LLDPE: Resin rolls flat trends softer
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Updated Packaging Product Guide
Custom Printed Logo Film
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Prestige Aluminum Foils and Containers
Identi-Film: Wrap in Colors
Evolution Pallet Wrapper
SAVE ON FILM For Volume Food Wrapping
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Evolution Wrapper and Logo Film
Western Plastics Expands Product Mix
Converted Films Source Reduction Solution
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Competitive WP Foil Selling Opportunities
HandyWrap With Extended Core Handles
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November CDI reports LLDPE and PVC rolls flat. Analysts had been anticipating some softening. Stay tuned for film impact
U.S. PVC prices set to rise in 2014 on higher ethylene prices, export demand U.S. prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are set to rise by five cents per pound in the first two months of 2014. This is a significant price increase in a market that will see producers end the year with a net five-cent increase in their 2013 margins, according to Reports.
Sysco and US Foods announced an agreement to merge. The total enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $8.2 billion and the combination has been approved by the Board of Directors of each company. At closing, Sysco will have estimated annual sales of approximately $65 billion.
As part of the transaction, Sysco will also assume or refinance US Foods' net debt, which is currently approximately $4.7 billion, bringing the total enterprise value to $8.2 billion.
Trade News December 2013
Polyethylene business better
December - The Polyethylene business is Improving steadily ; buyers are coming back to the market to replenish depleted inventories.
THE WESTERN PLASTICS MESSAGE TO DISTRIBUTION
Buy only as needed expect prompt shipping
[customer orders already secured}
For immediate shipping and billing
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Stretch film resin "Polyethylene was mostly steady"
COST PUSH "Natural Gas futures saw another week of good gains, the January contract surged"
MARKET DYNAMICS "November PE contracts roll flat; Resin and film buyers will again push for some relief in December."
Reading LLDPE "Market sentiment has been improving and buyers, while not overly aggressive, have been picking away at well-priced offers."
December PE forecast "Order flow is very consistent and both buyers and sellers are eager to transact. December volumes could go either way.
While Polyethylene processors will again be looking for a so-far elusive price decrease,"
Special Opps "Some special buying opportunities will likely present themselves in December,"
Western Plastics continues to offer a range of down
gauged, high performance films designed to keep your
film costs low.
The expanded HYBRiD80 line of film is available in:.
Trade Reports December 2013
Healthcare manufacturers need to protect their products and provide evidence their products were compliant within a certain temperature range throughout the transportation journey. Temperature-sensitive shipping specialists advise using dedicated healthcare services and technology that help protect the quality and integrity of temperature-sensitive products at every stage of the supply chain.
Airflow vented pallet wraps improve temperature control inside wrapped pallets - more
HYBRiD 80 PLUS PRINTED FILM
MAKE THE PERFORMANCE SWITCH
Tamper Evident Palletwrap
Value Added Selling: Industrial Packaging
Private Label Design
Re-Orders the easy way
Your packaging as a calling card. New minimums lower than you think. Turns heads and inventory. Short lead times. More...
CASE STUDY #101
|A comparison of film used at a sales meeting
just completed . Wanted to show the Prestretched
opportunity to a large user now using the latest/greatest
handfilm (non-prestretched) out there, Premium 47
The pallet wrapped was 40x40x76
Switching into the XP Pre-Stretched film from the 47g saved 2 1/2 oz of film, 20%, also saved walking around 5 times.
Moving from the 47g handwrap, to the Evo and XP film saved 3.5oz of film. 25%.
End user drop ship - Shipping to ZOO-MED Labs CA
Local Distributor billing
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Product - Airflow vented pallet wrap
'Engineered to breathe'
Wrapped in 'Airflow' Logofilm to promote brand loyalty
And encourage repeat business for our local Distributor
(Click to enlarge)
Latest news on U.S. prestretched film producers leadtime issues
|Compiled from trade
A quick update on the status of our pre-stretched products as we enter the fall season. Our busiest time of the year for this product category.
U.S. Stretch film producer
We all know that 3rd & 4th quarters are extremely high demand months for this product. I would strongly recommend getting your customers to order this product ASAP because know one wants to deal with 8-10 week lead times, so why not take care of your customers early
U.S. STRETCH FILM PRODUCER
Pre-stretched products are in high demand in the fall and lead times will go out regardless of our new capacity. Combine this with a price increase and order rates go through the roof and lead times come under assault.
U.S. STRETCH FILM PRODUCER
Ask about HYBRiD80 plus engineered stretch film, lower minimums, shorter leadtimes – click here
Endorsement of lighter gauge - 30' - XP for Litewrapper in Heavy Duty application - Brick-Yards.
|AIR-FLOW VENTED PALLETWRAP- APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS For best results, please use Air-Flow as follows More...|
NEW SELLING OPPORTUNITIES (More)
Cutterbox Foil and Pop Up Foil Sheets. More...
Just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that after having your Evolution wrap machine using XP Pre-Stretched film for close to 2 years, we are very satisfied with its performance. One of my biggest concerns overseeing our night crew is giving them reliable and consistent tools to make their job as efficient as possible. Quite honestly, I don’t want them coming to me complaining about a machine that doesn’t work. Mission Accomplished!
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)