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Water vest innovation improving lives, winning awards
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A nylon solution to help people more easily transport water in impoverished areas around the world is the big winner of this year's DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Called the Fritz Water...
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05-23-2017
Retail sales growth bodes well for consumer goods and packaging
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The pace of growth in total U.S. retail sales continues to accelerate gradually, and this trend bodes well for the medium-term demand for many types of plastics consumer goods and packaging. After ...
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05-23-2017
Carteaux: Congress is 'ready to listen'
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Cleveland — In its first months, the new presidential administration has proven more receptive than in past years to concerns of the plastics supply chain, says Bill Carteaux, CEO of...
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05-23-2017
At Chinaplas, ExxonMobil cuddles cukes
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Guangzhou, China — ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and Fujian-based blown-film machine maker Huashan Plastics Machinery Co. Ltd. demonstrated a thrifty solution to packaging consumer products in...
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05-23-2017
Blundy announces retirement, again
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Cleveland —​ Industry veteran John Blundy is retiring again — and this time, he says it's going to stick. After suspending his retirement in 2015 to take a two-year position...
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05-23-2017
Plastics processors helping an old bomber take flight
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Urbana, Ohio — Here's a story that dates back more than a decade and has years to go before being finished. A story that involves lots of metal, but plastics play a central role. A story...
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05-23-2017
Trident turns to garbage bins as Australian auto industry declines
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Adelaide, Australia — The demise of Australia's auto manufacturing industry has seen an injection molder diversify into mobile garbage bins. Until recently, Trident Plastics (SA) Pty. Ltd.,...
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05-22-2017
Tekni-Plex adds to seals and closures liners business
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Tekni-Plex Inc. is once again adding to its seals and closures liners business with the acquisition of Bruna Seals LLC. Bruna Seals, of Doral, Fla., will become part of Tekni-Plex's global closure ...
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05-22-2017
Plastics Industry Association creates sustainability board
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Washington — The Plastics Industry Association has promoted two staffers and launched a Sustainability Advisory Board. The goal of the board is to enlist a diverse group of plastics industry ...
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05-22-2017
Nestlé Waters signs on to support Closed Loop recycling efforts
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Bottled water giant Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is investing millions of dollars into the Closed Loop Fund, an effort to boost recycling around the country. Nestlé Waters will...
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05-22-2017
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Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-May-17 78 79 78.5
    27-Mar-17 83.5 84.5 84
    06-Mar-17 79.5 80.5 80
    06-Feb-17 73 74 73.5
    09-Jan-17 63 64 63.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 67 68 67.5
    07-Nov-16 73 74 73.5
    03-Oct-16 74.5 75.5 75
    05-Sep-16 68.5 69.5 69
    01-Aug-16 65 66 65.5
    11-Jul-16 66 67 66.5
    30-May-16 70 71 70.5
    02-May-16 72 73 72.5
    28-Mar-16 75 76 75.5
    01-Feb-16 74 75 74.5
    25-Jan-16 71 72 71.5
    04-Jan-16 96 97 96.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Nov-15 94 95 94.5
    19-Oct-15 92 93 92.5
    28-Sep-15 89 90 89.5
    07-Sep-15 90 91 90.5
    10-Aug-15 92 93 92.5
    06-Jul-15 93 94 93.5
    01-Jun-15 92 93 92.5
    04-May-15 93 94 93.5
    06-Apr-15 97 98 97.5
    02-Mar-15 98 99 98.5
    02-Feb-15 97 98 97.5
