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BREAKING NEWS The Dow Chemical Company - Polyethylene Price Notification Effective November 1, 2014 USA. Please feel free to contact your Dow Representative should you have any questions regarding this communication. Thanks for your continuing interest and support of Dow products. (Read letter)


PE MARKETS ACTIVE "The resin markets remained fairly active; quite a number of deals were done and prices were mixed."

LLDPE UP 3C/LB MORE TO COME IN OCTOBER "Polyethylene contracts are settling up $.03/lb in Sept and at least one producer nominated another $.03/lb effective mid-Oct."

RESIN FLOW "The Polyethylene market saw good activity; there was a healthy flow of offers met with similar demand."

LLDPE YTD 2014 "Since Jan 1, most Polyethylene resins are up $.07/lb in the spot market, LLDPE a bit more.

With the implementation of the September $.03/lb price increase, contracts are also up $.07/lb this year."

BUSIER HALF FOR LLDPE "The resin markets have been much busier the second half of September, bringing completed volumes back above average."

RESIN INCREASE SECURED "Polyethylene producers secured their $.03/lb increase in September and contracts should be flat in October."

US REPORTED HIGH "exports for both groups of commodity resins are challenged by high US prices and sinking oil prices, which have pressured international resin markets."


PE - GOOD BUSINESS TO BE IN - World demand to rise 4% annually through 2018. Global demand for polyethylene resins - high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) - will rise 4 percent per year to 98.9 million metric tons in 2018.

Polyethylene will continue to be the most widely used plastic resin in the world, benefitting from its versatility, low cost, easy processability and recyclability. The development of ethylene feedstocks from new sources such as shale gas, coal and biobased materials will also give polyethylene a price or sustainability advantage.

LLDPE will continue to gain market share over LDPE going forward, as LLDPE is the primary beneficiary of metallocene catalyst technology which improves resin performance. Packaging will remain the largest outlet for polyethylene, accounting for a majority of demand in 2018.

North American polyethylene industry will make a resurgence, benefiting from the availability of shale gas resources, which dramatically lower the cost of polyethylene production.

Trade Reports October 2014


September CDI
Increases for PVC and PE to stick this month
PE +3c/lb
PP flat
PVC +2c/lb
Trade Reports September 2014


PVC Film Price Increase - We have received price increases from our resin and plasticizer suppliers which have prompted us to announce a 4% price increase on all PVC Packaging Films which include Supermarket, Cutterbox, Case Ready, Converter, Laundry Wrap and Specialty Films. The 4% price will be effective with any orders on or after Thursday, October 2nd. (Read Letter)
US PVC Film Producer September 2014


Stretch film makers announce increases (Berry) (Sigma) (AEP) (Inteplast) (Paragon) (Hi-tech) (IPG) (Western Plastics) (Malpack)


LLDPE Resin makers announce increase (Dow) (Westlake) (ExxonMobil)


FOIL - Increase announcements (HFA) (Pactiv) (Western Plastics) (D&W) (Reynolds) (Durable) (Penny Plates)


TRADE NEWS: This just in

Aluminum suppliers consolidation continues apace (Read letter)


Watch this space

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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.

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