Letter from the Presidents – July 2018

At home, professionals in America’s B2B packaging space are using apps like Open Table® to book dinners, Kayak® for trips and Amazon® for purchases at home. On their way to work, they’re looking to Waze® to avoid traffic while listening to playlists tailored to their...

Letter from the Presidents – May 2018

In 2005, we improved our position in global sourcing. Reclosables were our top priority. We secured new vendor partnerships, lowered costs and acquired a broader offering. Since then, growth in the category has outpaced just about every other. Last year, nearly two...

Letter from the Presidents – March 2018

This January, China began enforcing stricter contamination standards for twenty-four categories of recyclable materials. It’s called China’s “National Sword” policy and, for environmental and economic reasons, it’s an important story to follow. In 2017, about...

Letter from the Presidents – January 2018

Four months after the extraordinary circumstances brought on by Hurricane Harvey, resin costs remain above pre-storm levels. Still, there’s reason to be bearish on costs. U.S. energy prices are favorable and polyethylene inventories have been largely restored. We were...

Letter from the Presidents – November 2017

Since its launch in February of 2015, Laddawn 2.0 has informed and enabled our transition from manufacturer of plastic bags, tubing and film to online provider of industrial packaging with an extensive manufacturing arm. For thousands of packaging professionals,...

Letter From the Presidents – July 2017

Higher raw material inventories, sluggish demand and weaker energy markets have culminated in a helpful pricing shift for polyethylene consumers. Increases garnered by resin producers from December to May have now largely been given back. Domestic polyethylene buyers...