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Here at HC Miller Press we treat our customers the way we want to be treated. Whether you’re looking for a piece of equipment to purchase or looking to sell an unused piece you don’t want to wait days for a response. We pride ourselves on responding to our customers needs immediately. Although we can’t always control the price that a seller lists their equipment at we make every effort to educate them on the market value and price the equipment at fair pricing.
We don’t claim to be the biggest but we claim to be able to give you the most value added. We don’t try to do it all and have it all. Our key niche is buying and selling used Flexographic printing equipment and we work on growing and improving it to give our customers the most benefit. We serve printing companies throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America to countries as far away as New Zeeland.
What our customers say:
We have a Rotoflex HSI model here in our plant that we bought from you a few years ago, a 2006 model. It's the best Slitter/Rewinder that we have in the plant and the envy of all the operators who do not get to run it.
Flexible Packaging Association 2013 Industry Report
FPA RELEASES 2013 STATE OF THE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING INDUSTRY REPORT SEPTEMBER ISSUE
The Flexible Packaging Association recently published its 2013 State of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Report, which provides an overview of the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry and the “value added” segment of the industry in 2012.
The Report indicates that the U.S. flexible packaging industry experienced positive growth, with annual sales increasing to $26.7 billion in 2012 from $25.7 billion in 2011. Today, the U.S. flexible packaging industry represents 18 percent of the $145 billion U.S. packaging industry and remains the second largest packaging segment. The Report also examines the value added segment, which enhances flexible materials by performing multiple processes such as extrusion, lamination and printing. This segment represents $20.9 billion of annual U.S. flexible packaging industry sales.
The State of the U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Report is a definitive source of information regarding industry size, structure, market segments, and key packaging products. Data in the Report is based on primary research including surveys of FPA members including flexible packaging converters and material/ equipment suppliers. Survey participants represent 72 percent ($15 billion) of the $20.9 billion value added segment, which includes retail and institutional packaging, industrial materials, shrink wrap and stretch films. Secondary data sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor and Commerce, industry analysts, and investment banking reports, is also included within the Report.
Aspects of the industry examined within the report include:
• Performance (sales, volume)
• Materials and processes (printing, expected material usage)
• End-uses (end-use forecast, U.S. Census Bureau retail segments data - 2010)
• Structure and consolidation (M&A activity)
• Imports and exports (trade outlook)
• Industry vision, challenges, and trends Over the next few months, the FPA Update will include reviews of key sections within the 2013 Report.
Following in this issue is an overview of the “Industry Performance” and “Materials” sections of the Report.
U. S. Flexible Packaging Industry Performance
Growth of the U.S. flexible packaging industry remains positive. Over the past ten years the U.S. flexible packaging industry has grown from $20 billion (in 2002) to $26.7 billion (in 2012) with a compound annual growth rate of approximately 2.9 percent per year. Industry performance compares favorably with the growth of the U.S. economy and revenue and volume growth is projected to continue in 2013. Sixty-six percent of flexible packaging converters expect higher sales and volume in 2013.
The U.S. Flexible Packaging Industry Performance section of the Report also provides information on flexible packaging suppliers’ sales revenue performance, converters’ inventory, profitability, capital spending, the U. S. flexible packaging industry by NAICS 2012, and the global flexible packaging market.
Materials and Processes
Information provided in the Materials and Processes section of the 2013 Report details flexible packaging material purchases in 2012, flexible packaging film and resin use by converters and suppliers, net scrap as a percentage of materials used, manufacturing processing utilized by converters, flexible packaging structures sold, estimated dollar revenue and volume of various flexible packaging formats, printing processes, and expected material usages for the next 3-5 years.
Buy Your Used Flexographic Press Now & Take Advantage of the Tax Breaks
The Section 179 tax deduction can save you big money when purchasing equipment this year. But, there are only a couple of months left to take advantage of the deduction for this year’s equipment purchases, before the limit drops significantly in 2014!
Download our 2013 Section 179 Workbook today so you can understand the benefits of Section 179 and close more sales before it’s too late.
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Flexographic Growth in the Coming Year
The flexible package printing market is growing, even in light of our global economy’s uncertain future. In 2008, shipments of printed packaging totaled about $79.7 billion in North America alone. Out of that total, flexible packaging made up about $28 billion, according to a recent study commissioned by the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR). PRIMIR estimates that, by 2013, flexible packaging shipments will grow to $31.1 billion dollars in the United States.
Globally, flexographic printing makes up about 60%—which translates to roughly $260 billion—of the world’s $440 billion printed packaging market. As countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China continue to develop, the demand for pre-packaged foods and other goods, and in turn, the flexible packaging needed to contain those goods, will likely grow.
Is Paperless Really Better?
This week, Two Sides will launch a nationwide educational initiative to engage and encourage major U.S. corporations to adopt best practices for environmental marketing and end the use of misleading claims about the sustainability of print and paper.
For moving delicate equipment, we recommend using an air ride equipped truck.
Make the skid big enough to support the equipment and prevent it from fork lift damage.
Make sure it is secured to the skid or 4 x 4's.
Always shrink wrap the machine to protect it from the elements.
Attach an address label to each piece in case they get separated.
If the piece of equipment is top heavy always remember to put a Warning sticker on it stating it is top heavy.
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