LLDPE Resin Today – Pricing remains elevated, trend is up
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Second LLDPE Resin Price Increase - March (Dow)
Polyethylene was mostly higher in moderate trading. Prices were up $.01/lb pretty much across the board PE resellers still seem to be working through old inventories. Nonetheless, producers have pricing power and were able to fully implement their $.04/lb price increase in February.
CDI - PVC up $.03/lb in February with another $.03/lb nominated for March.
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)
LLDPE Resin Price Increase (Dow) (Exxon) (Westlake) (Chevron) (LyondellBasell) (Formosa)
Subject: Lead Times
With this increase being very strong, I suggest that
you order extra product earlier, because we could very
quickly go out to 6 weeks on orders.
U.S. Stretch Film Producer February 2014
Westlake Chemical Benefits From Strong Prices
Chemical and plastic products manufacturer Westlake Chemical Corporation reported record net income for fourth-quarter and full-year 2013, as sales volumes and prices improved for most of the company's major products, including polyethylene, styrene and PVC resin.
Trade Sources February 2014
PVC PRICES MOVING UP
PVC prices rose 3¢/lb in January, and suppliers were looking to implement another two 3¢ increases in February and March. The February increase was amended from 2¢ to 3¢ due to an unexpected shutdown of a VCM plant, which tightened up supply, and that was followed by the issuance of the third increase.
LLDPE second increase delayed "Almost all grades
of Polyethylene were up $.01/lb this past week.
The $.04/lb. PE increase was implemented on February contracts and most producers have nominated another $.06/lb, but not until April."
PE costs up "Ethylene prices were higher in active trading."
Everything in moderation "The Polyethylene market was mostly higher in moderate trading. Prices were up $.01/lb pretty much across the board."
Resin power lies "producers have pricing power and were able to fully implement their $.04/lb price increase in February."
PE up next month again "a single producer issued a $.06/lb increase for March, others did not follow, but most have now nominated a $.06/lb increase for April."
Bull or Bullish "While Polyethylene did take the full $.04/lb increase in February, and most PE grades added a penny to reflect such, there is no viable increase on the table until April and bullish sentiment seems to have waned just a tad."
TRADE REPORTS TODAY
PVC RESIN PER CDI. PVC resin up 3 cents/ pound. All purpose foodwraps ,meat film and laundry wrap price increase may follow. Watch this space (Anchor) (Berry) (AEP Resinite) (Western Plastics) (Pactiv)
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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.
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CASE STUDY #101
|A comparison of film used at a sales meeting
just completed . Wanted to show the Prestretched
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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%.
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Latest news on U.S. prestretched film producers leadtime issues
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A quick update on the status of our pre-stretched products. Our busiest time of the year for this product category.
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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
Trade Sources February 2014
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. The public in many countries are raising environment and sustainability issues against packaging manufacturers. Numerous consumer product manufacturers prefer using eco-friendly packaging material as it provides an opportunity to promote environmental sustainability. The increased environmental concern and the need to reduce pollution have led to more emphasis being placed on the sustainability of the environment, the use of recyclable materials, especially plastic, in packaging.
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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)