Data Services

Productivity & Waste Survey – for the month of May, 2021

It’s time for the 2021 TAPPI/FBA

Corrugated Productivity & Waste Survey (PWS)

. The results of the survey benefit participating companies who are interested in industry performance data that is directly comparable to their own facilities and can be used to benchmark their operations.

The 2019 PWS report included data from 27 companies and over 410 plants.  Data covered 349 corrugators and over 2,275 pieces of 30 different kinds of finishing equipment.

All data is to be submitted online at the

FBA website by clicking here


each of your locations

in order to participate in the survey. Please note that all data is de-identified. All participants are assigned a random code with which to identify themselves in the final report.

The data collection will take place during the month of May 2021.

Please submit data online no later than June 30, 2021


If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact Peggy Lacy at

or 847/364-9617.