Pack Trax has introduced the Ink Cost Reference Index. This is a proprietary index which tracks ink input costs such as pigments, resins, intermediates and solvents.
Price Tracker provides subscribers with a five-year price history for all materials for North America, Europe and Asia. We continue to add materials all the time. This data is provided in spreadsheet format so you can build charts and presentations.
February 2018 Packaging Raw Material Update
PE resins moved upward modestly in all regions but we believe the year to date increases are much more modest than some publication have been suggesting. We think we got it right while others are scrambling to make adjustments to inflated January / February reports. It is tough to get it right when markets zig and zag in a short period of time. We think we did better than most at reporting resins accurately.
OPP film prices were stable in most regions but moved up by about 1% in Europe.
PET film prices were stable in Europe but inched up in North America and Asia.
Aluminum Foil prices declined in all regions although the decline in Asia was muted.
Coated Paper prices will be on the rise in North America and Europe, but have continued to correct downward in China after volatility in late 2017.
2018 Packaging Material Cost Forecast Update January 2018
Pack Trax reports flexible packaging materials more extensively than any other publication. We cover all films, coated paper, aluminum foil, and print and color management in ways that add value for subscribers that others simply cannot duplicate.
This 279 page report is the most efficient and cost-effective report of its type.