News with a difference
ORIENTATE brings you all the latest news from the biaxially oriented film industry from around the world including mergers and acquisitions, new investments and capacity expansions and de-commissioning and line relocations. We don’t just look for the press releases either, but seek out the stories and news that does not always make it to the mainline packaging or plastics new sources.
We also keep our subscribers up to date on new developments in resins, additives, slitter technology, coating innovations and enhancements in film line related equipment in addition to key developments in the converting industry.
Film and resin pricing
While we would like to provide the industry with specific film pricing by region, by market, by gauge, that would be difficult. In each region there are a range of prices for any product depending upon the volume purchased, a manufacturers' capacity and the converter/end user agreement in place. What ORIENTATE does provide are indicators for pricing trends by region (Europe, North America, China) for PP homopolymer, using an average price over a rolling three-month period based on benchmark films appropriate to that region.
In conversation with
In each issue a leading executive from either the biax film industry, its customers or suppliers is interviewed. Interviews have included top management from Biaxplen, Brückner Maschinenbau, Flex Films, Jiangsu Xingye, SRF and Sabic. These exclusive interviews provide a fascinating insight into the strategy and direction of these leading companies.
Another feature of ORIENTATE is its in-depth articles looking at specific country/regional markets or applications. AMI Consulting, the publisher of ORIENTATE, is a leading provider of information and analysis on the global plastics industry and as such carryies out regular research on the biax film industry. Country reviews provide detailed assessments of film supply/demand including analysis of capacity utilisation, trade and end use demand, while market reports look at the trends and developments in the use of biax film in markets such as snack food, confectionery, labels and bakery.
Provides a summary each month of one of the many and various sustainability initiatives taking place within the biax industry, specifically highlighting the great progress being made in making biax film more sustainable.
In the spotlight
Every edition of ORIENTATE also includes a one-page overview of a leading film company. These snapshot profiles provide information on BOPP/BOPET/BOPA and other biax film capacities; turnover; product range; product strengths and future investments. Companies profiled include: Taghleef Industries, Indopoly Swakarsa, Oben Holding, Xiamen Changsu, AJ Plast, Jindal Poly Films, and many more.
Summary of capacity changes
All announcements regarding new capacities in BOPP, BOPET, BOPA and BOPE film are summarised in a handy table updated for each edition.
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