What is FEFCO

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The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers

The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) is a non-profit organisation representing the interests of the industry across Europe and addressing a wide range of issues, from technical topics to economical questions.

Headquartered in Brussels, FEFCO was established in 1952 and is the European umbrella organisation of the corrugated Board Industry. It regroups 24 National Associations (active members), Corresponding members (corrugated board producers in countries where there is no National Association) and Sympathiser members (Suppliers to the industry).

The role of the Federation is to investigate economic, financial, technical and marketing issues of interest to the corrugated packaging Industry, to analyse all factors which may influence the industry, and to promote and develop its image.
 FEFCO offices are located in Brussels. The International Association is governed by Belgian Law.

Expertise of the European Corrugated Packaging Federation

FEFCO aims at providing the expertise and support needed to the corrugated industry decision-makers and employees of the sector. We provide a unique and trusted source of information. FEFCO ensures that members are permanently informed about the developments that may have an impact on the corrugated-packaging industry.

The organisational structure and the work of each committee are described in the  Committees.
 

The Federation also promotes Corrugated Board as a fantastic packaging material; its objective is to spread the word about the intrinsic properties of Corrugated Packaging: its recyclability, its sustainability, its renewability and its printability.  FEFCO has launched the Corrugated Of Course platform dedicated to this purpose; you can learn more about these benefits by visiting the  Corrugated Of Course web site.

Furthermore, as the European representative body for the industry we compile and publish annual statistics on corrugated-packaging for our member countries 10 year statistics are available here for the general public

There are also extended statistics in the Members Only section. Access codes will be requested to enter this section. If you are a FEFCO Member but don't know your access codes, please click here and request your password.
 

The Corrugated Board industry in Europe represents:

  • The Corrugated Board industry production is approximately 42 billion m2 per year; this is an area the size of Switzerland or Denmark
  • 420 companies, and 686 plants in total
  • Around 78 800 employees
  • About 40% of corrugated packaging is used to protect food products and helps to minimise food waste. For example, strength requirements can be optimised to maximise protection
  • Compared to 15 years ago, an average box is more than 5% lighter and contains around 7 % more recycled material

How to find us?

FEFCO
avenue Louise 250
BE – 1050 Brussels
Tel : + 32 2 646 40 70
Fax : + 32 2 646 64 60
E-mail : info@fefco.org

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