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Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Pricing for December

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Pricing for December: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS Polyethylene trading was above average. The overall market was mostly steady, availability for certain grades like L...

Stretch Film Pricing for December

NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS




Polyethylene trading was above average. The overall market was mostly steady, availability for certain grades like LLDPE film were tight and led to higher prices. Domestic demand is being offset by better exports leading to what some analysts are calling a Santa Claus rally for year end.



PVC prices set to rise in 2014 on higher ethylene prices, export demand.

U.S. prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are set to rise by five cents per pound in the first two months of 2014. This is a significant price increase in a market that will see producers end the year with a net five-cent increase in their 2013 margins, according to Reports.



FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTION CONSOLIDATION

Sysco and US Foods announced an agreement to merge. The total enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $8.2 billion and the combination has been approved by the Board of Directors of each company. At closing, Sysco will have estimated annual sales of approximately $65 billion.

Trade News Dec…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polychem Price Increase on Strapping.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polychem Price Increase on Strapping.: To all Polychem Distributors: Attached is a price increase notification effective January 10th, 2014. If you have any questions plea...

Polychem Price Increase on Strapping.

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To all Polychem Distributors:


Attached is a price increase notification effective January 10th, 2014.

If you have any questions please contact your Regional Sales Manager

and/or customer service representative.

Your updated price sheets will be sent to you on or before January 3rd, 2014.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Free Stretch Wrapper and Film

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Free Stretch Wrapper and Film: Revolution ST Wrapper (FREE with 200 rolls of film) HYBRiD Plus Machine Wrap. 19” x 6000’ 40 rolls per pallet Your Cost: $49.00/ro...

Free Stretch Wrapper and Film

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Revolution ST Wrapper (FREE with 200 rolls of film)


HYBRiD Plus Machine Wrap.
19” x 6000’
40 rolls per pallet

Your Cost: $49.00/roll

FREE machine with 200 roll order.
Ramp - $325/EA
Freight not included.
$250 crating charge.
*offer good while stock lasts - $4,990 value.
        Revolution Power Stretch Wrapper (FREE Pallet of Stretch Film)
HYBRiD Machine Wrap
20” x 75ga x 5000’
40 rolls per pallet
Your Cost: $5,990/machine

Free pallet of film.
Ramp option - $325/EA
Freight not included.
$250 crating charge
225% power pre-stretch
*offer good on 6 machines. $1,880 value.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Power Prestretch Wrapper - FREE Stretch...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Power Prestretch Wrapper - FREE Stretch...: You are buying = REVOLUTION PS Pallet Stretch Wrapper with a 250% power pre-stretch system. This machine comes with 40 rolls of 20&quot...

Revolution Power Prestretch Wrapper - FREE Stretch Film.

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You are buying = REVOLUTION PS Pallet Stretch Wrapper with a 250% power pre-stretch system.
This machine comes with 40 rolls of 20" x 75ga x 5000' Cast Machine film FREE = a $1,800 value.
Quick Pak Inc is proud to introduce our new value priced semi automatic stretch wrapper. This price competitive workhorse will give you years of trouble free operation.
It will alleviate the problems associated with poorly hand wrapped pallets.
The Revolution PS represents a totally advanced design with reliable technology in a sleek efficient frame to give you a rugged machine of unmatched quality.
The Revolution PS was designed to convert the hand wrap user over to wrapping pallets by machine.

Revolution PS Low Profile Pallet Stretch Wrapper Power Requirements: 115V / 1Ph / 15A dedicated service Maximum Load Size: 50” W x 50” L x 88” H Maximum Load Weight: 4000 Lbs dynamic Turntable: 59” diameter laser-cut steel plate 16 point cam-follower support system Turntable height: 3.5” from floor …

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Plastic Strapping and Steel Strapping

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Plastic Strapping and Steel Strapping: PET Polyester Strapping - Did you know? That cost considerations are not the only reason to move from steel to plastic PET strapping...

Plastic Strapping and Steel Strapping

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PET Polyester Strapping - Did you know?


That cost considerations are not the only reason to move from steel to plastic PET strapping? Polyester strapping holds certain loads together better than steel. Just apply it with enough tension, and if the load settles, polyester will shrink with the load. When steel bands appear to be loose on pallets, it’s likely because the load has settled. Polyester strapping solves this problem.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film pricing from quick pak inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film pricing from quick pak inc: Just a quick update on the state of the resin marketplace and what to expect in the coming 30 to 60 days as it relates to stretch film pric...

