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What’s Next in Pet Food Packaging?

February 1, 2023

‘Sustainability without compromise’ is essential according to consumer research Bill Kuecker, Vice President of Marketing at Mondi Consumer Packaging Pet food and pet food packaging have been a dynamic consumer sector in the last several years, and industry experts expect this to continue. Pet food packaging has enjoyed one of the highest compound annual growth rates of any consumer flexible…


What’s Next for Flexible Packaging?

January 16, 2023

Sustainability is on Everyone’s Mind By Alison Keane, President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association The flexible packaging industry is constantly innovating. As the fastest-growing segment of the packaging industry in the U.S. and number one globally; the industry is striving to meet our customers’ demands for sustainability and circularity. This is also being…


No Added PFAS Puts Pregis Flexibles Ahead of Environmental Legislation

January 5, 2023

Anticipating legislative limits regarding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Pregis proactively implemented processes in its high-performance blown film operations to ensure they eliminated PFAS from incoming materials and they do not include fluoropolymer process aids within their manufacturing processes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to publish a final ruling in January 2023,…


ePac Flexible Packaging Announces Flat Bottom Pouch Offering Expansion with Totani

October 14, 2022

Company to accelerate growth into coffee, pet, and lawn and garden markets with new product line offerings. ePac Flexible Packaging, the industry leader in quick turn, short and medium run-length flexible packaging, has announced it will soon be offering flat bottom pouch options in addition to its extensive line of flexible pouch offerings. ePac is…


Hybrid Packaging Boosts Sustainability Benefits

October 3, 2022

New Solutions Reduce Reliance on Single-use Plastics By Jeff Minnette, Senior Director of Technology and Strategic Development, Jabil Packaging Solutions As climate change and consumer demands for environmental action have dominated headlines globally in recent years, most companies have found it necessary to make sustainability commitments to cut their carbon footprints, increase recyclability and reduce…


Fresh-Lock Closures Showcase Sustainable Flexible Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO International

September 28, 2022

Fresh-Lock® closures, a leading brand in reclosable packaging technology, will showcase meaningful advances in sustainable flexible packaging at PACK EXPO International, October 23-26 in Chicago. Attendees are invited to visit Fresh-Lock at booth S-3541 to learn more about flexible packaging innovations, sustainability efforts, and how collaboration drives efficiency and enhances the consumer experience. On Monday, October…


The Rise of the Refill

July 8, 2022

Spouted Pouches Are a Game Changer in a Circular Economy By Ken Brunnbauer, Marketing Manager at Glenroy, Inc. As brands in the personal care and household products industries plan new product launches or try to invigorate an established product line, choosing refillable spouted pouches can be a game changer. Until recently, refillable pouches were simply…


Neopac Introduces “Eco-Stripped” Tube with 30% Less Plastics, Including Slimmed-Down Shoulder & Cap

June 29, 2022

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for pharma, beauty and oral care, has “capped off” its commitment to reducing plastics in its tube designs. The company has introduced Eco-Stripped Tube, which combines a significantly reduced sleeve wall thickness with a comparable materials reduction in the shoulder and cap. The result is a 30%…


Flimsy Bags Can Now Be Picked and Handled More Easily With a Safe Grip

June 29, 2022

As the bags become more thinner and flimsier, the more carefully they need to be treated. With the new BGX suction cup developed for handling flimsy bags this challenge is outdated. The BGX suction cup is suitable for applications in E-commerce, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Secondary food picking, Fashion, and other industries where bags…


FPA Publishes 2022– 2023 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide

June 23, 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 2022–2023 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide is now available. The Buyer’s Guide provides a detailed listing of FPA members’ manufacturing and material supplying capabilities and is a valuable tool and resource to assist users in finding the…


Mondi Tests ‘Sortability’ of Mono-material Pouches and Rollstock During Recycling

June 21, 2022

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has carried out a series of tests to prove its mono-material polypropylene (PP) pouches and rollstock material can be sorted into their appropriate recycling streams. Implemented in collaboration with the National Test Centre Circular Plastics (NTCP) in the Netherlands, these tests, simulating realistic packaging waste management conditions,…


ProMach Adds to Flexible Packaging Portfolio with Acquisition of Reepack

June 13, 2022

ProMach’s is expanding its food packaging machinery offerings and strengthening its international footprint with the acquisition of Reepack. ProMach, a worldwide leader in packaging machinery solutions, announced today it has acquired Reepack. Reepack is a leading manufacturer of high-quality flexible packaging machinery known for their vacuum chambers, thermoformers, tray sealers, and flow wrappers. The addition…


Minnesota-Based Initiative Launches Circular Economy for Flexible Films

June 7, 2022

A groundbreaking partnership led by Minnesota’s MBOLD coalition has united leading global businesses and research institutions to catalyze a regional circular economy for flexible films and packaging materials in the Upper Midwest. MBOLD members General Mills, Schwan’s Company, Target, Ecolab, Cargill, Land O’Lakes, Inc. and the University of Minnesota are collaborating across the value chain…


An Insider’s View of Packaging Trends and Dynamics

June 5, 2022

Flexible Pouch Packaging Is Trending Now and for the Forseeable Future By Dennis Calamusa, President and CEO of ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc The flexible pouch packaging industry continues to see unprecedented growth throughout a multitude of market sectors. Never has a packaging methodology spanned such a broad cross-section of markets and applications. Flexible Pouch Packaging has…


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…