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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

Injection Flame retardant

Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Apr-17 163 178 170.5
    13-Mar-17 157 172 164.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-15 149 164 156.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-12 155 170 162.5
    20-Aug-12 165 180 172.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-11 169 184 176.5
    13-Jun-11 179 194 186.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 153 168 160.5
    05-Apr-10 147 162 154.5
    01-Mar-10 137 152 144.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-09 129 144 136.5
    02-Feb-09 122 137 129.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 137 152 144.5
    17-Nov-08 152 167 159.5
    01-Sep-08 156 171 163.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 131 146 138.5
    19-Mar-07 128 143 135.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Sep-06 138 153 145.5
    27-Mar-06 130 145 137.5
    27-Feb-06 134 149 141.5
    30-Jan-06 138 153 145.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 142 157 149.5
    26-Sep-05 146 161 153.5
    29-Aug-05 142 157 149.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 138 153 145.5
    10-May-04 124 139 131.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Nov-03 121 136 128.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Oct-02 131 146 138.5
    29-Apr-02 127 142 134.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-May-01 137 152 144.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Jan-97 141 156 148.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 145 160 152.5
    26-Aug-96 151 166 158.5

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.