Productivity & Waste Survey

FBA Releases 2019 Productivity & Waste Survey

Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the corrugated industry’s biennial Productivity & Waste Survey. The 2019 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 2019 report includes data for 27 companies and over 410 plants in 6 different countries. Data covers 349 corrugators and over 2,275 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 2019 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.