Stretch Film pricing from quick pak inc

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Just a quick update on the state of the resin marketplace and what to expect in the coming 30 to 60 days as it relates to stretch film pricing and all things made with PE resins. In short, it appears prices for November will remain flat as we head into December. There is an outside chance we could see a penny or two slide in November, but more likely this will wait until December. Just in time for the holidays. See below excerpt from this weeks The Plastics Exchange article:




There was very little movement in spot Polyethylene prices during this past week. While PE resins in

general are adequately supplied, specific grades are sometimes hard to source. Although technically

there is a price increase out there, rolled over from October, suppliers are not pursuing it and fresh

railcar offers were seen at basically the same levels as the past several weeks. Processors are set on

earning some price relief before the end of the year, but time is starting to run thin. Traders and

exporters a…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Another load of Quick Pak's HYBRiD80 High Performa...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Another load of Quick Pak's HYBRiD80 High Performa...: Another load of Quick Pak's HYBRiD80 High Performance Stretch Film being used at blow moulding plant.

Another load of Quick Pak's HYBRiD80 High Performance Stretch Film being used at blow moulding plant.

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Another load of Quick Pak's HYBRiD80 High Performance Stretch Film being used at blow moulding plant.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Another Revolution Wrapper leaves the warehouse.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Another Revolution Wrapper leaves the warehouse.: Another Revolution ST Pallet Stretch wrapper and pallet of HYBRiD80 Plus stretch Film leave the warehouse.  Items wrapper in our own custom...

Another Revolution Wrapper leaves the warehouse.

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Another Revolution ST Pallet Stretch wrapper and pallet of HYBRiD80 Plus stretch Film leave the warehouse.  Items wrapper in our own custom printed stretch film. 

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Coreless Stretch Film

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Coreless Stretch Film: HYBRiD Plus3 Coreless Stretch Film CORELESS – the benefits! Our dedication to product development has resulted in us offering our l...

Coreless Stretch Film

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HYBRiD Plus3 Coreless Stretch Film


CORELESS – the benefits!


Our dedication to product development has resulted in us offering our latest stretch film products now WITHOUT the cores. Using the latest film winding technology, we are now able to offer our customers this innovative coreless option. Ultimately designed to drastically reduce waste, this cost saving solution also assists in shrinking packaging costs!

HYBRiD Plus3 Coreless Stretch Film
15" x 1500' Hand Wrap
4 rolls per case, 48 cases per pallet
Your cost per pallet = $26.00/case delivered.

Key advantages of this CORELESS film option to consider include:

Overall product weight reduction – health and safety “in use” benefits

Environmental advantages due to no cores being used.

No additional storage costs for used cores

No disposal costs for used cores

Simple and easy to use with a reusable applicator.

Lighter product to use resulting in quicker wrapping of pallets

“ a major supermarket has recently converted th…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Used ITW Mima 4.4 Stretch Wrapper Refurbished.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Used ITW Mima 4.4 Stretch Wrapper Refurbished.: Refurbished High Profile ITW Model 4.4 Stretch Wrapper Source: ITW Mima The HP Model 4.4 Stretch Wrapper was built for heavy use, d...

Used ITW Mima 4.4 Stretch Wrapper Refurbished.

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Refurbished High Profile ITW Model 4.4 Stretch Wrapper


Source: ITW Mima


The HP Model 4.4 Stretch Wrapper was built for heavy use, day in and day out, in all kinds of environments.

Its heavy-duty industrial bearing can support loads weighing up to 4,000 pounds, while its highly efficient PACE film carriage applies pre-stretched film to each load.

Heavy gauge steel is used throughout to assure durability.

• Ability to wrap up to 35 loads per hour
• 60" turntable handles loads measuring 52" x 52" x 84"H
• Heavy duty bearing supports loads weighing up to 4000 pounds
• Pace Series powered pre-stretch for film stretch rates up to 250%
• Automatic load height-sensing photo eye
• Variable speed film carriage, banding mode for load reinforcement
• Separate top and bottom wrap counters

This machine was refurbished by Quick Pak Inc in Tampa, Florida 33610. We are a factory trained ITW Mima Distributor. All wear parts and prestretch follers were replaced on this unit by …

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Used C-Pak shrink line installed by Quick Pak Inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Used C-Pak shrink line installed by Quick Pak Inc: Here is a refurbished Semi-Automatic C-Pak shrink line installed by Quick Pak Inc.   Customer got a great deal on a well build shrink line...

Used C-Pak shrink line installed by Quick Pak Inc

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Here is a refurbished Semi-Automatic C-Pak shrink line installed by Quick Pak Inc.Customer got a great deal on a well build shrink line.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Fast Strapping from Quick Pak Inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Fast Strapping from Quick Pak Inc: QUICK TIP FROM Quick Pak Strapping PAC Battery Powered Tools are a great alternative to manual tools of any kind. Key benefits are: ...

Fast Strapping from Quick Pak Inc

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QUICK TIP FROM Quick Pak Strapping



PAC Battery Powered Tools are a great alternative to manual tools of any kind. Key benefits are:

• Total consistency in application, no matter who the operator is. You can’t get them wrong.

• Eliminate repetitive motion injuries. The tool provides the “muscle” not the operator.

• Save the cost of manual seals.

• Seal joints are 30% greater than with manual seals. You can save money on the strap by downsizing the strap, because you have upgraded the “weakest link” in the strap system.

