The 2010 Operating Ratios Report, produced by the Flexible Packaging Association, provides an annual review of operating expenses for flexible packaging converters. Data within the Report is provided to assist flexible packaging converters benchmark their overall performance, as well as, key operating factors and expense components, with that of composite information for other flexible packaging converters.

The Report is a benefit of FPA membership and is available only to FPA converter members that participated in the 2010 Operating Ratios Report Survey. FPA is pleased to report that 46 percent of FPA converter members participated in the survey.

The Report also provides a view of the flexible packaging industry with additional perspective on both total employees, and factory versus non-factory employees; data regarding profitability, materials, and key operating statistics (for survey participants); and, information on key expense components as a percentage of net sales (2006-2010).

For more information about the 2010 Operating Ratios Report, and additional FPA benchmarking reports including the State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report, the Industry Earnings Report,  the Pulse of the Industry Report, and the Industry Compensation Report,  contact Bob Zaborowski, Director, Business and Economic Research atbzaborowski@flexpack.orgor (410) 694-0800.