On August 6, 2015 the Ukrainian Flexible Packaging Association hold the first general meeting, which was attended by the heads of the leading domestic companies in the market of flexible packaging, including UKRPLASTIC, Nargus, Itak, Lenbud, ALEF inc, MonoPak, Sinergia-Group, Hask Flex, ZAO Ruta, SIRIUS EXTRUSION Ltd, BlitzPAK, Aris Pak, Ros Pak.
The meeting participants discussed the key goals and objectives of the Association, the general structural principles of its work. Irina Mirochnik, Chairman of the Board of PC UKRPLASTIC said: "There is a world practice in the work of professional organizations. In most developed countries, it is impossible to adopt any regulative document affecting the interests and development of this industry without an approval of the industry association. Ukraine is keeping the European path. Therefore, the comprehensive work of the Association is needed for the development of the packaging industry and effective protection of the interests of Ukrainian producers at the legislative level. This tool will help Ukrainian producers of flexible packaging to influence the legislative process and the changes that are introduced in regulatory documents related to the work of the industry. In addition, the Association will help the market players to obtain analytical information on the market, studying modern trends at the European and world level. Each of the members of the Association will be free to make effective and operative management decisions, relying on reliable and timely information."