Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pr...

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pr...: NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS   Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments.  Follow  @ quickpakinc on  Twitter For the third time th...
NEWSWIRE SNIPPETS 
Keep up to date on LLDPE, PVC pricing developments. 
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For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their products. AEP Industries Inc., Sigma Plastics Group and Berry Plastics Corp. each recently have sent letters to customers indicating price increases effective Dec. 1. Hackensack, N.J.-based AEP and Lyndhurst, N.J-based Sigma each are seeking increases of 4 percent. The increase amount cited by Evansville, Ind.-based Berry is 3-5 percent.
Plasticsnews.com November 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film pricing for December 1st 2014.

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Stretch Film pricing for December 1st 2014.: Berry Plastics General Price Increase. Berry is announcing a non-resin price increase effective with shipments December 1, 2014. PVC and pa...

Stretch Film pricing for December 1st 2014.

Berry Plastics General Price Increase. Berry is announcing a non-resin price increase effective with shipments December 1, 2014. PVC and pallet wrap. (Read letter)



Sigma Plastics General Price Increase (Read letter)

AEP General Price Increase (Read letter)

IPG Intertape General Price Increase (Read letter)

"With spot Ethylene dropping in relative freefall, domestic processors are looking for a share of the savings; perhaps that ever elusive price decrease might finally come through in November. The last decrease was $.02/lb back in November 2012, there has since been $.21/lb of increases, the most recent was $.03/lb this September."

"US resin producers have maintained their pricing power and domestic resin selling prices have only been descending slowly."

EXPECT LLDPE TO FALL SOON "It is likely that the Polyethylene market will recoil a little in the coming week as sales pressure is relieved at the beginning of the month."

FILM MAKERS TO SEEK RELIEF "Resin Processors, eying the $.20/lb drop in upstream Ethylene costs, are seeking a contract price decrease of perhaps $.03/lb - which equals the September increase."

Quick Pak's message to customers in November. Buy stretch only as needed for immediate shipping/billing (think drop ships).


Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Printwiz tape dispenser from quick pak inc

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Printwiz tape dispenser from quick pak inc: Printwiz - New from Quick Pak Inc What is Printwiz: Printwiz is a hand-held print on demand tape gun that allows plain tape to become p...

Printwiz tape dispenser from quick pak inc



Printwiz - New from Quick Pak Inc

What is Printwiz: Printwiz is a hand-held print on demand tape gun that allows plain tape to become printed tape. 

The unique and patented printing mechanism in the Printwiz dispenser places the image to be printed onto the adhesive side of the tape. 

This avoids smearing as well as the normally
necessary drying time of the ink for the imprint and as the imprint is captured between the film of the tape and the corrugated carton, the image is absorbed and transferred into the corrugated creating
security tape.

The Printwiz dispenser also helps create brand recognition for the product, can be used for coding or dating, storage instructions, locations and identification, and is lightweight, easy to
use, and economical and needs no operator training.

Hasn't this been tried before: Yes, but what makes the Printwiz system different is that we are transferring the print onto the adhesive side of the tape. This exclusive and protected method avoids all the problems associated with trying to print on non-absorbent surfaces including dry time and smearing of the toner or ink on the film.

It also gives us the added benefit of having the imprint absorb
into the carton creating security tape.

Because you are putting the imprint onto the adhesive side of the tape does it affect the adhesion of the tape to the carton: No, the Printwiz Toner uses the moisture content of the adhesive and is absorbed by it and migrates to the film of the tape leaving the adhesive unaffected.

What types of Tapes can be Used: The Printwiz system works with all types of industry standard carton sealing tapes and adhesives including hot melt, acrylic and rubber based. It is suggested that
the tape used with the Printwiz be at least 1.8 mil thick in order to avoid any stretching of the tape during application and result in the tape "popping" off the carton.

What can the Printwiz Print: The Printwiz prints a repetitive image in one color and can print logos or any type of custom text desired by using a specially made flexographic printing plate. Variable
information can also be printed using a plug in alpha-numerical font set which is available in 2 different character sizes.

Custom plates and the font set can also be used together and stock plates are also available.

How are custom Printwiz Plates made: Plates are made per the following instructions. Vector files are preferred but all standard types of graphic files are acceptable (jpg, tif, eps, bmp). All files must be grayscale (converting a color image to grayscale will not offer the necessary resolution) and the file must be created in grayscale.

Files must be submitted by email, CD or DVD and file sizes and
resolutions are as follows:
PrintWiz-2—maximum size of printing plate is .9” x 3.00” with minimum 600 dpi resolution at full size.

PrintWiz-3—maximum size of printing plate is 1.35” x 3.00” with minimum 600 dpi resolution at full size.

There is no artwork charge if all submitted artwork meets these requirements. If artwork needs to be changed, created or modified as it does not meet the below requirements additional charges will
apply.

Printwiz Plate Sizes: The maximum plate size for the Printwiz-2 is 0.9" high x 3" long.

The maximum plate size for the Printwiz-3 is 1.35" high x 3" long.
How does Printwiz Work: The Printwiz works like any standard 2" wide or 3" wide tape gun. The operator takes the tape gun and places it on the far vertical side of the carton touching it to the
corrugated so the tape sticks. Then the Printwiz is brought forward against the box so the natural rubber roller applies pressure to the tape adhering it to the corrugated. At the near end of the carton
the operator brings the gun over the side of the box and down completing the seal and then cuts the tape using attached cutting blade.

