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Bumper to Bumper: Mafic to start production of carbon fiber alternative in NC
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Mafic has had a facility in Ireland to turn basalt from rock into a filler for composites, but is bringing production to the United States with an aim toward the automotive market. ...
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09-20-2017
Earthquake appears to have spared Mexico's plastics industry
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Mexico City — Mexico's second major earthquake in two weeks claimed several hundred lives — including at least three dozen schoolchildren — but appeared to have spared the...
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09-20-2017
Clariant rejects appeal to rethink Huntsman merger
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Swiss chemical giant Clariant AG has rejected a request to rethink its planned merger of equals with U.S.-based Huntsman Corp. In an open letter to Clariant, White Tale, which is a Cayman Island-...
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09-20-2017
A hurricane story that will make you smile
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This is the third week in a row that we've had a Hurricane Harvey-related story on Page 1. It's a big story. But it's not as bad as much of the business press is implying. I've seen more than a...
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09-20-2017
Berry invests in nonwoven production in Italy
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Berry Global Group Inc. has put the finishing touches on $15 million worth of improvements at the company's nonwovens production facility in Terno d'Isola, Italy. A two-year effort has created...
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09-20-2017
Baldwin builds on print inspection systems with acquisition
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St. Louis-based Baldwin Technology Co. Inc., the manufacturer of process automation equipment for packaging, film extrusion, printing and other industrial segments, has purchased the assets of PC...
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09-20-2017
Arkema expanding fluoropolymer capacity in US
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French materials supplier Arkema SA is planning to increase fluoropolymer production capacity at its plant in Calvert City, Ky., by 20 percent. The investment is scheduled to start mid-2018 to...
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09-19-2017
DS Smith opening its first North American rigid plastics packaging plant
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DS Smith plc is opening the company's first-ever rigid packaging manufacturing plant in North America. The new location in Romeoville, Ill., near Chicago, joins six other flexible packaging...
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09-19-2017
Labor and money problems continue for M&G in Texas
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M&G Group's Project Jumbo PET site is shrinking, with construction firm Fluor Enterprises Inc. releasing almost 300 workers because of problems at the site in Corpus, Christi, Texas. Fluor...
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09-19-2017
Quantum on the hunt for acquisitions
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Quantum Plastics LLC will continue to look at acquisitions as a way to grow while the firm's top two executives take on new titles. Quantum has appointed Ron Embree as president and CEO, moving on ...
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09-19-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

