Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Hand Held Shrink Systems

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Hand Held Shrink Systems: Our shrink wrap machines come to us from multiple reputable manufacturers. There are multiple types and sizes to choose from. Currently onl...

Hand Held Shrink Systems

Our shrink wrap machines come to us from multiple reputable manufacturers. There are multiple types and sizes to choose from. Currently online we only list our smaller machines for low to medium output operations. We offer a large selection of fully automatic machines for high output operations. Feel free to call us and inquire about any of our high output shrink wrap machines.


I-Bar Sealers- A great option for anyone using shrink bags or shrink tubing. I-Bar sealers offer one sealing bar to seal and cut the shrink film in one motion. Our I-Bar shrink wrap systems come with everything needed to begin shrink wrapping your products.

Our portable I-Bar sealers offer a detachable sealing bar to quickly and efficiently seal products. Instead of moving the products to the sealing bar, users can move the sealing bar to the products. All portable I-Bar sealers come with a 8' chord to allow easy and efficient adjustment of the sealing bar.

L-Bar Sealers- Great for any type of shrink film we offer. L-Bar sealers have three sealing bars designed to make sealing centerfold shrink film easy and efficient. All of the L-Bar sealers listed online are considered manual shrink wrap sealers for low to medium output operations. Call us to inquire about semi-automatic and fully automatic L-Bar sealers.



Shrink Wrap Systems- Put together for beginner operations that are starting off with low output. Our shrink wrap systems are cost effective and come with everything needed to get started shrink wrapping products. The shrink wrap system is different than the I-bar shrink wrap system because difference in the sealers.

Hand Impulse Sealers- Recommended for low output operations that are sealing 10 items or less per hour. Hand impulse sealers come in two varieties of machines. Round wire sealers and flat wire sealers. The flat wire sealers are more affordable, but do not seal and cut in one motion. The round wire sealers cost more, but are more efficient because of the ability to seal and cut in one motion.

Shrink Wrap Heat Guns- Currently we only offer two shrink wrap heat guns online. They are both great for low output operations. The difference is the temperature control. The two-speed heat gun only offers two adjustable speeds and the variable temp heat gun offers an adjustable knob for multiple heat settings. We also offer a large selection of shrink tunnels for higher output operations. Call us to inquire about any shrink tunnels you may be looking for.

Shrink Tunnels- Ideal from medium to high speed output operations. Shrink tunnels come in a variety of sizes and dimensions. Shrink tunnels substantially speed up shrink wrapping production. We recommend anyone wrapping more than 150 products per day to consider purchasing a shrink tunnel.

Foot Sealers- An excellent option for wrapping shrink bags and poly bags high speed. We offer two types of foot sealers in a variety of widths. The regular foot operated sealers come with a flat sealing wire. The flat sealing wire does not seal and cut the film in one motion. They are an excellent option for poly bags. For shrink bags we recommend our round wire foot sealers. The round wire allows users to seal and cut shrink bags in one motion.


Friday, February 21, 2014

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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Coreless Pallet Stretch Film: Coreless stretch film technology is an innovation in environmental source reduction that is very well suited for an eco conscious consumer ...

Coreless Pallet Stretch Film

Coreless stretch film technology is an innovation in environmental source reduction that is very well suited for an eco conscious consumer and organizations with sustainability strategies.




HYRBiD80 Plus CL is a light weight coreless hi-performance stretch film that has been pre stretched to optimize pallet coverage with maximum stability. HYBRiD80 Plus CL is a coreless hi-performance premium stretch film that is available in a range of sizes and colors.

Better For the Environment: Eliminates paperboard core, film is 100% recyclable, reduced energy consumption in transportation & storage costs.

Reduce Storage & Disposal Costs: No cardboard core means no associated storage or disposal costs.

Improved Ergonomics: Reusable plastic dispenser (supplied) is easily switched from one roll to the next, ending the hand burn associated with traditional cardboard cores. Improves wrapping control.

Coreless means roll weight is reduced by up to 15%, improving the user experience.

Freight & Warehouse Savings: More rolls/cases per pallet means lower transportation & storage costs.

Less Waste: No wasted film left on the core. Every last foot of stretch film is utilized.

Cost Effective: All coreless items are more efficient when compared to convetional wraps

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hybrid Plus Heavy Duty Stretch Film

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: AEP Price Increase 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: AEP Price Increase 2014: Just a reminder we have an increase to become effective on orders placed 2-24-14 at 6%.  Please check your inventories  and advise if we n...

AEP Price Increase 2014

Just a reminder we have an increase to become effective on orders placed 2-24-14 at 6%.  Please check your inventories  and advise if we need to get orders entered to beat the increase date.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Amtopp Price Increase Feb 2014.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Amtopp Price Increase Feb 2014.: Dear Amtopp Distributor This note is just to remind you that this is the last week to take orders at the current price level. We are sch...

Amtopp Price Increase Feb 2014.

Dear Amtopp Distributor


This note is just to remind you that this is the last week to take orders at the current price level. We are scheduled to go up 6% on Monday the 24th. Please contact us if you have any situations you’d like to discuss and also note that we need orders in by the end of the day on Friday the 21st. A copy of the letter for this increase (originally sent on 1-30) is attached.