The printing mechanism of the Printwiz dispenser can be engaged or disengaged depending if a print is desired by releasing the lever located at the rear of the gun. When the print mechanism is engaged and as the operator is using the dispenser the Printwiz toner cartridge rotates against the flexographic plate previously adhered to the rotating print drum thus transferring the print to the adhesive side of the tape prior to application.

What is included with the Printwiz Dispenser when first purchased: The Printwiz-2 and Printwiz-3 when first purchased include: the dispenser (2 inch wide dispenser for the Printwiz-2 and a 3 inch
wide dispenser for the Printwiz-3) a Print Drum, the proper Toner Cartridge for the dispenser ordered, instruction manual and either a custom printing plate, stock plate or plug in alpha-numeric font set
based on what is ordered.

Printwiz Toner Cartridge: The Printwiz system uses a self-contained toner cartridge which is easily changed when empty. This cartridge yields approximately 5000 meters of tape (50 rolls of 110 yards)
based on the coverage of the actual imprint. The toner color at this time is only available in black.

Other colors may become available based on market demands. A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is available upon request.

How is the Printing Plate installed in the Printwiz: The printing plate adheres to the Print Drum by a high tack double sided tape. This tape is installed on the Printing Plate during production and is
there when it is received by the user.

Changing the print: The print on the Printwiz Dispenser can be changed in numerous ways. For a very occasional change the printing plate can be removed from the Print Drum by peeling the Printing Plate from the Print Drum and replacing it with the new plate. For frequent changes it is recommended that the Printing Plate be adhered to extra Print Drums (sold separately) and the Print Drum is exchanged within the dispenser. Frequent removal of the Printing Plate from the Print Drum can cause a loss of adhesion between the Printing Plate and Print Drum and can also cause
inconsistent prints due to adhesive build-up.

Initial Loading and Replacing of the roll of Tape: The initial loading of the tape is quick and easy and should be done prior to installation of the Print Drum for easy access. A special Feeder Strip is
supplied with the Printwiz and located within the handle of the tool to assist and full instructions and diagrams are in the instruction manual to assist. The easiest and quickest way to replace the roll of
tape is by splicing the beginning of the new roll to the end of the used roll and feeding it through.

Initial Loading and Replacing of the Toner Cartridge: The initial loading of the Toner Cartridge is easy and done during the installation of the Printing Plate to the Printwiz prior to first use. When empty the Toner Cartridge only takes a few seconds to be replaced.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Low Cost Overhead Pallet Wrapper

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Low Cost Overhead Pallet Wrapper: COMING Soon…The NEW Revolution E3 2100 Overhead Wrapper @ $3,500/EA ...

Low Cost Overhead Pallet Wrapper



COMING Soon…The NEW Revolution E3 2100 Overhead Wrapper @ $3,500/EA







































About the Revolution E3 2100 Wrap Concept.

Introducing a Great Innovation in Pallet Wrapping. Simple, Affordable and High-Quality Unit.

The newest standard version of Revolution E3 2100 pallet wrap machine now includes photocell for pallet height detection.

Space Saver:  The Revolution E3 2100 saves precious working space by “parking” the arm out of the way.

The Revolution E3 2100 Wrapper uses a 28” wide HYBRiD Plus converted film which enables the wrapper to wrap a standard pallet with minimum number of revolutions

Simple Modern Technology Equipped with a 24VDC Gear Motors which you can depend on.  It can wrap more than 100 pallets per shift.

Simple yet effective design, engineered for efficiency, easy to install and maintenance friendly.

Revolution E3 2100 Wrapper uses less film, less power, less investment, less time and less effort to make a perfectly wrapped pallet, saving you money all the way to the bank.

21st century technology, using better concepts to save you money and produce better results.

More info at: www.quickpakinc.com



Monday, November 10, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resin Pricing News November 1st 2014

Quick Pak - What the Packaging Trade is Saying!: Resin Pricing News November 1st 2014: RESIN SALES WAKE "The resin market awoke from a two week nap, finishing October with quite a bang. Resin prices were weak" ...

Resin Pricing News November 1st 2014



RESIN SALES WAKE "The resin market awoke from a two week nap, finishing October with quite a bang. Resin prices were weak"

E ACTIVE "Ethylene trading was extremely active"

PE SLIDES "The spot Polyethylene market came under pressure as sellers with groups of railcars hit the market searching for buyers ahead of month-end. Average Polyethylene prices slid $.01/lb"

EXPECT PE TO FALL SOON "It is likely that the Polyethylene market will recoil a little in the coming week as sales pressure is relieved at the beginning of the month." 

FILM MAKERS TO SEEK RELIEF "Resin Processors, eying the $.20/lb drop in upstream spot Ethylene costs, are seeking a contract price decrease of perhaps $.03/lb - which equals the September increase."

STELLAR SALES FOR RESIN "resin markets were active the first part of Oct and then fell silent, but this past week was stellar and it redeemed the month."

BEAR SENTIMENT "Polyethylene market sentiment is also bearish led by a $.20/lb drop in spot feedstock costs."

LIVING IN HOPE ON LLDPE "processors are hopeful for price relief, there is reason to be skeptical as one must turn the calendar back to Nov 2012 for the last market wide Polyethylene decrease and even at that, it was just$.02/lb."

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