The State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report is a definitive source of information regarding the flexible packaging industry size, structure, market segments, and key packaging products. Data in the report is primarily based on research conducted by FPA, which includes surveys of FPA converter and material/equipment supplier members. Secondary data, sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Commerce, industry analysts, and investment banking reports is also included within the report. Several aspects of the industry are examined within the report, including performance; materials and processes; end-uses; industry structure; imports and exports; and industry vision and challenges.
The 2018 report provides an overview of the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry in 2017 and focuses on the value added segment of the U.S. flexible packaging industry, which enhances flexible materials by performing multiple processes such as extrusion, lamination, and printing.