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Stretch film makers announce increases (Berry) (Sigma) (AEP) (Inteplast) (Paragon) (Hi-tech) (IPG) (Western Plastics) (Malpack)


LLDPE Resin makers announce increase (Dow) (Westlake) (ExxonMobil)


RESIN SALES BUZZ "commodity resin markets were a bit busier, but completed volumes remained below average."

PRICE ADVANCE PE "Over the past couple of months Polyethylene and Polypropylene advanced as much as $.08/lb"

E. VOLATILITY INDEX "The Ethylene market remained volatile and moved higher in active trading."

EXPECT LLDPE INCREASE THIS MONTH "The Polyethylene market saw increased activity and for the first time in more than 3 months average prices slid $.01/lb. Nonetheless, producers should be able to implement their $.03/lb increase in September"

RESIN NOT AWASH "The marketplace is far from awash in resin and many grades are still difficult to source,"

PE HEATS UP FOR NOW "The weather is cooling and the summer is coming to an end - this season’s resin rally could also be finding the same fate. Both Polyethylene and Polypropylene heated up in the beginning of July, scorching $.08/lb gains over the next 7 weeks."

SIMPLE NEEDS "There are of course those processors that simply need resin to run and have little choice but to pay current prices."

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL INCREASE "Polyethylene producers have nominated a $.03/lb price increase for September contracts, while implementation is highly likely, a tinge of uncertainty has arisen due to questionable demand."

RESIN RISE ON CARDS THIS MONTH "in September producers will seek to raise prices by $.03/lb. Supply side fundamentals certainly support the initiative."

The resin markets have already rallied plenty; PE contracts should play catch up in September with a $.03/lb increase."

Packaging Sources September 2014


PVC Film Price Increase - We have received price increases from our resin and plasticizer suppliers which have prompted us to announce a 4% price increase on all PVC Packaging Films which include Supermarket, Cutterbox, Case Ready, Converter, Laundry Wrap and Specialty Films. The 4% price will be effective with any orders on or after Thursday, October 2nd. (Read Letter)
US PVC Film Producer September 2014


Sealed Air announced today a 5% North American price increase North American price increases are in response to the continued escalation of our key raw materials and other input costs, in particular polyethylene, which all major petrochemical (PE) suppliers announced will take place September 1. These new price increases from our suppliers are on top of significant increases announced earlier in the year. Cumulatively, since January 2013, the PE suppliers have increased prices between 13-22%
Trade Reports August 2014


FOIL - Increase announcements (HFA) (Pactiv) (Western Plastics) (D&W) (Reynolds) (Durable) (Penny Plates)


Polyethylene Price Increase - September
LLDPE - Several, but not all, resin producers have nominated a fresh $.03/lb price increase on Polyethylene slated for September implementation.
Trade Reports August 2014


TRADE NEWS: This just in

Aluminum suppliers consolidation continues apace (Read letter)


Watch this space

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