Editorial Director, Andrew Reynolds
In each issue our publisher provides business and management insight and analysis as it relates to the world of biaxially oriented film. Topics range from film pricing, investment decisions, marketing, customer negotiations, entreprise value, product portfolio management and much, much more all delivered in a highly readable and entertaining style.
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.
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.
In each issue a leading executive from either the biax film industry, its customers or suppliers is interviewed. Interviews have included top management from ANDRITZ Biax (Austria), Artes Graficas Unidas (Mexico), Biaxplen (Russia), Biofilm (Colombia), Brückner Maschinenbau (Germany), Cosmo Films (India), Polibak (Turkey), Shiner International (China) and Treofan (Germany). 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.
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 and other biax film capacities; turnover; product range; product strengths and future investments. Companies profiled include: Taghleef Industries, the Formosa Group, Oben Holding, Biaxplen, Gettel Group, Jindal Poly Films, Treofan and many more.
Summary of capacity changes
All announcements regarding new capacities are summarised in a handy table updated for each edition.
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