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Plastic toy makers adapt to changing retail market
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Amid upheavals in the toy market, smaller companies carry on. The bankruptcy of Toys R Us signals a major shift in toy retailing. This change can make for a bumpy ride, but it is just a...
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12-12-2017
Forecast 3D moving beyond prototyping to full production
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Carlsbad, Calif. — Prototype and batch-production specialist Forecast 3D invested about $3 million during 2017, mostly for Multi-Jet Fusion equipment from HP Inc. Forecast 3D has "the...
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12-12-2017
Holiday spending could point to good economic signs
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As a lifetime student of the American economy, I have developed a grudging appreciation for the holiday season over the years. Now don't get me wrong, I still believe fervently that far too much...
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12-12-2017
Carteaux recovering from bone marrow transplant
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Washington — The longtime head of the Plastics Industry Association, Bill Carteaux, says his recovery from a mid-November bone marrow transplant is showing positive signs. Carteaux, who has...
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12-12-2017
ISRI warns of 'chaos' as China gets ready to enforce scrap ban
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Washington — China's enforcement of its upcoming Jan. 1 ban on imported scrap plastics and other materials is shaping up to be confusing and chaotic, a large U.S. recycling industry trade...
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12-12-2017
This year's hot toy?​ ​ Animatronic baby monkey
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One of the hot-selling toys in the United States this year is Fingerling Baby Monkeys, an animatronic toy that wraps around a child's finger and responds to the child's sounds, motion and touch....
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12-12-2017
Plastics magazine dispute spills over at Plastimagen
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Two publishers in Mexico City are fighting over the rights associated with an established plastics trade magazine. The disagreement is between a family-owned publisher and a former employee...
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12-12-2017
The toy surprise may be how popular packaging can be
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In the past, it seemed that the only time people brought up the topic of packaging and toys at the holiday, it was to complain about how hard it was to open thermoformed clamshells. This year,...
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12-12-2017
Investments help Medway Plastics control energy costs
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Long Beach, Calif. — Family-owned Medway Plastics Corp. is having success using fully insulated Thermal Control Solution-brand radiant heating systems on its larger injection molding...
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12-11-2017
Valencia building Arizona ABS pipe plant
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Valencia Pipe Co. expects to begin production of ABS pipe at a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Kingman, Ariz., on Feb. 1. The Valencia, Calif.-based company is building a manufacturing plant...
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12-11-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

ABS

Blends PC/ABS

Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
Low High Avg
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Apr-17 161 166 163.5
    13-Mar-17 155 160 157.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-15 147 152 149.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-12 153 158 155.5
    20-Aug-12 163 168 165.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-11 167 172 169.5
    13-Jun-11 177 182 179.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Feb-09 151 156 153.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 166 171 168.5
    17-Nov-08 181 186 183.5
    01-Sep-08 185 190 187.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 160 165 162.5
    19-Mar-07 157 162 159.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Sep-06 167 172 169.5
    27-Mar-06 159 164 161.5
    27-Feb-06 163 168 165.5
    30-Jan-06 167 172 169.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 171 176 173.5
    26-Sep-05 175 180 177.5
    29-Aug-05 171 176 173.5
    28-Mar-05 167 172 169.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 163 168 165.5
    10-May-04 149 154 151.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Nov-03 146 151 148.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Oct-02 156 161 158.5
    29-Apr-02 152 157 154.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-May-01 166 171 168.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Jan-97 170 175 172.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 175 180 177.5
    01-Apr-96 181 191 186
    01-Jan-96 168 174 171
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Dec-95 155 162 158.5
    25-Sep-95 168 174 171
    06-Mar-95 160 168 164
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-94 155 162 158.5
    25-Jul-94 149 154 151.5
    20-Jun-94 145 154 149.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Jan-93 138 147 142.5

All prices are estimated U.S. market prices, in cents per pound, for prime resin, unfilled, natural color, FOB supplier, unless otherwise indicated.

"Change Date" represents issue dates when Plastics News published a change in our weekly price chart, as well as the week when the file was updated most recently. Our published prices indicate when we became aware of and confirmed with North American buyers and suppliers that prices actually changed in the market.