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Trade analyst reports on April resin pricing
PVC up 2 cents/LB
LLDPE up 4 cents/LB


The Dow Chemical Company - Polyethylene Price Notification Effective May 1, 2016 US
LLDPE Resin increase #3 set for May
Will impact future stretch film costs

Effective May 1, 2016, The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) will increase the selling price of all polyethylene resins in the United States by US$0.05/lb.  This announcement is in addition to all previously announced increases.


Products included in this price increase are as follows:
All other HDPE and LLDPE Resins (Read Dow Letter)


BULLISH SENTIMENT ON PE RESIN – ethylene monomer costs soar driving resin prices up


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


In response to this April 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after May 2nd will be priced at a 5% increase. This increase is in addition to our previously announced increase implemented April 4th. Improving global and domestic demand, along with rising feedstock costs are currently supporting this increase.

U.S. Stretch Film Producer April 2016


How to play in a volatile stretch film arena
Forecast your needs for stretch film – Buy in 60 days supply at todays price in a firming LLDPE stretch film market

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."


As a result of recent resin increases and the announcement of further increases by resin suppliers, we find it necessary to increase the prices on all PVC packaging films by 8%. This increase includes all meat/produce/cheese/deli laundry and specialty films. Orders placed on May 16, 2016 or later, will be billed at the new increased prices.  U.S. PVC Film Producer
Read Letters (AEP) (Western Plastics)


LLDPE RESIN TRADE CONTINUES BUSY – PE buyers are out in force in anticipation of future higher pricing


NEW NOMINATION – April increase announced for LLDPE (4c/lb) on top of March 5c/lb hike

Trade Reports March 2016


Resin makers announce another increase for April (ExxonMobil) (LyondellBasell) (Dow) (Westlake) (Chevron Phillips)


Stretch film makers announce price increase for April (Amtopp) (Sigma) (AEP) (Intertape) (Malpack) (Berry) (Paragon) (Hi-Tech) (Western Plastics)


RESIN FIRMS -The LLDPE market has firmed on tighter supply

RESIN BOUNCE - PE market has bottomed and started to rise

PVC resin follows suit up 3c/lb this month
Trade Reports March 2016


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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Custom printing of pallet stretch wrap with low minimums, prepaid delivery nationwide. Printing capacity increased. Western Plastics now offers lower minimums and faster lead times on all printed stretch films. (More...)
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Stretch Film User Report
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