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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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Polypropylene in May continued in its role as the problem child of the North American resin market. Prices for that material surged an average of 7 cents per pound in May, with regional PET bottle ...
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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

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Homopolymer Injection GP

Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
Low High Avg
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Jun-18 79 81 80
    30-Apr-18 72 74 73
    02-Apr-18 73 75 74
    05-Mar-18 79 81 80
    05-Feb-18 85 87 86
    15-Jan-18 76 78 77
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-17 75 77 76
    30-Oct-17 74 76 75
    02-Oct-17 73 75 74
    11-Sep-17 66 68 67
    14-Aug-17 65.5 67.5 66.5
    05-Jun-17 65 67 66
    01-May-17 73 75 74
    27-Mar-17 78.5 80.5 79.5
    06-Mar-17 74.5 76.5 75.5
    06-Feb-17 68 70 69
    09-Jan-17 58 60 59
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 62 64 63
    07-Nov-16 68 70 69
    03-Oct-16 69.5 71.5 70.5
    05-Sep-16 63.5 65.5 64.5
    01-Aug-16 60 62 61
    11-Jul-16 61 63 62
    30-May-16 65 67 66
    02-May-16 67 69 68
    28-Mar-16 70 72 71
    01-Feb-16 69 71 70
    25-Jan-16 66 68 67
    04-Jan-16 91 93 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Nov-15 89 91 90
    19-Oct-15 87 89 88
    28-Sep-15 84 86 85
    07-Sep-15 85 87 86
    10-Aug-15 87 89 88
    06-Jul-15 88 90 89
    01-Jun-15 87 89 88
    04-May-15 88 90 89
    06-Apr-15 92 94 93
    02-Mar-15 93 95 94
    02-Feb-15 92 94 93
    19-Jan-15 102 104 103
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 112 114 113
    03-Nov-14 117 119 118
    01-Sep-14 113 115 114
    23-Jun-14 108 110 109
    02-Jun-14 111 113 112
    05-May-14 112 114 113
    07-Apr-14 113 115 114
    03-Mar-14 114 116 115
    03-Feb-14 115 117 116
    13-Jan-14 110 112 111
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Dec-13 106 108 107
    04-Nov-13 107 109 108
    09-Sep-13 109 111 110
    08-Jul-13 104 106 105
    03-Jun-13 101 103 102
    06-May-13 102 104 103
    01-Apr-13 112 114 113
    04-Mar-13 118 120 119
    21-Jan-13 112 114 113
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 97 99 98
    03-Dec-12 96 98 97
    12-Nov-12 92 94 93
    15-Oct-12 90 92 91
    03-Sep-12 89 91 90
    02-Jul-12 91 93 92
    28-May-12 106 108 107
    02-Apr-12 116 118 117
    20-Feb-12 111 113 112
    30-Jan-12 94 96 95
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-11 96 98 97
    31-Oct-11 102 104 103
    01-Aug-11 116 118 117
    27-Jun-11 120 122 121
    23-May-11 135 137 136
    02-May-11 125 127 126
    04-Apr-11 110 112 111
    24-Jan-11 115 117 116
    17-Jan-11 98 100 99
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 95 97 96
    27-Sep-10 97 99 98
    23-Aug-10 94 96 95
    05-Jul-10 92 94 93
    31-May-10 100 102 101
    26-Apr-10 112 114 113
    22-Mar-10 105 107 106
    22-Feb-10 100 102 101
    01-Feb-10 93 95 94
    11-Jan-10 90 92 91
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Nov-09 86 88 87
    02-Nov-09 83 85 84
    28-Sep-09 93 95 94
    17-Aug-09 81 83 82
    03-Aug-09 77 79 78
    06-Jul-09 76 78 77
    18-May-09 67 69 68
    23-Feb-09 64 66 65
    09-Feb-09 58 60 59
    12-Jan-09 55 57 56
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 65 67 66
    03-Nov-08 95 97 96
    06-Oct-08 106 108 107
    28-Jul-08 120 122 121
    07-Jul-08 109 111 110
    26-May-08 102 104 103
    28-Apr-08 98 100 99
    10-Mar-08 92 94 93
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 93 95 94
    22-Oct-07 87 89 88
    30-Jul-07 84 86 85
    21-May-07 83 85 84
    07-May-07 79 81 80
    19-Feb-07 75 77 76
    22-Jan-07 70 72 71
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 71 73 72
    13-Nov-06 78 80 79
    21-Aug-06 82 84 83
    03-Jul-06 80 82 81
    22-May-06 76 78 77
    15-May-06 73 75 74
    27-Feb-06 74 76 75
    06-Feb-06 70 72 71
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 74 76 75
    17-Oct-05 79 81 80
    19-Sep-05 69 71 70
    08-Aug-05 64 66 65
    11-Jul-05 60 62 61
    06-Jun-05 66 68 67
    02-May-05 70 72 71
    21-Feb-05 72 74 73
    31-Jan-05 70 72 71
    10-Jan-05 67 69 68
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 63 65 64
    08-Nov-04 60 62 61
    27-Sep-04 57 59 58
    23-Aug-04 54 56 55
    02-Aug-04 52 54 53
    17-May-04 50 52 51
    19-Apr-04 48 50 49
    23-Feb-04 45 47 46
    26-Jan-04 42 44 43
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 40 42 41
    04-Aug-03 38 40 39
    16-Jun-03 40 42 41
    12-May-03 42 44 43
    07-Apr-03 40 42 41
    10-Mar-03 37 39 38
    24-Feb-03 34 36 35
    10-Feb-03 31 33 32
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 32 34 33
    12-Aug-02 34 36 35
    17-Jun-02 33 35 34
    29-Apr-02 30 32 31
    18-Mar-02 27 29 28
    14-Jan-02 25 27 26
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 27 29 28
    12-Nov-01 29 31 30
    24-Sep-01 27 29 28
    20-Aug-01 28 30 29
    11-Jun-01 30 32 31
    16-Apr-01 33 35 34
    19-Feb-01 34 36 35
    15-Jan-01 34.5 36.5 35.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 35 37 36
    04-Dec-00 37 39 38
    02-Oct-00 38 40 39
    19-Jun-00 41 43 42
    01-May-00 39 41 40
    20-Mar-00 36 38 37
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-99 34 36 35
    11-Oct-99 32 34 33
    06-Sep-99 30 32 31
    05-Jul-99 29 31 30
    17-May-99 27.5 29.5 28.5
    22-Feb-99 26 28 27
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 27 29 28
    21-Sep-98 28 30 29
    17-Aug-98 29 31 30
    20-Jul-98 30 32 31
    08-Jun-98 31 33 32
    11-May-98 32 34 33
    19-Jan-98 33 35 34
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 34 36 35
    15-Sep-97 36 38 37
    28-Jul-97 39 41 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 43 45 44
    14-Oct-96 45 47 46
    26-Aug-96 42 44 43

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.