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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). Wecan 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.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Quick Pak Inc is adding a new Ink Jet Printer from...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Quick Pak Inc is adding a new Ink Jet Printer from...: Our contract packaging customer is currently using a Hitachi PXR Ink Jet Printer.  Looking for a new unit and Quick Pak Inc is introducing...

Quick Pak Inc is adding a new Ink Jet Printer from ID Technology.

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Our contract packaging customer is currently using a Hitachi PXR Ink Jet Printer.  Looking for a new unit and Quick Pak Inc is introducing them to the ID Technology product line.   



Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Dow chemical September price increase

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Dow chemical September price increase: FYI. DOW Chemical Sept 1st Price Increase announcement.  This is backup to the August increase that they will try to implement this month....

Dow chemical September price increase

FYI.
DOW Chemical Sept 1st Price Increase announcement.  This is backup to the August increase that they will try to implement this month.  I am sending this only as a notice.  Not sure yet if this will materialize.