Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Non Resin Price Increase going UP on June 2n...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Non Resin Price Increase going UP on June 2n...: The non-market increase will be implemented as previously announced next Monday June 2, 2014. The increase be 5 cents per pound.  P...

Sigma Non Resin Price Increase going UP on June 2nd 2014






The non-market increase will be implemented as previously announced next Monday June 2, 2014. The increase be 5 cents per pound. 

Please review your requirements and get those orders to us by close of business this Friday. We have great lead times to service your stretch film needs. Please contact myself or anyone on our team if you should need assistance!














I will forward new price pages in the next day or two.  
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JIM KUELBS
SIGMA STRETCH FILM
230 Boxgrove Road
Suite B-1

Alpharetta, GA 30022

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: CDI showing flat on both PE and PVC for May.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: CDI showing flat on both PE and PVC for May.: CDI showing flat on both PE and PVC for May. Spot Polyethylene market saw brisk trading for the third straight week; trans...

CDI showing flat on both PE and PVC for May.

CDI showing flat on both PE and PVC for May.













Spot Polyethylene market saw brisk trading for the third straight week; transacted volumes were high and prices recovered. Flat pricing and limited spot exports during March and April contributed to slack spot sales and stale supplies amongst the reseller and exporter community. At the end of April, courageous companies began to shave their prices to generate demand and turn over their aged inventory.

CDI showing both PE and PVC flat for May, no change.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film - Non Resin price Increase.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film - Non Resin price Increase.: We have seen cost increases in areas such as utilities, packaging, freight, labor, healthcare and other raw materials that have not previou...

Stretch Film - Non Resin price Increase.

We have seen cost increases in areas such as utilities, packaging, freight, labor, healthcare and other raw materials that have not previously been accounted for in film price increases. In response to these non-resin related cost increases, we will increase pricing by 4% on all new orders received on or after June 2nd, 2014. Orders placed before June 2nd, 2014 will be limited to one month of your normal purchase levels.
U.S. Stretch Film Producer May 2014




"Resin trading continued to run at a rapid rate; there was a strong flow of orders coming form both buyers and sellers,"

"The Polyethylene market saw brisk trading for the third straight week"

"courageous companies began to shave their prices to generate demand and turn over their aged inventory.The strategy was very effective as spectacular sales over the past several weeks greatly reduced uncommitted warehouse stocks"

"LLDPE buyers beware. We caution against buying in too much at higher levels."

"May resin trading results have been excellent thus far; April volumes were already exceeded mid-month, although margins have been squeezed. Resellers and exporters have been aggressively cutting deals to liquidate old Polyethylene inventory and make room for opportune purchases that could arise"

"LLDPE asking prices floated higher this past week."

"So here’s to a strong 2nd half of May - and hoping that higher spot PE prices will not turn off this recent spate of buying."
Packaging Sources May 2014

PVC - Non-resin related price increase announced. Continued rising price pressure on freight, energy, healthcare, and other non-resin related costs over the past year. (AEP)

STRETCH FILM - Non-resin price increase announcements(AEP) (Berry) (Amtopp) (Sigma) (IPG)


Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: STRETCH FILM - Non-resin price increase announceme...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: STRETCH FILM - Non-resin price increase announceme...: STRETCH FILM - Non-resin price increase announcements ( AEP ) ( Berry ) ( Amtopp ) ( Sigma ) ( IPG ) We have seen cost increases in ar...

