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Experts: M&A market near record metrics
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The pace of plastics mergers and acquisitions continues to percolate like a gallon of high-strength Starbucks coffee laced with Red Bull. The market recorded 355 deals in 2017, according to...
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01-16-2018
Brown Group buys tooling firm Freeman
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Brown Machinery Group, the Beaverton, Mich.-based manufacturer of thermoforming and downstream automation equipment, has purchased thermoform tooling maker Freeman Co. in Fremont, Ohio. Freeman...
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01-16-2018
Head of tank maker Dimamex killed in attempted robbery in Mexico
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Mexico City — Spanish industrial group Dimasa Grupo said Tuesday the body of the managing director of its manufacturing operation in Mexico will be flown back to Spain for burial after he...
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01-16-2018
Your Big Mac will have greener packaging by 2025
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McDonald's Corp., fresh off news that the company is discontinuing use of expanded polystyrene packaging in 2018, is now vowing to only create guest packaging that comes from renewable, recycled...
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01-16-2018
Personalizing your next car with plastics
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Detroit — BMW AG's Mini compact car brand is getting a little extra style, thanks to plastics. The German automaker showed new versions of its Mini hardtop and convertible at the 2018 North...
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01-16-2018
Indorama, Huvis to build speciality fiber plant in US
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Thai chemical company Indorama Ventures Public Co Ltd (IVL) and South Korea’s Huvis Corp (HC) have announced plans to form a 50/50 joint venture to develop, construct and operate a low...
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01-16-2018
Synvina extends PEF pilot phase
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Amsterdam-based Synvina CV plans to extend the pilot phase of its furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) production by 24 to 36 months in order to optimize future commercial-scale production, according to...
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01-15-2018
Feds investigating former Citadel business in relation to A. Schulman lawsuit
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Federal officials are undertaking a criminal investigation related to A. Schulman Inc.’s lawsuit against Citadel Plastics. In a Jan. 9 earnings call, Schulman President and CEO Joseph Gingo...
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01-15-2018
Material Insights: Solvay, deBotech are key partners on US Olympic bobsled team
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Resin supplier Solvay and composite part maker deBotech Inc. have partnered with USA Bobsled and Skeleton, and there was a lot of pricing news at the end of December. ...
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01-15-2018
European Union mulls introducing new tax on plastics
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European Union Budget and Human Resources Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has announced plans to impose a tax on plastics as a source of income and an initiative to reduce plastics packaging....
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01-15-2018
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Historical Resin Pricing

Engineering Thermoplastics

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Annual volumes greater than 1 million pounds.

Current Pricing
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    03-Jun-13 115 125 120
  • As of Date Level
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    07-May-12 111 121 116
  • As of Date Level
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    31-Oct-05 105 115 110
  • As of Date Level
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    06-Nov-00 100 110 105
  • As of Date Level
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    19-Apr-99 120 130 125
  • As of Date Level
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    25-Nov-96 135 145 140
    26-Aug-96 140 152 146
  • As of Date Level
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    17-Oct-94 140 152 146
    13-Jun-94 133 140 136.5
  • As of Date Level
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    28-May-90 123 127 125
  • As of Date Level
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    24-Jul-89 132 138 135
    22-May-89 128 133 130.5
    06-Mar-89 147 153 150

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.