Business Management - Government/Governmental
With the cannabis industry’s growth, brands are in need of partners that can balance regulations and innovative design.
When the Bureau of Labor Statistics called the printing industry "too small to be tracked" it brought some furious reactions from printers. But indignation aside, what real impact does this decision by a government agency have on printers?
The latest edition of the FINAT RADAR has been released, indicating that European label customers are approaching 2019 more cautiously than 2018. With multiple global factors at play, the full report details the reasons for the cautious approach.
Since the Trump administration first imposed tariffs on imported aluminum, the flexible packaging industry, which relies on the use of aluminum foil, has been significantly impacted. As the final months of 2018 approach, the Flexible Packaging Association says the situation has become more complex.
The 10% tariff that the Trump administration has imposed on imported aluminum is now being passed through as a surcharge by major lithographic printing plate manufacturers to their U.S. offset printing customers.
SGIA has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels as California’s new Proposition 65 label warning requirements take place this month. SGIA stated its goal in joining CAPL is to engage in conversation about smart labeling that provides consumers with accurate information.
Representatives from Flexible Packaging Association member companies took part in a United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Roundtable Hearing yesterday to discuss the impact of tariffs on their businesses.
The formulation for RotoMetrics' RotoRepel Rx nonstick rotary die treatment has undergone a U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory compliance review, migration testing, and toxicological safety assessment. RotoRepel Rx is safe for intended use and is compliant with U.S. FDA food contact regulations.
The recently imposed aluminum tariffs by the Trump administration could have a significant impact on U.S.-based flexible packaging converters, many of which rely on a very thin grade of aluminum foil to implement into a variety of packaging applications. Because much of this foil is produced overseas, the Flexible Packaging Association is helping its members work toward a potential exclusion from these tariffs.
With California recently joining the list of states that have legalized recreational use of cannabis, regulations on cannabis packaging have presented opportunities and challenges for the industry. Nick Kovacevich, CEO of cannabis packaging supplier Kush Bottles, shared some of his thoughts on how these regulations could impact packaging companies.