LLDPE Forecast – real strength behind May Price increase
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We have been informed by our raw material resin producers
that they intend to implement a resin increase effective
on May 1st. Due to this pending escalation in resin
prices, as well as increased operating costs, we regrettably
must increase the pricing on our stretch film products.
There will be a 7% price increase for all products, effective on all orders received on or after May 26, 2015. All orders must call for immediate delivery. (Amtopp) (Sigma) (AEP) (IPG) (Malpack)
U.S. Stretch Film Producer April 2015
LLDPE Market Report-
Watched resin analyst reports April LLDPE pricing flat (no change). Sees real strength behind May Price increase efforts in the U.S.
Watch this space
U.S. Resin Firms Cleaning
Dow Reports First Quarter Results Delivers Record First Quarter Cash from Operations. Margins Expand to Highest Levels since 2005. Marks the Tenth Consecutive Quarter of Year-Over-Year Operating Margin Expansion. Returns $977 Million to Shareholders through Declared Dividends and Repurchases.
Trade News April 2015
LLDPE PRICE MOVES "Polyethylene prices were
steady to higher."
LLDPE MAY INCREASE "PE contracts should roll steady for the second month in a row,resin producers en masse have issued a $.05/lb price increase effective for May, looking to start reversing the $.16/lb of decreases seen from Nov-Feb."
PE EXPORTS STRONGER "Despite the continued strength in the US dollar, export demand for North American resins remains strong due to a number of international cracker and reactor outages creating a need for more material."
MARKET DYNAMICS I "Natural Gas futures bounced off nearly 3 year lows, recovering almost 5%, as June jumped $.121/mmBtu to $2.679/mmBtu."
RESIN DEMAND UP "Polyethylene trading continued to tick along at a rapid rate; the market is seeing both better demand and lighter supply."
LLDPE FINDS FLOOR "The PE market has a firm undertone and the lower end of the pricing spectrum has moved up in general."
Trade Reports April 2015
Sysco filed a memorandum opposing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's effort to block its proposed merger with US Foods, a transaction that would make the U.S. foodservice distribution industry less competitive. Sysco filed the memorandum yesterday in the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Columbia in opposition to the FTC's motion for preliminary injunction. A hearing on the FTC's motion is scheduled to begin May 5.
Trade Reports April 2015
New PE Price Increase
Five major Polyethylene producers have nominated a fresh $.05/lb price increase for May Polyethylene. (Exxon Mobil) (ChevronPhillips) (Lyondellbasell) (Dow) (Westlake Polymers) (Nova Chemical)
ASK A LOADED QUESTION "So what is the current price for stretch? That is always a loaded question, bring a firm purchase order and we will talk."
Defense attorneys representing Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. plan to reveal the names and employers of people who provided information to the FTC for its anti-trust investigation into the foodservice suppliers' merger. The FTC and two smaller foodservice suppliers - Reinhart Foodservice LLC and Shamrock Foods Co. - have been fighting to maintain the confidentiality the government promised, citing fear of retaliatory actions by the two biggest broadline foodservice suppliers in the U.S.
In the news: Foodservice
Distribution Shake Up
10 states try to block Sysco-US Foods deal. The attorneys general of 10 states and the District of Columbia have joined the Federal Trade Commission in asking a federal court for a temporary injunction to halt the merger of Sysco and US Foods, the restaurant industry’s two largest distributors.
Trade News Reports March 2015
Force majeure declared at
six European sites since mid-March At least
six European resin makers have declared force majeure
on polyethylene, polypropylene and related products
since mid-March, leading to higher resin prices throughout
the euro region.
Trade Reports April 2015
The storage and distribution market for stretch and shrink film will post above average increases through 2019 and account for more than half of total demand
LLDPE is leading stretch
Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) is the dominant resin due to its competitive cost and durability in a multitude of conditions as well as its down gauging capabilities.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will see the slowest growth of any major resin through 2019
Stretch film will increase by 3.4 percent annually to $2.1 billion dollars in 2019, benefiting from advantages in labor and energy savings.
Pallet wrap, due to its superior unitizing qualities and specialized mechanized application processes for mass packing, will comprise the majority of demand. Product packaging demand gains will be spurred by greater prevalence of opportunities in bulk packaging and stretch and shrink label applications, particularly within dairy and beverage markets.
Stretch and shrink film advantages include cost effectiveness and source reduction capabilities compared to corrugated boxes and other packaging.
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)
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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.
US demand to rise 1.5% annually through 2018. US demand
for plastic film is expected to grow 1.5 percent per year
through 2018 to 16.4 billion pounds, resulting in sales
of $26.2 billion.
LLDPE to continue gaining share from LDPE. LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene) is the largest volume film resin, comprising nearly half of resin usage in 2013 and is expected to maintain solid growth through 2018. LLDPE's high strength source reduction capabilities have helped spur gains in multiple markets.
NEW SELLING OPPORTUNITIES (More)
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)