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Material Insights: LyondellBasell, A. Schulman to make behemoth $4.6 billion company
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LyondellBasell is acquiring A. Schulman for $2.25 billion, Westlake Chemical announces expansions and a pair of firms make plans in India. ...
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02-20-2018
Milacron reports fourth quarter growth, but no uptick from tax reform
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Milacron Holdings Corp. is ending the fourth quarter with $325 million in sales — a 9 percent increase over last year in the same period — citing double-digit growth in machinery and...
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02-20-2018
Huntington Solutions acquires Ohio-based TrimTec Systems
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Huntington Foam LLC is expanding its packaging business with the acquisition of a Central Ohio company. Huntington, based in Greer, S.C., has purchased TrimTec Systems Ltd. of Grove City, Ohio, a...
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02-20-2018
Barnes Group reports strong 2017 sales, record hot runner sales
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Barnes Group Inc.’s bottom line took a $96.7 million tax reform hit in the fourth quarter of 2017, but companywide sales were strong, and the company’s hot runner sales reached record...
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02-20-2018
Westlake adding capacity for PVC and VCM in US and Germany
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Westlake Chemical Corp. plans to add capacity for PVC resin and vinyl chloride monomer feedstock at plants in Louisiana and Germany. Houston-based Westlake will add a total of 750 million pounds...
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02-20-2018
Outstanding results and another record year for Covestro in 2017
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Driven by a high demand for high-performance plastics and significantly higher margins, Covestro increased group sales by 18.8 percent to EUR 14.1 billion over the past fiscal year. Group EBITDA...
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02-20-2018
Entries open for International Design Awards
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Organizers of the International Design Excellence Awards competition added categories, balanced jury representation across design disciplines, rebranded the logo and upgraded trophies for this...
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02-20-2018
Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals form Gulf Coast petrochemicals joint venture
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French oil company Total SA, Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada-based Nova Chemicals Corp. on Feb. 19 announced that they have agreed to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf ...
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02-20-2018
Wine and molding
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Jessica Bell has created a plastic wine glass that even a merlot-drinking wine snob can love. And she's working with Wisconsin-based custom injection molder Sussex IM Inc. for volume production of ...
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02-16-2018
Uponor invests $10 million in smart water venture
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Vantaa, Finland — Uponor Oyj will put another $10 million toward its joint venture with Belkin International, bringing its total investment in their company called Phyn LLC to $25 million....
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02-16-2018
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