• Make recycling easier by eliminating seals. At the receiving end you are just recycling plastic, no contaminants.

A Quick instructional video is at: http://quickpakinc.com/videos.html

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: #Hard Pallet To Wrap?

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: #Hard Pallet To Wrap?: Hard Pallets to Wrap? Awkward pallet to wrap? = Serious "C" loads are no problem for Quick Pak’s # Revolution ST Stret...

#Hard Pallet To Wrap?

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Hard Pallets to Wrap?


Awkward pallet to wrap? = Serious "C" loads are no problem for Quick Pak’s # Revolution ST Stretch Wrapper and the HYBRiD80 Plus Converted Machine Film.

Make sure your loads arrive at your customers' locations in “as made” condition. Don’t chance it. Here is a pallet wrapped on the Revolution ST Stretch Wrapper with HYBRiD Plus Machine Film. No more damaged and missing pots.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Free Pallet Wrapper

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Free Pallet Wrapper: FREE Stretch Wrapper with order of 200 rolls of stretch film. Buy 200 rolls (5 pallets) of: HYBRiD Plus Machine Wrap. 19” x 6000’ ...

Free Pallet Wrapper

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FREE Stretch Wrapper with order of 200 rolls of stretch film.

Buy 200 rolls (5 pallets) of: HYBRiD Plus Machine Wrap.

19” x 6000’

40 rolls per pallet

Your Cost: $49.00/roll = $9,800 and the machine is FREE to keep.

Loading Ramp option = $325/EA

Freight not included.

$200 crating charge.

Quick Pak is proud to introduce our new value priced semi automatic stretch wrapper. This price competitive workhorse will give you years of trouble free operation.

It will alleviate the problems associated with poorly hand wrapped pallets. The Revolution ST represents a totally advanced design with reliable technology in a sleek efficient frame to give you a rugged machine of unmatched quality.

The Revolution ST was designed to convert the hand wrap user over to wrapping pallets by machine.

Low profile Pallet Stretch Wrapper

Power Requirements …. 115V / 1Ph / 15A dedicated service

Maximum Load Size …. 50” W x 50” L x 88” H

Maximum Load Weight …. 4000 Lbs dynamic

Turntable …. 59” diameter laser-cut…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapper.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapper.: FREE Stretch Wrapper with order of 200 rolls of stretch film. Buy 200 rolls (5 pallets) of: HYBRiD Plus Machine Wrap. 19” x 6000’...

FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapper.

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FREE Stretch Wrapper with order of 200 rolls of stretch film.
Buy 200 rolls (5 pallets) of: HYBRiD Plus Machine Wrap.
19” x 6000’
40 rolls per pallet
Your Cost: $49.00/roll = $9,800 and the machine is FREE to keep.

Loading Ramp option = $325/EA

Freight not included.
$200 crating charge.


Quick Pak is proud to introduce our new value priced semi automatic stretch wrapper. This price competitive workhorse will give you years of trouble free operation.


It will alleviate the problems associated with poorly hand wrapped pallets. The Revolution ST represents a totally advanced design with reliable technology in a sleek efficient frame to give you a rugged machine of unmatched quality.


The Revolution ST was designed to convert the hand wrap user over to wrapping pallets by machine.


Low profile Pallet Stretch Wrapper


Power Requirements …. 115V / 1Ph / 15A dedicated service

Maximum Load Size …. 50” W x 50” L x 88” H

Maximum Load Weight …. 4000 Lbs dynamic

Turntable …. 59” diameter laser-cut …

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sealing Plastic Strap.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sealing Plastic Strap.: Strapping Closures - Sealing Plastic Strap. Strapping can be made from a variety of materials. Each one of those materials can be benefi...

Sealing Plastic Strap.

Strapping Closures - Sealing Plastic Strap.


Strapping can be made from a variety of materials. Each one of those materials can be beneficial to a variety of applications. Different types of plastic and metal strapping can use different closures to help seal and secure loads. We offer a large variety of polypropylene and polyester strapping products. The most common type of strapping closures for plastic strapping are wire buckles & heat or friction sealing.

Metal Seals- Metal seals for plastic strapping come in open seals and closed seals. Open seals are by far the most common

Open Strapping Seal type of metal seals. Open seals allow users to easily slide the buckle over the plastic strapping after tensions has been applied. Once the buckle is positioned properly, a sealing tool can be used to close and tighten the open seal around the plastic strapping.

We offer the open seals in both smooth and serrated seals. The smooth seals are the most popular and are commonly used with pol…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Storopack Price Increase on Bubble and Foam

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Storopack Price Increase on Bubble and Foam: Market Update & Summary Oct 15th, 2013 Copy of Price Increase Letter. Please see attached notification from Storopack. Bubble and Fo...

Storopack Price Increase on Bubble and Foam

Market Update & Summary Oct 15th, 2013


Copy of Price Increase Letter.Please see attached notification from Storopack. Bubble and Foam prices up 7% as of ZNov 15th 2013. Copy of letter.



