Packaging News
NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS
Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments.
Follow @westernplastics on Twitter Western PlasticsTwitter

 

LLDPE - CATCH A FALLING KNIFE ‘’Although prices are falling, cheaper resin will be offered, processors still need material to run and the lead time for delivery requires ongoing purchases.’’

 

HYPERACTIVE LLDPE "resin markets continued their streak of hyperactivity; the flow of fresh railcars has been rapid and falling prices are encouraging processors to procure material.

RESIN DECLINES ‘’PE contracts decreased $.03/lb in Nov and should see a decline of $.04-.05/lb this month; barring an unforeseen event, they will likely find further pressure in the first quarter."

BUY WISELY "While processors are clearly enjoying the cheaper resin prices, they are still wisely buying material as needed and to assure the continuity of supply during the sometimes challenging last week of Dec and first couple weeks of the New Year."

PRUDENT - Working with falling prices - Western Plastics message to distribution. Buy film only as needed for immediate shipping/billing (think drop ships).

COSTS FALLING "The major energy markets continued to collapse in historic fashion." "Ethylene prices continued to unravel;"

PE BUSIER "The Polyethylene market remained very busy;"

EROSION "The dramatic erosion in the prices of energy and feedstocks are also rushing downstream to resins"

PRICE CHANGE "Polyethylene and Polypropylene markets are in the midst of a significant price adjustment."

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."

LONGER TERM PE FORECAST "at the moment, there seems to be little risk of higher prices come January."

 

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

 

Watch this space

Good news for US Packaging Read More

LOGOFILM

Logo Film Logo
HYBRiD 80 PLUS PRINTED FILM
MAKE THE PERFORMANCE SWITCH
Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message
Tamper Evident Palletwrap
Custom printing of pallet stretch wrap with low minimums, prepaid delivery nationwide. Printing capacity increased. Western Plastics now offers lower minimums and faster lead times on all printed stretch films. (More...)

LITEWRAPPER FEEDBACK

Litewrapper and logoBelow is the feedback I received from the inbound team.

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
Western Plastics esta actualmente extendiendo
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
AIR-FLOW VENTED PALLETWRAP- APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS For best results, please use Air-Flow as follows More...
Telescoping of blown stretch film can be a concern in extreme heat situations
Telescoped Rolls

This is caused by slipping of successive layers of film causing the center of the rolls to push outwards due to the natural pressure of the film. Storing blown film in temperatures above 100 degrees is not recommended.

Another on time delivery
from Western Plastics
Destination: West Coast - Prepaid Delivery
Into Stock Veritiv warehouse
No Western Plastics markings
Mixed Products: 3" 120 ga EZ Bander, 20" 12 micron Handywrap, Foodservice PVC Cutterbox,
UVI Machine Film, 36" HD Laundry Wrap, and Air-Flow Vented Pallet Wrap

Wrapped in Security White LOGOFILM to help promote the new Veritiv Brand Name (exposes new brand and encourages repeat orders for Veritiv)

And the shipment looks sharp!
ARE YOU BEING RIPPED OFF? Stop stretch film cheaters dead in their tracks. Use this tool. http://www.wplastics.com/rolltest.asp

Packaging: A Good
Business to be in

Global Flexible Packaging Market to
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.
Trade Reports November 2014

The economy foodservice foil wrap
El Dorado Foil Logo
NEW SELLING OPPORTUNITIES (More)
  • El Dorado brands offers a lower cost foil that works.
  • El Dorado Aluminum Foil
Cutterbox Foil and Pop Up Foil Sheets. More...

Stretch-it DSF

Static Dissipative Film

Dissipative stretch wrap for applications sensitive to static electricity.

 

Static dissipative stretch wrapped pallets are tight, secure and static free in one extra strong unitized load. (More...)

 

Download a Flyer

Squeez Demo Rolls
Squeez Demo Roll
All in one easy to carry demo roll

Evolution Wrapper
Success Story

EvolutionJust 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)

Sincerely
Leigh
Valdosta, Ga
Loading

Logos and Pictures for distributor use

Flyers for distributor use