Western Plastics Line of
'Greener' Stretch Films
HYBRiD 80 is also available in colors
The U.S. market is seeing a shift in the stretch film industry
to lighter, stronger pallet wrap in both hand and machine grade
film. Many top manufacturers have indicated that within 3 -
5 years the 80 gauge will no longer be sold in the market place
because of current soaring cost to produce film.
We have developed HYBRiD80. This line will give distributors
a break from high priced (me too 80 gauge) standard pallet film
an opportunity to enhance their sales efforts.
We created this line to help distributors develop new business,
maintain profit margins and also to offer your customers something
new to talk about.
Western Plastics wants to stay ahead of the curve in developing
and promoting new and innovative ways to help our distributors.
HYBRID IS THE FUTURE... THE FUTURE IS HYBRID - BOTTOM LINE.
HYBRiD80 is a multi-layered cast 12 micron film (47 gauge) with
a metallocene additive that has a high resistance to stretch
for superior load retention that will perform as well as an
80 gauge film. It will be sold in a range of 20%+ savings under
conventional 80 gauge wrap.
The HYBRiD80 is available in 3", 5", 18", 20"
extended core hand wrap, 18" handwrap and machine films,
which can also be printed on.
DuPont Co. backing drive for global sustainability standards
What criteria makes a package "sustainable" -- carbon
footprint? Recyclability? Source reduction? Right now the definition
depends on the companies involved. But DuPont Co. is throwing
its weight behind a push to have global sustainability standards.
The company revealed its support for the standards as part of
its recent 2009 DuPont Packaging Awards event. (Read
XP Prestretched film) Packaging News Reports
Clorox Co., a major consumer products maker, is battling
high resin prices on a number of fronts.
"Price has become a more critical downstream business driver, If high prices
are sustained, it can be disruptive to the industry. Companies
will have to choose between cost reduction and innovation,
and that impacts business growth."
Clorox has a lot at stake in the resin game. The Oakland,
Calif.-based firm is a major buyer of polyethylene and polypropylene
used in its Glad trash bags, bottles for Clorox bleach and
other products. Glad and Clorox brands are U.S. market share
leaders in their fields.
"Resin is our major raw material component, so it affects our downstream business,"
Lowrance said. "We have to look for ways to mitigate
price volatility and price increases and we have to consider
if substitute materials are more economically viable."
In this direction, Clorox has seen results in its ForceFlex
line of Glad trash bags. The bags, introduced in 2004, use
patented film technology to enhance performance while using
Replaces nylon twine.
Stretch film will not "bite" into the wood.
Leaves no residue.
More economical than tape,
strapping and twine.
Wal-Mart chief pledges higher prices for sustainable suppliers
The chief executive of the world's biggest retailer yesterday
promised to favor suppliers providing high quality and ethically
Wal-Mart will launch a major retail-industry effort to improve
social, ethical and environmental standards in the factories
of its suppliers, CEO and president Lee Scott told a meeting
of store managers.
"The drive will see the retailer favor - and in some cases even pay more -
for suppliers that meet our standards and share our commitment
to quality and sustainability".
"Paying more in the short term for quality will mean paying less in the long
term as a company. Higher quality products will mean better
value, fewer problems, fewer returns and greater trust with
our customers," Scott told the audience.
But the firm will also raise the bar for suppliers on sustainable
sourcing, putting pressure on them to provide evidence that
they are meeting ethical and quality criteria. Read - XP Prestretched
Wrap News Wires
I'd like to talk a little bit about our operations also. We've
also put in quite a bit or are in the process of adding capacity
in some of our businesses. In stretch film, by the end of February,
we will be making a product called Pre-stretch, it's a specialty
film, it completes our product line. It's the only product that
we're missing in that marketplace. Transcript analysts conference call.
US Stretch Film Producer
'Going Green' . . . How This Business Trend Affects Industrial
The concepts of "going green" and promoting "sustainability"
are fueling a global trend that permeates the business landscape.
As industrial marketers, we can do ourselves a big favor by
taking advantage of the advice offered by both the environmentalists
and the experienced business professionals who are "going
green." Both parties recommend that we take an approach
that involves educating ourselves (and our co-workers, customers
and, perhaps, the local community) about this trend and, through
this educational process, we develop or change our perception
of "going green" to be a positive, beneficial experience. US Packaging News Source
U.S. retailers push packagers to think "green"
Growing demand from U.S. retailers and manufacturers for smaller,
eco-friendly packages is pushing box makers and chemical companies
to create compact packaging that is bio-based and recyclable.
I would say that the balance is still probably weighted more
toward cost control," but the significance of environmental
benefits is growing, said one analyst. News Wires
Bulk packaging suppliers focused on efficiency and environment
Buyers today are looking to their bulk packaging suppliers to
help them better maximize their supply chain efficiencies, improve
cost effectiveness, and provide more "green" products
for use in their supply chains. Bulk packaging products in general
fall into two categories: rigid bulk packaging, which includes
drums, rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs), pails, corrugated
boxes; and flexible bulk packaging, which includes shipping
sacks, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), film wrap,
strapping and liners. Purchasing.com
Wal-Mart announces initial results of Packaging Scorecard
Results from the first month of operation show active use of
the scorecard and a strong interest from product suppliers to
make their packaging more sustainable.
The scorecard evaluates the sustainability of product packaging
based on greenhouse gas emissions related to production, material
value, product-to-packaging ratio, cube utilization, recycled
content usage, innovation, the amount of renewable energy used
to manufacture the packaging, the recovery value of the raw
materials, and emissions related to transportation of the packaging
materials. Suppliers will receive a score per package relative
to their peers in each category. News Wires
P&G to concentrate on less packaging
Procter & Gamble threw its weight behind growing environmental
efforts to reduce excess packaging. The move comes as Wal-Mart,
P&G's largest customer, is pushing its suppliers to cut
packaging by at least 5 per cent. In Europe, Tesco and other
big supermarket chains have also said they want to cut the amount
of packaging. As it reported quarterly results, P&G also
said it expected to face increases in commodity and energy costs
in its coming fiscal year. News Wires
HYBRiD 80 film improves film
Hybrid film also offer a significant cost saving alternative!
Lighter weight rolls are easier to use and cost less without
a loss in performance. This unique film is working and strong
right off the roll. HYBRiD 80 eliminates the need to stretch
film to get maximum performance.
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