Recently, the Flexible Packaging Association released several industry-focused reports including the2006 Industry Compensation Report, Environmental Issues Index - October 2007 and the 3rd Quarter Occupational Injury & Illness Incidence Rate Report.Each report offers valuable information and data specific to flexible packaging companies.

2006 Industry Compensation Report

FPA’s2006 Industry Compensation Report provides information on wage and benefits for both hourly and salaried flexible packaging industry employees. The Report details the results of the 2006 Industry Compensation Report Survey, which gathered compensation and benefit information and data from small (less than $25 million in annual revenue), mid (between $25-100 million in annual revenue) and large (more than $100 million in annual revenue) flexible packaging converter companies. Survey responses were received from 29 FPA converter members with employment totaling approximately 21,000, or 26 percent, of the 80,000 flexible packaging industry workforce.

The2006 Compensation Reportalso provides industry data focusing on hourly and salaried employee wages and benefits; Average salary levels broken down by company/plant size, region and primary manufacturing operation; flexible packaging hourly and salaried wage and benefit data. The report is available to FPA converter members participating in the 2006 Industry Compensation Report Survey.

Environmental Issues Index - October 2007

FPA’sEnvironmental Issues Index provides a summary of regulatory issues that may affect the flexible packaging industry. Issued on a quarterly basis, the Index also details what the association is doing to minimize the possible adverse affects of these issues on the flexible packaging industry.

Published in October 2007, the Index provides status updates on issues such as air and water pollution, hazardous substance, and emergency preparedness.The FPA Environmental Issues Index is available to FPA members only.

Occupational Injury & Illness Incidence Rate Report

Issued in October 2007, the FPA Occupational Injury & Illness Incidence Rate Report, 3rd Quarter provides data and information on at work and away from work incidences for FPA member companies.

Available on a quarterly basis, theFPA Occupational Injury & Illness Incidence Rate Report is a valuable tool that assists FPA members in the evaluation of their safety performance and improvements to their overall safety programs.

For more information, visit FPA atwww.flexpack.orgor contact the association at (410) 694-0800.

2008 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards

The winning entries of the 2008 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards will be announced during the Welcome & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Dinner, March 5, 2008.

Recognizing the “best of the best” in flexible packaging, the Welcome & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Dinner will be held in conjunction with FPA’s 58th Annual Meeting (March 5-7, 2008) at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

FPA members and guests will honor flexible packaging converters and suppliers that have advanced the uses of flexible packaging through outstanding achievements in technical innovation, environmental and sustainability breakthroughs, package design, graphics and printing. For more information, contact FPA at (410) 694-0800

FPA Events Calendar

Mark your calendar for these upcoming FPA events!

• 2008 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards
Entry deadline: Monday, December 3, 2007
FPA Headquarters
Linthicum, Maryland

• Sustainable Packaging & Wal-Mart Scorecard Workshop
Thursday, December 13, 2007
BWI Marriott Airport
Linthicum, Maryland

For more information on these, and other FPA events, call (410) 694-0800 or