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Member Application

 

Introductory Text

Welcome and thank you for your application to participate in the Flexible Packaging Association.

Membership in FPA is open to manufacturers of flexible packaging (converter members) and manufacturers of material, equipment or supplies related to the flexible packaging industry (associate members).  

In order to receive all the benefits and services available to FPA members, all sections of this application must be completed. The information will be used to profile your company in FPA’s Membership Directory and Flexible Packaging Buyers Guide.

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FPA Converter, Converter/Associate, Associate and International Converter Dues 
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 should be calculated using the following formula:

  • All qualifying U.S. flexible packaging sales under $10 million, minimum annual dues are $3,500.
     
  • All qualifying U.S. flexible packaging sales between $10 million and $114 million, annual dues are $0.35 per $1,000 of annual sales (sales volume x $.00035). Example: A company with annual sales of $45,678,000 would multiply $45,678,000 x $.00035 and pay dues of $15,987.30.
     
  • All qualifying U.S. flexible packaging sales over $114 million, maximum dues cap of $40,000.

As an incentive, the Board of Directors has approved a dues program that would enable first time converter members to phase into the full dues over time. The first year dues would be one-third the normal dues rate, the second year dues would be two-thirds the normal dues rate. The third year of membership would be at full dues.

Members who acquire other members within a fiscal year will be responsible for the outstanding dues of both companies.

Other FPA Membership Category Dues:

  • Trade Press dues are set at a flat rate of $1,500 per year.

 

Company Information

Please select your company's membership category based on the descriptions below.

Description of Member Categories

  • Converter: Converter Membership shall be open to 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.
     
  • Associate: Associate Membership shall be open to 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.
     
  • Converter/Associate: Converter/Associate Membership shall be open to any firm, corporation, or division thereof that is eligible for both converter and associate categories.
     
  • International Converter: International Converter Membership shall be open to 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.
     
  • Trade Press is any person, firm, corporation, or division thereof, engaged in the publication of recognized trade magazines related to the flexible packaging industry.
     
  • Academic is any university or college with packaging curriculums or departments with activities related to packaging sciences.



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Please enter your company's total U.S. flexible packaging sales. The total should include 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.

Company Official Representative

All FPA members must have an Official Representative and Alternate Representative.

The Official Representative is the main FPA point of contact for the company and receives copies of all FPA notifications and publications.

The Alternative representative is the secondary FPA point of contact for the company and receives copies of all FPA notifications and publications. 

Please enter your preferred name for all FPA correspondence.

Please enter a password to access the FPA Members Only section. The password must contain minimum 4 characters and must contain both numeric and alphabetic characters.

Company Alternate Representative

Please enter your preferred name for all FPA correspondence.

Please enter a password to access the FPA Members Only section. The password must contain minimum 4 characters and must contain both numeric and alphabetic characters.

FPA has a variety of programs that you may want to designate a company contact to receive materials for a specific program. The programs include FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards; Food Waste Reduction; Human Resources; Marketing/Communications; Regulatory and Legislative; Sustainable Packaging and Workforce Development.

To add another company contact for FPA Programs, please click the "Add New Contact" button below.

 

Add New Contact





Please enter your preferred name for all FPA correspondence.

Please check the box if you would like to create a username and password for this contact for the FPA Members Only section. An email with a temporary password will be sent to the contact.

Please list all of your company's plant locations. This information helps us track and work to influence legislation pertinent to your interests.

FPA recently launched a new career micro-site, www.flexpackcareers.org, where people can search by FPA member names or by locations (headquarters and plants), with links to the Career/Employment section of each company’s website.  Adding your plant locations will ensure that your company is included in the search options for the career website.

To add a plant location, please click 'Add New Plant' button below.


Add New Plant

The FPA Flexible Packaging Buyers Guide is a listing of FPA Members and their manufacturing/supplying capabilities.

From the options below, please select your company’s manufacturing or supplying capabilities.

If you are applying as an Academic or Trade Press member, you may skip this section of the application.



 

Guideline on Terms and Conditions of Flexible Packaging Association Membership

Introduction

To ensure that Flexible Packaging Association members experience a positive membership environment, FPA provides the following Guideline on Terms and Conditions of Membership.