Great Lakes Automatic Shrink Machine

Stretch Film Pricing.

from this months CDI report.  It appears resin pricing will remain stable / tight throughout 2013 and quite possible move higher in Q1 2014.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: CDI showing incease going into effect!

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: CDI showing incease going into effect!: Yesterday CDI confirmed that the increase that becomes effective 9/30 will happen.  I have also attached several increase letters for your...

CDI showing incease going into effect!

Yesterday CDI confirmed that the increase that becomes effective 9/30 will happen.  I have also attached several increase letters for your review. Please keep in mind that all orders need to be in by 9/27 and ship by 10/18 to avoid the 7% increase.  Lead times will increased due to a large volume of orders.  Please get your orders in ASAP to beat the increase and longer lead times!  Please call me on any opportunities or concerns.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Coreless Stretch Film

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Coreless Stretch Film: Why Coreless Stretch Film? Advantages of Coreless The main advantages of HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Film innovation to the end user can be...

Coreless Stretch Film

Why Coreless Stretch Film?


Advantages of Coreless

The main advantages of HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Film innovation to the end user can be summarized as:

• Reduced weight of the product when hand wrapping

• Reduced weight and volume of the product for shipping

• Reduced environmental costs due to removal of cores

• Reduced storage space due to smaller product and packaging

• No loss of performance

• Reduced storage costs, no need to store cores

• Reduce transport costs.

• Standard rolls can be used in many formats.

HYBRiD Plus Coreless rolls will replace the current consumable products already in the market place. This in itself should be a good thing as HYBRiD Plus Coreless has significant environmental advantages in not using cardboard or plastic cores and so removing the costs and environmental problems of waste disposal

The new HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless process – which cuts out the need for a cardboard core in the centre of every roll of film – will be a major success and will soon be…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Going Green with HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Film

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Going Green with HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Film: How can HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Stretch Film from Quick Pak Inc help you accomplish your sustainability objectives? Even thoug...

Going Green with HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Film

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How can HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Stretch Film from Quick Pak Inc help you accomplish your sustainability objectives?




Even though stretch film may not be a popular packaging material in some circles, as a lifelong packaging pro, I can confidently say that there are some things that HYBRiD Plus stretch wrap can do at a lower cost and with minimal carbon footprint, compared to other packaging options.
When evaluating and comparing different packaging products, we consider material cost, labor cost, waste produced by weight and volume. In most of those comparisons, HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless stretch film ends up being the best available packaging option when compared to adhesives, tapes, steel strapping or plastic banding options that can all create their own sourcing, application or disposal issues.

Making Stretch Film Use as “Green” as Possible?

Basically there are three things you can do to make your stretch film usage as environmentally friendly and as low cost as possible:

1. Minimize the…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Pre-stretched Hand Film

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Pre-stretched Hand Film: Latest news on U.S. prestretched film producers leadtime issues Compiled from trade sources A quick update on the status of our pre-st...

Pre-stretched Hand Film

Latest news on U.S. prestretched film producers leadtime issues


Compiled from trade sources

A quick update on the status of our pre-stretched products as we enter the fall season. Our busiest time of the year for this product category.



Important note regarding the upcoming price increase. Lead times on pre-stretch have moved out to 5 weeks for stock and 6 weeks for custom. Per our September 9th p...rice increase letter, ... all orders must call for immediate delivery and ship no later than October 31, 2013. As such, our order cut-off for pre-stretch will be end of business tomorrow, September 19th. Please plan accordingly and submit all orders for pre-stretch as soon as possible.
US Pre Stretched film producer September 2013

We are entering the busiest time of the year and we have seen an uptick in order rate which has caused lead times to push out by 1-2 weeks depending on the product type. I strongly suggest you review your inventory position and place orders (especially pre-stret…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resin and Plastics Pricing info from quick pak inc...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resin and Plastics Pricing info from quick pak inc...: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments. Follow @quickpakinc on Twitter Due to continued tightness in f...

Resin and Plastics Pricing info from quick pak inc

NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS


Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments.

Follow @quickpakinc on Twitter

Due to continued tightness in feedstocks and improving global and domestic market demand, our resin suppliers have informed us of their intentions to implement a resin increase effective September 1st. In addition to this September increase, some suppliers have also announced another increase effective October 1st which we will monitor and address at a later date.

In response to the September 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after September 30th will be priced at a 7% increase. Read Letter (Sigma) (Amtopp) (AEP) (Western Plastics) (Paragon) (IPG) (Berry)
U.S. Stretch Film Producers September 2013

"Polyethylene prices renewed their trek higher fueled by additional production issues."

"best chance to implement an increase in months. A nickel is nominated for each September and October."

