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Wilbert Plastic Services invests $9.6M for Ford Escape launch
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Wilbert Plastic Services Inc. is investing an estimated $9.6 million in equipment and facility upgrades at its Lebanon, Ky., plant in preparation of the launch for the 2020 Ford Escape. The...
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06-22-2018
Old Dow, new Dow to have a lot in common
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The new Dow Chemical will look familiar to customers when the name returns early next year. DowDuPont Inc. — formed in September from the merger of industry icons Dow and DuPont Co. —...
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06-22-2018
Dow awarded $1B in damages against Nova
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A Canadian court has awarded Dow Chemical Co. more than $1 billion in an ethylene feedstock dispute with Nova Chemicals, but Nova already plans to appeal that ruling. The two firms rank among...
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06-22-2018
Obituary: Covestro sustainability leader Richard Northcote
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Richard Northcote, chief sustainability officer of Covestro AG, died unexpected, the materials company announced June 22. Northcote, 58, had a varied career spanning journalism, government affairs ...
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06-22-2018
Injection molder Alsco Industries seeking buyer
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Alsco Industries Inc., an injection molder based in Sturbridge, Mass., is up for sale as owner and CEO Allan Rieser wants to replace suit coats and ties with golf tees and travel. For more than 25 ...
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06-22-2018
IAC names former Magna exec Gingl as CEO
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Car interiors specialist International Automotive Components Group named former Magna International Inc. executive Manfred Gingl as CEO following the retirement of Steve Miller this month. Austria-...
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06-22-2018
Investors form alliance for sustainable plastics packaging
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06-22-2018
Commodity resins move in different directions in May
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06-22-2018
US study urges stricter PFOA safety levels
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Washington — The U.S. government released a long-awaited study June 20 on the safety of fluorinated chemicals that recommends much stricter safe exposure levels for the public. The study,...
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06-21-2018
Lighting the way with in-mold decorating
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Tier 1 vehicle lighting solutions provider J.W. Speaker Corp. is commercializing one of the first production applications of in-mold electronics, also known as plastronics. The new cost-effective...
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

LDPE

Extrusion Film liner

Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
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  • As of Date Level
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    05-Mar-18 72 74 73
    12-Feb-18 68 70 69
    05-Feb-18 88 90 89
  • As of Date Level
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    30-Oct-17 91 93 92
    02-Oct-17 88 90 89
    11-Sep-17 84 86 85
    05-Jun-17 81 83 82
    10-Apr-17 84 86 85
    06-Mar-17 81 83 82
    09-Jan-17 76 78 77
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 78 80 79
    03-Oct-16 81 83 82
    02-May-16 76 78 77
    28-Mar-16 72 74 73
    29-Feb-16 67 69 68
    01-Feb-16 69 71 70
    25-Jan-16 72 74 73
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 97 99 98
    31-Aug-15 101 103 102
    01-Jun-15 106 108 107
    02-Mar-15 101 103 102
    02-Feb-15 106 108 107
    12-Jan-15 110 112 111
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 114 116 115
    29-Sep-14 117 119 118
    03-Mar-14 114 116 115
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 110 112 111
    22-Apr-13 105 107 106
    28-Jan-13 101 103 102
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 96 98 97
    03-Sep-12 98 100 99
    02-Jul-12 93 95 94
    28-May-12 100 102 101
    02-Apr-12 107 109 108
    05-Mar-12 104 106 105
    16-Jan-12 101 103 102
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 96 98 97
    01-Aug-11 101 103 102
    04-Jul-11 104 106 105
    02-May-11 110 112 111
    04-Apr-11 104 106 105
    07-Mar-11 102 104 103
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 99 101 100
    27-Sep-10 95 97 96
    28-Jun-10 90 92 91
    07-Jun-10 94 96 95
    22-Mar-10 98 100 99
    22-Feb-10 92 94 93
    01-Feb-10 84 86 85
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 80 82 81
    06-Jul-09 76 78 77
    25-May-09 73 75 74
    23-Feb-09 70 72 71
    12-Jan-09 63 65 64
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 78 80 79
    03-Nov-08 93 95 94
    06-Oct-08 104 106 105
    28-Jul-08 111 113 112
    23-Jun-08 104 106 105
    26-May-08 99 101 100
    28-Apr-08 96 98 97
    10-Mar-08 93 95 94
    04-Feb-08 96 98 97
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 93 95 94
    22-Oct-07 88 90 89
    30-Jul-07 84 86 85
    21-May-07 79 81 80
    09-Apr-07 75 77 76
    19-Feb-07 72 74 73
    22-Jan-07 69 71 70
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 72 74 73
    13-Nov-06 78 80 79
    16-Oct-06 82 84 83
    21-Aug-06 87 89 88
    22-May-06 82 84 83
    15-May-06 76 78 77
    10-Apr-06 80 82 81
    27-Feb-06 84 86 85
    06-Feb-06 88 90 89
    16-Jan-06 92 94 93
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 96 98 97
    10-Oct-05 88 90 89
    19-Sep-05 83 85 84
    12-Sep-05 76 78 77
    08-Aug-05 70 72 71
    11-Jul-05 64 66 65
    06-Jun-05 68 70 69
    02-May-05 72 74 73
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-04 74 76 75
    27-Sep-04 68 70 69
    16-Aug-04 63 65 64
    17-May-04 59 61 60
    26-Jan-04 57 59 58
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 54 56 55
    04-Aug-03 49 51 50
    16-Jun-03 51 53 52
    07-Apr-03 53 55 54
    10-Mar-03 59 61 60
    20-Jan-03 47 49 48
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 42 44 43
    04-Nov-02 45 47 46
    12-Aug-02 46 48 47
    17-Jun-02 44 46 45
    15-Apr-02 39 41 40
    11-Mar-02 37 39 38
    14-Jan-02 34 36 35
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 37 39 38
    12-Nov-01 39 41 40
    13-Aug-01 41 43 42
    02-Jul-01 44 46 45
    11-Jun-01 47 49 48
    19-Mar-01 50 52 51
    12-Feb-01 47 49 48
    29-Jan-01 42 44 43
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 43 45 44
    20-Nov-00 45 47 46
    16-Oct-00 46 48 47
    04-Sep-00 47 49 48
    07-Aug-00 48 50 49
    17-Apr-00 52 53 52.5
    20-Mar-00 48 50 49
    14-Feb-00 44 46 45
    10-Jan-00 45 47 46
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Aug-99 47 49 48
    07-Jun-99 42 44 43
    12-Apr-99 39 41 40
    01-Mar-99 36 38 37
    01-Feb-99 35 37 36
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 36 38 37
    30-Nov-98 37 39 38
    19-Oct-98 38 40 39
    21-Sep-98 39 41 40
    17-Aug-98 40 42 41
    13-Jul-98 41 43 42
    08-Jun-98 42 44 43
    11-May-98 43 45 44
    13-Apr-98 44 46 45
    16-Mar-98 45 47 46
    09-Feb-98 46 48 47
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Dec-97 47 49 48
    27-Oct-97 48 50 49
    11-Aug-97 50 52 51
    14-Apr-97 52 54 53
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 49 51 50
    26-Aug-96 51 53 52
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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.