Thursday, July 23, 2009

Polypropylene Strapping On The Move!

Polypropylene resin prices have continued to climb and are now 35% higher then they were at the end of 2008. Consequently, effective August 21, 2009, Pac Strapping will push for a 7% increase on all polypropylene strapping. Pac Strapping July 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Price Increases - What the Trade is Saying!

LLDPE Stretch Film Price Increases

PE prices moved higher this week but trading was light as participants waited to see if proposed new price increases would stick. Producers had originally proposed an 8 cpp increase in July. Some revised that proposal and are now seeking a 4-cpp increase in July, and an additional 4 cpp increase in August. Plastics Business Analyst July 2009

Good News on the Business Front. Several indicators point to a near-term rebound in production, including the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes, durable goods orders and factory orders. All of these reports show that new orders are increasing or headed in that direction, and inventories are being depleted, a combination that points to an increase in production activity. Trade Reports July 2009

Commodity Prices Up Sharply. Recession or no recession, resin makers have taken the gloves off on price increases for many commodity materials. Rising feedstock prices are taking the blame. One factor in rising prices was low inventories for ethylene monomer, as producers throttled down production. Plastics Trade Journal July 2009


Big shutdown in aluminum production signals advance in prices

Record demand for aluminum and decline in supplies means prices will rise

Aluminum's Biggest Shutdown Since 1982 Signals Gain. The biggest shutdown in aluminum production in almost three decades is signaling a 23 percent advance in prices by the end of the year. Record demand for aluminum contracts on the London Metal Exchange, means prices will continue to rise after tumbling as much as 61 percent from a record $3,380.15 a metric ton in July. While the economy is showing signs of improving, this year's 59 percent surge in energy costs may keep smelters off line, limiting production. "We've seen the bottom," said one Analyst "Once the world economy picks up, Aluminum will stand to benefit," Trade Reports June 2009


Film makers implement PVC Increase
Resin producers enforce price hike. Higher raw material costs cited. Film demand reflects pick up in disposables sales.

Significant increases in raw material costs make it necessary for Pliant Corporation to increase prices 7% on all of its PVC Packaging Films. The increase will be applicable to Supermarket, Laundry Wrap, and Cutter Boxes. It is effective with orders placed on or after Monday, June 29th
U.S. PVC Film Producer June 2009

Prices Are Inching Back Up. Commodity resin prices are moving up gradually, if not as fast as suppliers wish. Low domestic demand and soft monomer prices restrain hikes, but revived exports and tight monomer supplies could change the picture.Plastics Trade Journal June 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Litewrapper.

Revolution Low Profile Pallet Stretch Wrapper


Quick Pak introduces the Revolution Semi Automatic Stretch Wrapper. It’s a value priced semi automatic stretch wrapper. This price competitive workhorse will give you years of trouble free operation. It will solve the problems associated with poorly hand wrapped pallets.The Revolution represents an advanced design with completely reliable technology in a sleek frame, giving users a rugged machine of unmatched quality.The Revolution will convert the high volume hand wrap user over to wrapping pallets by machine.


Special Offer: Buy 5 pallets of machine film and you get the Machine FREE.
20" x 80eq x 5000' High Performance Cast Machine Film
1-side cling, 50 rolls per pallet, 25.2 Lbs/roll.
5 pallets x 50 rolls = 250 rolls @ $39.81 per roll
Total investment = $9,952


NEWS from Quick Pak Inc!

Our customers are having tremendous success with the LiteWrapper System…why?


It’s simple to use, employees wrap pallets faster, less damage as pallets are wrapped tight.
Quick Pak’s Prestretched Hand-Film is unique from any other film on the market. Wound on a 2" core, these rolls are specifically designed to be lighter so the operator can wrap pallets with one hand.


The Litewrapper Dispenser has a unique roller-system tensioning method that allows the
user to wrap pallets with one hand while safely walking forward around the pallet. The dispenser
does all the stretching of the film, no tension required from the operator. More Film Yield From
Every Roll. With the Litewrapper system there is no more walking backwards and tripping over unseen objects in your path, and no more back breaking bending over while trying to wrap the bottom of the pallet.


What The Trade Is Saying!

LLDPE Stretch Film Price Increases:

New July increase from U.S. resin producers. Distributor demand picks up on price protection buy in.

PE prices moved higher this week but trading was light as participants waited to see if proposed new price increases would stick. Producers had originally proposed an 8 cpp increase in July. Some revised that proposal and are now seeking a 4-cpp increase in July, and an additional 4 cpp increase in August. Plastics Business Analyst July 2009

Good News on the Business Front. Several indicators point to a near-term rebound in production, including the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes, durable goods orders and factory orders. All of these reports show that new orders are increasing or headed in that direction, and inventories are being depleted, a combination that points to an increase in production activity. Trade Reports July 2009

More: http://www.quickpakinc.com/pricing_news.html