Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Samuels Poly Strapping Price Increase

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Samuels Poly Strapping Price Increase: Samuels increase for Polypropylene strapping effective 2-15-13.  Orders at current pricing need to be in by February 15, 2013.

Samuels Poly Strapping Price Increase

Samuels increase for Polypropylene strapping effective 2-15-13.  Orders at current pricing need to be in by February 15, 2013.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Prersto Tape Price Increase 1.31.2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Prersto Tape Price Increase 1.31.2013: Presto 105 Strapping Tape Increases 7% effective 2/18/13 orders placed after 2/15/13 will be charged at the new pricing. OPP Film Prices ...

Prersto Tape Price Increase 1.31.2013

Presto 105 Strapping Tape Increases 7% effective 2/18/13 orders placed after 2/15/13 will be charged at the new pricing. OPP Film Prices on Strapping Tape went up $0.16 per pound and the Adhesive also increased $0.06 and $0.08 per pound.

All other Polyethylene Products are going up 5% effective 2/18/13 order placed after 2/15/13 will be billed at new prices.

Presto Tape Prince Increase Notice:

Presto Tape Prince Increase Notice:




105 Strapping Tape Increases 7% effective 2/18/13 orders placed after 2/15/13 will be charged at the new pricing. OPP Film Prices on Strapping Tape went up $0.16 per pound and the Adhesive also increased $0.06 and $0.08 per pound.



All other Polyethylene Products are going up 5% effective 2/18/13 order placed after 2/15/13 will be billed at new prices.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resin prices firming up!!!

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resin prices firming up!!!: The Polyethylene market is firm, some grades are steady while others are seeing gains. Prime film grades are fairly well supplied. As th...

Resin prices firming up!!!

The Polyethylene market is firm, some grades are steady while others


are seeing gains. Prime film grades are fairly well supplied. As the month enters its final stretch, no producers appear to be offering any obvious discounts.

TRADE REPORTS JANUARY 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Tara Tape send out increase letter on there line o...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Tara Tape send out increase letter on there line o...: Market Update & Summary January 28th 2013: Tara Tape send out increase letter on there line of packaging tapes - increase ranges from 5%...

Tara Tape send out increase letter on there line of packaging tapes

Market Update & Summary January 28th 2013:


Tara Tape send out increase letter on there line of packaging tapes - increase ranges from 5% to 10% depending on the item. This goes into effect February 22nd 2013. See letter (Tara Increase Lettter).

  More info here...http://quickpakinc.com/pricing_news.html

Friday, January 25, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PE prices up 5 cents since Jan. 1

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PE prices up 5 cents since Jan. 1: PE prices up 5 cents since Jan. 1 North American polyethylene prices have hit the ground running in 2013, increasing an average of 5 cen...

PE prices up 5 cents since Jan. 1

PE prices up 5 cents since Jan. 1


North American polyethylene prices have hit the ground running in 2013, increasing an average of 5 cents per pound since Jan. 1.The increase affects all grades of high density, low density and linear low density PE and is reflected in this week's Plastics News resin pricing chart

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Custom Printed Pallet Wrap

Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message

Custom printing of pallet stretch wrap with low minimums, freight prepaid delivery nationwide. Your pallet shipments pay and speak for themselves.. Custom printed pallet wrap improves load appearance, ...cuts pilferage, deters tampering.

Machine Grade: CLEAR: Clear 20" x 63ga x 5000' - $76.95/roll

Hand Wrap: CLEAR: 18" x 12mic x 1500' $64.68/case

**NO UPCHARGE TO UPGRADE TO PREMIUM WHITE FILM**

**NO UPCHARGE FOR 2ND COLOR ON WHITE BACKGROUND**

MINIMUM ORDER 'ONLY' ONE PALLET

FREIGHT PREPAID

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR SAMPLES

Call 813 242 6995



Advertise: Logo's, company name, special instruction, website, re-ordering info, etc...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Chem Data Report Jan 2013...PE up 0.5cents / Lbs.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Chem Data Report Jan 2013...PE up 0.5cents / Lbs.: Chem Data Report Jan 2013...PE up 0.5cents / Lbs.

