February 2018 Raw Material Update
PVC resins will likely move higher in Q1 of 2018 and this will place upward pressure on shrink and blister film prices.
Pack Trax has introduced a new feature, The Ink Cost Reference Index tracks ink input costs such as pigments, solvents, intermediates and resins. The Index moved higher by more than 20% over the past year and this has resulted in price increases for most grades of inks for 2018. Asia is the key producing region for ink pigments and new environmental regulations have pressured supply and pricing for key inputs.