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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Why Stretch Film: In the hyper-competitive stretch-film market, more layers often mean more market share. Moving from five layers to seven or nine can give a...

Why Stretch Film

In the hyper-competitive stretch-film market, more layers often mean more market share. Moving from five layers to seven or nine can give an edge through higher performance or reduced cost.


Downgauging and sophisticated structures make today's stretch film go farther. Pliant's newest seven layer line puts 9,000 ft of 51-gauge stretch film on a foll, vs. only 5000 ft of conventional 80-gauge film.

Making seven-layer film with high mLLDPE content at high output rates requires North America's largest-diameter cast chill roll. (Photo: Pliant)

Pinnacle Films makes only seven-layer, high-performance stretch films using mLLDPE. Last year it added a second seven-layer line.

High-performance seven-layer films can stretch farther than most wrapping machines can pull them, even on a load like this with protruding corners. (Photo: Highlight Industries)

The world's first nine-layer stretch-film line at Sigma Stretch Films doesn't use mLLDPE. Its extra layers create a comm…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Prices Up Tomorrow!!!

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Prices Up Tomorrow!!!: Market Update & Summary March 26th, 2013: Stretch Increase Announcements ( Sigma) (AEP) (Intertape) (Inteplast) (Paragon) (Western P...

Stretch Film Prices Up Tomorrow!!!

Market Update & Summary March 26th, 2013:


Stretch Increase Announcements (Sigma) (AEP) (Intertape) (Inteplast) (Paragon) (Western Plastics)

U.S. Resin Producers March 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film pricing going up March 26th 301...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film pricing going up March 26th 301...: Sigma Stretch Film The industry resin index for March was published earlier today, and it supports the earlier nominated resin price inc...

Sigma Stretch Film pricing going up March 26th 3013.

Sigma Stretch Film


The industry resin index for March was published earlier today, and it supports the earlier nominated resin price increase by the chemical manufacturers in whole. In other words, the price increase scheduled for next Wednesday, March 27th is going through as announced and in full.

As a reminder, you have until end of business Tuesday March 26th to submit your orders to Sigma. Because there is a shipment cut-off of April 30th to receive current pricing, I suggest you submit your order today if possible. With 5 week lead times on cast film, we are at the cut-off.

Thanks for your support and feel free to call me with any questions.

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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Printed Stretch Film: ◦Advertise: Logo, name, website, re-ordering info, etc... ◦Safeguard Shipments: Printed message make handling requirements highly vi...

Printed Stretch Film

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◦Advertise: Logo, name, website, re-ordering info, etc...


◦Safeguard Shipments: Printed message make handling requirements highly visible. "Do Not Double Stack", "Fragile", "Handle With Care", "Do Not Break Pallet", "Signature Required", "Keep Frozen"

◦Security Appeal: Reduces risks of pilferage and tampering in storage or transit. Easily identify shipments that have been broken into or tampered with.

◦Reduce Lost Shipments: Easier to identify pallets means carriers are less likely to misplace or lose shipments.



Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resing Pricing News

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resing Pricing News: The spot Polyethylene market was steady to lower; both buyers and sellers were distinctly absent from the party during the first half of Ma...

Resing Pricing News

The spot Polyethylene market was steady to lower; both buyers and sellers were distinctly absent from the party during the first half of March, but began to appear as mid-month approached. Downstream demand seems to be faltering and producers have been playing coy as they try to fully secure the $.04/lb increase partially implemented in Feb. A sense of confusion remained price-wise and processors, frustrated by the inconsistencies, have withheld orders from some suppliers seeking more competitive offers elsewhere. The market should even out in March, Generic Prime railcars of most grades are now priced to reflect the current $.04/lb increase, which would bring the 2013 total to $.09/lb – but the increase is still not fully secured.




Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: March stretch film price increase....

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: March stretch film price increase....: In response to the March 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after March 27th will be priced at a 5% increase. All orders mus...

March stretch film price increase....

In response to the March 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after March 27th will be priced at a 5% increase. All orders must call for immediate delivery and ship no later than April 30, 2013. Based on current lead-times and shortness of resin supply, we can only accept a limited number of new orders. We reserve the right to accept or decline all orders for any reason. Please check with your local plant location. (Read Letter)


Stretch Film Producer March 2013



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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film Price Increase: Sigma Stretch Film Please see attached price pages effective with orders placed on or after 3-27-13 OR product shipped after April 30, 2...

Sigma Stretch Film Price Increase

Sigma Stretch Film


Please see attached price pages effective with orders placed on or after 3-27-13 OR product shipped after April 30, 2013. Lead times on pre-stretch products are at 8 weeks so the new price already applies to these items. Cast film has a 5 week lead time so you have until the end of next week (April 22nd) to safely place orders at current pricing. Blown products are at 2 weeks, so there are no issues placing orders at today's price up to the 26th of March.

This increase is hard to predict at best with implementation of the $.04 cpp PE resin increase for February varying by producer and product. Some moved this increase to March and others are holding pat on implementation for February. I have attached a copy of the latest update from plastics exchange for your reading enjoyment. My advice is to protect you and your customers as if this increase will go through, but don't get too heavy on inventory.



Please call me with any questions.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polychem Price Increase for April 1st 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polychem Price Increase for April 1st 2013: To all Polychem Distributors: Attached is a price increase notification effective April 1st, 2013. If you have any questions please co...

Polychem Price Increase for April 1st 2013

To all Polychem Distributors:


Attached is a price increase notification effective April 1st, 2013.

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 about March 25th, 2013.

Scott Jeckering
V.P. - Sales
Polychem Corporation

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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film Price increase: Sigma Stretch Film Price Increase Phone (201) 507-9100 - Fax (201) 507-0447 March 6, 2013 Dear Valued Customer, Due to conti...

Sigma Stretch Film Price increase

Sigma Stretch Film Price Increase


Phone (201) 507-9100 - Fax (201) 507-0447





March 6, 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 March 1st. In addition to this March increase, some suppliers have also announced another increase of $.04 effective April 1st which we will monitor and address at a later date.

In response to the March 1st resin increase, all new orders received on or after March 27th will be priced at a 5% increase.

All orders must call for immediate delivery and ship no later than April 30, 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 le…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: ExxonMobil Chemical PE Price Notification

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: ExxonMobil Chemical PE Price Notification: ExxonMobil Chemical PE Price Notification See attached increase letter from Exxon. More to follow shortly. Watch this space. (Exxon) Trad...

ExxonMobil Chemical PE Price Notification

ExxonMobil Chemical PE Price Notification See attached increase letter from Exxon. More to follow shortly. Watch this space. (Exxon)

Trade Sources March 20

See copy of letter here: www.quickpakinc.com



ExxonMobil Chemical PE Price Notification

ExxonMobil Chemical PE Price Notification See attached increase letter from Exxon. More to follow shortly. Watch this space. (Exxon)


Trade Sources March 20

See copy of letter here: www.quickpakinc.com

Revolution Stretch Wrapper

WOW! Your company did an awesome job packaging your product an army tank could run over it and not hurt it.


Gary Gann
Purchasing Manager.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Storopack anounces a 5% Price Increase

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Storopack anounces a 5% Price Increase: Storopack anounces a 5% Price Increase on all poly products as of April 1st 2013.

Storopack anounces a 5% Price Increase

Storopack anounces a 5% Price Increase on all poly products as of April 1st 2013.

Tesa Tape Price Increase

TESA Tape price increase announced for April 1st 2013.  No % had been confirmed by TESA. 

See Copy of lettere here:  www.quickpakinc.com