Chem Data Report Jan 2013...PE up 0.5cents / Lbs.

Chem Data Report Jan 2013...PE up 0.5cents / Lbs.


Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PAC Strapping Price increase Feb 11th 2013.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PAC Strapping Price increase Feb 11th 2013.: Market Update & Summary January 24th 2013: PAC price increase for Polyproplyene strap effective Feb 11th 2013 for 6%...see letter (PAC I...

PAC Strapping Price increase Feb 11th 2013.

Market Update & Summary January 24th 2013:


PAC price increase for Polyproplyene strap effective Feb 11th 2013 for 6%...see letter (PAC Increase Lettter).



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polyethylene prices by quick pak inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polyethylene prices by quick pak inc: Polyethylene prices were steady to higher, with film grades showing particular strength. The January $.05/lb price increase is essentially...

Polyethylene prices by quick pak inc

Polyethylene prices were steady to higher, with film grades showing particular strength. The January $.05/lb price increase is essentially secured according to sellers; however, buyers will beg to differ and the market on average has thus far rallied only $.03/lb. Indeed spot Ethylene costs have soared ,but film makers contend that Polyethylene resin producers are mostly integrated and are enjoying huge margins.




Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film and Resin pricing Jan 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film and Resin pricing Jan 2013: The confetti was barely settled but the resin markets wasted no time starting the New Year off with a bang. Commodity resin prices have alr...

Stretch Film and Resin pricing Jan 2013

The confetti was barely settled but the resin markets wasted no time starting the New Year off with a bang. Commodity resin prices have already risen $.01-.03/lb in January and the markets are poised to move still higher as new contract prices come into play. International buyers are providing underlying demand, lifting the floor of the Houston market price. Current supply/demand fundamentals are supporting producer price increase efforts and if they follow through, PE could be up a nickel.


Trade Analyst January 2013


More info on this is available from:


Mike Cunningham

Quick Pak Inc

4007 North 56th Street Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: 813 242 6995

FAX: 813 242 6985

www.quickpakinc.com

mike.cunningham@quickpakinc.com



Friday, January 18, 2013

Blue Tape Special

Quick Pak #621 Blue Painter's Tape (made in the USA)




1-1/2" x 60yd Blue Painters Tape - 32 rolls per case = Your cost: $2.10/roll ($67.20/case) - Free freight on 48 cases ONLY.

2" x 60yd Blue Painters Tape - 24 rolls per case = Your cost: $2.80/roll ($67.20/case) - Free freight on 48 cases ONLY.

Mininum order is 20 cases ONLY. Sizes can be mixed to meet the 20 case qty. 3/4" and 1" also available.


QPI# 621 is a high performance masking tape for general industrial, construction, and do-it-yourself use.
The adhesive will not dry out and lose its holding power.

The environmentally safe painter's tape will cleanly remove from most surfaces for up to 21 days, leaving you crisp, clean paint lines.

#621 is sunlight stable, and has a one year shelf life. Presto P621 works on drywall, glass, hardwood floors, wood trim, and a variety of other surfaces.

The most typical use is paint and window masking.


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Thanks
Mike Cunningham
Quick Pak Inc
www.quickpakinc.com
mikec@quickpakinc.com
PH: 813 242 6995



Pricing News and Price Increases...click here!!!



Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Frequently Asked Questions Submitted to AEP Films

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Frequently Asked Questions Submitted to AEP Films: Frequently Asked Questions Submitted to AEP Films Should I be using a Metalocene Film? • Only if it works and is cost competitive. •...

Frequently Asked Questions Submitted to AEP Films

Frequently Asked Questions Submitted to AEP Films


Should I be using a Metalocene Film?

• Only if it works and is cost competitive.

• A film labeled Metalocene can have any were from 5% to 100% Metalocene.

• Metalocene can improve some properties and decrease others.

• It depends on how the Metalocene is used and what the other layers consist of. There are a as many different ways to use Metalocene as there are different types of film on the market.

• The bottom line is your concern should be focused on how the film performs in your specific application. Being sold on film composition or structure can be a game of "Smoke & Mirrors".

