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How to play in a volatile stretch film arena
Forecast your needs for stretch film – Buy only as needed in anticipation of lower pricing ahead.

Think drop ships to limit price erosion exposure. Western Plastics offers distributors quick shipping with low freight prepaid minimums


Just about everyone in the PE market sees the massive wave of resin capacity starting to come online soon, and PE processors are anxious to start enjoying a multi-year buyers market.
Trade Reports


Western Plastics offers authorized distributors lower minimums/shorter lead times for immediate billing
A LOADED QUESTION "what is the current price for stretch? Bring a firm purchase order and we will talk."


Natural gas jumps - up 30% in last 90 days
Natural gas is used to produce LLDPE resin in the U.S.


PE buyers anticipate lower LLDPE resin in July

PE resin demand softer reflecting expectations of lower PE pricing ahead

Expect film buyers re-stocking activity to pick up once lower prices hit

THIS JUST IN – Resin pricing news
Oft cited resin market analyst reports that June PE resin remains unchanged- rolls flat. PVC resin shows an increase of $.02/lb.
Trade reports June 2016


Oil continues its recovery, with prices rising above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as a result of supply disruptions and increased global demand.

This may build support for support for stretch film resin prices


Oil is a global price setter for PE, although natural gas is the most common PE feedstock in North America.


Polyethylene Resin Price Increase Effective June 1, 2016
This letter clarifies Dow's position regarding the US$0.05/lb price increase for all polyethylene resins, which was originally announced on April 1, 2016 with an effective date of May 1, 2016. DOW reaffirms the previously announced increase of US$0.05/lb and will implement effective June 1, 2016. Products included in this price increase are as follows: All LLDPE Resins
(Read DOW letter here)


LLDPE stretch film increase (#2) announced. Set for May 2  (Sigma) (Berry) (AEP) (IPG) (Amtopp) (Western Plastics)


The metals market has finally stopped melting down -- at least for the moment. After crashing to crisis levels late last year, raw materials that serve as key barometers of global growth are suddenly showing signs of life. Iron ore has skyrocketed 31% since mid-January, while copper and aluminum -- key construction components -- are up 7% since then
Business News February 2016


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