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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

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Extrusion Pipe MMW

Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Oct-17 98 101 99.5
    02-Oct-17 95 98 96.5
    11-Sep-17 91 94 92.5
    05-Jun-17 88 91 89.5
    10-Apr-17 91 94 92.5
    06-Mar-17 88 91 89.5
    09-Jan-17 83 86 84.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 85 88 86.5
    03-Oct-16 88 91 89.5
    02-May-16 83 86 84.5
    28-Mar-16 79 82 80.5
    29-Feb-16 74 77 75.5
    01-Feb-16 76 79 77.5
    25-Jan-16 79 82 80.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 104 107 105.5
    31-Aug-15 108 111 109.5
    01-Jun-15 113 116 114.5
    02-Mar-15 108 111 109.5
    02-Feb-15 113 116 114.5
    12-Jan-15 117 120 118.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 121 124 122.5
    29-Sep-14 124 127 125.5
    03-Mar-14 121 124 122.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 117 120 118.5
    08-Jul-13 112 115 113.5
    18-Mar-13 110 113 111.5
    28-Jan-13 106 109 107.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 101 104 102.5
    03-Sep-12 103 106 104.5
    02-Jul-12 98 101 99.5
    28-May-12 105 108 106.5
    02-Apr-12 112 115 113.5
    05-Mar-12 109 112 110.5
    16-Jan-12 106 109 107.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 101 104 102.5
    01-Aug-11 106 109 107.5
    04-Jul-11 109 112 110.5
    02-May-11 112 115 113.5
    04-Apr-11 106 109 107.5
    07-Mar-11 104 107 105.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 101 104 102.5
    27-Sep-10 97 100 98.5
    26-Jul-10 92 95 93.5
    28-Jun-10 94 97 95.5
    07-Jun-10 100 103 101.5
    22-Mar-10 106 109 107.5
    22-Feb-10 100 103 101.5
    01-Feb-10 92 95 93.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 88 91 89.5
    06-Jul-09 84 87 85.5
    25-May-09 81 84 82.5
    23-Feb-09 78 81 79.5
    12-Jan-09 71 74 72.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 86 89 87.5
    03-Nov-08 101 104 102.5
    06-Oct-08 112 115 113.5
    28-Jul-08 119 122 120.5
    23-Jun-08 112 115 113.5
    26-May-08 107 110 108.5
    28-Apr-08 104 107 105.5
    10-Mar-08 101 104 102.5
    04-Feb-08 104 107 105.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 101 104 102.5
    22-Oct-07 96 99 97.5
    30-Jul-07 92 95 93.5
    21-May-07 87 90 88.5
    09-Apr-07 83 86 84.5
    19-Feb-07 80 83 81.5
    22-Jan-07 77 80 78.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 80 83 81.5
    13-Nov-06 86 89 87.5
    16-Oct-06 90 93 91.5
    21-Aug-06 95 98 96.5
    03-Jul-06 90 93 91.5
    22-May-06 87 90 88.5
    15-May-06 84 87 85.5
    10-Apr-06 88 91 89.5
    27-Feb-06 92 95 93.5
    06-Feb-06 96 99 97.5
    16-Jan-06 100 103 101.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 104 107 105.5
    10-Oct-05 96 99 97.5
    19-Sep-05 91 94 92.5
    12-Sep-05 84 87 85.5
    08-Aug-05 78 81 79.5
    11-Jul-05 72 75 73.5
    06-Jun-05 76 79 77.5
    02-May-05 80 83 81.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 82 85 83.5
    15-Nov-04 81 84 82.5
    27-Sep-04 76 79 77.5
    16-Aug-04 71 74 72.5
    17-May-04 67 70 68.5
    26-Jan-04 65 68 66.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 62 65 63.5
    04-Aug-03 57 60 58.5
    16-Jun-03 59 62 60.5
    07-Apr-03 61 64 62.5
    10-Mar-03 67 70 68.5
    20-Jan-03 55 58 56.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 50 53 51.5
    04-Nov-02 52 55 53.5
    12-Aug-02 53 56 54.5
    17-Jun-02 51 54 52.5
    15-Apr-02 48 51 49.5
    11-Mar-02 46 49 47.5
    14-Jan-02 43 46 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 46 49 47.5
    12-Nov-01 48 51 49.5
    05-Nov-01 50 53 51.5
    13-Aug-01 60 53 56.5
    02-Jul-01 53 56 54.5
    11-Jun-01 56 59 57.5
    19-Mar-01 59 62 60.5
    12-Feb-01 56 59 57.5
    29-Jan-01 51 54 52.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 52 55 53.5
    20-Nov-00 54 57 55.5
    16-Oct-00 55 58 56.5
    04-Sep-00 56 59 57.5
    17-Apr-00 57 60 58.5
    20-Mar-00 54 57 55.5
    14-Feb-00 51 54 52.5
    10-Jan-00 52 55 53.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Nov-99 54 57 55.5
    13-Sep-99 52 55 53.5
    07-Jun-99 49 52 50.5
    12-Apr-99 46 49 47.5
    01-Mar-99 45 48 46.5
    01-Feb-99 44 47 45.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 45 48 46.5
    30-Nov-98 46 49 47.5
    19-Oct-98 47 50 48.5
    21-Sep-98 48 51 49.5
    17-Aug-98 49 52 50.5
    13-Jul-98 50 53 51.5
    08-Jun-98 51 54 52.5
    11-May-98 52 55 53.5
    13-Apr-98 53 56 54.5
    16-Mar-98 54 57 55.5
    09-Feb-98 55 58 56.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 56 59 57.5
    08-Sep-97 58 61 59.5
    11-Aug-97 60 63 61.5
    14-Apr-97 62 65 63.5
    17-Feb-97 59 62 60.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 61 64 62.5
    12-Aug-96 62 65 63.5
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    Low High Avg
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    Low High Avg

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.