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Meet the FPA Staff

A Conversation with Sam Schlaich, FPA Counsel, Government Affairs

Continuing the Meet the FPA Staff series, FlexPack VOICE® catches up with Sam Schlaich, FPA counsel, government affairs.

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Investors Enter Recycling Arena

Investors Enter Recycling Arena

Private-Equity Firms See Potential for Circular Economy

Private investors want to turn one of the largest curbside recy­clers in the U.S. into a test bed for building up infrastructure that will be vital to the success of the circular economy.

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Aluminum Foil Shortage Intensifies

Aluminum Foil Shortage Intensifies

War in Ukraine, Tariffs, Trade Policies Frustrate Supplies

Flexible packaging companies may have been hoping this year would bring relief to a stubborn shortage of aluminum foil. However, relief does not appear likely anytime soon.

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Cyberthieves Target Manufacturers

Cyberthieves Target Manufacturers

Experts Discuss Trends, Offer Tips

Cybersecurity trends have led FPA to offer its mem­bers a cyber risk mitigation and insurance package program, developed by NAM, to help prevent cyberattacks.

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Governments Play Large Role in New Recycling Investments

States Take the Lead, While Federal Efforts Stall

Government policies often dictate what and how much recyclable material is collected, ensuring supply. Policies can also help to stimulate demand by setting requirements for incorporating recycled material.

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Meet the FPA Staff

Meet the FPA Staff

A Conversation with Gigi Deere, FPA Director of Membership and Meetings

As FlexPack VOICE® continues its series that highlights the FPA staff, read about Director of Membership and Meetings Gigi Deere’s career journey, family, and more.

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E-Commerce Evolves

E-Commerce Evolves

As Pandemic Wanes, Deeper Trends Emerge

The explosion of e-commerce over the last two years fueled a burst of creativity that will leave a lasting mark on flexible packaging, even if online sales retreat from their pandemic-era highs.

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Connecting Sustainability with Consumers

Connecting Sustainability with Consumers

Challenges with Messages Can Hinder Goals

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for flex­ible packaging companies. It is spurring a rush to create products that are reusable, recyclable, made entirely from recycled materials, or all of the above. But for many consumers, sustainability is an abstract concept that fails to resonate.

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At the Judges’ Table

At the Judges’ Table

Experts Acknowledge Fresh Looks and Designs

Innovators showcased their top packages at the 66th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition.

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Contest Judges Offer Insights on Issues

Contest Judges Offer Insights on Issues

Jim Peters, Brian Ludwick, and Martin Golden brought their varied careers in academia, publishing, and consulting to the contest that they judged the 66th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition in November 2021.

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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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