Chicago, IL – Charter Next Generation (CNG), a leading provider of specialty films and material science solutions, proudly announces the successful conclusion of its annual training event, EDGE, in Columbus, OH. The two-day program brought together industry leaders and professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and collaboration within the realm of blown and cast polyolefin films.

EDGE, short for Educate, Develop, Grow, and Empower, offers attendees a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip them with critical insights necessary for utilizing, purchasing, or developing solutions with flexible films. Led by CNG experts and featuring presentations from esteemed guest speakers, as well as tours of CNG’s Lexington, OH film campus, one of the largest flexible film complexes in the world, the event provides a platform for learning, collaboration, and innovation.

Participants of this year’s event had the opportunity to delve into a wide array of topics crucial to the industry, including resin basics and manufacturing processes, blown and cast film manufacturing capabilities, barrier film essentials, film additives, compositional analysis and testing, as well as exploring the latest technology, sustainability practices, and packaging trends.

“The success of EDGE underscores CNG’s commitment to fostering growth and collaboration within the industry,” said Leslie Figler, Brand Manager at Charter Next Generation. “We are thrilled to facilitate this landmark event where industry leaders come together to exchange insights, explore innovations, and drive progress.”

Through interactive sessions, educational presentations, tours of our Lexington Campus, and networking opportunities, attendees gain valuable insights, build connections, and explore emerging trends shaping the future of polyolefin films and packaging solutions.

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About Charter Next Generation:

Charter Next Generation (CNG) is North America’s leading producer of highly engineered solutions in the food, consumer, healthcare, and industrial markets. Committed to a sustainability-first approach, CNG leverages material science to engineer materials that help companies meet and exceed their sustainability goals. Known for world-class manufacturing capabilities and an innovation-driven approach, CNG operates fifteen facilities and employs over 2,200 employees, and is a proud partner of Ownership Works®—a nonprofit partnering with companies to enable shared ownership, granting employees a stake in the value they create. Visit our website, follow us on LinkedIn, or contact us at


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Source: Charter Next Generation, Inc.