"October Natural Gas futures climbed 4%"

"Logis…

Sigma Stretch film price increase and lead times

SIGMA STRETCH FILM....Important note regarding the upcoming price increase.  Lead times on pre-stretch have moved out to 5 weeks for stock and 6 weeks for custom.  Per our September 9th price increase letter, ... all orders must call for immediate delivery and ship no later than October 31, 2013.  As such, our order cut-off for pre-stretch will be end of business tomorrow, September 19th.  Please plan accordingly and submit all orders for pre-stretch as soon as possible.  Thanks for your continued support and business.

Wide Web Stretch Film from quick pak inc

Wide Web Pallet Stretch Wrap


The term “wide web” refers to pallet stretch film larger than 20 inches wide. Many companies choose to use wide web stretch wrap for a variety of reasons. Some are wrapping large objects that require a tall pallet loads. The wide web stretch film enables users to wrap tall pallets with less revolutions and time. This helps to save on both energy costs and film costs.

Other users wrap average sized products and pallet loads with the wide stretch wrap rolls to save on film costs and energy costs. Even though the pallet loads are average sizes, the wide stretch wrap rolls enable the less revolutions and time. A 40 inch machine stretch roll requires half of the revolutions and time to wrap a pallet load compared to a 20″ stretch wrap roll.

All of our wide web stretch rolls are in stock and can ship same or next day. Ordering full skids of wide rolls are the best option to save on freight costs. One and two roll orders can be expensive because of freight costs…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Storopack Paperplus Price Increase.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Storopack Paperplus Price Increase.: September 15, 2013 STOROPACK INC To: Our Valued Customers Subject: Price Increase on PAPERplus® Products Throughout the past twel...

Storopack Paperplus Price Increase.

September 15, 2013



STOROPACK INC

To: Our Valued Customers

Subject: Price Increase on PAPERplus® Products

Throughout the past twelve months, we have experienced continual upward pressure on our overall production and raw material costs. We have been very aggressive in working with our suppliers to minimize these costs. Concurrently, we have worked diligently on operational efficiencies, continuous improvement programs and internal cost control initiatives. These activities have allowed us to deliver pricing stability to you over the past 18 months. At this time, the brisk and continuous escalation in raw material costs over the past several months has produced the need for us to raise prices on most of our products.

Effective with all shipments originating from our Medley and Tampa, FL. locations on November 1, 2013, the current pricing on all PAPERplus® items (See below) will increase by 6%.

• PAPERplus® GE

• PAPERplus® Classic

• PAPERPlus® Shooter

• PAPERplus® Chevron

Any order rec…

PAC SM65 Arch Strapping Machine serviced by quick pak inc

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Another job done well and on time by our Equipment Service Department.Quick Pak Tech working on getting the PAC SM 65 Automatic Strapping Machine back up and running.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: BestPack MSD 22-2 Case Sealer install by Quick Pak...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: BestPack MSD 22-2 Case Sealer install by Quick Pak...: This customer just purchased their third Bestpack: MSD 22-2 Case Sealer from Quick Pak Inc.   Here is the latest addition on the line.   ...

BestPack MSD 22-2 Case Sealer install by Quick Pak Inc

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This customer just purchased their third Bestpack: MSD 22-2 Case Sealer from Quick Pak Inc.Here is the latest addition on the line.

ID technology Print and Apply System

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Latest Install by Quick Pak Inc = an ID Technology Model IDT 252 Base Unit Right Hand, Tamp Jet Printer Applicator with Datamax Print Engine. Used to print and apply a label to cases as they move past on a convoyer system.


IPG Price Increase.

Dear Valued Stretch Film Customer,


We have received notification that our resin suppliers intend to implement their September 1, 2013 raw material increase. In addition, IPG ® is reviewing a second resin increase scheduled for

October 1, 2013 and will continue to communicate any further changes in a timely fashion.

The tightness in feedstock's coupled with imp...roved demand are the major drivers for this initial resin increase. At this point in time, IPG ® will announce a 7% increase for all SuperFlex ®

and StretchFlex ® products effective with orders placed on or after September 30, 2013.

All orders must specify immediate shipment, be limited to less than one month’s normal average film purchases and ship no later than October 18,2013.

IPG ® reserves the right to accept or reject orders based on resin availability.

Any order not shipped on or before October 18, 2013 will be subjected to the 7% stretch film price increase.

I have also attached additional increase letters…

Stretch Film and Shrink Film

 Stretch Film vs. Shrink Film, What’s the Difference?

It's a common misconception that people believe stretch film and shrink film are the same thing. It's true that both shrink and stretch films are designed to unitize products onto pallets and both are generally made from polyethylene resins. Shrink films are produced on blown film lines and stretch films can be produced on either blown or cast... film lines. Outside of those similarities, the two packaging systems don’t have a lot of other common characteristics.

Shrink films contain a high percentage of low density polyethylene (LDPE), which is the same type of resin used to make bread bags and newspaper overwrap sleeves. When fabricated under very specific parameters, LDPE gives shrink film its "shrink". The stress or tension required to make the film contract is frozen in during the fabrication process. To activate shrink film, a heat source is required such as a heat tunnel, heat gun, or torch. When sufficient…

Stretch Film Pricing

NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS


Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments.

