FBA Releases 2017 Productivity & Waste Survey

FBA Releases 2017 Productivity & Waste Survey

Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the corrugated industry’s biennial Productivity & Waste Survey. The 2017 survey provides useful benchmarking data 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 2017 report surveyed 30 companies and over 400 plants in 6 different countries and includes data for 347 corrugators and over 2,200 pieces of 30 different kinds of finishing equipment. 

The Survey contains a summary and detailed report broken down by U.S. plants and by all other countries for:

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

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

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

The 2017 Productivity and Waste Survey is available for purchase through the FBA store.  The cost is $250 for participants, $450 for FBA non-participating members and $750 for non-participants.  A discounted rate is also available to TAPPI members for $600.  You do not need to be a participant to purchase the survey.

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