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Stretch Film Pricing News

CDI - Resin Suppliers- LLDPE resin suppliers are holding firm that pricing is flat. They do not agree with CHEM DATA (CDI) and negotiations will be drawn out for at least another week.


U.S. Stretch Film Producers May 2013



CHEM DATA PROJECTS :

CDI RESIN REPORT MAY 2013

PVC down 2 cents per pound. PE down 2 cents per pound

Trade Reports May 2013



LLDPE: Markets were busy again and prices rose. Demand continued to improve. Polyethylene producers are trying to implement their $.04/lb increase that was rolled over in April; however, processors again think otherwise.

Trade Reports May 2013



LLDPE Resin: Producers are taking another shot at their $.04/lb increase that didn't take hold in April, while processors are instead looking for some relief from the $.09/lb hike endured in the 1st quarter.

Trade Reports May 2013

LLDPE Resin Pricing news

NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS


"Polyethylene prices were steady” "Natural Gas futures pricing has recovered"

"some crackers remain offline for either planned or unexpected maintenance"



"May contract negotiations have been tricky; although there was a $.04/lb

increase still on the table since April, the timing seemed right for some relief

from the $. 09/lb increases tacked on during Jan/Feb."



"Force Majeure situations ... firming the market"

"still not all LLDPE resin producers are on board with a decrease."

"May so far generally a busy month"

"LLDPE buyers might see $.02/lb relief from various producers which could become more widespread in June"

Packaging Sources May 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: CDI report for May

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: CDI report for May: CDI out today and prices are down.. PVC down 2 cents PE down 2 cents

CDI report for May

CDI out today and prices are down..


PVC down 2 cents
PE down 2 cents

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch film 101

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch film 101: Stretch Film 101 Stretch film often is confused with heat shrink wrap. Though often confused, there is a big difference between the two....

Stretch film 101

Stretch Film 101


Stretch film often is confused with heat shrink wrap. Though often confused, there is a big difference between the two. Below is a quick definition of stretch wrap.

Stretch Wrap- A highly stretchable plastic film commonly made from Linear low-density polyethylene that is wrapped around items. The elastic recovery keeps the items tightly bound.

Stretch film is commonly used to wrap products on pallets and secure them to each other and the pallet. This often helps to reduce products loss, discounrage load tampering, and reduce worker injury. There are a variety of widths, thicknesses, and types of stretch film. Below is a breakdown of the two most commonly used extrusion processes of stretch film.

Cast Stretch Wrap- Also called cast stretch wrap, is manufactured using a cast extrusion process. The Cast extrusion process is a continuous process by which a thermoplastic material is melted and extruded through a flat die onto a chill roll, where it is quenched and re-sol…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polyethylene Resin Pricing...quickpakinc.com

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Polyethylene Resin Pricing...quickpakinc.com: Polyethylene trading was good, material availability and thus sales continued to improve. After successfully standing down the $.04/lb incr...

Polyethylene Resin Pricing...quickpakinc.com

Polyethylene trading was good, material availability and thus sales continued to improve. After successfully standing down the $.04/lb increase in April, film makers dismiss the likelihood of it taking hold in May. Resin buyers tend to feel that the market peak has passed and there is a chance that some of the $.09/lb implemented in the first quarter will be rescinded. We wait and see. Watch this space.


Trade Sources May 2013



Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: GORDON PAPER PRICE INCREASE.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: GORDON PAPER PRICE INCREASE.: GORDON PAPERS May 1, 2013 To all our valued customers, We are announcing an increase in cost for our waterproof papers. Our supplier...

GORDON PAPER PRICE INCREASE.

GORDON PAPERS


May 1, 2013

To all our valued customers,

We are announcing an increase in cost for our waterproof papers. Our supplier has informed us that increased cost for the oil based components including resins and asphalt are driving this escalation. The increase is approximately six (6) percent.

Your Gordon Paper sales representative will contact you with your new price lists. These in...creases are effective with all order placed after the close of business on Friday May 30th, 2013. Until this date, Gordon Paper Company will accept orders for usual and customary quantities for immediate shipment. Delayed shipment dates cannot be honored at existing prices.

On behalf of everyone at Gordon Paper, I would like to thank you in advance for your continued support. Your sales representative will update you on the specific prices for the items you order.

If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Sincerely,

Steven J. Gordon
Gordon Paper Company
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Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: LLDPE Resing Pricing

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: LLDPE Resing Pricing: Polyethylene trading was good, material availability and thus continued to improve. After successfully standing down the $.04/lb increas...