LLDPE

HAO comonomer Injection GP

Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
Low High Avg
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Sep-17 78 80 79
    05-Jun-17 75 77 76
    10-Apr-17 78 80 79
    06-Mar-17 75 77 76
    09-Jan-17 70 72 71
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 72 74 73
    03-Oct-16 75 77 76
    02-May-16 70 72 71
    28-Mar-16 66 68 67
    29-Feb-16 61 63 62
    01-Feb-16 63 65 64
    25-Jan-16 66 68 67
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 91 93 92
    31-Aug-15 95 97 96
    01-Jun-15 100 102 101
    02-Mar-15 95 97 96
    02-Feb-15 100 102 101
    12-Jan-15 104 106 105
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 108 110 109
    29-Sep-14 111 113 112
    03-Mar-14 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 104 106 105
    18-Mar-13 99 101 100
    28-Jan-13 95 97 96
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 90 92 91
    03-Sep-12 92 94 93
    02-Jul-12 87 89 88
    28-May-12 94 96 95
    02-Apr-12 101 103 102
    05-Mar-12 98 100 99
    16-Jan-12 95 97 96
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 90 92 91
    01-Aug-11 95 97 96
    04-Jul-11 98 100 99
    02-May-11 101 103 102
    04-Apr-11 95 97 96
    07-Mar-11 93 95 94
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 90 92 91
    27-Sep-10 86 88 87
    26-Jul-10 81 83 82
    28-Jun-10 83 85 84
    07-Jun-10 89 91 90
    22-Mar-10 95 97 96
    22-Feb-10 89 91 90
    01-Feb-10 81 83 82
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 77 79 78
    06-Jul-09 73 75 74
    25-May-09 70 72 71
    23-Feb-09 67 69 68
    12-Jan-09 60 62 61
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 75 77 76
    03-Nov-08 90 92 91
    06-Oct-08 101 103 102
    28-Jul-08 108 110 109
    23-Jun-08 101 103 102
    26-May-08 96 98 97
    28-Apr-08 93 95 94
    10-Mar-08 90 92 91
    04-Feb-08 93 95 94
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 90 92 91
    22-Oct-07 85 87 86
    30-Jul-07 81 83 82
    21-May-07 76 78 77
    09-Apr-07 72 74 73
    19-Feb-07 69 71 70
    22-Jan-07 66 68 67
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 69 71 70
    13-Nov-06 75 77 76
    16-Oct-06 79 81 80
    21-Aug-06 84 86 85
    22-May-06 79 81 80
    15-May-06 73 75 74
    10-Apr-06 77 79 78
    27-Feb-06 81 83 82
    06-Feb-06 85 87 86
    16-Jan-06 89 91 90
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 93 95 94
    10-Oct-05 85 87 86
    19-Sep-05 80 82 81
    12-Sep-05 73 75 74
    08-Aug-05 67 69 68
    11-Jul-05 61 63 62
    06-Jun-05 65 67 66
    02-May-05 69 71 70
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-04 71 73 72
    27-Sep-04 65 67 66
    16-Aug-04 60 62 61
    17-May-04 56 58 57
    26-Jan-04 54 56 55
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 51 53 52
    04-Aug-03 46 48 47
    16-Jun-03 48 50 49
    07-Apr-03 50 52 51
    10-Mar-03 56 58 57
    20-Jan-03 44 46 45
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 39 41 40
    04-Nov-02 42 44 43
    12-Aug-02 43 45 44
    17-Jun-02 41 43 42
    15-Apr-02 36 38 37
    11-Mar-02 34 36 35
    14-Jan-02 31 33 32
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 34 36 35
    12-Nov-01 36 38 37
    13-Aug-01 38 40 39
    02-Jul-01 41 43 42
    11-Jun-01 44 46 45
    19-Mar-01 47 49 48
    12-Feb-01 44 46 45
    29-Jan-01 39 41 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 40 42 41
    20-Nov-00 42 44 43
    16-Oct-00 43 45 44
    09-Oct-00 44 46 45
    04-Sep-00 50 52 51
    17-Apr-00 51 53 52
    20-Mar-00 48 50 49
    14-Feb-00 38 40 39
    10-Jan-00 39 41 40
    03-Jan-00 41 43 42
  • 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
    26-Jan-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 53 55 54
    17-Feb-97 50 52 51
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Aug-96 52 54 53
    03-Jun-96 47 49 48
    15-Apr-96 42 44 43
    29-Jan-96 37 39 38
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Dec-95 39 41 40
    25-Sep-95 40 42 41
    14-Aug-95 47 50 48.5
    17-Jul-95 51 55 53
    03-Jul-95 54 59 56.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 55 61 58
    17-Oct-94 51 56 53.5
    19-Sep-94 48 51 49.5
    15-Aug-94 43 46 44.5
    25-Apr-94 40 43 41.5
    24-Jan-94 35 38 36.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Mar-93 37 40 38.5
    11-Jan-93 38 42 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-92 36 38 37
    16-Dec-92 32 34 33
    24-Aug-92 36 38 37
    06-Jul-92 33 36 34.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Sep-91 32 34 33
    17-Jun-91 41 43 42
    22-Apr-91 42 44 43
    01-Apr-91 45 47 46
    18-Feb-91 48 50 49
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Dec-90 53 58 55.5
    26-Nov-90 47 55 51
    01-Oct-90 47 50 48.5
    25-Jun-90 44 46 45
    23-Apr-90 48 50 49
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-89 46 48 47
    09-Oct-89 45 46 45.5
    25-Sep-89 47 48 47.5
    18-Sep-89 48 49 48.5
    11-Sep-89 49 58 53.5
    14-Aug-89 48 49 48.5
    31-Jul-89 52 54 53
    05-Jun-89 53 54 53.5
    24-Apr-89 54 55 54.5
    20-Mar-89 55 58 56.5
    06-Mar-89 53 55 54

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.