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: STA Tape Price Increase 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: STA Tape Price Increase 2014: Dear Valued Customer: Many of the key components used to manufacture our Water-Activated Tapes, MOPP Strapping and Filament Tapes contin...

STA Tape Price Increase 2014

Dear Valued Customer:


Many of the key components used to manufacture our Water-Activated Tapes, MOPP Strapping and Filament Tapes continue to escalate and have increased to the point that we can no longer absorb them.

As a result, STA is announcing a price adjustment on the following items effective on March 15, 2014.

Product Type Item Increase %

Filament Tape 6701 3%

MOPP Strapping Tape 1222 4%

Water Activated Tapes 2565, 2570, 2575, 2580 & 2585 5%

Orders received by 5pm (PST) on Friday March 14, 2015, for immediate delivery, will be invoiced at current pricing. STA reserves the right to limit orders to your normal 30-day average purchase and all current deviations are subject to additional increases.

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department.

We thank you for your business and continued support.

Shigeo Fushimi
Vice President of Sales

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film Price Increase.: Market Update & Summary Feb 12th, 2014 Just an update that the stretch film price increase is coming up fast. The last day to enter ...

Stretch Film Price Increase.

Market Update & Summary Feb 12th, 2014


Just an update that the stretch film price increase is coming up fast. The last day to enter orders prior to the increase is February 21st and the 6% increase takes effect February 24. Order entry has been brisk and I expect lead times to increase. Please enter your orders early to avoid increased lead times. I have attached Industry wide increase letters for your review. If you have any opportunities please don't hesitate to contact me for additional assistance.

Copies of letters: AEP, Amtopp, Paragon, Sigma, Malpack, Intertape

http://quickpakinc.com/pricing_news.html

Friday, February 7, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: ITW Sells it's Packaging Operations

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: ITW Sells it's Packaging Operations: Private equity firm buys ITW industrial packaging business By: Jim Johnson February 6, 2014 Illinois Tool Works Inc. is selling off ...

ITW Sells it's Packaging Operations

Private equity firm buys ITW industrial packaging business


By: Jim Johnson

February 6, 2014

Illinois Tool Works Inc. is selling off its global industrial packaging business, which represents a significant chunk of its annual sales, in a deal with a well-known private equity firm.

The move is part of a larger plan to narrow the company’s portfolio.

The Carlyle Group is paying in a $3.2 billion for the packaging assets that include strap, stretch and protective consumables, tools and equipment used to bundle, ship and protect goods. Those packaging products are made from plastic, steel and paper.

Brands within the packaging segment include Signode, Strapex, Orgapack, Angleboard and Mima.

Carlyle expects the transaction, subject to regulatory approval, to close by the middle of this year.

“IPG (Industrial Packaging Group) is a highly diversified business with strong management, attractive market positions and excellent free cash flow,” said Brian Bernasek, Carlyle managing director, in a press release. “We will leverage Carlyle’s global network to support the Company’s growth, and we look forward to helping IPG achieve its full potential as it transitions to a standalone company.”

Sales of the packaging business were $2.4 billion in 2012, ITW has said, and represent more than 10 percent of the firm’s annual revenue.

Cash from the sale will help with a stock buyback plan aimed at offsetting earnings per share dilution that will happen after the packaging business is sold. ITW, which wants to repurchase 50 million shares, had bought back 14 million as of the end of 2013.

ITW, when it announced plans to sell off the packaging operations in September, said the company wanted to narrow its portfolio, which included about 800 businesses.

The company cited interest from potential buyers as well as a favorable debt market in deciding to sell the industrial packaging segment.

Carlyle’s new business is based in Glenview, Ill., and has 88 manufacturing sites on six continents that serve 45 countries.

While this is certainly a big transaction, Carlyle Group is used to taking big swings. The company had $185 billion of asset under management as of Sept. 30.


Link: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209951

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Stretch Film Pricing and the Pending Increase

The below information came from The Plastics Exchange and is a good look at what the spot and contract markets are doing. It appears that $.02 cpp is already through and the balance has a good chance of passing through as well. CMAI is already reporting the full increase is a done deal. We are moving lead times out by 1 week on all pre-stretch items and the order rate for all products has been high. Lead times are currently at 4 weeks or less for all products except pre-stretch which is at 4 weeks for standard and 5 weeks for made-to-order. Please look over your inventory needs and make plans with your customers to place orders by the end of next week if possible. Thanks for your continued business and call me if you have any questions.




We have closed our books on January – it was a very good month, thank you for the steady flow of orders. Sometimes contract

and spot prices move together, but this was not the case in January. Polyethylene contracts were flat, but spot prices

rallied $.01-.03/lb depending on product; it is now likely that $.02/lb and perhaps all of the $.04/lb increase could get implemented

in Feb. Jan Polypropylene contracts were up $.04-.05/lb; spot prices began the month quite strong, jumping $.03/lb

and then gave back all of the gains and actually finished a half-cent lower. We anticipate Feb PP contracts to be flat to a few

cents lower. There have been great sourcing and selling opportunities along the way, so for those that just receive our market

reports and always buy / sell elsewhere, come to us for your spot resin needs - now is a great time to actively join our market!!

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