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Putting the emphasis on fast cure
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Düsseldorf, Germany — Medical molders need liquid silicone rubber materials that cure quickly and at lower temperatures. Dow Performance Silicones featured the novel, innovative...
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02-23-2018
NY bag-maker, town in dispute over odors
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A New York bag manufacturer and nearby residents are having a disagreement that literally reeks. According to a Feb. 20 lawsuit, residents say the factory regularly emits foul odors that plague...
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02-23-2018
PVC posts solid sales growth in 2017, while results for other resins are mixed
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PVC again led the way among North American resin markets in 2017, with sales growth of more than 3 percent. Results for the year from other commodity resins were mixed, with sales of linear low...
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02-23-2018
Sumitomo Chemical brings new high-performance polymer to North America
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Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies is bringing one of its high performance thermoplastics to the North American market. Sumiploy CS5530 is a polyether sulfone with a proprietary additive...
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02-23-2018
Solvay exec will cover sustainability and UV stabilizers at SPE polyolefins conference
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Solvay SA executive Dominique Debecker will give a keynote address on sustainability at the upcoming SPE 2018 International Polyolefins Conference in Houston. Debecker, the deputy chief...
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02-23-2018
Kraiburg growing in Asia-Pacific on rising TPE demand
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Gandhinagar, India — Growing applications of thermoplastic elastomer in the appliances and automotive industries in Asia-Pacific is prompting materials maker Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. KG...
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02-23-2018
Eastman emphasizes value of disinfectant-ready polymers
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Anaheim, Calif. — Eastman Chemical Co. emphasized the value of a disinfectant-ready polymer for health care environments at the Feb. 6-8 UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expo. “If a patient...
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02-23-2018
Putting the emphasis on fast cure
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Düsseldorf, Germany — Medical molders need liquid silicone rubber materials that cure quickly and at lower temperatures. Dow Performance Silicones featured the novel, innovative...
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02-23-2018
PE, PP, PET and recycled prices bounce around in January
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North American prices for polyethylene, polypropylene and PET bottle resin hit the ground running in 2018. Prices for PP and PET both moved up in January, while PE prices ticked down an average of ...
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02-23-2018
Apex Plastics gains 'clear' advantage with blow molding machine
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Custom blow molder Apex Plastics has gained a “clear” advantage with its purchase of a new Aoki injection blow molding machine. With its $625,000 machinery investment, the Brookfield,...
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02-22-2018
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

