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LLDPE: March increase set for stretch (Hike #2)
PE suppliers have implemented a resin price increase effective March 1st. This increase is reportedly supported by improving domestic/global resin demand and rising feedstock costs.
In response to this new March resin increase, all orders received on or after March 27th will be priced with a 7% increase.
U.S. Stretch Producer March 2017 (Sigma) (IPG) (Berry-AEP) (Inteplast) (Western Plastics)

Trade analysts saying
LLDPE (STRETCH) rolls flat this month

One respected PE resin analyst suggests that $.03 out of the announced $.06 (increase #2) in March could happen and to plan accordingly.

In other news it is being reported that PVC (FOODFILM) is up 4 cents/LB.
Business News February 2017

Effective March 1, 2017, ExxonMobil Chemical Company will increase the price by $0.06 per pound on all LLDPE polyethylene resins. This price increase is in addition to ExxonMobil Chemical Company's previously announced price increase. (Read letter)
Trade News February 2017

LLDPE resin suppliers have implemented a price increase effective February 1st. Factors supporting this resin increase are; improving domestic/global demand and rising feedstock costs. In response to this February increase all new orders received on or after February 24th will be priced with a 7% increase.
U.S. Stretch Film Producer January 2017 Read letters (Sigma) (IPG) (Berry) (Amtopp) (Western Plastics) (Paragon)

LLDPE resin price increase
In addition to the $.05/lb price increase nominated for February Polyethylene contracts, at least one major producer has added a $.06/lb price increase for March implementation.
Trade Reports January 2017

Nova Chem. new LLDPE reactor up and running prime grade resins, just one of many major resin producing plants (U.S.)coming on stream in 2017.
Trade Reports January 2017

How Distributors play in a volatile stretch film arena
Distributor re-stocking activity gains momentum. Review your needs for LLDPE stretch film - Manage inventory closely in anticipation of higher stretch prices ahead. Order in as needed - think drop ships. Western Plastics offers distributors quick shipping with low freight prepaid minimums


In other news it is being reported that PVC (FOODFILM) is up 2 cents/LB.
Business News March 2017


PVC Film Increase 2017

Film increase 7% effective April 28, 2017 (Pactiv) (Western Plastics)


Aluminum increase 2017
Foil increase 5% effective March 15, 2017 Read letter

Berry Plastics will implement an increase of 7% on all Berry (and legacy AEP) PVC films including, Resinite, MAPAC™, Supermarket, Cutter Box, Case Ready, Converter, Laundry Wrap and Specialty Films effective with orders placed on or after March 13, 2017 and calling for immediate shipment. Read letter


Aluminum foil increase announced for March
Read Letters
(Durable)  (Pactiv)  (Western Plastics) (HFA)


Aluminum foil/Foodservice cutterbox film price increase announcement
8% EFFECTIVE February 13 2017
Trade Sources December 2016

Read letter


Due to rising aluminum, resin, and labor costs, we will be announcing an increase on the following product lines:

- Aluminum Foil Containers 8%
- Aluminum Foil Rolls & Interfolded Pop Up Sheets 8%
- Aluminum Foil Container Combo Packs 8%
- Handi-Lock Containers 8%
- Handi-Film 8%

This increase takes effect on all orders received on or after February 13th, 2017. Orders placed by February 10th, 2017, for immediate shipment will be invoiced at current levels. we reserve the right to limit “Loading Orders” in excess of two weeks normal purchase quantities.
U.S. Aluminum Foil Supplier December 2016


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