Data Services

Box Survey: Wax/Wax Alternatives

Since 1940, the Fibre Box Association (FBA) has been collecting data about box shipments to generate reports such as the U.S. Corrugated Industry Statistics (Monthly Report), Industry Annual Report, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Report and other voluntary benchmarking reports like the Key Performance Indicators Survey (KPI) and the Productivity and Waste Survey.

In addition to these very highly valued reports, from time to time we also collect data that could help us better understand and answer questions about industry trends on types of corrugated packaging.

We’ve been annually tracking wax-treated and wax alternative corrugated boxes since 2009. An additional question on the survey is “Please list the primary end-use products using wax and wax alternatives (treatments to improve performance of Corrugated Fibreboard in the presence of water and water vapor) you manufacture”.

A survey was emailed to each member company, and we request that the survey form be completed and returned by December 5, 2022. The 2021 data will be the last Wax data that FBA will collect for several years. We will revisit in the future.

To receive the survey form again, or to answer any questions, contact Stefanie Dozois at