• AEP produces films containing Metalocene and non-Metalocene. I can help you decide which product is best for your application.

Should I be using a 7-Layer Film?

• Only if it works.

• Being 7-layer doesn't mean that the film will perform better in your application.

• Some 7-layer films can use the same material in all 7 layers. It depends on the materials used, the quality of the manufacturing technique and equipment design.

• AEP uses many different multi layer structures matching the targeted market for a film with the best equipment to produce.

• Once again the concern for the film user should be does the film work day-in-day-out in my application at the lowest possible cost.

Should I downgauge to save money?

Every situation is different and you may get more benefit from increasing the gauge.

• Some applications require faster cycle times.

• Some applications are only concerned with cost per roll.

• There are many hidden costs to downgauging:

• Cycle times- Actually increasing the gauge and decreasing the amount of wraps can increase cycle times and decrease costs per load. Increasing wrapping time per stretch wrapper.

• Film breaking- Lighter gauge films are more likely to have film breaks, either from machine variations, edge damage during handling or film defects. Automated plants have very low tolerance for any type of film breakage, labor costs must be considered in when choosing gauge of the film.

• Load integrity- Thorough testing should be completed before considering changing to a lower gauge. Remember the old saying "Do not believe anything you hear and only half of what you see". Load retention can change over time, which will affect your package, either during transit or in your customers' warehouse.

• AEP has many films for your application. I am trained to work with your specific application and help you decide the best solution to for your application.

I here a lot about one-sided cling films, should I be using one?

• One-sided cling films cover a broad range of slip and cling properties.

• High slip films are usually films that allow the wrapped load to slide against each other, even with a lot of force applied.

• Most one-sided cling stretch films do not have high slip, but will prevent pallets from sticking together. This will satisfy a majority of end uses.

• If you require your wrapped pallet or product to slide against other wrapped products than a "High Slip" film would be best for your application.

• If you are only concerned with pallet not sticking together, than a common one-side cling film would work well.

• Most applications do not need two-sided cling films a standard one-side cling film will work well.

• Some stretch wrappers rotate backwards and can put the slip side against the stretch rollers, causing the film not to stretch. And resulting in poor yields.

Do I need a UVI film?

UVI additives can be expensive.

• If you plan to store the film outside for any length of time, you need a UVI film.

• Most UVI films will last for an average of 3-6 months. It requires high concentrations of UVI to guarantee a film to last 12 months, which can increase the cost significantly.

• A UVI Film that will last 9 months from September to May, could only last 3 months during June, July and August.

• A UVI film that will last 6-9 months in Canada, may only last 3 months in Florida.

• Some UVI's can protect the product, but they have limited use and will only last for a short period of time. The best protection for the product is an opaque film or bag.

• I can help you analyze your specific application needs.

How can I decide if my film breaks are caused by the equipment or the film?



• One clue may be the pattern of film breaks, if there seems to be a pattern associated with the breaking it is more than likely is the machine causing the breaking.

• Tearing from the edge could be rough handling of the rolls either during transit or during use.

• Film breaks caused by imperfections tend to be random and not related to any position or timing of the wrapping cycle.

• Breaking occurring in the same place repeatedly on different rolls would indicate a machine problem.

• I am trained to solve film breaking issues. I work with trained technicians that can work on many different types of equipment. Please contact me to scedule a visit.

• Even slight changes in machine settings can dramatically affect the performance of the stretch film. For example, small adjustments to the force setting can change the force on the film by 100%, causing damage to the load and film breaks.

Why should I ask for AEP's stretch film?

• AEP is a high quality manufacture of stretch film. AEP has ISO certification in all of their stretch film facilities.

• AEP has an unmatched trained sales force ready to help you develop solutions for your product.

• AEP has actively developing new products for the stretch film market.

• AEP is committed to the stretch film industry.

• AEP's sales force is the longest tenure group in the industry.

• AEP has manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise that is superior to others in the industry.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sigma Eco Supreme Hand Wrap by Quick Pck Inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message: Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message Tamper Evident Palletwrap Custom printing of pallet stretch wrap with low minimums, prepaid delive...

Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message

Printed Pallet Wrap Sends A Message


Tamper Evident Palletwrap

Custom printing of pallet stretch wrap with low minimums, prepaid delivery nationwide. Printing capacity increased. Quick Pak Inc now offers lower minimums and faster lead times on all printed stretch films.

Quick Pak Inc.


We are a full line distributor of industrial packaging equipment and supplies. We have been providing total packaging solutions for companies like yours since December 1999. We work with our customers to identify their packaging needs, find the most cost-effective equipment and packaging materials to meet those needs, and then provide the technical support to keep your packaging operation running smoothly.

More info on this is available from:

Mike Cunningham

Quick Pak Inc

4007 North 56th Street Tampa, FL 33610

Tel: 813 242 6995

FAX: 813 242 6985

www.quickpakinc.com

mike.cunningham@quickpakinc.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Tire Doubling Machine

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Tire Doubling Machine: The Revolution Tire Doubling Machine is a fast easy way of reducing the volume of tires for storage & transportation. Air operated, it can ...

Revolution Tire Doubling Machine

The Revolution Tire Doubling Machine is a fast easy way of reducing the volume of tires for storage & transportation. Air operated, it can pack up to 2 tires into 1.


It allows a greater number & weight of tires to be transported in trucks & containers, thus cutting down on haulage costs.

It also saves valuable space, allowing more tires to be stored & less frequent collections.

Suitable for Tire Depots, Garages, Scrap Yards, Dismantlers, Used Tire Dealers, the machine is fully CE compliant & supplied complete with warranty.

More information
Mike Cunningham - EXT 305
4007 North 56th Street, Tampa FL 33610.
PH: 813 242 6995
FX: 813 242 6985
mike.cunningham@quickpakinc.com




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Revolution Tire Doubling Machine

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Another resin price increase for Feb 2013!!!

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Another resin price increase for Feb 2013!!!: Polyethylene offers began to flow, priced up $.05/lb to reflect January price increase initiatives. Film Processors were not eager to ju...

Another resin price increase for Feb 2013!!!

Polyethylene offers began to flow, priced up $.05/lb to reflect January price increase initiatives.


Film Processors were not eager to jump at the offers, claiming slow business to begin the year and ample inventories from hefty Nov/Dec purchases.

Still with spot monomer costs surging, producers were not willing to budge on price and maintained their intent to implement the nickel increase. Most Resin producers have backed the increase efforts with a fresh $.04/lb nominated for February

TRADE REPORTS JANUARY 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sigma Stretch Film introduces: This is a 'use-it or lose-it' managed program (no roll-over pounds).

Sigma Stretch Film introduces: This is a 'use-it or lose-it' managed program (no roll-over pounds).




Below is a recap of your 2012 purchases of HPE/HPS products. We will commit that portion (in lbs) of our capacity to you on a monthly basis. We are making this commitment based on your historical success with these products and your ability to effectively sell the value of these products.



Our goal is to improve our service levels to our customers by reducing lead times to a manageable level and protect the business you have moving forward.



When your monthly order volume of HPE/HPS reaches your historical average, we will not accept additional orders for these items until the next month.



This is a 'use-it or lose-it' managed program (no roll-over pounds). Customer care will be managing the program and will have your monthly totals readily available for you to review as needed. This number includes all drop shipments out of KY, but does NOT include drop ships to other parts of the US serviced out of other Sigma factories.



Sigma Stretch Film Jan 14th 2013.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

resin and plastics pricing news

Effective January 1, 2013, NOVA Chemicals will increase the price for all grades of polyethylene resins by five cents ($0.05) USD per pound. Should you have any questions regarding product availability, pricing, or current orders, please contact your NOVA Chemicals Account Manager. (Nova) (Dow) (Westlake)

U.S. Resin Producers Effective January 1, 2013



Stretch Increase Announcements (Sigma) (AEP) (Intertape) (AmTopp) (Western Plastics)
U.S. Resin Producers January 2013



February Resin Increase Announcements (Dow) (Equistar)
U.S. Resin Producers January 2013

