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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

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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.   ------------------------- JIM KUELBS SIGMA STRETCH FILM 230 Boxgrove Road Suite B-1
Alpharetta, GA 30022

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.

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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.

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.

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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."

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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&quo…

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.

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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 produ…

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.
















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.
















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 effect…

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.



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

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 pri…

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 industr…

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 d…

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 appr…

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

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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 Film40 rolls per pallet.5 pallets x 40 rolls = 200 rolls @ $49.90 per rollTotal 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

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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…