Productivity & Waste Survey

FBA Releases 2015 Productivity & Waste Survey (PWS)

Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the corrugated industry’s biennial Productivity & Waste Survey (PWS). The 2015 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 2015 report surveyed 33 companies and over 390 plants in 6 different countries and includes data for more than 325 corrugators and 2,300 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 in the following major finishing equipment categories:

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

The 2015 Productivity and Waste Survey is available for purchase through the FBA store at
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.