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Oil continues its recovery, with prices rising above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as a result of supply disruptions and increased global demand.

This may build support for support for stretch film resin prices


Noted market analyst reports- No change in resin pricing for LLDPE (STRETCH WRAP) or PVC (FOODFILM) in May. Prices roll flat.


Resin Trade Reports – LLDPE Stretch film
LLDPE resin sales brisk with noticeable pick up
PE sees improving demand in U.S. as restocking begins
June pricing relief prospects uncertain for PE on reports of reactor/resin production issues
LLDPE May resin rolls flat holds YTD gains 9c/lb


Oil is a global price setter for PE, although natural gas is the most common PE feedstock in North America.

Just about everyone in the PE market sees the massive wave of resin capacity starting to come online soon, and PE processors are anxious to start enjoying a multi-year buyers market.
Trade Reports May 2016

PVC prices moved up 3-4¢/lb in March, a partial implementation of that month’s 5¢ hike, with further increases ahead, as suppliers aimed for an April 3¢/lb hike. They also posted a May 6¢/lb hike.
Trade Reports May 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."


Polyethylene Resin Price Increase Effective June 1, 2016
This letter clarifies Dow's position regarding the US$0.05/lb price increase for all polyethylene resins, which was originally announced on April 1, 2016 with an effective date of May 1, 2016. DOW reaffirms the previously announced increase of US$0.05/lb and will implement effective June 1, 2016. Products included in this price increase are as follows: All LLDPE Resins
(Read DOW letter here)


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


PVC Film Increase #2
PVC resin producers have announced a $.03/lb increase for April 1, 2016 which is in addition to their previous $.05/lb announcement in March. These actions will make it necessary to increase the price of all PVC products listed below entered on or after Monday, May 23, 2016 - Cutter Box Films, Laundry Film, Meat Film.

 Read letters (Pactiv) (AEP) (Anchor)
U.S. PVC Film Producer


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)


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


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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