Prestretch Film Industry

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


Compiled from trade sources July 2013

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.



Lead times are 3 weeks or better for all pre-stretched products and we are building inventory on some items.

U.S. STRETCH FILM PRODUCER July 2013



Pre-stretched products are in high demand in the fall and lead times will go out regardless of our new capacity. Combine this with a price increase and order rates go through the roof and lead times come under assault.

U.S. STRETCH FILM PRODUCER July 2013



Effective August 1st we will begin enforcing monthly pre-stretched sales controls. Your purchases of pre-stretched will be held to your normal monthly sales during the past 12 months. I encourage you to place your pre-stretched orders before the end of the month so you don't get caught short due to monthly limits.

U.S. STRETCH FILM PRODUCER July 2013



Expect the next move for pricing will be up, not down. It's too early to tell if this will happen in August, but I would expect something in the next 60 days, especially if crude oil prices and resin exports continue to move higher.

U.S. STRETCH FILM PRODUCER July 2013