Follow @quickpakinc on Twitter

Due to continued tightness in feedstocks and improving global and domestic market demand, our resin suppliers have informed us of their intentions to implement a resin increase effective September 1st. In addition to this September increase, some suppliers have also announced another increase effective October 1st which we will monitor and address at a later date.

In response to the September 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after September 30th will be priced at a 7% increase. Read Letter (Sigma) (Amtopp) (AEP) (Western Plastics) (Paragon) (IPG)
U.S. Strech Film Producer September 2013

Stretch Resin Rolls Flat "Polyethylene contracts were flat again in Aug; there are $.05/lb increases nominated for each September and October."

LLDPE Market Dynamics "October Natural Gas futures spent much of the week in higher territory and reached above $3.70/mmBtu.&…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Price Increase Letter Sept 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Price Increase Letter Sept 2013: September 9, 2013 Dear Valued Customer, Due to continued tightness in feedstocks and improving global and domestic market demand, ou...

Sigma Price Increase Letter Sept 2013

September 9, 2013




Dear Valued Customer,

Due to continued tightness in feedstocks and improving global and domestic market demand, our resin suppliers have informed us of their intentions to implement a resin increase effective September 1st. In addition to this September increase, some suppliers have also announced another increase effective October 1st which we will monitor and address at a later date.

In response to the September 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after September 30th will be priced at a 7% increase.

All orders must call for immediate delivery and ship no later than October 31, 2013. Based on current lead-times and shortness of resin supply, Sigma Stretch Film can only accept a limited number of new orders. Sigma Stretch Film reserves the right to accept or decline all orders for any reason. Please check with your local plant location.

Orders placed at current prices will be limited to less than one month of your normal purchase levels. Pricing fo…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Amtopp Price Increase for Sept 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Amtopp Price Increase for Sept 2013: Dear Amtopp Distributor Please see attached letter for announced price increase scheduled to take effect on September 30, 2013. It...

Amtopp Price Increase for Sept 2013

Dear Amtopp Distributor




Please see attached letter for announced price increase scheduled to take effect on September 30, 2013.



It is set for 7% and we must receive all orders on or before the announced date.



Please call one of us if you have any specific situations you’d like to discuss or questions regarding the increase.



Thanks and we will keep you posted with any developments regarding this increase.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film Increase Notice

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film Increase Notice: Please see attached letter from Dow Chemical Company. This increase is in addition to the previously announced $.05 cpp scheduled for Septe...

Sigma Stretch Film Increase Notice

Please see attached letter from Dow Chemical Company. This increase is in addition to the previously announced $.05 cpp scheduled for September 1, 2013. It's important to note that this does NOT mean an increase has gone through yet, nor does it mean that either the September $.05 or October $.05 are guaranteed to be implemented. This is typical of the resin manufacturers today.




So what does this really mean? That's a very hard question to answer with any level of certainty, but here's my opinion. With respect to domestic (NA) PE pricing, the market has seen an increase the past couple weeks of between $.02 and $.03 cpp on the spot market. This tells us the 'non-contract' processors are paying more because of anticipated tightness in the weeks ahead. Obviously the situation in Syria and Egypt play a part in supply / demand issues on the global market and this will impact pricing domestically and a lot depends on what happens in the weeks ahead. Pricing in North A…

DOW Resin Price increase for October 2013

Please note Dow’s price increase announcement effective 10-1-13. This is in addition to the announced 9-1-13 increase. The industry has not experienced the announced 9-1-13 increase at this point. Note this is NOT AEP’s price increase announcement but rather providing information as to what’s happening in the resin market. We will keep you posted on any developments.






Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PAC Strapping Price Increase Sept 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PAC Strapping Price Increase Sept 2013: August 22, 2013 Memo To: Valued PAC Distributors Re: Pricing Adjustments, Polypropylene Strapping Effective September 9, 2013, PAC w...

PAC Strapping Price Increase Sept 2013

August 22, 2013


Memo To: Valued PAC Distributors

Re: Pricing Adjustments, Polypropylene Strapping

Effective September 9, 2013, PAC will increase prices on polypropylene strapping by 5%.

Over the summer months, there has been a shortage of raw materials. This shortage has resulted in a substantial increase in resin costs, and has negatively impacted our cost structure for the last 60 days. The cumulative effects of the increase are such that we are forced to increase prices.

We will continue to monitor the factors that impact resin prices, and react as quickly as possible to these changing conditions. Our commitment to keeping you competitive in your marketplace remains steadfast. Your PAC territory manager will work with you and your sales team to assist you in your efforts to build market share.

New price sheets will be available prior to the institution of the increase.

Thank you for your continued support and loyalty.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Composite Cord Strapping from quick pak inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Composite Cord Strapping from quick pak inc: Truss plant converted over from using steel strap to Quick Pak’s composite cord strapping, available in break strengths ranging from 1,200l...

