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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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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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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