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The Advantages of Machines with Change Capabilities

May 12, 2022

How to Adapt and Adjust to Product Changes Faster By Jeff W Berg, Product Development Manager at HMC Products The need for machines that can handle changes in production levels will also need to handle changes for different products in a timely, cost-effective process. The “Just in Time” concept has moved into the packing formula…


Flexible Packaging Enables Sustainability

April 6, 2022

Recyclable Mono-material is Changing the Tide in the Industry, Making Flexible Packaging a Sustainable Resource By Ken Brunnbauer, Marketing Manager, Glenroy, Inc. If you’re familiar with flexible packaging — spouted pouches, stick packs, sachets, zipper pouches — you’ll know that it’s traditionally challenging to recycle. The main reason relates to flexible packaging’s multilayer plastic structures…


3D Neopac Announces Technology Investments in New EcoDesign Tubes and Decoration Stations

March 30, 2022

3D Neopac, a global provider of tube packaging for cosmetics and health care, and part of the Hoffmann Neopac Group in Switzerland, has further strengthened the capabilities set for its signature SpringTube™ packaging solutions. Fresh off becoming an officially registered brand in India, 3D Neopac has upgraded its on-site manufacturing technology with two additional flexo…


FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council Launches “Come Grow With Us” Campaign

January 5, 2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) launched a new campaign, “Come Grow With Us,” to help promote and attract new talent to the flexible packaging industry. The ELC’s Recruitment Committee developed the campaign…


Aptar Food + Beverage Announces New 2-Inch Ultra XLV Closure

January 5, 2022

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing solutions for more than 50 years, proudly announces the 2-inch Ultra Extra Large Valve (XLV), the newest expansion to its inverted closure product line with SimpliSqueeze® technology. The 2-inch Ultra XLV is Aptar’s first stock closure offering with a valve large enough to successfully dispense very thick…


Amcor Launched Enhanced-Stock Product Program for North America Healthcare Market

October 20, 2021

Amcor, a leader in developing and producing responsible pharmaceutical and medical packaging, is pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced-stock product program for the healthcare market. The program allows customers to order from a set of market-recognized DuPontTM Tyvek® pouches and Breather Bag® header bags, available with low minimum-order quantities. These materials are ideal…


Mondi and Vafo Group Unleash Recyclable Dog Food Packaging for Leading Finnish Brand Hau-Hau Champion

October 15, 2021

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is supplying a range of recyclable mono-material pet food packaging for Hau-Hau Champion, one of Finland’s most recognised brands in the premium dog food segment. The new packaging fulfils the pet food producer’s objective to launch a reclosable and recyclable packaging solution that does not compromise on…


Ranpak Makes Strategic Investment in Creapaper, Innovative German Leader in Environmentally-Sustainable Grasspaper

October 5, 2021

Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced its recent investment in Creapaper GmbH (“Creapaper”), the inventor of grasspaper and provider of grasspaper products. Creapaper announced concurrently that the company successfully completed financing round B with new investors including Ranpak, JS Capital, Schusterman…


Action Packaging and Signature Flexible Packaging Completes Acquisition of Chromatic Productions, Inc. and Appoints John Attayek as CEO

July 29, 2021

Signature and Action Flexible Packaging (“SAP”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Chromatic Labels (“Chromatic”) and appointed John Attayek as CEO. SAP specializes in printing, conversion and supply of rollstock, pouches, and bags used for flexible food and consumer packaging applications. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Chromatic provides flexible packaging, shrink sleeves and labels…


Flexible Pouch Packaging: Disrupting the Status Quo

July 21, 2021

By Dennis Calamusa, President and CEO at ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc We hear a lot of negative press regarding “plastic packaging” and its reportedly adverse environmentally impact. There is a constant buzz in the press and by advocacy groups as to how plastic packaging is destroying the planet. Unfortunately, we do not hear enough about the…


