LLDPE Resin Today – prospects continues to soften
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HYBRiD80 Plus Engineered Coreless Films
Identi-Film: Wrap in Colors
Evolution Wrapper and XP Engineered Films
SAVE ON FILM For Volume Food Wrapping
Custom Printed Logo Film
WrapNet Pallet Stretch Netting
Evolution Wrapper and Logo Film
Western Plastics Expands Product Mix
Squeez demo rolls available to distributors
The Evolution Printed Film Adapter
Converted Films Source Reduction Solution
Hybrid80 Films - The 'Greener' solution
Evolution Pallet Wrapper
Competitive WP Foil Selling Opportunities
HandyWrap With Extended Core Handles
Updated Packaging Product Guide
WP Cutterbox Film in Action
Prestige Aluminum Foils and Containers
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Crude oil prices — used as a global PE
price-setter. At the Resin Technology Inc.
consulting firm in Fort Worth, Texas, PE analyst
Mike Burns said that regional PE prices now are
expected to remain flat until oil prices approach
$60 per barrel. Beyond that point, he added,
regional PE maker may try to raise prices in the
first part of 2016.
Trade Reports October 2015
October Polyethylene Price Increase Adjustments
Several North American resin producers have already announced adjustments to their price increases previously nominated for October Polyethylene. Dow Chemical has issued a 2-cent TVA - Temporary Voluntary Allowance - effectively reducing their $.07/lb price increase to just $.05/lb, matching the magnitude of other company's increases. However, ExxonMobil and Formosa Plastics subsequently each pushed back the implementation of their $.05/lb price increase from October to November, offering to roll contracts flat from September. Other producers will likely follow. It is still just the beginning of the month, and film producers/processors are clamoring for another decrease, so October contract negotiations are far from over...
Trade analyst October 2015
"resin markets continued to transact at an
elevated pace; the second half of September more
than made up for a slow start to the month."
"Polyethylene, supplies are plentiful and prices under pressure."
"Natural Gas was a big loser, slicing off $.18/mmBtu, nearly 7%, to end the week at $2.451/mmBtu, a level not seen since June 2012."
"Polyethylene resin changed hands at a fairly rapid clip as the month drew to a close. Material for all major commodity grades was readily available for immediate shipment and prices eased a penny across the board. Although producers had widely nominated a price increase averaging $.05/lb for October, it seems highly unlikely that it would become implemented."
"It is still early in the month, so it is possible that the market could erode further, contracts already declined a total of $.09/lb between Aug/Sep."
Trade Reports October 2015
China output deepens aluminum gloom
Sinking aluminum prices and a ballooning surplus of the metal have deepened the industry’s worst crisis in years, intensifying pressure on high-cost smelters to embark on another round of production cuts to revive prices from their malaise.
Trade Reports September 2015
How to play a softening stretch
Message to your distributors
Buy only as needed
Buy for orders in hand
Think dropships with WP
Western Plastics OFFERS DISTRIBUTORS LOWER MINIMUMS/SHORTER LEADTIMES FOR IMMEDIATE BILLING
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."
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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NEW SELLING OPPORTUNITIES (More)
West Coast Floral Distributor
Longtime dropship repeat on 20" HANDYWRAP Ext. Core Stretch Film
No Western Plastics markings
Wrapped with care using Printed Logofilm and Air-Flow Vented Pallet Wrap (to promote product and brand awareness also encourages repeat orders)
And the shipment looks sharp!
Western Plastics won Balpex Industrial supplier of the year- a super accomplishment.
Over the years WP has had various goals - one of them was to win this award - it may have taken a little longer than we intended but many hours from many people over many years across the business have gone into this accomplishment.
Balpex is the premier industrial buying group in Canada with > 1bn$ in annul group sales across 32 members.
Western Plastics first joined a little over 10 years ago - this is recognition of a relentless quest to get better over many years and some super work done by the sales team in the last two years repositioning our business, building our image and service levels at the distributor level with Balpex.
I still feel we have only just scratched the surface and I know we can "repeat" at some point in the very near future.
Congratulations and well done - please pass this message on to your teams.
‘VENDOR OF THE YEAR’
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.
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)
This is caused by slipping of successive layers of film causing the center of the rolls to push outwards due to the natural pressure of the film. Storing blown film in temperatures above 100 degrees is not recommended.