Representing the Flexible Packaging Industry

Membership Categories & Dues

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JOINING THE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ASSOCIATION

From industry, to education and even trade press, FPA provides several categories of membership. Learn more about each category and the related fees below.

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CONVERTER MEMBER

A converter member is categorized by any firm, corporation, or division thereof, engaged in the manufacture and sale within the U.S. of converted forms of paper, film, flexible plastics or foils, or combinations thereof, for sale to the users or distributors of such materials for packaging purposes.

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ASSOCIATE MEMBER

An associate member is defined by any firm or corporation, or division thereof, engaged in the manufacture within or outside the U.S. and having sales in the U.S. of materials, equipment, or supplies related to the flexible packaging industry.

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INTERNATIONAL CONVERTER MEMBER

International converter members are any firm, corporation, or division thereof, having sales in the U.S. and engaged in manufacture exclusively outside the U.S. of converted forms of paper, film, flexible plastics or foils, or combinations thereof.

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TRADE PRESS MEMBER

Trade press members are any person, firm, corporation, or division thereof, engaged in the publication of recognized trade magazines related to the flexible packaging industry.

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ACADEMIC MEMBER

Academic members include universities or colleges with packaging curriculums or departments with activities related to packaging sciences.

FPA Dues Structure

Joining the Flexible Packaging Association

CONVERTER, INTERNATIONAL CONVERTER AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

FPA’s annual dues are based on sales in the U.S. of all flexible packaging including converted flexible packaging, plus all materials and equipment sold into the U.S. flexible market and/or industry.

The dues payment is calculated on a formula of $0.45 per thousand dollars of U.S. flexible packaging sales, with minimum dues of $4,500 for members with sales under $10 million, and a maximum dues cap of $70,000 for members with sales over $114 million.

First time members can phase into the full dues over time. The first year dues are one-third the normal dues rate. The second year dues are two-thirds the normal dues rate. The third year of membership is at full dues.

TRADE PRESS MEMBERS

Trade Press membership is $2,000 per year.

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP

Academic Membership is complimentary for universities or colleges with packaging curriculums or departments with activities related to packaging science.

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