Composite Cord Strapping from quick pak inc

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Truss plant converted over from using steel strap to Quick Pak’s composite cord strapping, available in break strengths ranging from 1,200lbs to 3,500lbs. Composite cord strap is designed to replace a specific steel band, providing equal strength while delivering savings, safety, and convenience.


We manufacture our galvanized buckles to optimize grip. We offer an extensive line of tensioners, tools and carts to be used with our cord strap. Cord strap is more rigid allowing it to be easily fed through products and pallets.

Glur Gun Repair at Quick Pak Inc

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No one likes it but glue guns break. Some sooner than others and some are more expensive to fix. Here at Quick Pak Inc, we offer support and repair on almost every glue gun. This gives us an expertise on helping you make the best choice when it comes to deciding whether repair is the right option for you. Here's a quick look at a leaking glue gun (before and after) being serviced by Quick Pak Inc.


CDI Resin Pricing News

August 2013 CDI is estimating that HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE will be flat for August. PP is up $.05 already as a market settlement. As usual, the LLDPE, LDPE, and HDPE number is CDI’s estimate and has yet to be confirmed with the resin suppliers who still have increase nomination on the table for August. Interestingly the report talks about rising global oil prices, and improving seasonal global and domestic PE demand. These factors will work against any resin price decreases the market seemed to have thought were coming in the near future.




CDI Resin Pricing News

August 2013 CDI is estimating that HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE will be flat for August. PP is up $.05 already as a market settlement. As usual, the LLDPE, LDPE, and HDPE number is CDI’s estimate and has yet to be confirmed with the resin suppliers who still have increase nomination on the table for August. Interestingly the report talks about rising global oil prices, and improving seasonal global and domestic PE demand. These factors will work against any resin price decreases the market seemed to have thought were coming in the near future.




CDI Resin Pricing News

August 2013 CDI is estimating that HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE will be flat for August. PP is up $.05 already as a market settlement. As usual, the LLDPE, LDPE, and HDPE number is CDI’s estimate and has yet to be confirmed with the resin suppliers who still have increase nomination on the table for August. Interestingly the report talks about rising global oil prices, and improving seasonal global and domestic PE demand. These factors will work against any resin price decreases the market seemed to have thought were coming in the near future.




Polychem Price Increase

Polychem Price increase


August 22, 2013

To all Polychem customers:

Polychem is increasing prices on polypropylene strap by 5% for all orders placed on or after September 9, 2013. This increase is in reaction to the short supply of raw material throughout the market resulting in a $.08/lb increase for the months of July and August.

We thank you for your continued support and patronage during this unfortunate period of price escalation.

Sincerely,
Scott Jeckering
V.P. of Sales



Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Packaging Equipment Service for Orion and Phoenix ...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Packaging Equipment Service for Orion and Phoenix ...: Here you have two wrappers sold and serviced by Quick Pak at one of our customers warehouses.   Years of hard work and thousands of pallet...

Packaging Equipment Service for Orion and Phoenix Wrappers

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Here you have two wrappers sold and serviced by Quick Pak at one of our customers warehouses.Years of hard work and thousands of pallets later, both Orion and Phoenix wrappers are going strong.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Coreless Stretch Pallet Wrap

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Coreless Stretch Pallet Wrap: HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Pallet Wrap Time to get to the Core of the problem *Reduce your companies Carbon Footprint = No Core + No Carto...

Coreless Stretch Pallet Wrap

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HYBRiD Plus 3 Coreless Pallet Wrap


Time to get to the Core of the problem

*Reduce your companies Carbon Footprint = No Core + No Carton = NO Waste.

-Average user will remove 33,000 Lbs of waste/year by using Coreless Film.

-Large user will remove 200,000 Lbs of waste/year by using Coreless Film

*Every pallet you use of cored stretch wrap = 4 bundles of cores going into the trash/landfill.



*No Core = lighter rolls for faster wrapping and less chance of employee injury.

Coreless rolls weigh only 3 Lbs. Standard 18” x 80ga x 1500’ = 9 lbs.

No more “BURNING HANDS”

Comes with Re-usable QuickFix Plastic Applicator.

Standard Core film creates friction and burns your hands and fingers while wrapping.

The QuickFix dispenser has smooth round edges for fast and easy “burn free” wrapping.







Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Wrap Increases

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Wrap Increases: Stretch Film Cost Increases Getting You Down? Sept 1st All major stretch film manufactures will pass on a 6-7% increase. This is due to r...

Stretch Wrap Increases

Stretch Film Cost Increases Getting You Down?

Sept 1st All major stretch film manufactures will pass on a 6-7% increase. This is due to rising feed stock costs and improving market demand. Increases are always an issue, as they stretch your packaging budget.

The question is, what can you do?

•Easiest thing to do is buy ahead. If you are dealing with a true supplier partner, they will educat...e you when these increases are coming, so you can plan accordingly. This is a wise short term fix.

