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MARKET NEWS October
LLDPE Resin – Plastic industry analysts are reporting PE resin pricing flat for October (no change).
Trade Reporter October 2014
Polyethylene market activity was subdued; fresh producer
offers were spotty and prices held steady. There was
a better flow of product, particularly film grades and
those prices were softer. Lower energy and feedstock
costs will eventually drive resin pricing down, thus
buyers have slowed purchases in anticipation.
Trade Reports October 2014
Usually bullish, Goldman Sachs is changing its tune about oil. The widely followed investment bank is now predicting oil prices will fall another $10, ultimately dropping to $70 a barrel in 2015. Largely, Goldman believes rising production will outpace demand.
Business News October 2014
Lyondell Basell, the world’s biggest maker of polypropylene
plastic is reporting tight markets for its products.
The fundamentals of the U.S. chemical industry have
remained favorable in October. Competitors plant outages
are keeping products such as polyethylene in short supply
and prices high, Under these conditions, prices don’t
fall very quickly. The supply chain is tight at this
point, and the U.S. economy is doing well.
Trade News October 2014
"resin trading remained slow; in sharp contrast to the active first half of October, transacted volumes were below average for the second week in a row. Although energy and feedstock prices have come off considerably, producers have been reluctant to drop Prime resin prices here in the US."
"October PE contracts are flat."
"Prices for the major energy products continued to drop"
"Ethylene prices dropped again in active trading"
"Polyethylene market activity was subdued; fresh producer Prime railcar offers were sporadic and prices were steady"
"A few PE reactor outages are still keeping supplies of some grades snug"
"For the second week in a row spot resin trading left something to be desired; both buyers and seller shave shied away from the market. Although the marketplace is not awash in resin, lower energy and feedstock costs"
"has tipped market sentiment into negative territory. Processors are holding off purchases as they anticipate lower prices ahead,"
"It has been a long time since the domestic resin market has seen a price decrease; we believe one is warranted in November for both Polyethylene and Polypropylene."
"While cost increases seem to pass through quickly, it seems to take some time for lower costs to work their way downstream in the form of price decreases, but hope springs eternal."
“We don’t know what the maximum [PE price] is, but we clearly recognize that in North America we are probably approaching that point.”
Dow Chemical earned 72 cents per share for the third
quarter, 4 cents above estimates, with revenue above
consensus as well. Dow was helped by higher sales in
plastics and performance materials.
Business News October 2014
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FOODSERVICE TRADE NEWS
Aluminum suppliers consolidation continues apace (Read letter)
US Aluminum producer Alcoa just reported a big increase
in third-quarter earnings on higher aluminum prices
as it cited stronger demand in some industrial segments.
Net income leaped roughly six-fold from a year ago to
$149m, a jump fuelled in part by a 16.4% rise in its
average aluminum price.
Trade reports October 2014
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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)
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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.
NEW SELLING OPPORTUNITIES (More)
- El Dorado brands offers a lower cost foil that works.
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)