LATMA president Mark Easton has confirmed that his association and ANZFTA (Australia and New Zealand Flexographic Association) are one stage away from transitioning their trade interests under the merged name of Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers Association (FPLMA). He confirmed that the Australia/New Zealand based organisations’ memberships will transfer to the new entity.
Easton this week announced the final step in the amalgamation process of the new association which he indicated will take place at its first extraordinary meeting in Melbourne later this month. In his statement to both memberships, Easton predicted that FPLMA will offer a united force to the overall flexible and narrow web packaging market.
'We are now well underway in the transitioning of our respective associations (LATMA and ANZFTA) into the new entity formed as FPLMA – Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers Association. This means now that both the current LATMA and ANZFTA Associations will ultimately cease and from the resolutions passed in 2015, the remaining current memberships have transferred to the new entity.
'Both existing memberships now together will allow us to offer more to a bigger membership, bringing with it value to our supporters and converters. It will enable us to also reach members within the Asia Pacific Region and incorporate us into an increasingly expanding region rather than Australia only, complementing current members from both associations who have converter sites within the Asia Pacific region', he added.