LLDPE Today – Signs of strength or a dead cat bounce
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HYBRiD80 Plus Engineered Coreless Films
Custom Printed Logo Film
Converted Films Source Reduction Solution
Hybrid80 Films - The 'Greener' solution
Competitive WP Foil Selling Opportunities
HandyWrap With Extended Core Handles
Updated Packaging Product Guide
WP Cutterbox Film in Action
Prestige Aluminum Foils and Containers
Identi-Film: Wrap in Colors
Evolution Pallet Wrapper
SAVE ON FILM For Volume Food Wrapping
WrapNet Pallet Stretch Netting
Evolution Wrapper and Logo Film
Western Plastics Expands Product Mix
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Trade Report April 2014
Resin rolls flat per reports
Respected analysts reporting this month no change for PVC or PE resins.
"LLDPE Producers are doing their best to keep PE
prices flat in April while processors are looking
for a $.02/lb decrease."
"The Ethylene market again saw heightened activity as several crackers remained offline for maintenance. Ethylene for April delivery initially continued higher reaching $.545/lb,"
"the Polyethylene market activity chilled from its fervent pace and prices were flat across the board. Domestic PE demand improved about 150M lbs"
"Polyethylene prices were flat and it looks like April contracts could still either roll steady or perhaps see a small decline but that might wait until May."
Stretch Film Increase Letters (Sigma) (Paragon) (Amtopp/Pinnacle) (AEP) (Western Plastics) (IPG) (Berry)
FOODSERVICE MARKET NEWS Aluminum foil increase. Rolls sheets containers (HFA) (Western Plastics)
Western Plastics continues to offer a range of down
gauged, high performance films designed to keep your
film costs low.
The expanded HYBRiD80 line of film is available in:.
Healthcare manufacturers need to protect their products and provide evidence their products were compliant within a certain temperature range throughout the transportation journey. Temperature-sensitive shipping specialists advise using dedicated healthcare services and technology that help protect the quality and integrity of temperature-sensitive products at every stage of the supply chain.
Airflow vented pallet wraps improve temperature control inside wrapped pallets - more
HYBRiD 80 PLUS PRINTED FILM
MAKE THE PERFORMANCE SWITCH
Tamper Evident Palletwrap
Flexible Packaging Market is Expected to Reach USD 99.10 Billion in 2019.
|The global demand for flexible packaging was
valued at USD 73.56 billion in 2012 and is
expected to reach USD 99.10 billion in 2019
Increasing demand for flexible packaging in the healthcare industry is expected to be one of the key factors driving growth of the flexible packaging market. In addition, expansion of the food & beverages market, which is the largest application of flexible packaging, is expected to fuel the growth of the market. Read Air-Flow Furthermore, rising consumer preference towards light weight, durable and highly aesthetic flexible packaging is expected to significantly fuel the growth of the market over the next few years.
Plastics have been extensively used in flexible packaging due to their high barrier properties, cost effectiveness and durability, and have accounted for over 70% of the market share in 2012.
Flexible packaging/plastics - A great business to be in. Read HYBRiD80 Plus Engineered Coreless
Trade Reports March 2014
quality, shifting competition fuel growth of private
About 40 percent of distributors in a recent MDM survey said they offer private label.
This article examines the growth of private label in B-to-B markets, shifts in the private label landscape and what’s driving distributors to offer private label brands to their customers.
This is the first in a series of articles from MDM on private label in the wholesale distribution industry. (private label stretch film)
TRADE REPORTS FEBRUARY 2014 More...
CASE STUDY #101
|A comparison of film used at a sales meeting
just completed . Wanted to show the Prestretched
opportunity to a large user now using the latest/greatest
handfilm (non-prestretched) out there, Premium 47
The pallet wrapped was 40x40x76
Switching into the XP Pre-Stretched film from the 47g saved 2 1/2 oz of film, 20%, also saved walking around 5 times.
