Raw material supplier, Eastman Chemical has announced a price increase on various grades of plasticizers. To see the full list, click on the link provided below.
One of Roscoms main plasticizer suppliers has announced a price increase effective 10/1. As we continue into the 4th quarter, we will work with our customers to try and alleviate the price increases we ascertain and will lower our compound pricing as soon as we are able. Please check back on our website for further notices.
Roscom will be exhibiting at the NPE show in May 2018. Come stop by and say hello to the team at booth# S30085! We will also be hosting a private party at our very own hospitality suite. To access your very own guest pass, provided to you by Roscom, please click on the image below and you will be directed to the NPE.org webpage where you can register for FREE! For more information, please contact Stephen Lynch. We look forward to seeing you there!
Due to the unprecedented weather events in Texas, it has majorly impacted our raw material suppliers operations’ and capability of supplying Roscom with materials. The transportation industry has also been effected which is causing a tight supply in transporting goods throughout the US. To that extent we are forced to announce a five cent per pound ($0.05/lb) price increase on all compounds effective October 1st. In order to take advantage of the current pricing on your compounds, we ask that you contact your sales representative to adjust orders that may be for a later date. Over the past year, Roscom has experienced price increases on both plasticizers and resin. As a company, we decided to absorb those increases so that our customers weren’t directly affected, as this is a normal trend; however we are unable to do that in this point in time. We are carefully monitoring the current situation and will be able to provide updates as they are available to us. Should we see an opportunity to alleviate pricing we will do so immediately.
An estimated 58 percent of all commodity chemical capacity in the United States is either down or at least significantly affected by Harveys devastation. As for commodity polymers, that number is 44 percent thus brining the total chemical and plastics industry to a 53 percent down. These numbers represent a snap shot in time which was conducted on 8/31. We expect these numbers to go down within a week or so as some plants will resume operations if able. Most of the companies have not yet been able to identify the severity of the damage so once they know the extent of the situation, we will be informed. Most of our raw materials suppliers have issued Force Majeure until further notice.
Logistic operations have also been directly effected due to the hurricane which is tightening the availability to supply goods throughout the US. Again we will work diligently together through this tough time and as information is provided by our supply chain, we will update our website. Please check back periodically for more information.
Roscom has been informed that the transportation industry will be tight due to devastation of Harvey. In order to plan ahead, we would like to ask our customers to provide us with additional lead times to manufacture and ship out your material. We will work diligently to bypass the extended lead times and additional costs, but wish to inform everyone that this will be in effect until further notice. Thank you all for working with us during these tough times. For more updates please check back on our website or social media outlets. Again our prayers and thoughts go out to Texas and Louisiana.
The thoughts and prayers of the entire Roscom family are with those currently enduring the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. While the real effect is on the people who live and work in the path of the storm, we also wanted to share this information from PetroChem Wire (www.petrochemwire.com/) regarding potential effects to the petrochemical industry. We will continue to monitor the situation, and we suggest that all of our customers, partners, and vendors do the same. Again, to all of you directly affected, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Works Cited: Please check PetroChem Wire website for more updates.
Every year, one of Roscoms customers holds a charity golf outing to help raise money on behalf of UPMC Chautauqua Family in order to enhance local cancer care centers. With a four year pledge of $400K they look forward to being able to purchase the Discovery 630 system which will complement the most recent investment when they purchased the 3D Breast Tomosynthesis in order to improve breast cancer detection, accuracy, and ultimately save lives.
Are you looking for a PVC compounder that focuses on all properties of their compounds that they deliver to their customers? Look no further and contact Roscom sales to see how our PVC compounds differs from the rest. At Roscom we take a lean approach when it comes to manufacturing and with our strict quality procedures in place, it allows for Roscom to produce the highest quality compound in all of North America!
Utilizing our underwater pelletizing system, many elements need to be addressed during the production process in order to manufacture the perfect cut pellet. With frequent blade changes, the correct die sizing, having consistent extruder temperatures, plus the velocity of the polymer, will eliminate the tails or fines created during the manufacturing process. With Roscom’s preventative maintenance checklist in place along with our employees having an average of over 17 years of experience, it allows for Roscom to produce the perfect cut pellet. We even offer two different cuts; standard size and micro pellet size! Contact Roscom sales today for more information on how our PVC can help improve your own manufacturing process whether its extrusion, injection molding, or film and sheet applications!
Plastics News announced, Charlotte Pipe company is looking at buying assets from Rocky Mountain Colby Pipes Denver facility who services the ABS & PVC plumbing markets. Charlotte is eager to service both Rocky’s plumbing customers as well as their existing customers with the outstanding service they are accustomed too while Rocky will focus on growing their PVC electrical conduit business out of their Pendleton Oregon facility. To read the full article in Plastics News, click on the link provided below.
Are you getting the most out of your color? Contact Roscom to have your compound color matched today and we will provide your company with a spot on color matched PVC compound!