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Medical companies assess damage in Puerto Rico
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Medical manufacturers with facilities in Puerto Rico are still assessing damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in more than 80 years. Maria made landfall with ...
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09-22-2017
Speaker: Expect PP price increases post-Harvey
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Norwalk, Calif. — Expect big increases in polypropylene prices for months in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an industry consultant warned members of the Western Plastics Association. Samantha ...
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09-22-2017
DowDuPont starts up new PE and ethylene units in Texas
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DowDuPont Inc. has started production on a specialty polyethylene resin unit and on a new ethylene unit in Freeport, Texas. The new unit will have annual production of almost 900 million pounds of ...
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09-22-2017
Plastimagen still on schedule after earthquake
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Mexico City — Plastimagen México 2017 will go ahead in Mexico City as planned on November 7-10, organizer E.J. Krause and Associates said Sept. 21. Mexico City and surrounding areas...
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09-22-2017
CPSC votes to limit flame retardants in plastics
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission narrowly voted Sept. 20 to limit use of a group of flame retardants in plastics and other materials, saying that they see growing evidence that the...
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09-22-2017
Wrapping up safe shipping
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When it comes to securing loads on goods for transport, stretch wrap plays a key role in keeping the loads from shifting around in an economical and effective fashion. Load stability is a matter...
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09-22-2017
DS Smith making two Midwest US investments
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DS Smith plc is expanding operations in the United States on two fronts, including a new rigid plastic packaging location near Chicago and expansion of an injection molding location in Minnesota....
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09-22-2017
Compounder Star adds equipment and new look
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Custom compounder Star Plastics Inc. has added new equipment and launched a rebranding campaign. Since late 2016, the firm has added a twin-screw extrusion line for development work at its...
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09-21-2017
Plastics News Now: Large beverage company drops bottled water production
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San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines announced it is dropping the production of bottled water for sustainability reasons, Ford Motor Co. files a patent for an autonomous interior and Method...
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09-21-2017
Raumedic bringing 4.0 to all German, US facilities
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Raumedic AG is introducing a new IT-based quality assurance and production control system in all its production locations in Germany and the U.S. by 2019. Raumedic, a medical technology...
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09-21-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

ABS

Injection High Impact

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-17 131 135 133
    13-Mar-17 125 129 127
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-15 117 121 119
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-12 123 127 125
    20-Aug-12 133 137 135
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-11 137 141 139
    13-Jun-11 147 151 149
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 121 125 123
    05-Apr-10 115 119 117
    01-Mar-10 105 109 107
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-09 97 101 99
    02-Feb-09 90 94 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 105 109 107
    17-Nov-08 120 124 122
    01-Sep-08 124 128 126
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 99 103 101
    19-Mar-07 96 100 98
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Sep-06 106 110 108
    27-Feb-06 98 102 100
    30-Jan-06 102 106 104
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 106 110 108
    26-Sep-05 110 114 112
    29-Aug-05 106 110 108
    28-Mar-05 102 106 104
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 97 101 99
    16-Aug-04 83 87 85
    10-May-04 76 80 78
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Nov-03 73 77 75
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Oct-02 80 84 82
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-May-01 76 80 78
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Mar-00 80 84 82
    24-Jan-00 75 79 77
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Dec-98 72 76 74
    02-Nov-98 73 77 75
    05-Oct-98 74 78 76
    07-Sep-98 75 79 77
    03-Aug-98 76 80 78
    06-Jul-98 77 81 79
    25-May-98 78 82 80
    04-May-98 81 85 83
    06-Apr-98 83 87 85
    02-Mar-98 85 89 87
    02-Feb-98 87 91 89
    05-Jan-98 89 93 91
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Dec-97 91 95 93
    06-Jan-97 96 100 98
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 102 106 104
    26-Aug-96 106 110 108
    01-Jan-96 106 110 108
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Dec-95 100 110 105
    01-May-95 106 110 108
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-94 100 110 105
    25-Jul-94 99 109 104
    13-Jun-94 99 106 102.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Jan-93 94 101 97.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-Oct-91 94 100 97
    08-Apr-91 97 103 100
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Oct-90 102 107 104.5
    01-Jan-90 97 102 99.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Apr-89 100 102 101
    27-Mar-89 94 95 94.5
    06-Mar-89 90 95 92.5

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.