    19-Jan-15 107 108 107.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 117 118 117.5
    03-Nov-14 122 123 122.5
    01-Sep-14 118 119 118.5
    23-Jun-14 113 114 113.5
    02-Jun-14 116 117 116.5
    05-May-14 117 118 117.5
    07-Apr-14 118 119 118.5
    03-Mar-14 119 120 119.5
    03-Feb-14 120 121 120.5
    13-Jan-14 115 116 115.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Dec-13 111 112 111.5
    04-Nov-13 112 113 112.5
    09-Sep-13 114 115 114.5
    08-Jul-13 109 110 109.5
    03-Jun-13 106 107 106.5
    06-May-13 107 108 107.5
    01-Apr-13 117 118 117.5
    04-Mar-13 123 124 123.5
    21-Jan-13 117 118 117.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 102 103 102.5
    03-Dec-12 101 102 101.5
    12-Nov-12 97 98 97.5
    15-Oct-12 95 96 95.5
    03-Sep-12 94 95 94.5
    02-Jul-12 96 97 96.5
    28-May-12 111 112 111.5
    02-Apr-12 121 122 121.5
    20-Feb-12 116 117 116.5
    30-Jan-12 99 100 99.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-11 101 102 101.5
    31-Oct-11 107 108 107.5
    01-Aug-11 121 122 121.5
    27-Jun-11 125 126 125.5
    23-May-11 140 141 140.5
    02-May-11 130 131 130.5
    04-Apr-11 115 116 115.5
    24-Jan-11 120 121 120.5
    17-Jan-11 103 104 103.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 100 101 100.5
    27-Sep-10 102 103 102.5
    23-Aug-10 99 100 99.5
    05-Jul-10 97 98 97.5
    31-May-10 105 106 105.5
    26-Apr-10 117 118 117.5
    22-Mar-10 110 111 110.5
    22-Feb-10 105 106 105.5
    01-Feb-10 98 99 98.5
    11-Jan-10 95 96 95.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Nov-09 91 92 91.5
    02-Nov-09 88 89 88.5
    28-Sep-09 98 99 98.5
    17-Aug-09 86 87 86.5
    03-Aug-09 82 83 82.5
    06-Jul-09 81 82 81.5
    18-May-09 72 73 72.5
    23-Feb-09 69 70 69.5
    09-Feb-09 63 64 63.5
    12-Jan-09 60 61 60.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 70 71 70.5
    03-Nov-08 100 101 100.5
    06-Oct-08 111 112 111.5
    28-Jul-08 125 126 125.5
    07-Jul-08 114 115 114.5
    26-May-08 107 108 107.5
    28-Apr-08 103 104 103.5
    10-Mar-08 97 98 97.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 98 99 98.5
    22-Oct-07 92 93 92.5
    30-Jul-07 89 90 89.5
    21-May-07 88 89 88.5
    07-May-07 84 85 84.5
    19-Feb-07 80 81 80.5
    22-Jan-07 75 76 75.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 76 77 76.5
    13-Nov-06 83 84 83.5
    21-Aug-06 87 88 87.5
    03-Jul-06 85 86 85.5
    22-May-06 81 82 81.5
    15-May-06 78 79 78.5
    27-Feb-06 79 80 79.5
    06-Feb-06 75 76 75.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 79 80 79.5
    17-Oct-05 84 85 84.5
    19-Sep-05 74 75 74.5
    08-Aug-05 69 70 69.5
    11-Jul-05 65 66 65.5
    06-Jun-05 71 72 71.5
    02-May-05 75 76 75.5
    21-Feb-05 77 78 77.5
    31-Jan-05 75 76 75.5
    10-Jan-05 72 73 72.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 68 69 68.5
    08-Nov-04 65 66 65.5
    27-Sep-04 62 63 62.5
    23-Aug-04 59 60 59.5
    02-Aug-04 57 58 57.5
    17-May-04 55 56 55.5
    19-Apr-04 53 54 53.5
    23-Feb-04 50 51 50.5
    26-Jan-04 47 48 47.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 45 46 45.5
    04-Aug-03 43 44 43.5
    16-Jun-03 45 46 45.5
    12-May-03 47 48 47.5
    07-Apr-03 45 46 45.5
    10-Mar-03 42 43 42.5
    24-Feb-03 39 40 39.5
    10-Feb-03 36 37 36.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 37 38 37.5
    12-Aug-02 39 40 39.5
    17-Jun-02 38 39 38.5
    29-Apr-02 35 36 35.5
    18-Mar-02 32 33 32.5
    14-Jan-02 30 31 30.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 32 33 32.5
    12-Nov-01 34 35 34.5
    24-Sep-01 32 33 32.5
    20-Aug-01 33 34 33.5
    11-Jun-01 35 36 35.5
    16-Apr-01 38 39 38.5
    19-Feb-01 39 40 39.5
    15-Jan-01 39.5 40.5 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 40 41 40.5
    04-Dec-00 42 43 42.5
    02-Oct-00 43 44 43.5
    19-Jun-00 46 47 46.5
    01-May-00 44 45 44.5
    20-Mar-00 41 42 41.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-99 39 40 39.5
    11-Oct-99 37 38 37.5
    06-Sep-99 35 36 35.5
    05-Jul-99 34 35 34.5
    17-May-99 32 33 32.5
    22-Feb-99 30 31 30.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 31 32 31.5
    21-Sep-98 32 33 32.5
    17-Aug-98 33 34 33.5
    20-Jul-98 34 35 34.5
    08-Jun-98 35 36 35.5
    11-May-98 36 37 36.5
    19-Jan-98 37 38 37.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 38 39 38.5
    15-Sep-97 40 41 40.5
    28-Jul-97 42 44 43
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 46 48 47
    14-Oct-96 48 50 49
    26-Aug-96 45 47 46

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.