Domestic Demand: Down 5.3% through August and will not recover by year end.
Producer Domestic Sales: Through August, sales are up 1.4% per ACC data. Difference due to decline in 2017 import levels, down 41% through August (IHSM estimate)
PP Production: Through August is off by 1.5% compared to prior year.
Recent Demand Recovery: In May/June coupled with multiple supply disruptions led to margin increase announcements for August of 3 cpp.
Hurricane Harvey Likely To Support Margin: Near term though structural challenges for the market exist for 2018
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Our Manufacturer, MAX Specialty Films and partner in BOPP and coated BOPP, OPET and 2 side coated films JV announcement
The boards of Max Ventures and Industries (MaxVIL) and Max Specialty Films (MSF) today approved the induction of Toppan Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (Toppan) as a Joint venture partner with a 49% stake in MaxVIL’s flagship manufacturing business, Max Specialty Films (MSF).
As MaxVIL makes early strides in its career, we seek inspiration in the remarkable successes of various Max Group businesses. In its long journey of over three decades, Max Group has had a remarkable history of successful joint venture relationships. In early stages of Max Group we had great associations with Toyo Jozo (Japan), Motorola (USA), Hutchison Whampoa (Hong Kong), Lockheed Martin (USA), Royal Gist Brocades (The Netherlands) and Schering (Germany). After the reinvention of the group in 2001, we have had highly successful partnerships with New York Life (USA), Life Healthcare (South Africa), Bupa Plc (UK) and Mitsui Sumitomo(Japan). These relationships have stood the test of time and been crucial in the success of our Group.
In that spirit, this relationship of Toppan is in continuation of our Group’s rich history of highly successful joint venture associations. As part of the partnership, Toppan will invest Rs. 200 crore, through a combination of primary and secondary share issue. The funds will be used by MSF for ongoing capacity expansion.
This strategic partnership between MSF and Toppan will allow MSF to expand its presence in domestic and international markets and to benefit from Toppan’s technical expertise and its wide global sales network. Similarly, an association with MSF will allow Toppan to strengthen its global presence especially in Asian markets. Toppan, which is a large global buyer of BOPP products (MSF’s key offering), will also serve as a customer of MSF.
Established in 1900, Toppan is a pre-eminent multinational firm. With over 180 international subsidiaries and associates, it is renowned for technical finesse and service quality. Toppan has three business segments-- Information and Networks, Living Environment and Electronics. The Living Environment category includes Toppan’s operations in high barrier flexible packaging solutions catering to medical, home & personal care, food & beverage segments.
This strategic alliance underlines our commitment to grow MSF. In a lot of ways, MSF epitomizes all that is good about the Max Group. It is a part of early stage of the entrepreneurial journey of our honorable Chairman. Work ethic of our staff, constant support of our customers, our relationship with our suppliers and association with our partners has earned MSF a deserved reputation of credibility and excellence, values that mark the ethos of Max Group.
As a treasured partner of ours, we appreciate and warmly acknowledge the significant role that you have played in MSF’s success thus far. Now as we move on to the next phase of our journey, I invite you in welcoming the Toppan Group. It is an important step in MSF’s pursuit of emerging as a front-rank player in the global packaging industry and I look forward to your continuing support and association.
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MJW is proud to join the Flexible Packaging Association "FlexPac". The Flexible Packaging Association is the U.S. association of the manufacturers of flexible packaging; and, material or equipment suppliers to the industry. Flexible packaging is produced from paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination of those materials, and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps, rollstock, and other flexible products.
Established in 1951, The Flexible Packaging Association has seen the industry grow from $400 Million in the early 1950s to $27 Billion today. Members include small, medium and large converters and suppliers representing seventy percent of the “value added” Flexible Packaging industry. FPA is the leading advocate and voice for the U.S. flexible packaging industry.
The Board of Max Ventures and Industries Limited (MaxVIL) today made a preferential offer, subject to the shareholder approval, to issue common stock to a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world, with more than $500 billion under management.
Subject to MaxVIL shareholder approval, a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company will acquire a 22.51% equity stake in MaxVIL at an offer price of Rs. 78 per share aggregating to Rs. 121 crores on a diluted basis and will be entitled to one nominee director to the Board of MaxVIL.
