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Detroit Manufacturing Systems gets cash infusion for expansion
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Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC received $8 million in funding to expand contracts in Detroit and purchase equipment for its soon-to-open plant in Toledo.Baton Rouge, La.-based Stonehenge...
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08-18-2017
China: post-industrial scrap imports OK
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China will still allow imports of some grades of post-industrial plastic scrap next year, even as it moves ahead with a larger ban on imported waste that's shaking up the recycling industry. Five...
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08-18-2017
Multifunctional rotomolded wheelbarrow vies for major award
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Melbourne, Australia — Two enterprising university students are vying for a major award with their design for a plastic wheelbarrow that doubles as a boat and a vendor cart. Lachlan Meadows...
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08-18-2017
Canada documenting impact of China's plastic waste ban
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The Canadian Plastic Industry Association has begun documenting market options for Canadian companies that have been exporting waste plastics to China. As much as 21 percent of recovered plastics...
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08-18-2017
dlhBowles opens assembly plant in Mexico, closing Ohio plant
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Automotive supplier dlhBowles has opened a 280,000-square-foot assembly plant in Reynosa, Mexico. “That was a greenfield facility that we built from the ground up,” said CEO John Saxon....
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08-18-2017
Porsche rolling out carbon fiber wheels
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Sports car specialist Porsche is bringing an all-carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic wheel to the market, saying it will be the first global automaker to offer the CFRP wheel when it debuts in early...
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08-18-2017
Worker killed at Alabama plant
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A 45-year-old woman is dead as a result of an industrial accident at a plastics facility in Helena, Ala. Eva Saenz, 45, of Alabaster, was working at ABC Polymer Industries LLC when the accident...
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08-17-2017
Molders Choice moves to new Ohio location
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Solon, Ohio — Molders Choice Inc., which provides supplies to the injection molding industry, is relocating from Parma, Ohio, to Solon, doubling its warehouse space. "This allows us to...
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08-17-2017
Trump ends manufacturing jobs council after 8 resign
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Roughly 30 minutes after Inge Thulin, 3M's chairman, president and CEO, announced on Twitter that he would step down from the Jobs Manufacturing Initiative, President Trump said he would dissolve...
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08-17-2017
Erema plans US open house to show off recycling technology
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Recycling is making global headlines this year, and that's good news for the leading player in the plastics recycling equipment market, Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH. The...
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08-17-2017
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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
    05-Jun-17 84 87 85.5
    10-Apr-17 87 90 88.5
    06-Mar-17 84 87 85.5
    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.