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LLDPE SOLID RESIN TRADING  "resin trading was solid with steady interest from both buyers and sellers;"

STEADY AS SHE GOES FOR PE "Average prices for both Polyethylene and Polypropylene were about steady,"

MARKET DYNAMICS I "April Natural Gas futures reached above $3/mmBtu, the highest in 6 weeks,"

LLDPE IMPROVING DOMESTIC DEMAND "Polyethylene trading was a bit better than average and prices held firm, building on the general stability seen over the past few weeks."

RESIN SLIDE HITS BOTTOM "Polyethylene prices decreased $.05/lb in February, bringing the total 4 month relief to $.16/lb."

ATTEMPT TO STEM RESIN PRICING BLEED "A couple of PE producers have nominated $.04-.05/lb price increases for mid-March and April. While these nominations do lend support to the market, it is not yet ready to bounce back at this point"

HALT THE SLIDE "Polyethylene prices wiped away $.05/lb during Feb, spot prices which had already fallen were about flat on average; producers are looking to stem the slide in March."

 

U.S. RESIN REMAINS UNCOMPETITIVE "North American resin prices remain at or above international levels, so exports remain a challenge"

 

MARKET PERSPECTIVE - Mike Burns (@RTiBurnsPE) - Exxon and Nova followed the Formosa February decrease of $.05. This action will conclude February down $.05/lb.

 

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

 

REPLENISH STOCK "processors that have allowed their inventories to dwindle became more aggressive with their orders to replenish some stocks at lower prices."

Polyethylene Price Increase for March 15
The Dow Chemical Company has issued notice of their intent to increase all grades of their Polyethylene by $.05/lb effective March 15, 2015. (Read letter)

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:
Respected and closely watched market analyst reports resin pricing $.05/LB down on LLDPE, LDPE, and HDPE
February 2015

 

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

 

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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.
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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)

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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.

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United Group Annual Conference

Western Plastics
wins 2014/2015
‘VENDOR OF THE YEAR’
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Pack Expo East 2015

February 16-18, 2015


Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA


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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.
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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.
Trade Reports

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.
Trade Reports

The economy foodservice foil wrap
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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...)

 

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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
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