LLDPE Today - after precipitous drop a dead cat bounce
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Evolution Pallet Wrapper
SAVE ON FILM For Volume Food Wrapping
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Western Plastics Expands Product Mix
Squeez demo rolls available to distributors
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Hybrid80 Films - The 'Greener' solution
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HandyWrap With Extended Core Handles
Updated Packaging Product Guide
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Prestige Aluminum Foils and Containers
Identi-Film: Wrap in Colors
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First move in two years to reduce North American
Polyethylene supplier Nova Chemicals has reduced November PE contract prices of prime resin by 3ȼ/lb, effectively marking the first move in two years to reduce North American PE prices. Since the Nov. 2012, 2ȼ/lb decrease, PE prices moved up 21ȼ/lb—a period during which PE suppliers have enjoyed hefty profit margins. Whether we’ll see other major PE suppliers take similar actions remains to be seen but some industry pros venture that something different needs to take place, as North American PE suppliers are out pricing themselves from world markets.
North American PE suppliers will need to address the global price that is set by the price of oil and make downward adjustments. Two market changes that would force domestic PE suppliers to respond to today’s PE price level: an escalation of imported finished goods such as stretch film and can liners; and, the build-up of supplier inventories outpacing demand.
Trade Reports November 2014
For the third time this year, major polyethylene
film makers are seeking non-resin price increases
for their products.
AEP Industries Inc., Sigma Plastics Group and Berry
Plastics Corp. each recently have sent letters to
customers indicating price increases effective Dec.
1. Hackensack, N.J.-based AEP and Lyndhurst,
N.J-based Sigma each are seeking increases of 4
percent. The increase amount cited by Evansville,
Ind.-based Berry is 3-5 percent.
Plasticsnews.com November 2014
Berry Plastics General Price Increase. Berry is announcing a non-resin price increase effective with shipments December 1, 2014. PVC and pallet wrap. (Read letter)
Sigma Plastics General Price Increase (Read letter)
AEP General Price Increase (Read letter)
IPG Intertape General Price Increase (Read letter)
Paragon General Price Increase (Read letter)
"resin trading was solid; supplies continued to
improve and prices were lower."
"November PE contracts have not yet settled, although there is significant chatter about a decrease, perhaps $.03/lb."
"Ethylene prices were fairly steady and then jumped Friday to record a weekly $.04/lb gain."
"The spot Polyethylene market moved lower and offers accumulated while a pending contract price decrease looms."
"Weakness in energy, feedstock, and international resin prices have all contributed to the negative sentiment gripping the domestic market."
"Polyethylene prices were mostly $.01/lb lower and buyers are seeking a November contract decrease of at least $.03/lb."
"material availability continues to grow as buyers limit purchases to only cover their immediate needs; they believe that lower prices will continue to show – we tend to agree."
Western Plastics message to distribution in November. Buy only as needed for immediate shipping/billing (think drop ships).
Watch this space
1. The tool was really easy to use.
2. The stretch wrap held better than the current shrink wrap we are using
3. The associates like the fact that they could walk forward instead of walking backwards which is a great safety feature.
4. The pallets were wrapped quicker due to the shrink wrap being pre-stretched so they don't lose the width of wrap
5. The associates were able to wrap taller pallets because of the tool
6. Associates did not have to bend over as much
7. Some associates were using too much wrap because they were used to using the current wrap.
Overall they like the new wrap as long as the tools are available. We had some associates that ended up using the wrap without the tool because we ran low on wrap for awhile. They said they did not like it because it would rip easier and couldn't wrap as tight. I then explained why those issues were happening and let them test it with the tool. After they tested it with the tool I got the same feedback as above.
Stretch Film User Report
su mercado a todo Mexico y Latino America.
Western Plastics ofrece los siguientes productos:
Fílmicos para paletizar - Manual y para Maquina (Stretch Film)
Fílmicos para comida y frutas (Vitafilm)
Aluminio para comida - (Aluminum Foil)
Película para alimentos (Supermercados)
Hojas de aluminio para tacos/burritos (Pop Ups)
Charolas de aluminio (Aluminum Pans)
International (951) 695-1983
Longtime Food Processor Drop Ship
No Western Plastics markings
Products: 2" Banding Film
Wrapped in Air-Flow to show wrapped benefits of ventilation for food processor, and printed film
(to promote brand awareness and encourage repeat orders)
And the shipment looks sharp!
Exceed US$99 Billion by 2019
Flexible Packaging Market by value, the
global demand for flexible packaging in 2012 was
pegged at US $73.56 billion. By 2019, market will
be valued at US $99.10 billion, registering a
4.4% growth from 2013 through 2019.
The report analyzes the flexible packaging market from the standpoint of processors, manufacturers, raw material vendors, and end-users such as pharmaceutical companies, food and beverage manufacturers and personal care product brands.
Flexible packaging materials that the report studies are: polyethylene, polypropylene, paper, aluminum, polyamide, PVC, and others.
Trade Reports November 2014
NEW SELLING OPPORTUNITIES (More)
- El Dorado brands offers a lower cost foil that works.
This current configuration is fast, uses much less stretch film due to its strength and the machine is dependable. We also love the technical support we get when, at a minimum, is needed.
Continue to use us as a reference for future business. We are very satisfied and would like to help out fellow wholesalers as you see fit. (Read - Free Evolution wrapper)