The Board of MaxVIL also proposed an allotment of share warrants to the promoter group equivalent to 4.76% of the post-issue share capital of the Company on a fully diluted basis assuming full conversion of the warrants. These share warrants will be issued at Rs. 78 per warrant aggregating to Rs. 26.9 crores and be convertible into equivalent equity shares within 18 months, taking the shareholding of the Promoter Group in MaxVIL to around 38.02% on fully-diluted basis.
New York Life and the Max Group have a longstanding association. In 2001, the two entities partnered to set up Max New York Life — one of India’s largest private life insurance companies. In 2012, New York Life sold its 26% stake in Max New York Life to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd., after which the life insurance company was renamed Max Life.
Speaking of the association, Mr Analjit Singh, Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Max Group and Chairman of MaxVIL said, “Max has a long standing relationship with New York Life. The company was our first major partner when Max was reinvented as a service oriented company in 2001. Hence it is very special to have them at the take off stage of MaxVIL to continue and grow our valuable relationship with New York Life.”
Mr Sahil Vachani, Managing Director of MaxVIL said that this investment will bolster MaxVIL’s journey. “The funds coming in will be used to invest in MaxVIL’s focus areas including Manufacturing, Real Estate development and Education, and will provide intellectual and financial capital to promising and proven early-stage organizations. We are privileged to have New York Life as an investor. The company’s association and guidance will be of immense significance in MaxVIL’s growth journey.”
MaxVIL is the newest entity in the Max Group of companies that came into existence after the erstwhile Max India Group was demerged into Max Financial Services Limited, Max India Limited and Max Ventures and Industries Limited (MaxVIL). MaxVIL has four distinct business verticals Max Speciality Films (Manufacturing), Max Estates (Real Estate), Max Learning (Education) and Max I. (i.e. to intellectual and financial support). MaxVIL is listed both on BSE and NSE and has a market capitalization of Rs. 345 crore. Other investors in MaxVIL include International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Reliance Mutual Fund.
About Max Ventures and Industries Limited
Max Ventures and Industries, is the holding company of Max Speciality Films, an innovation leader in the Speciality Packaging Films business. In addition to manufacturing, the Company also serves as the Group’s entrepreneurial arm to explore the ‘wider world of business’, especially taking cues from the economic and commercial reforms agenda of the present Government, including ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, among others. With this vision, MaxVIL has incorporated three new subsidiaries, which are Max Estates, the real estate arm of the Max Group with the vision to bring the Group’s values of Sevabhav, Excellence and Credibility to the Indian real estate sector, Max I. Limited, a fully owned special purpose vehicle, will facilitate Intellectual & Financial Capital to promising and proven early-stage organizations across identified sunrise sectors and Max Learning Limited, which is focused on the education sector.
MaxVIL is listed on both the Bombay Stock Exchange as well as the National Stock Exchange. As on date, MaxVIL has 53,454,008 outstanding shares at a face value of Rs 10 per share. The current promoter shareholding in MaxVIL is 45.06%.
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About Max Group
The Max Group is a leading Indian multi-business conglomerate with a commanding presence in the Life Insurance, Health & Allied businesses and packaging sectors. In FY 2016, the Group recorded consolidated revenues of Rs 14,237 Cr. It has a total customer base of 9 million, nearly 240 offices spread across India and people strength of 22,500 as on 31st March 2016. The Group’s investor base includes marquee global financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, KKR, IFC Washington, Fidelity, Wasatch, Ward Ferry, Nomura, New York Life and Invesco.
The Max Group comprises three holding companies, namely Max Financial Services, Max India and Max Ventures & Industries.
MJW is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Steve Kuenster – newest member of the MJW International team. Steve will officially be joining MJW on January 16, 2017 – working with our key customers, providing a local presence. Ron Merrill, CEO, will personally continue to work with Steve to develop products and services for our customers.
Steve has an excellent history of over 20 years in the packaging converting and films business during his career. We look forward to using his expertise with MJW customers and the MJW organization. Having known Steve for a lengthy period of time, we are confident he will be an asset to our customers and MJW.
Steve will be responsible for MJW products in BOPP, OPET, Mono Oriented Films, Recyclable Mono HDPE, Labeling Films, In-Mold Labeling and Specialty Films and Plastics.
Please feel free to contact Ron Merrill at 561.405.1830 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or additional information.
Best Wishes to Steve in his new position.
Steve’s contact information for your records:
Steve Kuenster, Product Manager
2080 West 9th Ave., #389
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Ronald Merrill, CEO