Polyethylene prices edged a penny higher when January rolled in. Strong exports helped producers eliminate excess inventories and the New Year began tightly supplied. While the flow of fresh railcars has yet to show, we expect them to be priced up the full $.05/lb increase nominated for January. At least one producer has already floated another $.04/lb increase for February, others will likely follow suit.
Trade Reports January 2013



The Ethylene market was rocked by a series of unplanned cracker outages, sending spot monomer prices soaring almost $.07/lb. Although these disruptions really affected short-term supplies, a number of crackers are also slated to come offline during the first 4 months of 2013. Ethane prices finally bounced back a bit, rising a couple cents.
Trade Sources January 2013



Tight supplies near year-end has led to increased monomer market volatility and sharply higher prices triggered by outages. They will support producers' efforts to increase resin contracts in January.
Trade Sources January 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: stretch film pricing 1.8.2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: stretch film pricing 1.8.2013: Polyethylene prices edged a penny higher when January rolled in. Strong exports helped producers eliminate excess inventories and the New Y...

stretch film pricing 1.8.2013

Polyethylene prices edged a penny higher when January rolled in. Strong exports helped producers eliminate excess inventories and the New Year began tightly supplied. While the flow of fresh railcars has yet to show, we expect them to be priced up the full $.05/lb increase nominated for January. At least one producer has already floated another $.04/lb increase for February, others will likely follow suit.


TRADE REPORTS JANUARY 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Price Increase Jan 1st 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Price Increase Jan 1st 2013: Effective January 1, 2013, NOVA Chemicals will increase the price for all grades of polyethylene resins by five cents ($0.05) USD per pound...

Stretch Film Price Increase Jan 1st 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, NOVA Chemicals will increase the price for all grades of polyethylene resins by five cents ($0.05) USD per pound. Should you have any questions regarding product availability, pricing, or current orders, please contact your NOVA Chemicals Account Manager. (Nova) (Dow) (Westlake)

U.S. Resin Producers Effective January 1, 2013

• Stretch Increase Announcements (Sigma) (AEP) (Intertape) (AmTopp) (Western Plastics)
U.S. Resin Producers January 2013

• February Resin Increase Announcements (Dow) (Equistar)
U.S. Resin Producers January 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch film price increase 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch film price increase 2013: Happy New Year ... If I can say that as I forward you this price increase letter.  The price increase is effective with orders placed on o...

Sigma Stretch film price increase 2013

Happy New Year ... If I can say that as I forward you this price increase letter.  The price increase is effective with orders placed on or after 2-1-13.  I have also attached a copy of our most current lead time sheet for your reference.  I feel like a broken record, but please don't wait until the last minute to place orders, especially on items like cast machine film which currently have a 5-6 week lead time as I expect them to go out further as order rate increases.  Please call me with any questions you might have.  Thanks for your continued support and business.  

From Sigma Stretch Film

Friday, January 4, 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film is on the move UP!!!

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film is on the move UP!!!: January 4, 2013 Dear Valued Customer, Due to rising feedstock costs, and improving global and domestic market demand, our resin supp...

Sigma Stretch Film is on the move UP!!!

January 4, 2013




Dear Valued Customer,

Due to rising feedstock costs, and improving global and domestic market demand, our resin suppliers have informed us of their intentions to implement a resin increase effective January 1st. In addition to this January increase, some suppliers have also announced another increase of $.04 effective February 1st which we will monitor and address at a later date.



In response to the January 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after January 28th will be priced at a 6% increase.



All orders must call for immediate delivery. Based on current lead-times and shortness of resin supply, we can only accept a limited number of new orders and will be limited to less than one month of your normal purchase levels. Pricing for orders accepted is based upon local lead-times and available resin. Sigma Stretch Film reserves the right to accept or decline all orders for any reason. Please check with your local plant location.



Sigma Stretch Film sincerely appreciates the trust you place in us to be your supplier and we value your business. Please rest assured that our primary focus has always been and will always be to supply and service our customers at a competitive price.

Your Sigma Stretch Film sales representative will be in contact with you to answer any of your questions and advise you of changing market conditions.

Sincerely,



Bill Lenchinsky

Vice President/Sales