Terms and Conditions



  1. SHIPMENTS:Unless otherwise stated by BLAKELIN PLASTICS in writing, all deliveries will be FOB BLAKELIN PLASTICS’s warehouse (UCC terms). All deliveries will be made via common carrier or some other reasonable means chosen by BLAKELIN PLASTICS unless specified by Purchaser and accepted by BLAKELIN PLASTICS. All risk of loss to products sold shall pass to Purchaser upon delivery by BLAKELIN PLASTICS of such product to a common carrier. Delivery schedules represent estimates by BLAKELIN PLASTICS and partial deliveries are permissible. BLAKELIN PLASTICS shall not be liable for any delay in the performance of orders or contracts or in the delivery or shipment of products or for any damages suffered by Purchaser by reason of such delay. Delivery is subject to Purchaser maintaining credit satisfactory to BLAKELIN PLASTICS. BLAKELIN PLASTICS may suspend or delay performance of delivery at any time pending receipt of assurance, adequate to BLAKELIN PLASTICS, at BLAKELIN PLASTICS’s sole discretion, of Purchaser’s ability to pay, including without limitation, full or partial payment or payment of any outstanding amounts owed.
  2. HELD INVENTORY:Without limiting any other rights BLAKELIN PLASTICS may have hereunder if the shipment of the Product is delayed as a result of any action or inactions of Purchaser for more than fourteen (14) days past Purchaser’s acknowledged shipment date, the availability date requested by Purchaser or the Purchaser’s release date whichever shall first occur, Purchaser shall pay BLAKELIN PLASTICS a warehouse charge equal to five percent (5%) of the purchase price of the Product per month or portion thereof after such thirty (30) day period. In the event the Product is held for two (2) months after any such thirty-day period, BLAKELIN PLASTICS will not accept any additional Purchase Orders from Purchaser. In the event the Product is held for four (4) months after the initial thirty (30) day period, Purchaser shall be invoiced for all Product held and such Product will be shipped to a destination specified by Purchaser at Purchaser’s expense. If no destination is so specified, BLAKELIN PLASTICS may cancel all deliveries, past or subsequent without in any way limiting or waiving BLAKELIN PLASTICS’s other remedies in law or Equity.
  3. PRICE:All prices are subject to change without notice. All orders will be invoiced at prices in effect on the day of shipment. Prices are also subject to adjustments for changes in raw materials as may be directly incurred by BLAKELIN PLASTICS between the date thereof and the date on which such materials are utilized by BLAKELIN PLASTICS fulfilling this order.
  4. TERMS OF PAYMENT:Purchaser shall make payments to BLAKELIN PLASTICS without discount within 30 days after date of invoice. Late payments will be subject to a late charge of 1-1/2% per month, or the highest amount allowed by applicable law if lower. If payment is not made as provided herein, or if Purchaser’s financial responsibility becomes unsatisfactory to BLAKELIN PLASTICS, BLAKELIN PLASTICS may, at its option (1) elect to withhold future deliveries of goods to Purchaser until such breach has been cured or Purchaser’s financial responsibility has been established to BLAKELIN PLASTICS’s satisfaction; (2)require payment in advance as to future deliveries; (3) demand return from Purchaser of any goods under this or any other invoice for which payment has not been made; or (4) cancel this Agreement. The remedies contained in this paragraph are cumulative and shall be in addition to any other remedies available to BLAKELIN PLASTICS under applicable law.
  5. RETURNS:Within (60) days after Purchaser’s receipt of products, Purchaser must give written notice to BLAKELIN PLASTICS of any claim by Purchaser based upon condition, quality or grade of products or of any claimed nonconformity with Purchaser’s specifications. Purchaser’s failure to comply with this policy will constitute irrevocable acceptance by Purchaser of such products and will bind Purchaser to pay BLAKELIN PLASTICS for the full price of such products. Accepted products may not be returned or any reason without BLAKELIN PLASTICS’s written consent. Requests for authorizations should be directed to BLAKELIN PLASTICS CUSTOMER SERVICE, 15450 South Outer Forty Drive, Suite 120; Chesterfield, MO 63017; 314-727-8200; Fax 314-727-0249.
  6. CANCELLATIONS:BLAKELIN PLASTICS recognizes a Purchase Order as a legal instrument that is binding upon the company issuing this document under the Uniform Commerce Code (UCC). Upon receipt of a Purchaser’s Purchase Order signifying their intent to pay for goods rendered, BLAKELIN PLASTICS may begin activities to produce the ordered product “in good faith”. Prior to any of the activities set forth below being performed, Purchasers may cancel their orders in writing at any time without penalty. The list of activities shall include but is not limited to the following:

