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Materials Insights: Several materials firms announce expansion projects
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Kraiburg, Solvay, Ascend and A. Schulman all discussed expansion projects during the Fakuma trade show, and an official discusses the impact of new resin capacity in the Appalachian region at the...
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10-23-2017
Former Nypro CEO Jones launches Westfall Technik
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Newly formed holding firm Westfall Technik Inc. of Las Vegas acquired Fairway Injection Molds Inc. and Integrity Mold Inc. in separate Oct. 18 transactions. Terms were not disclosed. Together,...
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10-23-2017
Plastek uses old lessons to create new safety caps
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Chicago — Pete Piscopo has been around the plastics caps and closures business long enough to know that what's old can become new again. And a modern take on a classic closure design...
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10-23-2017
A. Schulman adding capacity at multiple sites
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Materials maker A. Schulman Inc. is boosting production capacity throughout Europe and the Middle East. Earlier this month, Fairlawn, Ohio-based Schulman opened a...
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10-23-2017
Chicago private-equity firm to sell Fuller Brush
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Once upon a time, Fuller Brush Co. was a household name in household supplies. Your grandma bought her wet mop from "Fuller Brush Men," the company's army of charismatic door-to-door salesmen. But ...
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10-23-2017
Kraiburg adding TPE production in Germany and Malaysia
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Materials maker Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. KG is having a busy 2017, adding a new production line in Germany later this year and another one in Malaysia by mid-...
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10-23-2017
BIR: China plastic scrap imports could 'nosedive'
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China's imports of plastics recycling scrap are likely to "nosedive" to less than half of normal levels next year in the wake of Beijing's strict ban on overseas waste materials, according to the...
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10-23-2017
Ascend boosting production of nylon 6/6 resins, feedstocks
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Ascend Performance Materials LLC plans to add capacity for multiple products, including nylon 6/6 resins. Houston-based Ascend first will add capacity for...
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10-23-2017
Solvay adds specialty grades, Mexican compounding line
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Friedrichshafen, Germany — Solvay SA has launched several new specialty resin grades and added a compounding line in Mexico. The Brussels-based materials maker was spotlighting two grades of ...
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10-23-2017
VEM to open mold making plant in Bulgaria
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Mold maker VEM Tooling Ltd. is opening a new factory in Bulgaria in a joint venture with German injection molder Mecalit GmbH Kunststoffverarbeitung and is planning additional investments in India ...
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10-20-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

