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Medical companies assess damage in Puerto Rico
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Medical manufacturers with facilities in Puerto Rico are still assessing damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit the island in more than 80 years. Maria made landfall with ...
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09-22-2017
Speaker: Expect PP price increases post-Harvey
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Norwalk, Calif. — Expect big increases in polypropylene prices for months in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an industry consultant warned members of the Western Plastics Association. Samantha ...
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09-22-2017
DowDuPont starts up new PE and ethylene units in Texas
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DowDuPont Inc. has started production on a specialty polyethylene resin unit and on a new ethylene unit in Freeport, Texas. The new unit will have annual production of almost 900 million pounds of ...
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09-22-2017
Plastimagen still on schedule after earthquake
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Mexico City — Plastimagen México 2017 will go ahead in Mexico City as planned on November 7-10, organizer E.J. Krause and Associates said Sept. 21. Mexico City and surrounding areas...
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09-22-2017
CPSC votes to limit flame retardants in plastics
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission narrowly voted Sept. 20 to limit use of a group of flame retardants in plastics and other materials, saying that they see growing evidence that the...
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09-22-2017
Wrapping up safe shipping
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When it comes to securing loads on goods for transport, stretch wrap plays a key role in keeping the loads from shifting around in an economical and effective fashion. Load stability is a matter...
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09-22-2017
DS Smith making two Midwest US investments
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DS Smith plc is expanding operations in the United States on two fronts, including a new rigid plastic packaging location near Chicago and expansion of an injection molding location in Minnesota....
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09-22-2017
Compounder Star adds equipment and new look
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Custom compounder Star Plastics Inc. has added new equipment and launched a rebranding campaign. Since late 2016, the firm has added a twin-screw extrusion line for development work at its...
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09-21-2017
Plastics News Now: Large beverage company drops bottled water production
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San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines announced it is dropping the production of bottled water for sustainability reasons, Ford Motor Co. files a patent for an autonomous interior and Method...
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09-21-2017
Raumedic bringing 4.0 to all German, US facilities
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Raumedic AG is introducing a new IT-based quality assurance and production control system in all its production locations in Germany and the U.S. by 2019. Raumedic, a medical technology...
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09-21-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

