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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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Sustainability Remains Top Issue in Some States

Sustainability Remains Top Issue in Some States

Experts Predict Big Push in 2021, Particularly on the West Coast

State governments nationwide put numerous recycling and waste-reduction proposals on hold in 2020 while concentrating on the pandemic, but initiatives will resume in 2021, several observers suggest. Lauren Aguilar and Andy Hackman, both lobbyists for Serlin Haley that represents the Flexible Packaging Association, note that California, in particular, will be moving on various legislative initiatives […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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