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FBA Releases 2021 Productivity & Waste Survey

Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the corrugated industry’s biennial Productivity & Waste Survey. The 2021 survey provides useful benchmarking data by machine center on productivity, waste and starch consumption, and offers the best-in-class data for users to compare operations.

Participating companies are surveyed on their machinery, labor operations and waste. The 2021 report includes data for 18 companies and over 382 plants in 5 different countries. Data covers 342 corrugators and over 2,059 pieces of 30 different kinds of finishing equipment.

The Survey contains a summary and detailed report for:

  • converting equipment
  • reporting on basis weight, starch consumption and total plant productivity
  • equipment listings by plant

Data is further segmented by machinery size of the corrugators and in the following major finishing equipment categories:

  • flexo-folder gluers
  • rotary die-cutters
  • printers

The 2021 Productivity and Waste Survey is available for purchase through the FBA store at

. The cost is $300 for participants, $500 for FBA non-participating members and $800 for non-participants. A discounted rate is also available to TAPPI and AICC members for $650. You do not need to be a participant to purchase the survey.