STRETCH FILM - Non-resin price increase announcements(AEP) (Berry) (Amtopp) (Sigma) (IPG)

STRETCH FILM - Non-resin price increase announcements(AEP) (Berry) (Amtopp) (Sigma) (IPG)

We have seen cost increases in areas such as utilities, packaging, freight, labor, healthcare and other raw materials that have not previously been accounted for in film price increases. In response to these non-resin related cost increases, we will increase pricing by 4% on all new orders received on or after June 2nd, 2014. Orders placed before June 2nd, 2014 will be limited to one month of your normal purchase levels.
U.S. Stretch Film Producer May 2014

"Resin trading continued to run at a rapid rate; there was a strong flow of orders coming form both buyers and sellers,"

"The Polyethylene market saw brisk trading for the third straight week"

"courageous companies began to shave their prices to generate demand and turn over their aged inventory.The strategy was very effective as spectacular sales over the past several weeks greatly reduced uncommitted warehouse stocks"

"LLDPE buyers beware. We caution against buying in too much at higher levels."

"May resin trading results have been excellent thus far; April volumes were already exceeded mid-month, although margins have been squeezed. Resellers and exporters have been aggressively cutting deals to liquidate old Polyethylene inventory and make room for opportune purchases that could arise"

"LLDPE asking prices floated higher this past week."

"So here’s to a strong 2nd half of May - and hoping that higher spot PE prices will not turn off this recent spate of buying."
Packaging Sources May 2014 

PVC - Non-resin related price increase announced. Continued rising price pressure on freight, energy, healthcare, and other non-resin related costs over the past year.  (AEP)

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Pallet Stretch Wrapper Improves Product...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Pallet Stretch Wrapper Improves Product...: If you're looking for ways to improve productivity, a Revolution stretch wrapper can make a big difference. Here are three ways ho...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Pallet Stretch Wrapper Improves Product...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution Pallet Stretch Wrapper Improves Product...: If you're looking for ways to improve productivity, a Revolution stretch wrapper can make a big difference. Here are three ways ho...

Revolution Pallet Stretch Wrapper Improves Productivity.

If you're looking for ways to improve productivity, a Revolution stretch wrapper can make a big difference.

Here are three ways how it can improve your company's productivity with the Revolution Wrapper.



Shipping damages are a big source of loss and waste for manufacturers and retailers. 1/2% of all shipped products are damaged in transit because they weren't stretch wrapped properly. That's a $7 billion hit to the economy, as well as a waste of time and energy to fix.

For example:

When pallets fall apart in a truck, you use up labor and resources to carefully unload and clean the mess.
If products are refused by the receiver and sent back because of damage, it takes additional manufacturing time — with all cost and no profit — to refill the order, which puts other (paid) production on hold.

Proper stretch wrapping prevents tipping, breakage, and pallet loads from splitting apart. Loads arrive undamaged, nothing is rejected, no one needs to clean up a mess, and the production staff isn't working to refill orders for free.

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

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper in Action

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper in Action: Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper From Quick Pak Inc is a Heavy Duty and High Speed unit designed to wrap your pallets faster and will do it yea...

Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper in Action

Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper From Quick Pak Inc is a Heavy Duty and High Speed unit designed to wrap your pallets faster and will do it year after year.

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Standard on the machine:

- turntable speed is 15RPM
- max load weight is 4400 lbs.
- controls are all easy to use heavy duty push buttons, switches and counters.
- has solid steel base.
- has solid steel tower.
- has a 12mm thick rubber coating on prestretch rollers
-uses non contact turntable home and position proximity sensors.
- uses higher quality components such as hardware, photo eye, limit switches.
- has a higher quality of craftsmanship to include cuts, welds, drilling and paint.

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

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution HD Pallet Stretch Wrapper Overview

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Revolution HD Pallet Stretch Wrapper Overview: A brief overview of the many great features that come standard on the Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper. Revolution HD Pallet W...

Revolution HD Pallet Stretch Wrapper Overview

A brief overview of the many great features that come standard on the Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper.

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Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper From Quick Pak Inc is a Heavy Duty and High Speed unit designed to wrap your pallets faster and will do it year after year.

Standard on the machine:

- turntable speed is 15RPM
- max load weight is 4400 lbs.
- controls are all easy to use heavy duty push buttons, switches and counters.
- has solid steel base.
- has solid steel tower.
- has a 12mm thick rubber coating on prestretch rollers
-uses non contact turntable home and position proximity sensors.
- uses higher quality components such as hardware, photo eye, limit switches.
- has a higher quality of craftsmanship to include cuts, welds, drilling and paint.

