PVC shrink film inputs have operated in a narrow range for some time and prices have been stable thus far in 2019
PVC resins had moved up a couple of months ago, but slumped in October, giving back all of the increases in Q3.
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.