    – Specialty resins ordered or received – TBC

    – Preforms manufactured for bottle production – TBC

    – Special raw material (colorant, boxes, etc.) – TBC

    – Utilized direct or temporary labor – TBC

    – Line set-up initiated – TBC

    – Production begun – Below min.run cost plus price for number of units produced

    – Order produced – TBC

  8. Purchaser may not cancel or changean order placed with and accepted by BLAKELIN PLASTICS except with the prior written consent of BLAKELIN PLASTICS and with terms that indemnify BLAKELIN PLASTICS against any loss or damage. All cancellations/changes must be in writing and sent to BLAKELIN PLASTICS

    1. TAXES:All taxes, charges and other levies imposed by local government on the manufacture, sale, shipment or use of the Product (other than income and excess profit taxes) shall be paid by the Purchaser.
    2. WARRANTY AND LIABILITIES:BLAKELIN PLASTICS warrants it has title to Product delivered hereunder and may properly sell the same to Purchaser and that such Product will conform to BLAKELIN PLASTICS’s standard specifications or to the attached specifications, if any. BLAKELIN PLASTICS MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE PRODUCT OR THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS THEREOF FOR ANY PURPOSE. BLAKELIN PLASTICS shall not be liable for special, indirect or consequential damages of any kind under this Agreement or otherwise, whether or not caused by negligence, and assumes no risk whatsoever as to the result of the use of Product either singly or in combination with other material. Purchaser assumes responsibility to analyze Product, and BLAKELIN PLASTICS shall have no liability if Purchaser uses Product that does not conform to the aforesaid specifications. Not withstanding, anything to the contrary herein contained, the Purchaser shall be responsible to notify the BLAKELIN PLASTICS promptly and no later than sixty (60) business days after the receipt of the Product of any questions as to the compliance of the Product with the Product specifications. Purchaser represents that it is familiar with the characteristics of Product and assumes all responsibility and liability for and will indemnify and hold BLAKELIN PLASTICS harmless from any and all loss or injury to persons or property arising out of handling use or possession of Product delivered to it. Purchaser agrees to hold BLAKELIN PLASTICS free and harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, judgments, losses, economic losses or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) incurred by BLAKELIN PLASTICS in connection with its performance of this order and asserted by the Purchaser or a third party except as may otherwise be permitted by the terms of this confirmation.
    1. CLAIMS:NO CLAIM OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED ON DELIVERY OR NON-DELIVERY OF PRODUCT OR ON TORT (E.G.NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY.) SHALL BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE QUANTITY OF PRODUCT TO WHICH SUCH CLAIM RELATES. Any claims by Purchaser must be received by BLAKELIN PLASTICS in writing within sixty (60) days of the date of delivery or non-delivery. Failure to deliver notice of claim to BLAKELIN PLASTICS within such sixty (60) day period will constitute a waiver by Purchaser of all claims in respect of such delivery or non-delivery. In addition, the BLAKELIN PLASTICS does not warrant or represent that the Product is fit for any specific use or purpose notwithstanding any communication, whether oral or written, received by BLAKELIN PLASTICS from the Purchaser who assumes full responsibility for the fitness of the Product for any specific user or purpose. Unless the Purchaser requests in writing that the Product be cleaned, washed, sterilized, or packaged in a particular manner other than that which is customary “Service”, (and BLAKELIN PLASTICS confirms in writing that it will perform the service, the Purchaser agrees to pay as consideration the additional cost to BLAKELIN PLASTICS of performing any such Service). There is no obligation or responsibility of BLAKELIN PLASTICS nor can there be any assumption by the Purchaser that BLAKELIN PLASTICS will perform such Service.
