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2023 Packaging Material Cost Forecast
2023 Packaging Material Cost Forecast Update

Just Completed -- The 2023 Packaging Material Cost Forecast Update January 2023

Pack Trax Packaging Cost Forecasts are the most comprehensive source of cost projections for packaging.  We cover virtually all packaging segments for all global regions.

We completed our 2023 Forecast Update in late January.  No matter how robust the methodology there will almost always be
issues which arise necessitating adjustments.  This year, the biggest issue has been a benign hurricane season in the U.S. resulting in much lower resin prices than we originally projected.  The Euro exchange rate has been volatile.  And energy input costs have underperformed our projections from June 2022.

Our Forecasts cover the following materials
Rigid Plastics for Bottles & Closures
  • High Density Polyethylene Bottle Resin Prices
  • Polypropylene Bottle and Closure Resins  
  • PET Bottle Resin
  • PVC Rigid Plastic Resins
  • We cover North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and Southeast Asia
Thermoform Resins
  • Polystyrene
  • High Impact Polystyrene
  • PET
  • rPET
  • PETG
  • PVC
  • PP
  • HDPE 
  • Polycaarbonate

Flexible Packaging

  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene Resins & Films
  • Low Density PE Film Resins
  • Polypropylene Films
  • PET Films
  • PVC Film Resins
  • Shrink Sleeve Films
  • Blister Films
  • Aluminum Foil
  • LDPE Extrusion Coating Resins
  • Lightweight Coated Paper
  • EVOH
  • Nylon 6
  • We cover North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia

Paper Packaging

  • Corrugated Linerboard and Medium  
  • Recycled Boxboard
  • SBS Boxboard 
  • SUS Boxboard
  • Lightweight Coated Paper
  • Label Paper
  • North America, Europe, Asia & Latin America

Metal Cans

  • Aluminum Can Stock
  • Tinplate
  • We cover North America, Europe and Asia 
Integrity and Trust
 We have been Forecasting Packaging Material Costs for 19 years, and we are proud of our track record. Our projections and recommendations correctly identified supply and cost issues months before they emerged because of our proprietary methodology.  
The Forecast is prepared by purchasing and packaging executives with more than 70 years collective experience sourcing packaging materials.  We have worked in consumer, food and the packaging businesses.  That gives us great perspective.  Our research also correlates more than 60 independent sources of information for optimal accuracy.  We combine that with our own direct experience sourcing billions of lbs. of all types of packaging materials.

Pack Trax Forecasts are exceptionally cost effective. Subscription with monthly updates begin at just $995 for 12 months and include an Update in January.
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