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

Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper Overview (+playlist)

Revolution HD Pallet Wrapper in Action (+playlist)

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Film extruders push for price hikes not related to...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Film extruders push for price hikes not related to...: Film extruders push for price hikes not related to resin pricing - I have received many calls regarding the rationale behind the most rec...

Film extruders push for price hikes not related to resin pricing

Film extruders push for price hikes not related to resin pricing - I have received many calls regarding the rationale behind the most recent 'non-resin price increase'.  The article below offers some insight into the factors driving it.

Topics Packaging, Pallet overwrap, Shrink film, Stretch film, Film & Sheet

Rising costs in freight, packaging and other areas have led major North American polyethylene film companies to announce non-resin price increases on a wide range of film products.
The list of suppliers raising prices an average of 4 percent includes AEP Industries Inc., Berry Plastics Corp., and several units of Sigma Plastics Group. Those three firms each rank among North America’s 10 largest film and sheet extruders, according to Plastics News rankings. Intertape Polymer Group, which ranked 23rd, has taken similar action.

Most of the announced increases limit current prices to one month’s normal average film purchases. Most firms have announced June 2 as the effective date for the increases.

John Powers — executive vice president of sales and marketing at South Hackensack, N.J.-based AEP — said that all nine divisions of his firm need to raise prices to cover higher expenses. That group includes PE-based can liners, shrink film and bags, as well as Resinite-brand PVC film.

“We’ve seen increases on fuel, shipping and freight in the last two years — as well as in packaging such as pallets and strapping and also for medical benefits — but [PE] resin prices have only gone up,” Powers said in a May 13 phone interview.

Powers added that this is the first time since 2010 that AEP has initiated a non-resin price increase on its products. North American PE prices have not shown a monthly decrease since late 2012, according to thePlastics News resin pricing chart. Since then, prices for the material in the region are up an average of 20 cents per pound.

Many plastics processors — including film extruders — typically have to pay higher resin prices before passing those costs on their own customers. But processors then benefit when prices drop by paying the lower price before passing the savings on in the same manner. But this extended period of elevated PE pricing has prevented this balancing out from taking place and, as a result, has affected film company profits.

AEP posted a loss of almost $4 million in the first quarter of 2014 after registering a profit of almost $7 million for the same quarter in 2013. In the first half of Berry’s fiscal year — ended March 29 — operating income at its Flexible Packaging unit fell 33 percent to $6 million vs. the year-ago period.

In a May 2 conference call with stock analysts, Berry Chairman and CEO Jon Rich said his firm is raising prices because of “cost increases in the March quarter related to higher energy and freight expenses, as well as continued direct material inflation.” He added that Evansville, Ind.-based Berry had not made such a move since 2011.

“We don’t think Berry was the only company that was impacted by those factors,” Rich said on the call. “And so I think while no customers like to get price increases, I think most of our customers are seeing the same challenges we are.”

According to Rich, about 75 percent of Berry’s customers are on resin escalator and de-escalator clauses, but only “a small fraction” have any provisions for non-resin-related costs.

Letters from units of Lyndhurst, N.J.-based Sigma all contained identical language, saying the firm “has 
experienced unprecedented resin increases over the last 18 months.” A letter from Sarasota, Fla.-based Intertape said that during the past year, the firm’s non-resin-related costs “have steadily increased without any ability to recover them.”


Market sources said that Inteplast Group — a Top 10 film extruder based in Livingston, N.J. — had made a similar non-resin move. Officials with the firm could not be reached for comment.


Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapper with Revolution printe...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapper with Revolution printe...: Now you can get the Revolution Film attachment for any stretch wrap machine.  Designed to fit many of the stretch wrappers on the market to...

FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapper with Revolution printed film attachment.