    1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: BLAKELIN PLASTICS has no knowledge of Purchaser’s intended uses but has provided products based solely upon information furnished to BLAKELIN PLASTICS by the Purchaser. BLAKELIN PLASTICS makes no representations or warranties to the Purchaser regarding any infringement of Intellectual Property Rights (or the absence thereof) resulting from the use of the Products. BLAKELIN PLASTICS reserves all Intellectual Property Rights it may have in the Products. All Intellectual Property Rights with respect to any design and/or invention conceived or first reduced to practice, by BLAKELIN PLASTICS in connection with the Products shall remain the property of BLAKELIN PLASTICS.
    1. OWNERSHIP OF DRAWINGS, PATENTS AND OTHER PROPERTY:All drawings, illustrations, negatives, litho positives, dimensions, specifications performance projections, designs, plans, computations, and descriptions prepared by BLAKELIN PLASTICS in connection with any work quotations, or contract, whether of products or general engineering or other arrangements are BLAKELIN PLASTICS property and must not be copied or disclosed to any other persons or used for any purpose whatsoever without BLAKELIN PLASTICS’s prior written consent. Artwork, tooling, molds which are billed and paid for by Purchaser shall be released to Purchaser upon request and subject to full payment of all outstanding invoices of Purchaser
    2. SEPARATE SALES:Each delivery of Product shall constitute a separate sale with the same effect as though made under a separate Agreement covering the amount thereof. Any delay or default by BLAKELIN PLASTICS with respect to any delivery shall not affect Purchaser’s obligation to order, accept and pay for future deliveries.
    3. REMEDIES:BLAKELIN PLASTICS reserves the right (a) to invoice Purchaser for and/or ship, any Products at any time on or after date of manufacture or Purchaser’s initial requested shipping date as shown on the face hereof, whichever is the later
    4. WAIVER:Any waiver by the parties of strict conformance with any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not be a waiver of any subsequent failure to comply with such terms and conditions.
    5. ENTIRETY OF CONTRACT:This Agreement and attachments contain the entire understanding between the parties, and supersede any other understanding arrangements whether oral or written except for any written agreement between Purchaser and BLAKELIN PLASTICS which refers to this section 10 and specifies those portions of this Agreement which are subordinate to any such written agreement. Any other agreements between the parties concerning the purchase and sale of Product are hereby superseded. No interpretation, revision of amendment to this Agreement shall be effective unless stated in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of each of the parties hereto. All purchase orders or purchase acknowledgements which may be used to order or acknowledge orders for delivery of Product shall be deemed intended for record purposes only, and any terms or conditions contained therein shall not serve to add or modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
    6. ASSIGNMENT:This Agreement shall not be assigned by Purchaser without prior written consent of BLAKELIN PLASTICS.
    7. FORCE MAJEURE: Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance hereunder which may be due, in whole in part, to fire, explosion, strike or labor difficulty, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipment, curtailment in the supply of natural gas, whether pursuant to actions or proceedings already or hereafter commenced, inability to obtain power, labor or materials, including Product, from normal sources of supply, transportation or handling accidents or delays, act of God, act, order, regulation or request of government or other public authorities, war, riot, or civil disorder or any other cause or causes, of any nature beyond the control of the party affected. In the event of curtailment of supply of Product due to any causes, BLAKELIN PLASTICS shall have the right to apportion deliveries of Product on such basis as may appear to it to be equitable. Any accepted order which, due to any such causes shall not have been filed by the end of Agreement term, may be cancel either party with respect to Product not then delivered.