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Filmquest Reports Price Increase

| April 4, 2018

To Our Valued Customers: Filmquest always appreciates the commitment, trust, support and confidence that you have placed in us over the past decades by honoring us with your business. We have continued to see costs escalating for raw material, energy, transportation, fluctuating currency valuations, as well as growing global demand for polyester film as the […]

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Registration Open for Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018

Registration Open for Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018

| March 29, 2018

Registration is now open for the Print & Packaging Legislative Summit 2018, slated for June 19-20, in Washington, D.C. The Legislative Summit will bring printers, packaging converters, technology and consumable suppliers, and allied interests together for public policy and political education, as well as direct interaction with Members of Congress and the Administration to discuss […]

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Flexible Packaging Market Tracker Tool Available for FPA Members

Flexible Packaging Market Tracker Tool Available for FPA Members

| March 28, 2018

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) now offers a flexible packaging market tracker tool on its website, www.flexpack.org. FPA worked with Euromonitor International to develop the tracker, which features 20 key flexible packaging country markets and highlights market dynamics, trends and opportunities to expand business internationally. The online research tool is designed to enhance the FPA […]

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FPA Announces 2018 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Winners

FPA Announces 2018 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Winners

| March 27, 2018

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winners of the FPA 2018 Student Flexible Design Challenge. This year’s first place winners were a team of students from Iowa State University. Two students from University of Wisconsin – Stout tied for second place. FPA’s annual Achievement Awards competition recognizes innovative flexible packaging from across its […]

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AWT Labels & Packaging Welcomes Tom Nelson

AWT Labels & Packaging Welcomes Tom Nelson

| March 27, 2018

AWT Labels & Packaging welcomes Tom Nelson as the new Executive Vice President – Flexible Packaging, focusing on their flexible packaging facility based in South Elgin, Ill. Nelson previously served as general manager of Amcor’s Mundelein, Ill., and Madison, Wis., facilities. He is now the general manager of AWT’s South Elgin plant, applying his 36 […]

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FPA Announces 2018 Board of Directors

FPA Announces 2018 Board of Directors

| March 23, 2018

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), Annapolis, Md., announces the election of its 2018 board of directors. David Staker, president and CEO, Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC is the new chairman of the FPA board of directors. Staker succeeds Rob Tiede, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Sonoco Products Company, who served as chairman of the […]

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Does Your Team Pass the Energy Test?

Does Your Team Pass the Energy Test?

| March 14, 2018

Does your team have the energy to succeed in 2018 and beyond? To find out, take this simple test. Imagine your team is pitted against two other teams in a unique competition. The first team to push a car—in neutral and without the engine running—to the other end of a large parking lot wins. Your […]

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Combining Really Low Basis Weight Boards

Combining Really Low Basis Weight Boards

| March 14, 2018

This is like déjà vu. It was in the early ’90s when the industry was moving from Mullen-based linerboards to the new lighter and stronger compression-based grades (then 35 and 56#) that are so common today. Well, it’s time to review the past and make corrugator and starch and process adjustments going forward. It was […]

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AICC Members Can Access FFTA FIRST Individual Certification Programs

AICC Members Can Access FFTA FIRST Individual Certification Programs

| March 13, 2018

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, and the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA), have partnered to allow AICC members to access the FFTA’s flexographic image reproduction specifications and tolerances (FIRST) individual certification programs at the same price as members of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Joe Tuccitto, FTA director of education, explains that FIRST is […]

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Goss, Manroland to Combine; Contiweb to Become Independent

| March 2, 2018

Goss International’s printing press business and manroland web systems—both manufacturers and service providers of web offset printing systems for newspapers, commercial products and packaging—are planning to combine their complementary businesses.The combined company will benefit from the companies’ complementary geographic footprints, create extensive synergies, ensure long-term viability, and provide value-oriented solutions, especially in the area of […]

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