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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

HDPE

Extrusion Pipe MMW

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
    30-Oct-17 102 104 103
    02-Oct-17 99 101 100
    11-Sep-17 95 97 96
    05-Jun-17 92 94 93
    10-Apr-17 95 97 96
    06-Mar-17 92 94 93
    09-Jan-17 87 89 88
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 89 91 90
    03-Oct-16 92 94 93
    02-May-16 87 89 88
    28-Mar-16 83 85 84
    29-Feb-16 78 80 79
    01-Feb-16 80 82 81
    25-Jan-16 83 85 84
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 108 110 109
    31-Aug-15 112 114 113
    01-Jun-15 117 119 118
    02-Mar-15 112 114 113
    02-Feb-15 117 119 118
    12-Jan-15 121 123 122
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 125 127 126
    29-Sep-14 128 130 129
    03-Mar-14 125 127 126
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 121 123 122
    08-Jul-13 116 118 117
    18-Mar-13 114 116 115
    28-Jan-13 110 112 111
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 105 107 106
    03-Sep-12 107 109 108
    02-Jul-12 102 104 103
    28-May-12 109 111 110
    02-Apr-12 116 118 117
    05-Mar-12 113 115 114
    16-Jan-12 110 112 111
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 105 107 106
    01-Aug-11 110 112 111
    04-Jul-11 113 115 114
    02-May-11 116 118 117
    04-Apr-11 110 112 111
    07-Mar-11 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 105 107 106
    27-Sep-10 101 103 102
    26-Jul-10 96 98 97
    28-Jun-10 98 100 99
    07-Jun-10 104 106 105
    22-Mar-10 110 112 111
    22-Feb-10 104 106 105
    01-Feb-10 96 98 97
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 92 94 93
    06-Jul-09 88 90 89
    25-May-09 85 87 86
    23-Feb-09 82 84 83
    12-Jan-09 75 77 76
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 90 92 91
    03-Nov-08 105 107 106
    06-Oct-08 116 118 117
    28-Jul-08 123 125 124
    23-Jun-08 116 118 117
    26-May-08 111 113 112
    28-Apr-08 108 110 109
    10-Mar-08 105 107 106
    04-Feb-08 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 105 107 106
    22-Oct-07 100 102 101
    30-Jul-07 96 98 97
    21-May-07 91 93 92
    09-Apr-07 87 89 88
    19-Feb-07 84 86 85
    22-Jan-07 81 83 82
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 84 86 85
    13-Nov-06 90 92 91
    16-Oct-06 94 96 95
    21-Aug-06 99 101 100
    03-Jul-06 94 96 95
    22-May-06 91 93 92
    15-May-06 88 90 89
    10-Apr-06 92 94 93
    27-Feb-06 96 98 97
    06-Feb-06 100 102 101
    16-Jan-06 104 106 105
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 108 110 109
    10-Oct-05 100 102 101
    19-Sep-05 95 97 96
    12-Sep-05 88 90 89
    08-Aug-05 82 84 83
    11-Jul-05 76 78 77
    06-Jun-05 80 82 81
    02-May-05 84 86 85
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 86 88 87
    15-Nov-04 85 87 86
    27-Sep-04 80 82 81
    16-Aug-04 75 77 76
    17-May-04 71 73 72
    26-Jan-04 69 71 70
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 66 68 67
    04-Aug-03 61 63 62
    16-Jun-03 63 65 64
    07-Apr-03 65 67 66
    10-Mar-03 71 73 72
    20-Jan-03 59 61 60
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 54 56 55
    04-Nov-02 56 58 57
    12-Aug-02 57 59 58
    17-Jun-02 55 57 56
    15-Apr-02 52 54 53
    11-Mar-02 50 52 51
    14-Jan-02 47 49 48
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 50 52 51
    12-Nov-01 52 54 53
    05-Nov-01 54 56 55
    13-Aug-01 54 56 55
    02-Jul-01 57 59 58
    11-Jun-01 60 62 61
    19-Mar-01 63 65 64
    12-Feb-01 60 62 61
    29-Jan-01 55 57 56
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 56 58 57
    20-Nov-00 58 60 59
    16-Oct-00 59 61 60
    04-Sep-00 60 62 61
    17-Apr-00 61 63 62
    20-Mar-00 58 60 59
    14-Feb-00 55 57 56
    10-Jan-00 56 58 57
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Nov-99 58 60 59
    13-Sep-99 56 58 57
    07-Jun-99 53 55 54
    12-Apr-99 50 52 51
    01-Mar-99 49 51 50
    01-Feb-99 48 50 49
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 49 51 50
    30-Nov-98 50 52 51
    19-Oct-98 51 53 52
    21-Sep-98 52 54 53
    17-Aug-98 53 55 54
    13-Jul-98 54 56 55
    08-Jun-98 55 57 56
    11-May-98 56 58 57
    13-Apr-98 57 59 58
    16-Mar-98 58 60 59
    09-Feb-98 59 61 60
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 60 62 61
    08-Sep-97 62 64 63
    11-Aug-97 64 66 65
    14-Apr-97 66 68 67
    17-Feb-97 63 65 64
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 65 67 66
    12-Aug-96 66 68 67
    17-Jun-96 61 63 62
    03-Jun-96 57 59 58
    15-Apr-96 54 56 55
    29-Jan-96 51 53 52
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 53 55 54
    25-Sep-95 54 56 55
    21-Aug-95 56 60 58
    14-Aug-95 53 57 55
    17-Jul-95 56 59 57.5
    03-Jul-95 63 67 65
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 65 69 67
    17-Oct-94 61 64 62.5
    19-Sep-94 56 59 57.5
    15-Aug-94 52 55 53.5
    25-Apr-94 50 52 51
    10-Jan-94 47 49 48
    03-Jan-94 49 51 50

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.