Bryan Wilks Flexible Packaging Market Update

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A couple unexpected cracker outages are helping Polyethylene producers keep their April $.04/lb price increase alive, but most other market participants doubt its viability. Polypropylene contracts were initially nominated to decrease $.07/lb but were ultimately marked a full $.10/lb lower, which should be welcomed relief downstream.


Bryan Wilks Flexible Packaging Market Update

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Things are confusing – a couple producers pushed off the entire $.04/lb increase until March. By the end of the month, all PE contracts should probably be up the full $.04/lb, but there is always the chance that the partial Feb increase just peels off. To keep upward pressure on the market, several producers issued another $.04/lb increase for April contracts.


Bryan Wilks Flexible Packaging Market Update

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Some but not all Polyethylene producers officially pushed off their $.04/lb price increase until March; at least one producer re-affirmed its intent to still implement it in Feb, others were simply vague. There is another $.04/lb nominated for March contracts, but for the most part the same $.04/lb will be re- attempted. Falling Crude Oil prices are softening international resin prices, thus challenging US exports to most far-off regions.


Steve Jobs on Packaging

Monday, March 4, 2013

Steve Jobs, Apple’s guru and godfather for groundbreaking innovations, changed many industries, and he changed consumers’ attitudes about technology by making computers more accessible and friendly for the masses. He thought different.



Saturday, February 16, 2013

How does one focus on objectives when there is a never ending list of things to do in a limited time. Many a times, we find ourselves in a situation where the day has almost come to an end and we are still struggling to accomplish the basic activities – 24 hours are simply not enough. The day ends with either unaccomplished or substandard results. We surely cannot increase the length of the day, but we can manage it better.


Life of a Surgeon

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why do we need to know about a surgeon’s life to understand business?

  • A surgeon is clear about what they want to achieve and how to achieve it.
  • He or she concentrates on the solution and is not held back by problems.
  • He or she is so focussed, and concentrates on what is important and distractions don’t hold them back.
  • He or she is able to be calm under very stressful conditions.
  • He or she definitely makes a difference in peoples lives.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

“I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.” Mark Twain

Have you ever wondered what you really want in life? What do you call success? Have you ever tried to define success? How many of us are clear about our goals, our strengths, our weaknesses, what excites us, or what is definitely not acceptable? How many of us have ever thought about these things? Even once? Most of us follow a herd behavior, we don’t think for ourselves.