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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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Historical Resin Pricing

Engineering Thermoplastics

PC

Injection Structural foam

Annual volumes greater than 1 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-May-17 168 177 172.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Nov-15 154 163 158.5
    16-Mar-15 204 213 208.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Mar-14 212 221 216.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Jun-13 187 196 191.5
    04-Feb-13 181 190 185.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-12 176 185 180.5
    05-Mar-12 184 193 188.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-May-11 204 213 208.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 179 188 183.5
    26-Apr-10 171 180 175.5
    25-Jan-10 163 172 167.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Feb-09 148 157 152.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 158 167 162.5
    01-Sep-08 173 182 177.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 158 167 162.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-06 152 161 156.5
    29-May-06 162 171 166.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-05 172 181 176.5
    28-Mar-05 163 172 167.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 155 164 159.5
    10-May-04 134 143 138.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Sep-03 130 139 134.5
    21-Apr-03 136 145 140.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-02 124 133 128.5
    29-Apr-02 121 130 125.5
    04-Feb-02 135 144 139.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Sep-01 143 152 147.5
    14-May-01 148 157 152.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Nov-00 158 167 162.5
    01-May-00 154 163 158.5
    10-Jan-00 144 153 148.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Nov-99 136 145 140.5
    02-Aug-99 137 145 141
    07-Jun-99 140 148 144
    05-Apr-99 143 151 147
    01-Feb-99 146 154 150
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Dec-98 149 157 153
    02-Nov-98 151 160 155.5
    05-Oct-98 153 162 157.5
    07-Sep-98 155 164 159.5
    03-Aug-98 153 162 157.5
    06-Jul-98 155 164 159.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 157 166 161.5
    26-Aug-96 167 177 172
    12-Aug-96 167 177 172
    01-Apr-96 177 187 182
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Nov-95 164 174 169
    27-Feb-95 162 172 167
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-94 157 167 162
    20-Jun-94 147 157 152
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Jan-93 143 152 147.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Oct-90 159 181 170
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Mar-89 145 173 159

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.