Recently, FPA issued the Second Quarter Pulse of the Industry Report, which examines the financial and economic performance of the flexible packaging industry. The report focuses on key areas of industry business activity including net sales, volume/output, profitability, inventory levels, capital spending, and capacity utilization.

Data and information appearing within the Report is gathered through the Second Quarter 2011 Pulse of the Industry Survey. FPA is pleased to announce that 39 FPA converters members (67 percent) participated in the survey.  Survey responses represent a broad cross section of flexible packaging companies. Participating companies are classified into four categories including small (below $25 million in annual revenue), mid ($25-100 million in annual revenue), large ($100-300 million in annual revenue), and very large (more than $300 million in annual revenue).

Highlights of the Report note that 72 percent of survey participants noted higher net sales in second quarter 2011 compared to first quarter 2011, while 28 percent reported lower sales levels.

The Second Quarter 2011 Pulse of the Industry Report is a benefit of FPA membership. For more information, contact FPA at (410) 694-0800 or visit the association