Moving from the 47g handwrap, to the Evo and XP film saved 3.5oz of film. 25%.
|Western Plastics esta
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
|AIR-FLOW VENTED PALLETWRAP- APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS For best results, please use Air-Flow as follows More...|
Just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that after having your Evolution wrap machine using XP Pre-Stretched film for close to 2 years, we are very satisfied with its performance. One of my biggest concerns overseeing our night crew is giving them reliable and consistent tools to make their job as efficient as possible. Quite honestly, I don’t want them coming to me complaining about a machine that doesn’t work. Mission Accomplished!
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)
Destination: Denver CO (USA)
Long time repeat stretch banding film order
Shipping today from Western Plastics California
Freight prepaid destination
Local distributor billing
Product: 5'' Stiff 12 Micron HYBRID80 Banding film
(Clear Cast Stretch bundling film)
No Western Plastics markings
Wrapped with care in HYBRID80 LOGOFILM printed stretch film
to promote brand awareness and repeat orders for the local authorized
(Also shipment looks sharp!)
(Click to enlarge)
United Group recognizes Western Plastics with 2014 Supplier Award
Latest news on U.S. prestretched film producers leadtime issues
|Compiled from trade
A quick update on the status of our pre-stretched products. Our busiest time of the year for this product category.
U.S. Stretch Film Producer February 2014
Ask about HYBRiD80 plus engineered stretch film, lower minimums, shorter leadtimes – click here
What's a Distributor's Brand Worth?
When we started our work on MDM’s latest Special Report, Private Label in the Wholesale Distribution Industry, the question was: What’s a distributor’s brand worth? The answer: Quite a bit – if that distributor is playing a bigger role than just passing product through the channel. Private label is another tactic for distributors to tie themselves closer to the customer. http://www.wplastics.com/brandingind.asp
In the now-finished Special Report, MDM examines the pros and cons of pursuing a private label strategy.
Read more about private label’s role for distributors.
Access the special report now.
Distinctive Private Label Box Design
Re-Orders the easy way
Your packaging as a calling card. New minimums lower than you think. Turns heads and inventory. Shorter lead times.
In the recent quarterly MDM-Baird Distribution Survey, nearly 60 percent of manufacturer respondents said they provided contract manufacturing for distributors’ private brands.
|They gave several reasons for doing
Distributors require it of them. In the survey, some manufacturers said they fear losing the distributors’ business if they don’t manufacture the private label products. “There is a growing private label market,” one manufacturer survey respondent wrote. “Unless we participate, we will lose that share of the revenue and possibly see share erosion.” Many manufacturers produce private label with extra capacity. Read private label from Western Plastics
To strengthen relationships with distributors. Agreeing to manufacture private brands can help get branded products placed, according to some manufacturers. “(It’s) not as profitable as other parts of our business but helps to deepen relationships with distributor partners,” a respondent said.
To access markets they don’t already reach. Working with existing suppliers.
March Issue 2014
Did you know?
Trade Quick Stats
US demand for produce packaging is forecast to increase 3.3 percent per year to $5.7 billion in 2017. See Produce Film
US demand for foodservice disposables is forecast to climb 3.6 percent per year to $19.7 billion in 2017. Packaging products such as containers and lids and domes will achieve the fastest gains and will remain the largest category. See Foodservice Films and Foils
Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging
Demand for meat, poultry, and seafood packaging is forecast to increase 3.2 percent annually to $9.7 billion in 2017. Flexible packaging will outpace rigid, based on solid prospects for pouches and high barrier film. See Meat Film
Demand for plastic film in the US is forecast to grow 1.8 percent annually to 15.9 billion pounds in 2016. LLDPE will remain the leading film. Packaging will remain the dominant market. See Hybrid80 Stretch Film
Analysts forecast the Global Flexible Packaging market to grow 5 percent over the period 2013-2018. The Global Flexible Packaging market has also been witnessing the growing concern for environmentally friendly packaging. The increasing need for sustainable and eco-friendly packaging is another trend being witnessed in the Global Flexible Packaging market.
Endorsement of lighter
gauge - 30' - XP for Litewrapper in Heavy Duty application
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