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Extrusion Fiber

Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Feb-18 84 86 85
    15-Jan-18 75 77 76
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-17 74 76 75
    30-Oct-17 73 75 74
    02-Oct-17 72 74 73
    11-Sep-17 65 67 66
    14-Aug-17 64.5 66.5 65.5
    05-Jun-17 64 66 65
    01-May-17 72 74 73
    27-Mar-17 77.5 79.5 78.5
    06-Mar-17 73.5 75.5 74.5
    06-Feb-17 67 69 68
    09-Jan-17 57 59 58
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 61 63 62
    07-Nov-16 67 69 68
    03-Oct-16 68.5 70.5 69.5
    05-Sep-16 62.5 64.5 63.5
    01-Aug-16 59 61 60
    11-Jul-16 60 62 61
    30-May-16 64 66 65
    02-May-16 66 68 67
    28-Mar-16 69 71 70
    01-Feb-16 68 70 69
    25-Jan-16 65 67 66
    04-Jan-16 90 92 91
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Nov-15 88 90 89
    19-Oct-15 86 88 87
    28-Sep-15 83 85 84
    07-Sep-15 84 86 85
    10-Aug-15 86 88 87
    06-Jul-15 87 89 88
    01-Jun-15 86 88 87
    04-May-15 87 89 88
    06-Apr-15 91 93 92
    02-Mar-15 92 94 93
    02-Feb-15 91 93 92
    19-Jan-15 101 103 102
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 111 113 112
    03-Nov-14 116 118 117
    01-Sep-14 112 114 113
    23-Jun-14 107 109 108
    02-Jun-14 110 112 111
    05-May-14 111 113 112
    07-Apr-14 112 114 113
    03-Mar-14 113 115 114
    03-Feb-14 114 116 115
    13-Jan-14 109 111 110
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Dec-13 105 107 106
    04-Nov-13 106 108 107
    09-Sep-13 108 110 109
    08-Jul-13 103 105 104
    03-Jun-13 100 102 101
    06-May-13 101 103 102
    01-Apr-13 111 113 112
    04-Mar-13 117 119 118
    21-Jan-13 111 113 112
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 96 98 97
    03-Dec-12 95 97 96
    12-Nov-12 91 93 92
    15-Oct-12 89 91 90
    03-Sep-12 88 90 89
    02-Jul-12 90 92 91
    28-May-12 105 107 106
    02-Apr-12 115 117 116
    20-Feb-12 110 112 111
    30-Jan-12 93 95 94
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-11 95 97 96
    31-Oct-11 101 103 102
    01-Aug-11 115 117 116
    27-Jun-11 119 121 120
    23-May-11 134 136 135
    02-May-11 124 126 125
    04-Apr-11 109 111 110
    24-Jan-11 114 116 115
    17-Jan-11 97 99 98
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 94 96 95
    27-Sep-10 96 98 97
    23-Aug-10 93 95 94
    05-Jul-10 91 93 92
    31-May-10 99 101 100
    26-Apr-10 111 113 112
    22-Mar-10 104 106 105
    22-Feb-10 99 101 100
    01-Feb-10 92 94 93
    11-Jan-10 89 91 90
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Nov-09 85 87 86
    02-Nov-09 82 84 83
    28-Sep-09 92 94 93
    17-Aug-09 80 82 81
    03-Aug-09 76 78 77
    06-Jul-09 75 77 76
    18-May-09 66 68 67
    23-Feb-09 63 65 64
    09-Feb-09 57 59 58
    12-Jan-09 54 56 55
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 64 66 65
    03-Nov-08 94 96 95
    06-Oct-08 105 107 106
    28-Jul-08 119 121 120
    07-Jul-08 108 110 109
    26-May-08 101 103 102
    28-Apr-08 97 99 98
    10-Mar-08 91 93 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 92 94 93
    22-Oct-07 86 88 87
    30-Jul-07 83 85 84
    21-May-07 82 84 83
    07-May-07 78 80 79
    19-Feb-07 74 76 75
    22-Jan-07 69 71 70
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 70 72 71
    13-Nov-06 77 79 78
    21-Aug-06 81 83 82
    03-Jul-06 79 81 80
    22-May-06 75 77 76
    15-May-06 72 74 73
    27-Feb-06 73 75 74
    06-Feb-06 69 71 70
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 73 75 74
    17-Oct-05 78 80 79
    19-Sep-05 68 70 69
    08-Aug-05 63 65 64
    11-Jul-05 59 61 60
    06-Jun-05 65 67 66
    02-May-05 69 71 70
    21-Feb-05 71 73 72
    31-Jan-05 69 71 70
    10-Jan-05 66 68 67
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 62 64 63
    08-Nov-04 59 61 60
    27-Sep-04 56 58 57
    23-Aug-04 53 55 54
    02-Aug-04 51 53 52
    17-May-04 49 51 50
    19-Apr-04 47 49 48
    23-Feb-04 44 46 45
    26-Jan-04 41 43 42
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 39 41 40
    04-Aug-03 37 39 38
    16-Jun-03 39 41 40
    12-May-03 41 43 42
    07-Apr-03 39 41 40
    10-Mar-03 36 38 37
    24-Feb-03 33 35 34
    10-Feb-03 30 32 31
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 31 33 32
    12-Aug-02 33 35 34
    17-Jun-02 32 34 33
    29-Apr-02 29 31 30
    18-Mar-02 26 28 27
    14-Jan-02 24 26 25
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 26 28 27
    12-Nov-01 28 30 29
    24-Sep-01 26 28 27
    20-Aug-01 27 29 28
    11-Jun-01 29 31 30
    16-Apr-01 32 34 33
    19-Feb-01 33 35 34
    15-Jan-01 33.5 35.5 34.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 34 36 35
    04-Dec-00 36 38 37
    02-Oct-00 37 39 38
    19-Jun-00 40 42 41
    01-May-00 38 40 39
    20-Mar-00 35 37 36
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-99 33 35 34
    11-Oct-99 31 33 32
    06-Sep-99 29 31 30
    05-Jul-99 28 30 29
    17-May-99 26.5 28.5 27.5
    22-Feb-99 25 27 26
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 26 28 27
    21-Sep-98 27 29 28
    17-Aug-98 28 30 29
    20-Jul-98 29 31 30
    08-Jun-98 30 32 31
    11-May-98 31 33 32
    19-Jan-98 32 34 33
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 33 35 34
    15-Sep-97 35 37 36
    28-Jul-97 38 40 39
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 42 44 43
    14-Oct-96 44 46 45
    26-Aug-96 41 43 42

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.