LLDPE Resing Pricing

Polyethylene trading was good, material availability and thus continued to improve.


After successfully standing down the $.04/lb increase in April, film makers dismiss the likelihood of it taking hold in May.

Resin buyers tend to feel that the market peak has passed and there is a chance

that some of the $.09/lb implemented in the first quarter will be rescinded. We wait and see. Watch this space.

TRADE SOURCES MAY 2013

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Corrugated Box Increase June 1st 2013.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Corrugated Box Increase June 1st 2013.: APRIL 29, 2013 Victory Packaging - Box Increase. On Friday, April 19, Pulp and Paper published a $50 per ton increase in the price of ...

Corrugated Box Increase June 1st 2013.

APRIL 29, 2013


Victory Packaging - Box Increase.

On Friday, April 19, Pulp and Paper published a $50 per ton increase in the price of linerboard and medium, the major raw material for boxes. This increase was announced at the beginning of March and pushed through relatively quickly.

As a result of the increase in published prices, Victory will be raising prices by 9% on June 1st.

We hate increasing prices to our customers. Our job and commitment to you is to reduce your total cost of packaging. That job is much harder when consecutive increases are hitting the market. The timing of this price increase is frustrating as it is on the heels of an increase last fall. Industry consolidation has given significant pricing leverage to the manufacturers of paper.

In addition, inventory levels are at historic lows and operating rates remain high. Thus, while demand is only up slightly, supply limitations are driving this increase.

Your salesperson will be in touch with you very soon to disc…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Unisource / Xpedex

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Unisource / Xpedex: April 22, 2013 To Our Valued Suppliers: We would like to advise you personally that Unisource is in talks with International Paper r...

Unisource / Xpedex

April 22, 2013


To Our Valued Suppliers:

We would like to advise you personally that Unisource is in talks with International Paper

regarding a possible business combination of Unisource with International Paper’s xpedx

distribution business. Unisource initiated the dialogue, and the parties subsequently signed a

non-binding letter of intent with respect to a potential transaction.

Both Unisource and xpedx are recognized industry leaders that share the goal of serving

customers by delivering the quality products and solutions they need, when and where they

need them. Combining our companies would allow us to expand our geographic reach to

important regions of the world, while improving our supply chain and creating a more capable

and efficient channel to market for our suppliers.

Unisource will continue doing business as usual until the proposed transaction is closed, so

please continue to work with your current contact and do business with us as you have been.

The current talks could…

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PSM 1412-IC3A Strapping Machine - $888/EA

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: PSM 1412-IC3A Strapping Machine - $888/EA: A low cost solution to your strapping needs....$888/EA The PSM1412-IC3A designed for general purpose semi automatic strapping. Although...

PSM 1412-IC3A Strapping Machine - $888/EA

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A low cost solution to your strapping needs....$888/EA

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The PSM1412-IC3A has a convenient operators panel and externally controlled tension. In addition, all electronics are controlled with an integrated circuit control board to minimize down time and maintenance. Pricing on this unit is designed to expand the market to even the occasional user.   Quick Pak Inc.

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Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Custom printed Stretch Film by Quick Pak Inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Custom printed Stretch Film by Quick Pak Inc: HYBRiD80 Plus stretch film out the door and it's wrapped in custom printed stretch film by Quick Pak Inc.

Custom printed Stretch Film by Quick Pak Inc

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HYBRiD80 Plus stretch film out the door and it's wrapped in custom printed stretch film by Quick Pak Inc.

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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resin Pricing News: The spot resin market was a bit slower than anticipated given it was the last full week of the month. Both Polyethylene and Polypropylene p...

Resin Pricing News

The spot resin market was a bit slower than anticipated given it was the last full week of the month. Both Polyethylene and Polypropylene prices averaged a penny lower as offers accumulated. Buyers typically maintain a bearish outlook on commodity resin prices through at least the 2nd quarter and often limit their purchases to an as needed basis. We are seeing single railcar customers just pick away at truckloads every week and larger processors procuring fewer railcars as they continue to scale down their resin inventories. Several Polyethylene producers have now pushed off their $.04/lb increase effort until May; Polypropylene contracts settled down a dime earlier in the month.




Once again the key US energy markets moved in opposite directions, but this week they reversed course. June Crude Oil Futures jumped $4.73/bbl to end the week at a clean $93/bbl. The market has now recovered more than 50% of the losses resulting from a $12/bbl slump during the first half of April to a spike…