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Plastics News Now: Researchers print plastic parts that connect to WiFi
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published guidelines for 3D medical devices, a Saint-Gobain partnership is honored and researchers from the University of Washington announce a first in...
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12-14-2017
Demand in electronics, medical driving growth at Nordson
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Nordson Corp. reported "record-setting financial performance" for fiscal 2017 during a Dec. 14 conference call with analysts. The Westlake, Ohio, company had fourth quarter sales of $574 million,...
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Plastics gets personal for PN reporter
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This holiday season, I have a personal reason to be thankful for the world of plastics. On Aug. 1, my 17-year-old son Dane had major reconstructive surgery on his jaw. Dane was born with a...
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12-14-2017
Plantgistix opens new resin packaging site in Houston area
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Logistics firm Plantgistix formally opened its new 330,000 square-foot location in Baytown, Texas, on Dec. 11. The Houston-based firm, which provides in-plant, contract packaging and specialty...
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12-14-2017
Plastic Omnium unveils $2.9 billion investment plans
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French plastic parts supplier Plastic Omnium SA has unveiled plans to invest 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in building new capacities and technology over the next four years. During its...
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Fewer than 30 percent of young UK consumers recycle
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There is a lack of awareness about recycling among young United Kingdom citizens aged between 18-24, with fewer than 1 in 3 recycling plastics, according to a new survey commissioned by...
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12-14-2017
Third quarter machinery shipments up 20 percent
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North American shipments of plastics machinery jumped 20 percent in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the third quarter a year ago, according to figures released Dec. 14 by the Plastics...
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12-14-2017
Doing good work and making a difference
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What does your company do to make the world a better place? I feel a little silly writing that because, after all, the purpose of a plastics business isn't to improve the world, right? You're...
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12-14-2017
Study finds four emotional drivers for determining product sustainability
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Detroit — What are the emotional drivers of sustainability? According to research by Kiersten Muenchinger, head of the product design department at the University of Oregon in Eugene, there...
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12-14-2017
Doing good work and making a difference
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

