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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

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

Alcoa reported higher-than-expected revenue in its first quarterly results, helped partly by a rise in alumina prices. Alcoa said it expects a 6% increase in demand from China, driven by packaging, electrical, transportation sectors. "Rising aluminum prices improved the bottom line," the company said in a statement, adding that margins doubled in one segment. Aluminum prices climbed to a 20-month peak yesterday after reports of potential capacity cuts in China.
Trade Reports January 2017

January LLDPE rolls flat (NO CHANGE): Added the following rider ‘As a result of global PE prices starting to rise and spot ethylene trading in the mid 30’s in the final week of January, it now looks like domestic PE producers are going to be successful in achieving the 5 cent price increase they have nominated for February’. One U.S. producer has already announced an additional 6c/lb LLDPE hike slated for March.
Resin Trade News January 2017

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

LLDPE selling activity up (film grades) in the U.S. with pricing heading north. Market fundamentals showing some support for 5c/lb Feb increase.
Trade Sources January 2017

Dear Polyethylene Customer:
Effective February 1, 2017, Dow Chemical will increase the selling price of all polyethylene resins in the United States by US$0.05/lb.
Products included in this price increase are as follows:
- All LDPE Resins
- All LLDPE Resins
U.S. RESIN (LLDPE) Producer January 2017 (Dow)  (LyondellBasell)

LLDPE – stretch film demand picks up as distributor restocking continues.
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


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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