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LLDPE Price Increase Pushed Out
Exxon Mobil has issued a letter effectively pushing back the intended implementation of the remaining $.03/lb of the original $.06/lb Polyethylene increase that partially took hold in March. Instead of adding the last $.03/lb in April, they will now shoot for May. Expect other PE producers to follow suit.
Trade Reports April 2017

THIS JUST IN: Resin increase revision confirmed.
The “CDI Mid-Cycle Update” was released to inform the market of the “final” LDPE, LLDPE resin prices that are being posted for March). While CDI originally had an estimate for PE resin prices that were flat or unchanged in March, a majority of PE resin buyers and sellers are now indicating the market has implemented a 3 cent per pound price increase.
Trade Reports April 2017

In other news it is being reported that PVC (FOODFILM) is up 2 cents/LB.
Business News March 2017


PVC Film Increase 2017

Film increase 7% effective April 28, 2017 (Pactiv) (Western Plastics)

LLDPE Today - Stretch film producers revise March hike
Split original increase percentage
Second half of increase to take effect in April

Read letters (Sigma) (Inteplast) (IPG) (Berry - AEP) (Western Plastics)

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Resin producers show March intent
(ExxonMobil) (Nova)

How Distributors play in a volatile stretch film arena
Distributor re-stocking activity gains momentum. Review your needs for LLDPE stretch film - Manage inventory closely in anticipation of higher stretch prices ahead. Order in as needed - think drop ships. Western Plastics offers distributors quick shipping with low freight prepaid minimums


Aluminum increase 2017
Foil increase 5% effective March 15, 2017 Read letter


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