LLDPE Today – a resin bounce
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SAVE ON FILM For Volume Food Wrapping
Custom Printed Logo Film
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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
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HandyWrap With Extended Core Handles
Updated Packaging Product Guide
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Identi-Film: Wrap in Colors
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March Resin Pricing
Respected resin pricing analyst projects
PVC resin up $.03/lb
PE - Flat, No Change
Trade Reports March 2015
"Processors (read film makers) are seeking another contract price decrease in March to add to the $.16/lb relief seen over the past 4 months; resin producers would like to see contracts roll flat."
Spot PE prices, down by over 20¢/lb, are very
close to bottoming out. Domestic PE contract prices
will need drop of at least another 7¢/lb at today’s
feedstock prices. There are no supply issues, with
spot PE trading very active and offerings abundant.
Most processors are buying as needed in anticipation
of lower prices ahead.
Trade Reports March 2015
PVC BUYERS RESIST HIKES
However, PVC suppliers announced two 3¢/lb price hikes for February and March, which one analyst refers to as “a defensive move” in order to stem any further price erosion. Implementation of an increase this month remains an open question. There is a lot of optimism for some real growth this year in PVC demand.
Trade Reports March 2015
RESIN PRICING ANALYST SENDS MIXED MESSAGE "At this point, it seems the resin market could very well hold steady this month, although peeling off a few more cents is certainly possible"
STRATEGY - Working with falling prices - Western Plastics message to distribution. Buy film only as needed for immediate shipping/billing (think drop ships).
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."
RESIN NEWS BRIEF II
Market reports suggest February PVC resin pricing will remain unchanged. Predicts PVC resin prices may begin heading upwards in March or April.
Trade News February
In the news: Foodservice Distribution Shake Up
10 states try to block Sysco-US Foods deal. The attorneys general of 10 states and the District of Columbia have joined the Federal Trade Commission in asking a federal court for a temporary injunction to halt the merger of Sysco and US Foods, the restaurant industry’s two largest distributors.
Trade News Reports March 2015
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
Destination: Western US
20" x 80ga x 5000 White Logo Film
Freight prepaid – Local distributor billing
Western Plastics markings
Wrapped with care in customers logo printed pallet wrap
(also shipment looks sharp!)
Sales demo roll samples available nationwide
Through authorized distributorsPlease call your local dedicated Western Plastics representative
‘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)