Now you can get the Revolution Film attachment for any stretch wrap machine.  Designed to fit many of the stretch wrappers on the market today.

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This allows you to print your message on a roll of 5" wide stretch film and feed the message on to the film your are currently using to wrap your pallets today.  With the Revolution attachment you can decide which pallets get the printed message and which do not.

As you can see in the video we have the attachment mounted on the Revolution ST Pallet Stretch Wrap machine.

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

Revolution Film Attachment For Printed Pallet Wrap

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Intertape Polymer Group June 2014 Price Increase l...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Intertape Polymer Group June 2014 Price Increase l...: Interesting letter from film supplier. No market increase on the resin. Let's see if this will take. INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP (IPG) ...

Intertape Polymer Group June 2014 Price Increase letter.

Interesting letter from film supplier. No market increase on the resin. Let's see if this will take.


INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP (IPG)

May 14, 2014

Dear Valued Stretch Film Customer,

During the past year, our non-resin related costs have steadily increased without any ability to recover them. These costs include, but are not limited to, packaging, freight, labor and health care.
Due to this development, IPG® will announce a 4% increase for all SuperFlex® and StretchFlex® products effective with orders placed after June 2, 2014.

All orders entered prior to June 2, 2014 that specify immediate shipment and are limited to one month’s normal average film purchases will be honored at current cost levels. IPG® reserves the right to accept or reject orders at our sole discretion.

We are committed to supporting our vast channel of distribution with quality, value-oriented products at a fair market price. In order to consistently offer this commitment, it is necessary to adjust our overall price structure.

As always, IPG® remains committed to offering the maximum amount of support possible and greatly appreciates your loyalty and business.

Sincerely,
Glenn K. Cooper
Vice President – Stretch Film
Intertape Polymer Group®

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Berry Plastics June 2014 Price Increase.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Berry Plastics June 2014 Price Increase.: Interesting letter from film supplier. No market increase on the resin. Let's see if this will take. BERRY PLASTICS May 5, 2014 D...

Berry Plastics June 2014 Price Increase.

Interesting letter from film supplier. No market increase on the resin. Let's see if this will take.

BERRY PLASTICS

May 5, 2014

Dear Valued Customer,

Berry Plastics - Engineered Materials Division continues to work diligently to control our product costs and increase efficiency.

Unfortunately, due to rising costs that we have limited control over, we are announcing a price adjustment on Stretch Film products effective June 2nd, 2014. We have recently absorbed steep increases in the areas of packaging, energy, freight, specific raw materials, and labor overhead.

As a result, Berry Plastics will implement a 3 to 5% increase on all of our Stretch Film products. This increase will take effect with orders placed on or after June 2nd, 2014. Orders must call for immediate delivery. Berry Plastics reserves the right to limit the size of orders to historical quantities.

Berry Plastics Engineered Materials Division is very appreciative of your business and is committed to providing industry leading service and quality products at competitive prices. Please be assured that this increase is intended only to recover the unprecedented costs impacting our business.

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager.

Sincerely,
Todd Wadle
Vice President of Sales – Stretch Film
Berry Plastics, Engineered Materials 

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: AEP Custom Films price increase letter June 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: AEP Custom Films price increase letter June 2014: Interesting letter from film supplier. No market increase on the resin. Let's see if this will take. AEP CUSTOMS FILMS. May 12, 201...

AEP Custom Films price increase letter June 2014

Interesting letter from film supplier. No market increase on the resin. Let's see if this will take.

AEP CUSTOMS FILMS.

May 12, 2014

To Our Valued Customers,

All businesses have been experiencing rising costs in every category over the past several years. With AEP our costs have been rising at an alarming and unmanageable proportion.

AEP has taken strong measures to keep all costs in line, including resin and all other operating costs.  The costs associated with the following categories needs to be addressed.

