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Consumers Remain Concerned About Food Packaging and Safety

G&S Business Communications Survey Shows Evolving Trends

Late in the fall, G&S Business Communications updated its national survey of consumers to see how COVID-19 continued to change their habits and found that about 58% remained at least somewhat concerned with contracting the virus through food packaging. That number was down from 66% in April 2020, says Brian Hall, managing director for G&S. […]

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Christoph Langohr, of Syntegon, Gives Sustainability Update at PACK EXPO Connects

Christoph Langohr, of Syntegon, Gives Sustainability Update at PACK EXPO Connects

With deadlines toward a circular economy quickly accelerating over the next few years, companies continue to innovate by trying different techniques, including offering paper packaging as an option. During a presentation at PACK EXPO Connects that was held virtually Nov. 9 to 13, Christoph Langohr, project manager sustainability horizontal flow wrapping with Syntegon, gave an […]

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Experts Offer Sustainability Updates

Experts Offer Sustainability Updates

Global Pouch Forum Provided an Opportunity to Gain Insights

At Mondelēz International, the company has been setting sustainability goals for years and has every intention of reaching its next major milestone.  “We have drawn a line for 2025 to design packaging for recyclability,” says Lou Fenech, principal engineer with Mondelēz, which has operations in more than150 countries and that owns brands such as Oreo, […]

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Roadmaps to Sustainability

Roadmaps to Sustainability

In-depth Report Steers Industry Toward 2030

Companies across the supply chain in the flexible packaging industry have been working toward a circular economy for years. With recycling efforts and laws accelerating, and with consumer trends shifting, the Flexible Packaging Association commissioned a report to guide its more than 150 members with various roadmaps and proposals to facilitate the numerous goals. The […]

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Yearning for Growth

Yearning for Growth

Forecast Calls for Strong Year

If there is one safe bet about the year ahead, it’s that 2021 will be nothing like 2020. Perhaps most importantly, the global economy is likely to grow rather than shrink as it did in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. And a vaccine for the virus is likely to become widely available by the […]

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Finding Leaders

Finding Leaders

New Effort Taps Talent to Lead Industry’s future

Before the pandemic, just about every industry faced problems finding qualified workers and people to lead them because of low jobless rates and high competition for talent. Companies in the flexible packaging industry were no exception. And because their products made them part of the critical infrastructure during COVID-19, the need to find good workers […]

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Amcor Talks Sustainability at PACK EXPO

Amcor Talks Sustainability at PACK EXPO

Fabio Peyer describes new efforts to enhance quality and recyclability

Fabio Peyer, director of sustainability at Amcor Flexibles North America, recently gave a presentation on innovations made at the company to reach milestones in sustainability goals.  “The packaging of the future needs to be developed with the end in mind and contribute to the circular economy, while still continuing to meet productivity, product protection, and […]

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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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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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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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2021: A Year of Adjustment

2021: A Year of Adjustment

Leaders Apply Lessons While Still Learning

Each week brings encouraging developments about vaccines to fight COVID-19, but leaders in the flexible packing industry haven’t been waiting for that relief to start planning for 2021 and beyond. Even so, the experts suggest that the outlook for next year must be viewed through the lens of how the pandemic disrupted just about every aspect […]

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Live, Virtual, or Hybrid: Game is On

Live, Virtual, or Hybrid: Game is On

Pandemic Doesn't Deter Conference Organizers

Although the pandemic shuttered in-person conferences and events this year, the industry expos and meetings that celebrate innovation and forge connections found virtual platforms and audiences, with organizers hoping for live events again in 2021. “Packaging is necessary,” says Laura Thompson, vice president–trade shows for Chicago-based PMMI Media Group, producer of the canceled PACK EXPO […]

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Trade Policies in 2021

Trade Policies in 2021

Election Could Shift Priorities 

Catty Corp. has been buying light-gauge aluminum foil for more than 80 years. So, after the U.S. began cracking down on imports from China in 2017, the flexible-packaging firm began to further lean on longstanding relationships around the world to ensure a consistent supply. But that didn’t mean it was an easy transition, says Bruce […]

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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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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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Staying Safe

Staying Safe

The COVID-19 crisis has shifted consumer habits, with more consumers looking for safety, as well as convenience, all of which is changing the way flexible packaging companies and suppliers are viewing the future.

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Sales Excellence in a New Age

Sales Excellence in a New Age

Sales teams have been adapting to the recent crisis, exploring new ways of connecting with and serving customers and building on the best practices of the recent past.

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Being Social

Being Social

It can be hard to measure the return on time and money invested in social media. But the feedback was swift after C-P Flexible Packaging in York, Pennsylvania, posted an article on LinkedIn about its efforts to help a local manufacturer package hand sanitizer for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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