LDPE

Injection GP

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
    02-Oct-17 95 97 96
    11-Sep-17 91 93 92
    05-Jun-17 88 90 89
    10-Apr-17 91 93 92
    06-Mar-17 88 90 89
    09-Jan-17 83 85 84
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 85 87 86
    03-Oct-16 88 90 89
    02-May-16 83 85 84
    28-Mar-16 79 81 80
    29-Feb-16 74 76 75
    01-Feb-16 76 78 77
    25-Jan-16 79 81 80
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 104 106 105
    31-Aug-15 108 110 109
    01-Jun-15 113 115 114
    02-Mar-15 108 110 109
    02-Feb-15 113 115 114
    12-Jan-15 117 119 118
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 121 123 122
    29-Sep-14 124 126 125
    03-Mar-14 121 123 122
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 117 119 118
    18-Mar-13 112 114 113
    28-Jan-13 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 103 105 104
    03-Sep-12 105 107 106
    02-Jul-12 100 102 101
    28-May-12 107 109 108
    02-Apr-12 114 116 115
    05-Mar-12 111 113 112
    16-Jan-12 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 103 105 104
    01-Aug-11 108 110 109
    04-Jul-11 111 113 112
    02-May-11 117 119 118
    04-Apr-11 111 113 112
    07-Mar-11 109 111 110
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 106 108 107
    27-Sep-10 102 104 103
    28-Jun-10 97 99 98
    07-Jun-10 101 103 102
    22-Mar-10 105 107 106
    22-Feb-10 99 101 100
    01-Feb-10 91 93 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 87 89 88
    06-Jul-09 83 85 84
    25-May-09 80 82 81
    23-Feb-09 77 79 78
    12-Jan-09 70 72 71
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 85 87 86
    03-Nov-08 100 102 101
    06-Oct-08 111 113 112
    28-Jul-08 118 120 119
    23-Jun-08 111 113 112
    26-May-08 106 108 107
    28-Apr-08 103 105 104
    10-Mar-08 100 102 101
    04-Feb-08 103 105 104
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 100 102 101
    22-Oct-07 95 97 96
    30-Jul-07 91 93 92
    21-May-07 86 88 87
    09-Apr-07 82 84 83
    19-Feb-07 79 81 80
    22-Jan-07 76 78 77
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 79 81 80
    13-Nov-06 85 87 86
    16-Oct-06 89 91 90
    21-Aug-06 94 96 95
    22-May-06 89 91 90
    15-May-06 83 85 84
    10-Apr-06 87 89 88
    27-Feb-06 91 93 92
    06-Feb-06 95 97 96
    16-Jan-06 99 101 100
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 103 105 104
    10-Oct-05 95 97 96
    19-Sep-05 90 92 91
    12-Sep-05 83 85 84
    08-Aug-05 77 79 78
    11-Jul-05 71 73 72
    06-Jun-05 75 77 76
    02-May-05 79 81 80
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-04 81 83 82
    27-Sep-04 75 77 76
    16-Aug-04 70 72 71
    17-May-04 66 68 67
    26-Jan-04 64 66 65
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 61 63 62
    04-Aug-03 56 58 57
    16-Jun-03 58 60 59
    07-Apr-03 60 62 61
    10-Mar-03 66 68 67
    20-Jan-03 54 56 55
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 49 51 50
    04-Nov-02 52 54 53
    12-Aug-02 53 55 54
    17-Jun-02 51 53 52
    15-Apr-02 46 48 47
    11-Mar-02 44 46 45
    14-Jan-02 41 43 42
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 44 46 45
    12-Nov-01 46 48 47
    13-Aug-01 48 50 49
    02-Jul-01 51 53 52
    11-Jun-01 54 56 55
    19-Mar-01 58 60 59
    12-Feb-01 54 56 55
    29-Jan-01 49 51 50
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 50 52 51
    20-Nov-00 52 54 53
    16-Oct-00 53 55 54
    04-Sep-00 54 56 55
    17-Apr-00 55 57 56
    20-Mar-00 52 54 53
    14-Feb-00 48 50 49
    10-Jan-00 49 51 50
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Aug-99 51 53 52
    07-Jun-99 46 48 47
    12-Apr-99 43 45 44
    01-Mar-99 40 42 41
    01-Feb-99 39 41 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 40 42 41
    30-Nov-98 41 43 42
    19-Oct-98 42 44 43
    21-Sep-98 43 45 44
    17-Aug-98 44 46 45
    13-Jul-98 45 47 46
    08-Jun-98 46 48 47
    11-May-98 47 49 48
    13-Apr-98 48 50 49
    16-Mar-98 49 51 50
    09-Feb-98 50 52 51
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Dec-97 51 53 52
    27-Oct-97 52 54 53
    11-Aug-97 54 56 55
    14-Apr-97 56 58 57
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 53 55 54
    12-Aug-96 55 57 56
    03-Jun-96 50 52 51
    15-Apr-96 45 48 46.5
    29-Jan-96 40 43 41.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 41 44 42.5
    22-Sep-95 42 45 43.5
    18-Sep-95 46 51 48.5
    15-Sep-95 42 45 43.5
    28-Aug-95 46 51 48.5
    17-Jul-95 49 54 51.5
    03-Jul-95 51 56 53.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 52 58 55
    17-Oct-94 48 53 50.5
    19-Sep-94 50 53 51.5
    15-Aug-94 45 48 46.5
    25-Apr-94 41 43 42
    24-Jan-94 36 38 37
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Mar-93 38 40 39
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Aug-92 40 42 41
    25-May-92 36 38 37
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Sep-91 32 34 33
    12-Aug-91 28 30 29
    17-Jun-91 38 40 39
    20-Apr-91 39 41 40
    01-Apr-91 42 44 43
    18-Feb-91 45 46 45.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Dec-90 50 52 51
    26-Nov-90 44 52 48
    01-Oct-90 44 47 45.5
    25-Jun-90 41 43 42
    23-Apr-90 47 48 47.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-89 45 46 45.5
    09-Oct-89 42 44 43
    14-Aug-89 43 45 44
    07-Aug-89 46 48 47
    31-Jul-89 47 49 48
    24-Jul-89 48 49 48.5
    05-Jun-89 48 50 49
    22-May-89 50 51 50.5
    27-Mar-89 51 52 51.5
    06-Mar-89 50 51 50.5

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.