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Spinifex fibers create plastics alternatives for packaging, condoms
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Brisbane, Australia — Australian native spinifex grass fibers could be used to make paper to replace some plastics packaging — and thinner condoms. The grass, which grows in semi-arid...
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02-27-2017
Investment gives a boost to innovative closure
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FunLPro, a unique approach that incorporates a funnel into a closure for liquid packaging, is attracting outside investment that’s expected to help boost both production and marketing. Bryan ...
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02-27-2017
Plastics-related products win Golden Mousetrap honors
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Anaheim, Calif. — Boyd Corp.’s Solimide-brand densified polyimide foam and Epson Robots’ Flexion N-Series six-axis robots were among 20 winners of 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards...
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02-27-2017
Arkema increases PEKK capacities to meet future demand
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Arkema has announced doubling the capacity of its Kepstan PEKK (polyetherketoneketone) product line in France and confirmed that its “world-scale” PEKK plant in Mobile, Ala., will come ...
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02-27-2017
Avery Dennison snaps up Chinese PVC tape maker Yongle
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Glendale, Calif.-based Avery Dennison Corp. is spending $190 million ($1.3 billion yuan) to acquire Zhuozhou, China-based Yongle Tape Co. Ltd., which says it’s the world’s largest PVC...
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02-27-2017
A. Schulman is sizing up natural gas market
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A. Schulman thinks it has found a way to corner part of the automotive market by developing crucial components for cars of the future. The Fairlawn-based plastics company is starting a major...
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02-27-2017
Maryland thermoformer Sailing Specialties seeks a buyer
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Sailing Specialties Inc. owner and CEO Greig Parks plans to retire and has engaged merger and acquisition specialist Equity Partners HG to locate a buyer for his company. Parks established the...
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02-27-2017
Australia rigid packaging giant Pact adds to its portfolio
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Melbourne, Australia — Packaging giant Pact Group Holdings Ltd. has made another acquisition, buying contract manufacturer Pascoe’s Group for A$41 million (US$31.55 million). Melbourne-...
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02-27-2017
Borealis sees a 10 percent rise in annual net profit
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Polyolefins producer Borealis made a record net profit of 1.107 billion euros in 2016, which was a 10 percent increase on the 988 million euro profit it made in 2015. Net sales, however, fell from ...
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02-24-2017
Leadership transitions at Moore Recycling Associates
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A well-known plastics recycling consultancy is being acquired by two long-time employees and being renamed. Co-founders Patty Moore and Doug McDowell of Moore Recycling Associates Inc. are handing ...
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02-24-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