KM’s Shaped Pouches Have Stand-Up Shelf Appeal

July 9, 2021

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has added pre-made stand-up shaped pouches to its product range. KM most recently provided a customer in the U.S. with pouches for confectionery products featuring thematic designs for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. The key features of the pouches, that are suitable for dried snacks and pet…


Plastics and the Circular Economy – Be Part of the Solution

July 7, 2021

By Wesley Porter, Business Development Director and Sustainability Lead, Berry Global Plastic has played a major role in supporting and shaping our modern world. Its many benefits, including strength, durability, and flexibility, mean it meets the needs of busy lifestyles, delivering, among other things, consumer convenience, high levels of product protection and on-shelf appeal. Just…


Balancing Safety and Sustainability: Flexible Packaging in a COVID-19 World

June 25, 2021

By Todd Meussling, Senior Manager Market Development at Fresh-Lock® At the beginning of 2020, plastics were at the center of the sustainability conversation, facing frequent challenges of the role plastics have in packaging. However, as COVID-19 took hold across the U.S., heightened awareness of safety brought to light the necessity of plastic packaging. As we…


HexcelPack Develops Protective Paper-Based Wrapping System for Cost-Effective & Sustainable Product Shipping

June 24, 2021

HexcelPack, a developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble wrap and other plastic or foam-based materials, has developed a cost-effective and sustainable wrapping system for a wide array of product shipping needs. Now used by the U.S.’s top three retailers, the company’s HexcelWrap™ cushioning paper delivers unsurpassed product protection and packing simplicity…


Ocean Spray Continues Commitment to Sustainability and Collaborates with Bryce Corporation for Store Drop-off Recyclable Packaging Solution

May 20, 2021

Bryce Corporation, the industry-leading supplier of innovative flexible packaging and prepress solutions, in partnership with Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families, has announced the first Store Drop-off recyclable stand-up-pouch solution for Ocean Spray Craisins® dried cranberries after nearly two years of development and collaboration. As Ocean Spray…


Label be Nimble, Label be Quick

May 17, 2021

By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky This play on the nursery rhyme saying, “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick” is an apt description of why custom digital label printing and flexible packages/pouches go together so well. These labels provide the ultimate ability to pivot affordably on short notice, a very valuable asset in a fast-changing…


New Study Confirms Environmental Benefits of Using Pouches for Some Food Products

May 5, 2021

The new study, which investigates the environmental performance and impacts of multi-material pouches used for pasta sauce and olives, and compares them with alternative packaging systems, has found flexible pouches offer clear advantages. The study, commissioned by Flexible Packaging Europe, was conducted by the ifeu institute in Heidelberg, Germany using a life cycle assessment (LCA)…


Beer Institute, American Beverage, National Marine Manufacturers and Flexible Packaging Association Praise Reintroduction of Aluminum Pricing Examination Act

April 22, 2021

Transparency in aluminum pricing would bring stability for American job creators Trade associations representing some of America’s top industries and employers today praised Representatives Al Lawson (FL-05) and Ken Buck (CO-04) for reintroducing the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R. 2698), bipartisan legislation that would bring transparency to aluminum pricing and provide stability for American…


Twin Rivers Addresses Food Safety Concerns with Expanded EcoBarrier PFAS-Free Packaging Paper Offering

April 20, 2021

As the market looks for fluorochemical-free (FC-free) papers, Twin Rivers Paper Company has invested in its PFAS-free (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances-free) grease-resistant food packaging brand, EcoBarrier. The company worked closely with the largest fast-food, quick-serve, and fast-casual restaurants to engineer a food-safe non-fluorinated product. “By the end of 2023, most major North American chemical companies…


Westlab and ProAmpac Deliver Innovative Recyclable Pouch for Bath Salts

March 12, 2021

Continuing its mission to deliver sustainable solutions, ProAmpac, a flexible packaging leader, in collaboration with Westlab, an international brand of luxury, natural, accessible, and affordable mineral bathing salts, announced a  recyclable pouch for premium bathing salts. “Partnering with a leading brand like Westlab is critical in bringing to market the latest in sustainable flexible packaging innovations. Westlab’s…