FPA Membership

The Flexible Packaging Association is committed to providing all FPA members with a positive and valuable membership experience that includes:

  • Extraordinary networking opportunities among industry peers.
  • Active promotion of the flexible packaging industry.
  • Proactive interaction with government officials and other stakeholders.
  • Industry specific educational programs.
  • Credible industry and benchmarking information.

FPA members agree to ensure the integrity of these membership benefits by preserving the FPA culture and experience and by adhering to the following guidelines.

Process and Legal Requirements:

  • FPA members agree to comply with U.S. Anti-Trust and other relevant laws and regulations at all times.
  • Each FPA member company agrees to appoint an “Official Representative” and an “Alternate Representative” who will be the primary contact for FPA.
  • FPA members agree to pay their annual dues within the membership year based on all of their annual U.S. sales of converted flexible packaging and materials and equipment.
  • FPA members agree not to engage in any activity that brings harm to the flexible packaging industry, or FPA, or disrupts the FPA mission.

Networking and Marketing

FPA members are encouraged to support FPA networking events. To preserve the positive networking environment:

  • FPA members agree to comply with U.S. Anti-Trust laws and regulations at all times.
  • FPA members agree not to participate in non-member sponsored events which are scheduled at the same time and venue as FPA events. (Non-member events which conflict with FPA events undermine the FPA community and take advantage of the members who support the FPA community).
  • During an FPA event, members agree not to schedule private functions which would compete the FPA scheduled functions.

FPA Research, Reports and Logos

FPA research, reports, and data are a valuable benefit of FPA membership and are funded by FPA membership dues. FPA members are encouraged to participate in all surveys. Member participation ensures that the industry data is accurate and credible. Individual responses to FPA surveys are confidential and only aggregated data is reported. Therefore:

  • FPA members agree not be disseminated FPA research, reports or other data beyond the FPA membership.
  • FPA sustainability logos were developed to promote the sustainability of flexible packaging. These logos may be incorporated into members’ education and marketing materials including websites and emails. Use of the logos requires agreeing to Terms and conditions of Use which can be found in the Member’s Only Section of the FPA website.
  • Flexpack.org Members Only Section is for the exclusive use of FPA members. FPA members agree not to provide non-members access to the Members Only Sectionof the FPA website.

 

FPA Converter, Converter/Associate, Associate Dues and International Converter Dues:

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 should be calculated using the following formula:

  • All qualifying U.S. flexible packaging sales under $10 million, minimum annual dues are $3,500.
     
  • All qualifying U.S. flexible packaging sales between $10 million and $114 million, annual dues are $0.35 per $1,000 of annual sales (sales volume x $.00035). Example: A company with annual sales of $45,678,000 would multiply $45,678,000 x $.00035 and pay dues of $15,987.30.
     
  • All qualifying U.S. flexible packaging sales over $114 million, maximum dues cap of $40,000.

As an incentive, the Board of Directors has approved a dues program that would enable first time converter members to phase into the full dues over time. The first year dues would be one-third the normal dues rate, the second year dues would be two-thirds the normal dues rate. The third year of membership would be at full dues.

Members who acquire other members within a fiscal year will be responsible for the outstanding dues of both companies.

Please note that all applications must be approved by FPA before payment is processed.  After clicking the 'Submit Application' button, you will be directed to our shopping cart, where you will see a $0.00 balance.  Please continue to checkout and an FPA representative will contact you regarding your application.
 

Other FPA Membership Category Dues:

  • Trade Press dues are set at a flat rate of $1,500 per year
     
  • Academic member dues are complimentary for universities or colleges with packaging curriculums or departments with activities related to flexible packaging sciences.

Please enter your company's total U.S. flexible packaging sales. The total should include 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.
Please calculate your dues based on the formula above.
Please enter the dues amount to be paid at this time (full dues amount, a quarterly payment amount or semi-annual payment amount).
Please select how you prefer your dues to be paid: annually, semi-annually or quarterly.
Please select your preferred payment type: Credit Card, invoice or will send a check.
 
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