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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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More than two dozen investment groups are forming the Plastic Solutions Investor Alliance, an effort aimed squarely at plastic pollution. The alliance, organized by Oakland-based environmental...
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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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06-21-2018
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Historical Resin Pricing

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Annual volumes greater than 1 million pounds.

Current Pricing
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Apr-18 193 203 198
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-May-17 186 196 191
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Nov-15 172 182 177
    16-Mar-15 222 232 227
  • As of Date Level
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    24-Mar-14 230 240 235
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Jun-13 205 215 210
    04-Feb-13 199 209 204
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-12 194 204 199
    05-Mar-12 202 212 207
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-May-11 222 232 227
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 197 207 202
    26-Apr-10 189 199 194
    25-Jan-10 181 191 186
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Feb-09 166 176 171
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 176 186 181
    01-Sep-08 191 201 196
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 176 186 181
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-06 170 180 175
    29-May-06 180 190 185
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-05 190 200 195
    28-Mar-05 181 191 186
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 173 183 178
    10-May-04 152 162 157
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Sep-03 148 158 153
    21-Apr-03 154 164 159
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-02 142 152 147
    29-Apr-02 139 149 144
    04-Feb-02 153 163 158
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Sep-01 161 171 166
    14-May-01 166 176 171
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Nov-00 176 186 181
    01-May-00 172 182 177
    10-Jan-00 162 172 167
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Aug-99 154 164 159
    07-Jun-99 157 167 162
    05-Apr-99 160 170 165
    01-Feb-99 163 173 168
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Dec-98 166 176 171
    02-Nov-98 169 179 174
    05-Oct-98 171 181 176
    07-Sep-98 173 183 178
    03-Aug-98 171 181 176
    06-Jul-98 173 183 178
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 175 185 180
    26-Aug-96 186 196 191
    12-Aug-96 186 196 191
    01-Apr-96 196 208 202
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Nov-95 182 189 185.5
    27-Feb-95 170 177 173.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-94 165 172 168.5
    20-Jun-94 155 162 158.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Oct-90 150 157 153.5
    01-Jan-90 137 153 145
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Mar-89 145 153 149

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.