PVC

Suspension Resin Pipe grade

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
    15-Jan-18 84 87 85.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Oct-17 85 88 86.5
    17-Apr-17 82 85 83.5
    06-Mar-17 80 83 81.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 76 79 77.5
    21-Nov-16 78 81 79.5
    11-Jul-16 76 79 77.5
    02-May-16 74 77 75.5
    28-Mar-16 72 75 73.5
    01-Feb-16 68 71 69.5
    25-Jan-16 69 72 70.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Nov-15 109 112 110.5
    12-Oct-15 110 113 111.5
    07-Sep-15 111 114 112.5
    06-Apr-15 112 115 113.5
    02-Feb-15 109 112 110.5
    19-Jan-15 111 114 112.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-14 114 117 115.5
    29-Sep-14 116 119 117.5
    14-Apr-14 114 117 115.5
    10-Mar-14 111 114 112.5
    03-Feb-14 108 111 109.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Nov-13 105 108 106.5
    10-Jun-13 106 109 107.5
    01-Apr-13 108 111 109.5
    18-Mar-13 103 106 104.5
    21-Jan-13 100 103 101.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-12 101 104 102.5
    12-Nov-12 100 103 101.5
    01-Oct-12 98 101 99.5
    02-Jul-12 95 98 96.5
    28-May-12 100 103 101.5
    07-May-12 102 105 103.5
    30-Jan-12 98 101 99.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-11 95 98 96.5
    23-May-11 99 102 100.5
    11-Apr-11 91 94 92.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 88 91 89.5
    26-Jul-10 83 86 84.5
    31-May-10 84 87 85.5
    05-Apr-10 88 91 89.5
    08-Feb-10 83 86 84.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Nov-09 78 81 79.5
    28-Sep-09 76 79 77.5
    03-Aug-09 75 78 76.5
    15-Jun-09 72 75 73.5
    23-Mar-09 70 73 71.5
    12-Jan-09 67 70 68.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Nov-08 81 84 82.5
    27-Oct-08 83 86 84.5
    01-Sep-08 86 89 87.5
    28-Jul-08 82 85 83.5
    12-May-08 78 81 79.5
    10-Mar-08 76 79 77.5
    21-Jan-08 72 75 73.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Oct-07 70 73 71.5
    30-Jul-07 68 71 69.5
    09-Apr-07 64 67 65.5
    19-Mar-07 61 64 62.5
    22-Jan-07 62 65 63.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 64 67 65.5
    13-Nov-06 66 69 67.5
    16-Oct-06 68 71 69.5
    15-May-06 66 69 67.5
    20-Mar-06 68 71 69.5
    16-Jan-06 70 73 71.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Oct-05 72 75 73.5
    25-Jul-05 58 61 59.5
    27-Jun-05 59 62 60.5
    09-May-05 60 63 61.5
    28-Mar-05 58 61 59.5
    21-Feb-05 57 60 58.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    13-Dec-04 54 57 55.5
    11-Oct-04 53 56 54.5
    14-Jun-04 51 54 52.5
    17-May-04 50 53 51.5
    19-Apr-04 48 51 49.5
    15-Mar-04 46 49 47.5
    02-Feb-04 44 47 45.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Oct-03 42 45 43.5
    04-Aug-03 40 43 41.5
    07-Jul-03 43 46 44.5
    19-May-03 45 48 46.5
    10-Mar-03 41 44 42.5
    10-Feb-03 39 42 40.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-02 37 40 38.5
    04-Nov-02 39 42 40.5
    19-Aug-02 42 45 43.5
    08-Jul-02 40 43 41.5
    10-Jun-02 36 39 37.5
    13-May-02 34 37 35.5
    15-Apr-02 32 35 33.5
    11-Mar-02 30 33 31.5
    28-Jan-02 28 31 29.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-01 31 34 32.5
    24-Sep-01 35 38 36.5
    13-Aug-01 37 40 38.5
    02-Jul-01 38 41 39.5
    19-Mar-01 39 42 40.5
    19-Feb-01 36 39 37.5
    15-Jan-01 37 40 38.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    13-Nov-00 38 39 38.5
    16-Oct-00 39 40 39.5
    04-Sep-00 40 41 40.5
    19-Jun-00 42 43 42.5
    14-Feb-00 40 41 40.5
    10-Jan-00 38 39 38.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Oct-99 36 37 36.5
    11-Oct-99 35 38 36.5
    30-Aug-99 34 37 35.5
    16-Aug-99 33 36 34.5
    26-Jul-99 32 35 33.5
    07-Jun-99 31 34 32.5
    17-May-99 30 33 31.5
    12-Apr-99 29 32 30.5
    22-Mar-99 28 31 29.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Oct-98 26 29 27.5
    28-Sep-98 27 30 28.5
    24-Aug-98 28 31 29.5
    27-Jul-98 29 32 30.5
    11-May-98 30 33 31.5
    13-Apr-98 31 34 32.5
    16-Mar-98 32 35 33.5
    09-Feb-98 33 36 34.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    13-Oct-97 35 38 36.5
    08-Sep-97 37 40 38.5
    11-Aug-97 39 42 40.5
    26-May-97 41 44 42.5
    14-Apr-97 39 42 40.5
    10-Mar-97 36 39 37.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 34 36 35
    04-Nov-96 36 38 37
    23-Sep-96 37 39 38
    26-Aug-96 39 40 39.5
    12-Aug-96 39 40 39.5
    08-Jul-96 37 38 37.5
    20-May-96 36 37 36.5
    22-Apr-96 34 35 34.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-95 32 33 32.5
    20-Nov-95 30 32 31
    30-Oct-95 34 35 34.5
    25-Sep-95 37 39 38
    14-Aug-95 39 41 40
    31-Jul-95 41 44 42.5
    01-May-95 43 45 44
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 47 50 48.5
    17-Oct-94 44 46 45
    19-Sep-94 41 43 42
    25-Jul-94 39 41 40
    06-Jun-94 37 39 38
    28-Feb-94 34 36 35
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Sep-93 32 34 33
    28-Jun-93 30 32 31
    01-Mar-93 28 30 29
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-May-92 27 29 28
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Sep-91 25 26 25.5
    26-Aug-91 24 25 24.5
    19-Aug-91 23 25 24
    08-Apr-91 30 31 30.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Oct-90 34 35 34.5
    25-Jun-90 33 34 33.5
    07-May-90 36 37 36.5
    19-Mar-90 35 36 35.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-89 33 34 33.5
    16-Oct-89 34 36 35
    14-Aug-89 38 39 38.5
    24-Jul-89 40 41 40.5
    12-Jun-89 41 42 41.5
    06-Mar-89 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.