HDPE

Extrusion Film HMW

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
    09-Jan-17 79 82 80.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 81 84 82.5
    03-Oct-16 84 87 85.5
    02-May-16 79 82 80.5
    28-Mar-16 75 78 76.5
    29-Feb-16 70 73 71.5
    01-Feb-16 72 75 73.5
    25-Jan-16 75 78 76.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 100 103 101.5
    31-Aug-15 104 107 105.5
    01-Jun-15 109 112 110.5
    02-Mar-15 104 107 105.5
    02-Feb-15 109 112 110.5
    12-Jan-15 113 116 114.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 117 120 118.5
    29-Sep-14 120 123 121.5
    03-Mar-14 117 120 118.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 113 116 114.5
    08-Jul-13 108 111 109.5
    22-Apr-13 106 109 107.5
    28-Jan-13 102 105 103.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 97 100 98.5
    03-Sep-12 99 102 100.5
    02-Jul-12 94 97 95.5
    28-May-12 101 104 102.5
    02-Apr-12 108 111 109.5
    05-Mar-12 105 108 106.5
    16-Jan-12 102 105 103.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 97 100 98.5
    01-Aug-11 102 105 103.5
    04-Jul-11 105 108 106.5
    02-May-11 108 111 109.5
    04-Apr-11 102 105 103.5
    07-Mar-11 100 103 101.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 97 100 98.5
    27-Sep-10 93 96 94.5
    26-Jul-10 88 91 89.5
    28-Jun-10 90 93 91.5
    07-Jun-10 96 99 97.5
    22-Mar-10 102 105 103.5
    22-Feb-10 96 99 97.5
    01-Feb-10 88 91 89.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 84 87 85.5
    06-Jul-09 80 83 81.5
    25-May-09 77 80 78.5
    23-Feb-09 74 77 75.5
    12-Jan-09 67 70 68.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 82 85 83.5
    03-Nov-08 97 100 98.5
    06-Oct-08 108 111 109.5
    28-Jul-08 115 118 116.5
    23-Jun-08 108 111 109.5
    26-May-08 103 106 104.5
    28-Apr-08 100 103 101.5
    10-Mar-08 97 100 98.5
    04-Feb-08 100 103 101.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 97 100 98.5
    22-Oct-07 92 95 93.5
    30-Jul-07 88 91 89.5
    21-May-07 83 86 84.5
    09-Apr-07 79 82 80.5
    19-Feb-07 76 79 77.5
    22-Jan-07 73 76 74.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 76 79 77.5
    13-Nov-06 82 85 83.5
    16-Oct-06 86 89 87.5
    21-Aug-06 91 94 92.5
    03-Jul-06 86 89 87.5
    22-May-06 83 86 84.5
    15-May-06 80 83 81.5
    10-Apr-06 84 87 85.5
    27-Feb-06 88 91 89.5
    06-Feb-06 92 95 93.5
    16-Jan-06 96 99 97.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 100 103 101.5
    10-Oct-05 92 95 93.5
    19-Sep-05 87 90 88.5
    12-Sep-05 80 83 81.5
    08-Aug-05 74 77 75.5
    11-Jul-05 68 71 69.5
    06-Jun-05 72 75 73.5
    02-May-05 76 79 77.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 78 81 79.5
    15-Nov-04 77 80 78.5
    27-Sep-04 72 75 73.5
    16-Aug-04 67 70 68.5
    17-May-04 63 66 64.5
    26-Jan-04 61 64 62.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 58 61 59.5
    04-Aug-03 53 56 54.5
    16-Jun-03 55 58 56.5
    07-Apr-03 57 60 58.5
    10-Mar-03 63 66 64.5
    20-Jan-03 51 54 52.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 46 49 47.5
    04-Nov-02 48 51 49.5
    12-Aug-02 49 52 50.5
    17-Jun-02 47 50 48.5
    15-Apr-02 44 47 45.5
    11-Mar-02 42 45 43.5
    14-Jan-02 39 42 40.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 42 45 43.5
    12-Nov-01 44 47 45.5
    13-Aug-01 46 49 47.5
    02-Jul-01 49 52 50.5
    11-Jun-01 52 55 53.5
    19-Mar-01 55 58 56.5
    12-Feb-01 52 55 53.5
    29-Jan-01 47 50 48.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 48 51 49.5
    20-Nov-00 50 53 51.5
    16-Oct-00 51 54 52.5
    04-Sep-00 52 55 53.5
    07-Aug-00 53 56 54.5
    17-Apr-00 56 59 57.5
    20-Mar-00 53 56 54.5
    14-Feb-00 50 53 51.5
    10-Jan-00 51 54 52.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Nov-99 53 56 54.5
    23-Aug-99 51 54 52.5
    07-Jun-99 48 51 49.5
    19-Apr-99 44 47 45.5
    12-Apr-99 45 48 46.5
    01-Mar-99 42 45 43.5
    01-Feb-99 40 43 41.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 41 44 42.5
    30-Nov-98 42 45 43.5
    19-Oct-98 43 46 44.5
    21-Sep-98 44 47 45.5
    17-Aug-98 45 48 46.5
    13-Jul-98 46 49 47.5
    08-Jun-98 47 50 48.5
    11-May-98 48 51 49.5
    13-Apr-98 49 52 50.5
    16-Mar-98 50 53 51.5
    09-Feb-98 51 54 52.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 52 55 53.5
    08-Sep-97 54 57 55.5
    11-Aug-97 56 59 57.5
    14-Apr-97 58 61 59.5
    17-Feb-97 55 58 56.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 57 60 58.5
    12-Aug-96 59 62 60.5
    17-Jun-96 54 57 55.5
    03-Jun-96 50 53 51.5
    15-Apr-96 44 47 45.5
    29-Jan-96 41 44 42.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 45 47 46
    25-Sep-95 46 48 47
    14-Aug-95 48 52 50
    17-Jul-95 49 54 51.5
    03-Jul-95 52 57 54.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 54 59 56.5
    17-Oct-94 48 51 49.5
    19-Sep-94 43 46 44.5
    15-Aug-94 39 42 40.5
    25-Apr-94 37 39 38
    07-Feb-94 34 36 35
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Jul-93 36 38 37
    01-Mar-93 33 35 34
    15-Feb-93 34 36 35
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Aug-92 35 37 36
    06-Jul-92 34 35 34.5
    16-Mar-92 32 36 34
    24-Feb-92 33 35 34
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-91 35 37 36
    23-Sep-91 32 34 33
    09-Sep-91 37 37 37
    02-Sep-91 35 37 36
    17-Jun-91 37 39 38
    22-Apr-91 38 40 39
    01-Apr-91 43 45 44
    18-Feb-91 46 48 47
    28-Jan-91 50 51 50.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Dec-90 51 52 51.5
    12-Nov-90 46 52 49
    15-Oct-90 46 47 46.5
    01-Oct-90 47 49 48
    25-Jun-90 43 45 44
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Oct-89 45 48 46.5
    09-Oct-89 48 50 49
    25-Sep-89 50 53 51.5
    04-Sep-89 46 49 47.5
    31-Jul-89 52 55 53.5
    22-May-89 53 55 54
    24-Apr-89 52 54 53
    27-Mar-89 53 56 54.5
    13-Mar-89 51 53 52
    06-Mar-89 48 50 49

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.