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Material Insights: LyondellBasell, A. Schulman to make behemoth $4.6 billion company
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LyondellBasell is acquiring A. Schulman for $2.25 billion, Westlake Chemical announces expansions and a pair of firms make plans in India. ...
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02-20-2018
Milacron reports fourth quarter growth, but no uptick from tax reform
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Milacron Holdings Corp. is ending the fourth quarter with $325 million in sales — a 9 percent increase over last year in the same period — citing double-digit growth in machinery and...
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02-20-2018
Huntington Solutions acquires Ohio-based TrimTec Systems
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Huntington Foam LLC is expanding its packaging business with the acquisition of a Central Ohio company. Huntington, based in Greer, S.C., has purchased TrimTec Systems Ltd. of Grove City, Ohio, a...
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02-20-2018
Barnes Group reports strong 2017 sales, record hot runner sales
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Barnes Group Inc.’s bottom line took a $96.7 million tax reform hit in the fourth quarter of 2017, but companywide sales were strong, and the company’s hot runner sales reached record...
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02-20-2018
Westlake adding capacity for PVC and VCM in US and Germany
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Westlake Chemical Corp. plans to add capacity for PVC resin and vinyl chloride monomer feedstock at plants in Louisiana and Germany. Houston-based Westlake will add a total of 750 million pounds...
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02-20-2018
Outstanding results and another record year for Covestro in 2017
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Driven by a high demand for high-performance plastics and significantly higher margins, Covestro increased group sales by 18.8 percent to EUR 14.1 billion over the past fiscal year. Group EBITDA...
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02-20-2018
Entries open for International Design Awards
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Organizers of the International Design Excellence Awards competition added categories, balanced jury representation across design disciplines, rebranded the logo and upgraded trophies for this...
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02-20-2018
Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals form Gulf Coast petrochemicals joint venture
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French oil company Total SA, Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada-based Nova Chemicals Corp. on Feb. 19 announced that they have agreed to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf ...
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02-20-2018
Wine and molding
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Jessica Bell has created a plastic wine glass that even a merlot-drinking wine snob can love. And she's working with Wisconsin-based custom injection molder Sussex IM Inc. for volume production of ...
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02-16-2018
Uponor invests $10 million in smart water venture
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Vantaa, Finland — Uponor Oyj will put another $10 million toward its joint venture with Belkin International, bringing its total investment in their company called Phyn LLC to $25 million....
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02-16-2018
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

ABS

Injection High heat

Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Apr-17 149 153 151
    13-Mar-17 143 147 145
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-15 135 139 137
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-12 141 145 143
    20-Aug-12 151 155 153
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-11 155 159 157
    13-Jun-11 165 169 167
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 139 143 141
    05-Apr-10 133 137 135
    01-Mar-10 123 127 125
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-09 115 119 117
    02-Feb-09 108 112 110
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 123 127 125
    17-Nov-08 138 142 140
    01-Sep-08 142 146 144
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 117 121 119
    23-Apr-07 114 118 116
    16-Apr-07 144 118 131
    19-Mar-07 114 118 116
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Sep-06 124 128 126
    27-Mar-06 116 120 118
    27-Feb-06 120 124 122
    30-Jan-06 124 128 126
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 128 132 130
    26-Sep-05 132 136 134
    29-Aug-05 128 132 130
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 124 128 126
    10-May-04 110 114 112
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Nov-03 107 111 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Oct-02 117 121 119
    29-Apr-02 113 117 115
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-May-01 123 127 125
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Jan-97 127 131 129
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 131 135 133
    26-Aug-96 135 140 137.5
    01-Jan-96 135 140 137.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Dec-95 132 137 134.5
    06-Mar-95 135 140 137.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-94 132 137 134.5
    25-Jul-94 122 127 124.5
    20-Jun-94 118 124 121
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Jan-93 115 120 117.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-Oct-91 117 121 119
    08-Apr-91 120 124 122
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Oct-90 123 127 125
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Apr-89 117 120 118.5
    27-Mar-89 111 115 113
    06-Mar-89 107 115 111

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.