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Offline 3Deep

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Plastisol Shortage
« on: April 12, 2021, 10:17:51 AM »
Got an email this morning about there being a shortage of components to make plastisol inks, anyone else get this from your ink supplier, so far it's coming from a company distributor of Wilflex.
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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 11:06:05 AM »
I heard that from John @ Union. The white ink was the big one.
Great harder to get.
Sucks!

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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 11:53:23 AM »
There is a shortage of Rutland in Europe.     They said something about a big producer in Texas not working for a while.
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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 11:56:13 AM »
Yes Rutland white has been hard to get the last few months in Canada , I am having to stock more than ever no more just in time.

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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 12:50:51 PM »
White ink you say?  So my decision to test out every white ink known to man and have dozens of gallons of white laying around may finally pay off?


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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 12:54:06 PM »
White ink you say?  So my decision to test out every white ink known to man and have dozens of gallons of white laying around may finally pay off?

that strategy only works for hoarders! :)

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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 02:16:55 PM »
There is a shortage on pigments. Rio is going to hard to come by...

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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 03:44:40 PM »
We've seen some backorders for Union Mixe colors.


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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 09:56:10 PM »
My ink supplier just told me that Wilflex has a 20-30% price increase coming.
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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2021, 07:52:40 AM »
My friend in New Zealand is saying that there is basically no white plastisol in the country at all and it's a 2 month wait. And prices have increased something like 5 times

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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2021, 08:44:46 AM »
It was obvious when Polyone bought Rutland that the prices were going to go up.
Now they have a good excuse.
Time to start looking more seriously at the Italian and Turkish plastisols, I have had good results with EPTA, Manoukian.
Cotton and shipping prices are going up like crazy as well.
Going to be a fun year.
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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2021, 08:46:51 AM »
It was obvious when Polyone bought Rutland that the prices were going to go up.
Now they have a good excuse.
Time to start looking more seriously at the Italian and Turkish plastisols, I have had good results with EPTA, Manoukian.
Cotton and shipping prices are going up like crazy as well.
Going to be a fun year.
Funny you should mention Turkish plastisol my supplier just mentioned it as an alternative this week , are they known for there plastisol inks?

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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2021, 09:52:18 AM »
does anybody have info from manufacturers on this? Are we looking at a shortage coming in? should we be stocking up?

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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2021, 09:59:06 AM »
does anybody have info from manufacturers on this? Are we looking at a shortage coming in? should we be stocking up?

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This looks like it is soon to be a self-fulfilling prophecy like toilet paper. Folks who used to consider a Costco case more than enough, soon brought their kids to help push the second shopping cart full.
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Re: Plastisol Shortage
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2021, 10:05:00 AM »
does anybody have info from manufacturers on this? Are we looking at a shortage coming in? should we be stocking up?

pierre

i talked to my rep and he said theres low stock on specialty inks - glitters, odd/infrequently used bases...  wilflex is concentrating manufacturing on the core product line so print shops dont run out.