connects Industry Interns With Each Other and Mentors

This summer and fall, FlexPack VOICE® has been taking a closer look at some of the 35 interns who were part of FPA’s summer internship program. Here is a look at two more profiles: Bradley Reinhart and Abid Shafiullah

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How do we move packaging sustainability dialogue forwards – and in the right direction?

How do we move packaging sustainability dialogue forwards – and in the right direction?

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As sustainability remains a hot topic, consumers are looking to brands to demonstrate that their efforts are more than surface level. In a challenging commercial environment that demands progress and innovation at every turn, how brands and their packaging supply chains turn sustainability intent into action is crucial. When we look back at the storied […]

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A Conversation With Ram K. Singhal

A Conversation With Ram K. Singhal

Vice President Technology and Environmental Strategy Editor’s note: Over the next year, FlexPack VOICE® will feature a short profile on a member of the FPA team based in Annapolis, Maryland. “Meet the Staff at FPA” is a way for you to get to know those you work with in a more personal way. Ram K. […]

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Emerging Leaders Discuss Careers

Emerging Leaders Discuss Careers

Members of the FPA Emerging Leadership Council See Vast Opportunities

The industry doesn’t have to look far when it comes to showing career development and interest. Several members of the FPA Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) discuss what got them into the industry and how their careers have gone so far.

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Tapping Tech Schools

Tapping Tech Schools

Worker Shortages Prompt Proactive Steps

After an FPA Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) committee on recruitment was formed last year, its members quickly determined that they would need to branch out beyond traditional internship programs.

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Finding Workers

Finding Workers

Experts: Problems Will Linger Long After Pandemic

Openings at American Packaging Corp. run the gamut from entry-level production jobs to engineering positions, says Jeff Fuller, the Columbus, Ohio-based company’s manager of organizational development.

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Exploring Automation

Exploring Automation

Challenges Abound For Packagers

In the post-pandemic age, automation is more than a solution for labor shortages. It’s the future in a quest for efficiencies, agility, and competitiveness.

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Expanded Interview With Catherine Heckman

Expanded Interview With Catherine Heckman

Business Unit Director, Ashland

In this segment, we interview Catherine Heckman, business unit director—North America, laminating, adhesives and coatings at Ashland, a global specialty materials company.

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Interns and Opportunities

Interns and Opportunities

FPA Program Connects Industry Interns With Each Other and Mentors

This summer, the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) coordinated a program that brought together approximately 35 interns from across various companies in the packaging and flexible packaging industries.

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Milestones: EarthFirst® Films by PSI

Milestones: EarthFirst® Films by PSI

25 Years as an FPA Member

EarthFirst® Films by PSI (Plastic Suppliers, Inc.) has been a member of the Flexible Packaging Association for 25 years, making it one of the longest-serving members of the trade association based in Annapolis, Maryland.

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FPA Summer Intern Program Starts

FPA Summer Intern Program Starts

Program formed by the Emerging Leadership Council Recruitment Committee

The recruitment committee of the FPA Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) launched its first program this summer, with 35 students participating from about 16 companies, large and small, across FPA’s membership.

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Biden Administration Highlights Environmental Justice While Changing Trump Policies

Biden Administration Highlights Environmental Justice While Changing Trump Policies

FPA Committee and Staff Track Developments Through Periodic Reports

Each quarter, FPA’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee (EHS) reports to members on federal environmental regulatory and court developments, capturing the significant policy changes that can affect the industry. After a new administration takes over, the changes can be significant and numerous.

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Infrastructure and Recycling Debate Accelerates

Infrastructure and Recycling Debate Accelerates

FPA Monitors Biden Administration Stances on Sustainability, Trade, Taxes, and Environmental Justice

The definition of “infrastructure” has been a flashpoint for policymakers in Washington, D.C., ever since President Joseph R. Biden Jr. unveiled a $2.3 trillion spending bill to bolster infrastructure in the United States. Roads, bridges, and broadband internet service make the cut on nearly every list.

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Moving Ahead On Recycling

Moving Ahead On Recycling

Advocates: 2021 May Be the Year for National Decisions

Recycling issues in the U.S. are not new, but the ability to get a coordinated response hasn’t been easy. So, last year, various stakeholders along the supply chain organized a group to see if they could create actionable ideas.

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Trade Shows Going Live

Trade Shows Going Live

Organizers Prepared With New Safety Guidelines

In a vastly altered globe since last year, flexible packaging converters and suppliers seize innovations as they reinvent for a refashioned, post-pandemic economy.

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Oregon Moves Fast on EPR Legislation

Oregon Moves Fast on EPR Legislation

Several Lessons Found in Actions in Various States, FPA Lobbyists Say

Legislators in Oregon hammered out an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill this spring, expecting to sign into law a measure that puts much of the responsibility for handling waste on the companies that make products.

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Automation Dominates Manufacturing Landscape

PMMI’s PACK EXPO in September to Highlight Issues

Years before the pandemic, manufacturers were struggling to find new workers, leading to innovative ways of using automation to replace jobs where it made sense.

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Meet the FPA Staff

Meet the FPA Staff

A Conversation With Alison Keane, FPA President and CEO

“Meet the Staff at FPA” is a way for you to get to know those you work with in a more personal way. Alison Keane, FPA president and CEO, is taking the lead with this first in the occasional series.

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Expanded Interview with Stan Bikulege

Expanded Interview with Stan Bikulege

President and CEO of Novolex

This is an expanded version of an interview with Stan Bikulege that appears in the May/June 2021 issue of This is an expanded version of an interview with Stan Bikulege that appears in the May/June 2021 issue of FlexPack VOICE®. The printed article can be found online, too, in the digital format of the full magazine.®. The printed article can be found online, too, in the digital format of the full magazine.

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