LDPE

Extrusion Clarity film

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 92 95 93.5
    02-Oct-17 89 92 90.5
    11-Sep-17 85 88 86.5
    05-Jun-17 82 85 83.5
    10-Apr-17 85 88 86.5
    06-Mar-17 82 85 83.5
    09-Jan-17 77 80 78.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 79 82 80.5
    03-Oct-16 82 85 83.5
    02-May-16 77 80 78.5
    28-Mar-16 73 76 74.5
    29-Feb-16 68 71 69.5
    01-Feb-16 70 73 71.5
    25-Jan-16 73 76 74.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 98 101 99.5
    31-Aug-15 102 105 103.5
    01-Jun-15 107 110 108.5
    02-Mar-15 102 105 103.5
    02-Feb-15 107 110 108.5
    12-Jan-15 111 114 112.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 115 118 116.5
    29-Sep-14 118 121 119.5
    03-Mar-14 115 118 116.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 111 114 112.5
    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-11 111 114 112.5
    04-Apr-11 105 108 106.5
    07-Mar-11 103 106 104.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 100 103 101.5
    27-Sep-10 96 99 97.5
    28-Jun-10 91 94 92.5
    07-Jun-10 95 98 96.5
    22-Mar-10 99 102 100.5
    22-Feb-10 93 96 94.5
    01-Feb-10 85 88 86.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 81 84 82.5
    06-Jul-09 77 80 78.5
    25-May-09 74 77 75.5
    23-Feb-09 71 74 72.5
    12-Jan-09 64 67 65.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 79 82 80.5
    03-Nov-08 94 97 95.5
    06-Oct-08 105 108 106.5
    28-Jul-08 112 115 113.5
    23-Jun-08 105 108 106.5
    26-May-08 100 103 101.5
    28-Apr-08 97 100 98.5
    10-Mar-08 94 97 95.5
    04-Feb-08 97 100 98.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 94 97 95.5
    22-Oct-07 89 92 90.5
    30-Jul-07 85 88 86.5
    21-May-07 80 83 81.5
    09-Apr-07 76 79 77.5
    19-Feb-07 73 76 74.5
    22-Jan-07 70 73 71.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 73 76 74.5
    13-Nov-06 79 82 80.5
    16-Oct-06 83 86 84.5
    21-Aug-06 88 91 89.5
    22-May-06 83 86 84.5
    15-May-06 77 80 78.5
    10-Apr-06 81 84 82.5
    27-Feb-06 85 88 86.5
    06-Feb-06 89 92 90.5
    16-Jan-06 93 96 94.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 97 100 98.5
    10-Oct-05 89 92 90.5
    19-Sep-05 84 87 85.5
    12-Sep-05 77 80 78.5
    08-Aug-05 71 74 72.5
    11-Jul-05 65 68 66.5
    06-Jun-05 69 72 70.5
    02-May-05 73 76 74.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-04 75 78 76.5
    27-Sep-04 69 72 70.5
    16-Aug-04 64 67 65.5
    17-May-04 60 63 61.5
    26-Jan-04 58 61 59.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 55 58 56.5
    04-Aug-03 50 53 51.5
    16-Jun-03 52 55 53.5
    07-Apr-03 54 57 55.5
    10-Mar-03 60 63 61.5
    20-Jan-03 48 51 49.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 43 46 44.5
    04-Nov-02 46 49 47.5
    12-Aug-02 47 50 48.5
    17-Jun-02 45 48 46.5
    15-Apr-02 40 43 41.5
    11-Mar-02 38 41 39.5
    14-Jan-02 35 38 36.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 38 41 39.5
    12-Nov-01 40 43 41.5
    13-Aug-01 42 45 43.5
    02-Jul-01 45 48 46.5
    11-Jun-01 48 51 49.5
    19-Mar-01 51 54 52.5
    12-Feb-01 48 51 49.5
    29-Jan-01 43 46 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 44 47 45.5
    20-Nov-00 46 49 47.5
    16-Oct-00 47 50 48.5
    04-Sep-00 48 51 49.5
    07-Aug-00 49 52 50.5
    17-Apr-00 52 55 53.5
    20-Mar-00 49 52 50.5
    14-Feb-00 45 48 46.5
    10-Jan-00 46 49 47.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Aug-99 48 51 49.5
    07-Jun-99 45 48 46.5
    12-Apr-99 44 47 45.5
    01-Feb-99 42 45 43.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 43 46 44.5
    30-Nov-98 44 47 45.5
    19-Oct-98 45 48 46.5
    21-Sep-98 46 49 47.5
    17-Aug-98 47 50 48.5
    13-Jul-98 48 51 49.5
    08-Jun-98 49 52 50.5
    11-May-98 50 53 51.5
    13-Apr-98 51 54 52.5
    16-Mar-98 52 55 53.5
    09-Feb-98 53 56 54.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Dec-97 54 57 55.5
    27-Oct-97 55 58 56.5
    11-Aug-97 57 60 58.5
    14-Apr-97 59 62 60.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 56 59 57.5
    26-Aug-96 58 61 59.5
    12-Aug-96 58 61 59.5
    03-Jun-96 53 56 54.5
    15-Apr-96 48 51 49.5
    29-Jan-96 43 46 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 44 47 45.5
    22-Sep-95 45 48 46.5
    18-Sep-95 48 50 49
    15-Sep-95 45 48 46.5
    14-Aug-95 48 50 49
    17-Jul-95 51 54 52.5
    03-Jul-95 53 56 54.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 53 58 55.5
    17-Oct-94 49 53 51
    19-Sep-94 48 50 49
    22-Aug-94 43 45 44
    15-Aug-94 41 43 42
    23-May-94 38 40 39
    25-Apr-94 37 39 38
    24-Jan-94 35 37 36
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Mar-93 37 39 38
    25-Jan-93 38 39 38.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Aug-92 38 40 39
    25-May-92 34 36 35
    06-Apr-92 30 32 31
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Sep-91 30 33 31.5
    12-Aug-91 27 28 27.5
    20-Apr-91 37 39 38
    01-Apr-91 41 43 42
    18-Feb-91 44 46 45
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Dec-90 49 50 49.5
    26-Nov-90 42 50 46
    01-Oct-90 42 45 43.5
    25-Jun-90 39 41 40
    23-Apr-90 44 45 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-89 41 42 41.5
    09-Oct-89 39 40 39.5
    14-Aug-89 45 46 45.5
    07-Aug-89 46 48 47
    31-Jul-89 47 49 48
    10-Jul-89 48 51 49.5
    05-Jun-89 49 51 50
    22-May-89 52 53 52.5
    15-May-89 50 51 50.5
    24-Apr-89 52 53 52.5
    13-Mar-89 52 54 53
    06-Mar-89 51 53 52

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.