• Freight costs
• Packaging costs
• Direct and indirect labor
• Energy costs
• Medical benefits
• Resin – not all inclusively covered with announced increase

We all understand the costs to do business. With all subject matter mentioned, the Custom Films Division of AEP needs to institute a Non Resin Increase of .04/LB on all products. This increase will be in effect with orders placed as of June 2, 2014. Orders placed prior to the increase date will be subject to immediate delivery.

AEP reserves the right to limit order quantities to historical amounts. AEP will continue to work diligently to control all operating and related costs to keep these increases in check.

We value your business and thank you for your continued support in AEP Custom Films.

Sincerely,

Robert Covella
AEP Custom Films

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film Price increase June 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Sigma Stretch Film Price increase June 2014: Interesting letter from film supplier.  No market increase on the resin.  Let's see if this will take.   SIGMA STRETCH FILM May 13...

Sigma Stretch Film Price increase June 2014

Interesting letter from film supplier.  No market increase on the resin.  Let's see if this will take.  


SIGMA STRETCH FILM

May 13, 2014

Dear Valued Customer, As you know, Sigma Stretch Film has experienced unprecedented resin increases over the last 18 months, which we have addressed with previously implemented film increases.

Unfortunately, we have also seen increases in other areas such as utilities, packaging, freight, labor, and other raw materials that we have not previously accounted for in our film increases.

In response to these non-resin related cost increases, Sigma Stretch Film will increase pricing by 4% on all new orders received on or after June 2nd, 2014. Orders placed before June 2nd, 2014 will be limited to one month of your normal purchase levels. All orders must call for immediate delivery.

Sigma Stretch Film reserves the right to accept or decline all orders for any reason. Please check with your local plant for lead-times. As always, Sigma Stretch Film appreciates your business and support. Our goal is to be able to continue to supply you with industry-leading products and support at competitive prices.

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 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapping Machine

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapping Machine: Quick Pak introduces the FREE Revolution Semi Automatic Pallet Stretch Wrapping. It’s a value priced semi automatic stretch wrapper. This ...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapping Machine

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapping Machine: Quick Pak introduces the FREE Revolution Semi Automatic Pallet Stretch Wrapping. It’s a value priced semi automatic stretch wrapper. This ...

FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapping Machine

Quick Pak introduces the FREE Revolution Semi Automatic Pallet Stretch Wrapping. It’s a value priced semi automatic stretch wrapper. This price competitive workhorse will give you years of trouble free operation. It will solve the problems associated with poorly hand wrapped pallets.

The Revolution represents an advanced design with completely reliable technology in a sleek frame, giving users a rugged machine of unmatched quality.

The Revolution will convert the high volume hand wrap user over to wrapping pallets by machine.

 


FREE Pallet Stretch Wrapper - Limited Time Offer.


Buy 5 pallets of film and you get the Machine FREE.


19" x 6000' High Performance Machine Film

40 rolls per pallet.

5 pallets x 40 rolls = 200 rolls @ $49.90 per roll

Total investment = $9,980



Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Squid Ink's Auto Pilot Printing System

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Squid Ink's Auto Pilot Printing System: Squid Ink’s AutoPilot printing system will print up to .7″ of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great l...

Squid Ink's Auto Pilot Printing System

Squid Ink’s AutoPilot printing system will print up to .7″ of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos. 

















Users can run up to two printheads from a single touchscreen controller to maximize efficiency and print on opposite sides of a case if needed. The AutoPilot is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print on
a variety of substrates. 

Best of all, AutoPilot’s 180 dpi print resolution meets your application needs for quality coding and marking.

Benefits:

•Hi-resolution print at an entry level price

•30% larger print than competitive systems

•200ml no-mess ink cartridges

•Ability to upgrade to a 2nd printhead

•Message programming via full color touchscreen user panel

•Ability to print on porous and non-porous surfaces

•180 dpi hi-resolution print

•Message programming via USB or ethernet

•TUV and CE certified.


Sales – Service – Support and Inks are now available from Quick Pak Inc

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