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The Upward Trajectory of Sustainable Films

October 11, 2023

How CPGs Can Stay Ahead By Bob Burkhardt, product manager for cartoning and robotics at the R.A. Jones Company It goes without saying, sustainability is one of the biggest topics dominating the packaging industry. Encouraged by consumers’ consistent increased interest in environmental impact and paired with significant buying power, food brands are now facing the challenge of…


Trends in Flexible Packaging

October 9, 2023

Circularity and sustainability are about more than recyclability By Evan Arnold, President of Glenroy Flexible packaging plays a vital role in the packaging industry, offering numerous benefits such as versatility, lightweight design, and extended shelf life for various products. As consumer preferences shift towards more sustainable options, trends in flexible packaging are rapidly evolving to…


The Future is Bright for the Global Pouches Market

October 9, 2023

How to incorporate the right technology and machinery to answer growing customer demand By Jennifer Fowler, Marketing Manager, Pearl Technologies Inc. Few packaging innovations have taken the world by storm like pouches have. Go to any zoo or park, and you’ll see plenty of children enjoying their pouch snack. And it’s not just food —…


The Future of Packaging

October 5, 2023

New Designs Offer the Best of Rigid and Flexible Packaging By Andrew Meyer, Chairman & CEO of AeroFlexx The future of packaging will bring increased convenience for consumers. New packaging options offer superior designs and combine the best characteristics of rigid and flexible packages. When it comes to the packaging of liquids, these new packages…


Industry Associations Collaborate and Present a New Report on Transitioning Flexible Materials

September 8, 2023

As consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies take a closer look at sustainability goals, cost savings opportunities, product safety, regulatory compliance, and transitioning of flexible packaging materials has grown in importance, according to Best Practice: Transitioning Flexible Materials, a new report jointly produced by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the OpX Leadership Network, and PMMI, The…


Nobelus® Launches Flexible Packaging Film Line

August 10, 2023

New Print Web Films Cater to Converters Exploring New Markets and Formats Nobelus, an unsupported film and thermal laminate supplier that offers premium products to the packaging industry, is now launching a dedicated line of print web films designed specifically for flexible packaging applications. These unsupported films have no adhesive layer, making them compatible with…


FPA Announces 2023 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Winners

July 26, 2023

The entries demonstrate a high level of creativity, a strong understanding of the mechanical properties of flexible packaging materials, and the manufacturing processes involved The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the winners of the FPA 2023 Student Flexible Packaging Design…


The Open and Shut Case for Food Packaging

June 11, 2023

Flexible Vertical Form Fill Seal Equipment Handles a Wide Range of Resealable Pouches By Christine Duncan, Marketing Director, Flexibles & Trays at Matrix, a ProMach Brand Areas of food packaging that sometimes gets overlooked are the way they are opened, and closed. Successfully integrating closing methods into packaging requires machinery such as vertical form fill…


Green Packaging Assembly Solutions

May 8, 2023

Ultrasonic Welding Advances Bio-based Packaging Applications By Andres Abreu, Business Development Manager, Packaging, Branson Welding and Assembly at Emerson Manufacturers of products that use plastic, especially packaging manufacturers, have committed to a global effort to reduce the use of single-use packaging and boost use of plastics that are recyclable or bio-based. There is also an…


Glenroy® Announces their Investment in World’s Fastest and Most Accurate Flexographic Plate Mounting Equipment

March 3, 2023

Glenroy® Inc., a leading converter and printer of sustainable flexible packaging, has invested in state-of-the-art flexographic plate mounting and demounting technology, taking their high-quality standards to even greater heights. With the Automatic SAMM 2.0 mounting machine being world renowned for its efficiency and accuracy, Glenroy’s commitment to meeting customer demands is further solidified. The SAMM 2.0…


Pregis Performance Flexibles Facilities Are ISCC PLUS Certified

February 24, 2023

Pregis®, a leading global manufacturer of flexible packaging and protective packaging solutions, announces its Anderson, S.C. facility received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS distinction, a globally recognized system for the sustainability certification of recycled and bio-based materials. The ISCC PLUS certification reinforces the Pregis Purpose to ‘Protect, Preserve, Inspyre.’ It is the latest example…


What Do Consumers Want From Cheese Packaging?

February 15, 2023

Reclosable Flexible Packaging Goes the Extra Mile By Gianni Holzem, Commercial Sales Director, Reynolds Consumer Products at Fresh-Lock® It is important for cheese packagers to captivate the consumer’s attention by differentiating their product on the shelf. When it comes to cheese, the sheer variety and their unique storage needs pose a special challenge for packaging.…


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%…