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Plastic toy makers adapt to changing retail market
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Amid upheavals in the toy market, smaller companies carry on. The bankruptcy of Toys R Us signals a major shift in toy retailing. This change can make for a bumpy ride, but it is just a...
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12-12-2017
Forecast 3D moving beyond prototyping to full production
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Carlsbad, Calif. — Prototype and batch-production specialist Forecast 3D invested about $3 million during 2017, mostly for Multi-Jet Fusion equipment from HP Inc. Forecast 3D has "the...
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12-12-2017
Holiday spending could point to good economic signs
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As a lifetime student of the American economy, I have developed a grudging appreciation for the holiday season over the years. Now don't get me wrong, I still believe fervently that far too much...
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12-12-2017
Carteaux recovering from bone marrow transplant
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Washington — The longtime head of the Plastics Industry Association, Bill Carteaux, says his recovery from a mid-November bone marrow transplant is showing positive signs. Carteaux, who has...
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12-12-2017
ISRI warns of 'chaos' as China gets ready to enforce scrap ban
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Washington — China's enforcement of its upcoming Jan. 1 ban on imported scrap plastics and other materials is shaping up to be confusing and chaotic, a large U.S. recycling industry trade...
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12-12-2017
This year's hot toy?​ ​ Animatronic baby monkey
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One of the hot-selling toys in the United States this year is Fingerling Baby Monkeys, an animatronic toy that wraps around a child's finger and responds to the child's sounds, motion and touch....
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12-12-2017
Plastics magazine dispute spills over at Plastimagen
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Two publishers in Mexico City are fighting over the rights associated with an established plastics trade magazine. The disagreement is between a family-owned publisher and a former employee...
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12-12-2017
The toy surprise may be how popular packaging can be
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In the past, it seemed that the only time people brought up the topic of packaging and toys at the holiday, it was to complain about how hard it was to open thermoformed clamshells. This year,...
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12-12-2017
Investments help Medway Plastics control energy costs
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Long Beach, Calif. — Family-owned Medway Plastics Corp. is having success using fully insulated Thermal Control Solution-brand radiant heating systems on its larger injection molding...
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12-11-2017
Valencia building Arizona ABS pipe plant
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Valencia Pipe Co. expects to begin production of ABS pipe at a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Kingman, Ariz., on Feb. 1. The Valencia, Calif.-based company is building a manufacturing plant...
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12-11-2017
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Annual volumes of 300,000-500,000 pounds.

Current Pricing
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    29-May-17 217 227 222
  • As of Date Level
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    09-Nov-15 203 213 208
    16-Mar-15 253 263 258
  • As of Date Level
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    24-Mar-14 261 271 266
  • As of Date Level
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    03-Jun-13 236 246 241
    04-Feb-13 230 240 235
  • As of Date Level
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    20-Aug-12 225 235 230
    05-Mar-12 233 243 238
  • As of Date Level
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    09-May-11 253 263 258
  • As of Date Level
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    28-Jun-10 228 238 233
    26-Apr-10 220 230 225
    25-Jan-10 212 222 217
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Feb-09 197 207 202
  • As of Date Level
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    08-Dec-08 207 217 212
    01-Sep-08 222 232 227
  • As of Date Level
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    20-Aug-07 207 217 212
  • As of Date Level
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    04-Dec-06 201 211 206
    29-May-06 211 221 216
  • As of Date Level
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    31-Oct-05 221 231 226
    28-Mar-05 212 222 217
  • As of Date Level
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    30-Aug-04 204 214 209
    10-May-04 183 193 188
  • As of Date Level
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    01-Sep-03 179 189 184
    21-Apr-03 185 195 190
  • As of Date Level
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    09-Dec-02 173 183 178
    29-Apr-02 170 180 175
    04-Feb-02 184 194 189
  • As of Date Level
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    24-Sep-01 192 202 197
    14-May-01 197 207 202
  • As of Date Level
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    06-Nov-00 207 217 212
    01-May-00 203 213 208
    10-Jan-00 193 203 198
  • As of Date Level
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    02-Aug-99 185 195 190
    07-Jun-99 188 198 193
    05-Apr-99 191 201 196
    01-Feb-99 194 204 199
  • As of Date Level
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    07-Dec-98 197 207 202
    02-Nov-98 200 210 205
    05-Oct-98 202 212 207
    07-Sep-98 204 214 209
    03-Aug-98 202 212 207
    06-Jul-98 204 214 209
  • As of Date Level
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    25-Nov-96 206 216 211
    26-Aug-96 219 230 224.5
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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.