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  Major supply problems in the USA

1st March 2021
Following the events in Texas several major polymer suppliers have now called force majeure. Exxon Mobil has declared they are unable to take new orders for at least two months as they struggle to meet demand.  At this stage Pakaflex has sufficient stock - hence we are not anticipating significant issues - but it certainly continues the relentless increase in global polymer prices seen over the last two weeks.

  Plastics prices surge

24th February 2021
The recent cold-snap in Texas has caused havoc in the petrochemical and plastics industry with almost the entire region closed down. It will be a few weeks before we understand exactly what the fall-out of this will be, but it seems to have become a trigger for major price hikes. The shut-downs in the USA come on top of 4 other major issues that have been impacting prices. These are:

  •  General supply shortages due to increased demand for more packaged product due to COVID-19 when predictions were for reductions.

  • Global freight rates sky-rocketing and huge delays across the world.

  • Strike action by the Maritime Union of Australia is also causing delays locally.

  • China demand has surged (after Chinese New Year).

We will be working with all our customers to minimise the impact of what we hope are very short term issues.  Please contact us for the latest information.

 

  Ausdeck goes for photographic wrap

We are proud to have helped AUSDECK patios and roofing make their product stand out!.  With their new vibrant Blue and Green photographic printed wrap -it is clear that they are the premium supplier.  This wrap is used to ship the product around Australia and it was made on our new 8 colour press.  We see the options for large format print for products like this and timber protection as almost endless. Ausdeck liked the picture so much, they often cut out a single image for each end to make the packs look perfect!


Silos improve materials handling

November 2019:

Polymer SilosPakaflex has just installed 4 60t bulk silos. Feeding directly to our sophisticated polymer distribution system

 

 Our largest coextruder yet

July 2019: We're pleased to announce our newest state of the art coextruder (C5) is on line. Shown in the picture with our Business Development Manager, Susan Hamer.  Designed specifically to continue our growth in nursery, compressed mulch and other outdoor aplications it incorporates the latest German air-ring technology and blending for 18 coextuded components. This pushes up our daily capacity to over 25tonnes - without a significant increase in costs - helping us continue to deliver our mantra of 'Affordable Quality' to our customers..

C5

 Pakaflex is recertified to ISO9001:2015

June 2019: Every three years Pakaflex is required to undergo compltete recertification to the latest ISO9001:2015 Quality Management standard.   In 2016 we were proud to be one of the first companies to be certified to the new 2015 standard - and our three year recertification shows our commitment to delivering 'affordable quality' to our customers has not wavered.

 Rob Mackay joins the team

January 2019: We are pleased to have oiur new Account Manager, Rob Mackay in the team! Rob will be working in our timber and industrial markets nationally assisiting or Sales Manager (Adrian StJohn) in ensuring we maintain the best possible customer support.

 

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Other useful links:

Platts - Information on commodity prices.  Requires registration.

The Packaging Council of Australia  is a national Association of raw material suppliers, packaging manufacturers, packaging users, retailers and packaging designers/consultants.

The Australian Institute of Packaging.

 

 

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