LLDPE Forecast – Real Strength Behind May Price Increase
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TRADE NEWS – This just in
Respected resin market analyst reporting on May price settlements
LLDPE up 5c/lb,
LLDPE SELLING WELL "resin markets continued to
transact at a heightened pace."
PE GOES HIGHER "prices for both Polyethylene and Polypropylene pressed higher. Most commodity PE grades jumped $.02/lb, lending solid support to producers’ $.05/lb price increase nominated for May."
COOLING PE EXPORTS "Export markets, which had been hot, have started to cool; Asian demand is off while rising US prices are hampering other opportunities."
MARKET COSTS I "Natural Gas was strong and added to its recent gains; the July contract jumped $.1422/mmBtu to close at $3.07/mmBtu,"
PE PRICING YET TO SETTLE "Polyethylene market is very busy, processors continued to scoop up cost-effective material while they negotiate the May price increase."
LLDPE ONLY WAY IS UP "PE prices added another $.02/lb, lifting prices a total of $.06 -.08/lb from the mid-March low."
IS THIS AN LLDPE MARGIN GRAB "Producers will look to further the momentum and secure the entire nickel in May, and if unable, the balance next month. We would not be surprised to see an additional fresh price increase announced for June."
Trade Reports May 2015
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."
LLDPE stretch resin increase. There will be a 7%
price increase for all products, effective on all orders
received on or after May 26, 2015. All orders must call
for immediate delivery. Read increase letters. (Amtopp)
U.S. Stretch Film Producers May 2015
LLDPE MAY STRENGTH " Domestic U.S. PE prices have been strong"
PE, PS, PVC Prices Moving
Global and domestic supply constrictions reverse the recent downward trend in prices for commodity resins.
Trade Reports May 2015
LLDPE Market Report-
Watched resin analyst sees real strength behind May Price increase efforts in the U.S.
Watch this space
New PE Price Increase
Five major Polyethylene producers have nominated a fresh $.05/lb price increase for May Polyethylene. (Exxon Mobil) (ChevronPhillips) (Lyondellbasell) (Dow) (Westlake Polymers) (Nova Chemical)
Defense attorneys representing Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. plan to reveal the names and employers of people who provided information to the FTC for its anti-trust investigation into the foodservice suppliers' merger. The FTC and two smaller foodservice suppliers - Reinhart Foodservice LLC and Shamrock Foods Co. - have been fighting to maintain the confidentiality the government promised, citing fear of retaliatory actions by the two biggest broadline foodservice suppliers in the U.S.
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)
International (951) 695-1983
USER: Fruit and Vegetable packing house
Destination: Central Valley, California USA
Longtime Repeat drop ship
Local Packaging Distributor billing
No Western Plastics markings
PRODUCT: Air-Flow Premium Machine Film (Vented Pallet Wrap)
Wrapped with care using Printed LOGOFILM
(to promote brand awareness and encourage repeat orders)
And the shipment looks sharp!
‘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.
NEW SELLING OPPORTUNITIES (More)
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)