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High Impact Extrusion

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
    14-Aug-17 118 120 119
    29-May-17 122 124 123
    08-May-17 124 126 125
    17-Apr-17 129 131 130
    13-Mar-17 123 125 124
    06-Feb-17 115 117 116
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 110 112 111
    10-Oct-16 112 114 113
    05-Sep-16 109 111 110
    11-Jul-16 107 109 108
    09-May-16 109 111 110
    29-Feb-16 104 106 105
    25-Jan-16 106 108 107
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-15 121 123 122
    07-Sep-15 130 132 131
    10-Aug-15 132 134 133
    06-Jul-15 126 128 127
    01-Jun-15 131 133 132
    04-May-15 128 130 129
    02-Mar-15 123 125 124
    02-Feb-15 125 127 126
    12-Jan-15 134 136 135
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-14 138 140 139
    03-Nov-14 139 141 140
    29-Sep-14 141 143 142
    11-Aug-14 145 147 146
    07-Jul-14 138 140 139
    02-Jun-14 139 141 140
    12-May-14 141 143 142
    10-Mar-14 144 146 145
    10-Feb-14 139 141 140
    20-Jan-14 133 135 134
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-13 129 131 130
    26-Aug-13 125 127 126
    10-Jun-13 126 128 127
    13-May-13 124 126 125
    18-Mar-13 127 129 128
    21-Jan-13 129 131 130
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-12 126 128 127
    23-Jul-12 121 123 122
    11-Jun-12 126 128 127
    30-Apr-12 125 127 126
    05-Mar-12 123 125 124
    30-Jan-12 116 118 117
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Dec-11 109 111 110
    19-Dec-11 111 113 112
    07-Nov-11 114 116 115
    29-Aug-11 120 122 121
    04-Jul-11 116 118 117
    09-May-11 109 111 110
    14-Feb-11 107 109 108
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 99 101 100
    25-Oct-10 94 96 95
    23-Aug-10 92 94 93
    12-Jul-10 94 96 95
    01-Mar-10 98 100 99
    11-Jan-10 88 90 89
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Nov-09 86 88 87
    26-Oct-09 84 86 85
    10-Aug-09 89 91 90
    06-Jul-09 85 87 86
    11-May-09 78 80 79
    23-Mar-09 76 78 77
    02-Feb-09 73 75 74
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 94 96 95
    17-Nov-08 116 118 117
    01-Sep-08 121 123 122
    28-Jul-08 117 119 118
    23-Jun-08 108 110 109
    18-Feb-08 98 100 99
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Oct-07 88 90 89
    21-May-07 92 94 93
    09-Apr-07 87 89 88
    19-Mar-07 83 85 84
    29-Jan-07 86 88 87
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-06 89 91 90
    04-Sep-06 91 93 92
    29-May-06 85 87 86
    20-Mar-06 89 91 90
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-05 92 94 93
    07-Nov-05 95 97 96
    26-Sep-05 90 92 91
    27-Jun-05 85 87 86
    09-May-05 89 91 90
    25-Apr-05 84 86 85
    28-Mar-05 87 89 88
    17-Jan-05 90 92 91
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    13-Dec-04 93 95 94
    27-Sep-04 85 87 86
    12-Jul-04 77 79 78
    19-Apr-04 74 76 75
    22-Mar-04 71 73 72
    23-Feb-04 67 69 68
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Oct-03 63 65 64
    01-Sep-03 61 63 62
    07-Jul-03 65 67 66
    10-Mar-03 69 71 70
    24-Feb-03 62 64 63
    10-Feb-03 59 61 60
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Oct-02 63 65 64
    19-Aug-02 59 61 60
    10-Jun-02 57 59 58
    18-Mar-02 54 56 55
    28-Jan-02 51 53 52
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-01 53 55 54
    03-Sep-01 55 57 56
    02-Jul-01 58 60 59
    16-Apr-01 60 62 61
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-00 61 63 62
    30-Oct-00 63 65 64
    22-May-00 65 67 66
    17-Apr-00 62 64 63
    06-Mar-00 58 60 59
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-99 55 57 56
    11-Oct-99 52 55 53.5
    19-Jul-99 50 52 51
    05-Jul-99 47 49 48
    07-Jun-99 48 50 49
    15-Mar-99 49 51 50
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Nov-98 45 47 46
    20-Jul-98 46 48 47
    08-Jun-98 48 50 49
    09-Mar-98 49 51 50
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Jan-97 46 48 47
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 48 50 49
    02-Sep-96 50 52 51
    26-Aug-96 56 59 57.5
    08-Jul-96 56 59 57.5
    22-Apr-96 54 57 55.5
    26-Feb-96 50 53 51.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 53 56 54.5
    25-Sep-95 55 58 56.5
    17-Jul-95 64 66 65
    01-May-95 64 70 67
    13-Mar-95 60 66 63
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-94 59 66 62.5
    19-Sep-94 56 58 57
    20-Jun-94 52 54 53
    25-Apr-94 50 52 51
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Sep-93 47 49 48
    19-Apr-93 49 51 50
    18-Jan-93 46 48 47
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Aug-92 46 49 47.5
    15-Jun-92 45 47 46
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Nov-91 44 45 44.5
    23-Sep-91 42 43 42.5
    20-May-91 46 47 46.5
    06-May-91 47 49 48
    08-Apr-91 49 51 50
    11-Mar-91 50 51 50.5
    11-Feb-91 55 57 56
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Nov-90 59 61 60
    08-Oct-90 55 57 56
    09-Jul-90 50 52 51
    26-Mar-90 53 55 54
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Nov-89 50 52 51
    25-Sep-89 53 55 54
    11-Sep-89 54 56 55
    10-Jul-89 57 59 58
    29-May-89 58 60 59
    22-May-89 60 61 60.5
    03-Apr-89 59 60 59.5
    06-Mar-89 60 61 60.5

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.