2021 Polypropylene Product Pricing Changes

Due to significant market fluctuations, we will be forced to increase our prices on Polypropylene fabricated products. The Global Economic Conditions (COVID-19 Pandemic and the February Winter Storms crippling the Oil and Gas Industry in the Gulf) has significantly affected supply chain and raw material manufacturing. In addition to the decline in production, The US Defense Production Act has stepped in to secure Polypropylene raw materials used for PPE and Hygiene Products. It is estimated that the Global Polypropylene market will grow by 12.26 billion dollars during 2020-2024 according to Technavio.

These events lead to Plastic Design, Inc. receiving notification of a huge and unexpected price increase from our primary plastic sheet supplier. Additional supporting documentation evoking a “Force Majeure” type situation – effective immediately. It was well beyond the scope of anything we have seen in the past and something we will not be able to absorb. The long-term impacts of these increases are yet to be determined.

We are working closely with our suppliers making every effort to negotiate a solution to deal with this development. This includes bringing in extra inventory in an effort to hold pricing as long as possible. However, we expect these new prices to take effect on Monday, March 29, 2021, and will potentially impact orders invoiced after this date.

Please check your inventory and see if you need anything or would like to purchase additional inventory until these market conditions stabilizes. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone directly about this change, please do not hesitate to call us at 978-251-4830.

COVID-19 Update from Plastic Design, Inc.

The COVID-19 virus is increasing in its global reach, and as it does, Plastic Design, Inc. is proactively implementing measures to protect our employees and continue to provide uninterrupted service to our customers.

We are following the guidelines from the CDC, we have taken the following preventative measures at our facility:

  • We have an abundance of hand sanitizing stations, disinfecting sprays, and sanitizing wipes throughout the building.
  • We have increased the frequency of disinfecting restrooms, workstations, and other high-volume touchpoints.
  • We are reminding team members through multiple channels about frequent hand washing and social distancing.
  • We have established protocols in place for visitors entering the building and we are limiting non-essential visits.
  • We are recommending that our team members stay home if they feel ill.

We remain open for business and will continue to respond with safety as our top priority.  Customers can expect no change in service, as we are not experiencing any negative impact locally or within our supply chain at this time. Should this change due to circumstances out of our control, we promise to always keep you informed and updated.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected directly by the Coronavirus, as well as those who have friends and family affected. As we continue to navigate this situation together, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly with any questions that you may have.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
  • Phone: (978)-251-4830
  • Email: daryl@plasticdesigninc.com