•Go out and get quotes. You will find professional “quoters” that live by the motto “me too less 5”. Meaning they will offer a comparable product 5% cheaper. The problem here is that you are not building a relationship, and this will also be a short term fix.

•The best idea is ,instead of squeezing your supplier’s price, try squeezing their intellectual output. View your sales rep as a packaging consultant and a partner in your business. They can bring new ideas that will not only help you deal wit…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film and Resin Pricing

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film and Resin Pricing: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS LLDPE Demand "The resin markets were busy, domestic demand improved and prices moved higher. Supplies remained li...

Stretch Film and Resin Pricing

NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS


LLDPE Demand "The resin markets were busy, domestic demand improved and prices moved higher. Supplies remained limited and new production issues have arisen."



PE Fresh Increase "Polyethylene producers seem to be pushing off their split August price increase in favor of a fresh nickel increase in September,"



Resin Market Dynamics "September Natural Gas futures finally had an up week,"



Resin Market Dynamics "The Ethylene market began the week with strength, took a little dip and then proceeded to charge even higher."



PE Production Issues "August. A couple of crackers were taken offline for unplanned maintenance."



LLDPE Busier "Polyethylene trading was swift again."



Resin Price Hike "Polyethylene producers have announced a $.05/lb increase for September; some are replacing all or part of their old increases while others are adding to them."



PE Demand Improving "After 3 weeks of solid demand, th…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Custom Printed Stretch Film - working at customers...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Custom Printed Stretch Film - working at customers...: Custom printed stretch wrap from Quick Pak Inc is working long after the pallet leaves the warehouse. Look at that bill board sitting on th...

Custom Printed Stretch Film - working at customers warehouse.

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Custom printed stretch wrap from Quick Pak Inc is working long after the pallet leaves the warehouse. Look at that bill board sitting on the rack at one of our customers. How many times a day will our customer see that printed message????

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Hard Pallets to Wrap?

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Hard Pallets to Wrap?: Awkward pallet to wrap? = Serious "C" loads are no problem for Quick Pak ’s Revolution ST Stretch Wrapper and the HYBRiD80 Plus...

Hard Pallets to Wrap?

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Awkward pallet to wrap? = Serious "C" loads are no problem for Quick Pak’s Revolution ST Stretch Wrapper and the HYBRiD80 Plus Converted Machine Film.

Hard Pallets to wrap?

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Equipment Service on Stretch Wrappers

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Equipment Service on Stretch Wrappers: SERVICE and Maintenance:  We have standard maintenance programs available or we can customize any to suit your particular equipment and pr...

Equipment Service on Stretch Wrappers

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SERVICE and Maintenance:  We have standard maintenance programs available or we can customize any to suit your particular equipment and production schedule.
These programs will lower your operating and maintenance costs, increase production speeds, and add years to the life of your packaging equipment.
We offer: Electronic, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic & mechanical troubleshooting. System programming (we support Allen Bradley, Micrologix & SLC PLC families). We can do installations, retrofits and rebuilds.

Here is an example of a company who has not done any maintenance on the machines and all are down with various issues. 

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Price Increase

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Price Increase: To Valued Distributors: Please see attached resin increase letters from Dow, Chevron and Exxon announcing a .05# increase for September 1...

Sigma Stretch Price Increase

To Valued Distributors:

Please see attached resin increase letters from Dow, Chevron and Exxon announcing a .05# increase for September 1, 2013.  This increase is in addition to the $.04 cpp already announced for August 1st.  In total, the resin guys have two increases on the table moving into our busiest season of the year.  I'm not sure what's going to happen here, but feel confident the market is not going any lower.  My feeling is that you should take a good look at your current inventory positions and have a conversation with some of your strategic end users and bring in enough inventory to cover the next 60 days.

Sigma Stretch Film has added additional capacity in our Pre Stretch/ ECO product lines in 2013, but we all know that 3rd & 4th quarters are extremely high demand months for this product.  I would strongly recommend getting your customers to order this product ASAP because know one wants to deal with 8-10 week lead times, so why not take care of your custome…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Amtopp color stretch film

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Amtopp color stretch film: Dear Amtopp Distributor Please be advised that following our production run of color stretch films in the coming week we are going to ...

Amtopp color stretch film

Dear Amtopp Distributor
Please be advised that following our production run of color stretch films in the coming week we are going to have to raise our up-charge on blue and black stretch film by $.03/lb moving forward.  We have run with an up-charge of $.10/lb on color films for many years now but due to rising costs over this extended period of time as well as production restraints on color concentrate we must make this move on the price of black and blue films.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
That being said we are also pushing back the upcoming color production run by one more week so that you can make adjustments to your orders and any orders placed prior to this Friday the 16th will be at the current price level.
After Friday color film will be at $.13/lb up-charge.  Again if you have any specific questions or concerns please call us on them.  This does not affect any other products in our offering.

Thank you.