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Plastics News Now: Kid gets tour of college after writing about dream of working in plastics
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Trevin Allen, 9, visited Penn College of Technology after writing about the industry in a school assignment, a bike path made of recycled plastics opens and the new iPhones have more recycled and...
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09-20-2018
Ravago building Ohio distribution center
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Resin distributor Ravago Americas LLC will invest up to $36 million in Medina, Ohio, for a new, large distribution center. The project cost will be $31-$36 million, estimated Ravago Americas...
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09-20-2018
Taking tiny steps toward big sustainability goals
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Novi, Mich. — Sustainability is a hot-button issue for a lot of automakers and suppliers today, but for Ford Motor Co.'s Debbie Mielewski, it's a topic that is deep-rooted in her livelihood...
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09-20-2018
Scholle IPN opens more options for low-acid foods with its closure
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Chicago — The winner of this year's Plastics Caps & Closures Innovation Award is a breakthrough in aseptic pouch packaging. The CleanPouch Aseptic Cap and Spout, developed by Scholle IPN,...
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09-20-2018
Auto supplier Mitchell Plastics expanding in Alabama
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Automotive interior parts supplier Mitchell Plastics Ltd. is expanding its Huntsville, Ala., facility with an estimated 130,000-square-foot addition. The expanded facility will allow operations to ...
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09-20-2018
Plastics machinery shipments up again in second quarter
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North American shipments of plastics machinery were up nearly 6 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017, according to figures released Sept. 20 by the Plastics ...
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09-20-2018
Panel: Partnerships key to more composites in cars
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Novi, Mich. — Along the winding road of current and future automotive trends, there is an opportunity. And that opportunity, mixed into mega trends like electrification, lightweighting and...
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09-20-2018
Univar CEO says company may not be 'right home' for Nexeo plastics business
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Chemical company Univar Inc. has a deal to buy Nexeo Solutions Inc., but its CEO says company leaders aren’t sure if Univar is the “right home” for Nexeo’s $1.8 billion...
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09-19-2018
Rehau, MBT join forces
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Swiss companies Rehau Verwaltungszentrale AG and MB Barter & Trading AG (MBT) have signed an agreement for a merger of equals to create a polymer group with potential sales of $2.5...
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09-19-2018
Ineos joins in PS recycling project
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A trio of companies is joining forces in a project they say will close the loop on polystyrene recycling, and a representative for one of the partners believes the approach will fundamentally...
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09-19-2018
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Historical Resin Pricing

Engineering Thermoplastics

PC

Optical media

Annual volumes greater than 1 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Apr-18 159 168 163.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-May-17 152 161 156.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Nov-15 138 147 142.5
    16-Mar-15 188 197 192.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Mar-14 196 205 200.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Jun-13 171 180 175.5
    04-Feb-13 165 174 169.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-12 160 169 164.5
    05-Mar-12 168 177 172.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-May-11 188 197 192.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 163 172 167.5
    26-Apr-10 155 164 159.5
    25-Jan-10 147 156 151.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Feb-09 132 141 136.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 142 151 146.5
    01-Sep-08 157 166 161.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 142 151 146.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-06 136 145 140.5
    29-May-06 146 155 150.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-05 161 170 165.5
    28-Mar-05 152 161 156.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 144 153 148.5
    10-May-04 123 132 127.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Sep-03 119 128 123.5
    21-Apr-03 125 134 129.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-02 113 122 117.5
    02-Sep-02 127 138 132.5
    03-Jun-02 140 152 146
    04-Mar-02 153 166 159.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-01 166 180 173
    03-Sep-01 179 194 186.5
    04-Jun-01 192 208 200
    05-Mar-01 205 222 213.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Nov-00 218 236 227
    01-May-00 214 232 223
    10-Jan-00 204 222 213
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Nov-99 196 214 205
    02-Aug-99 196 214 205
    07-Jun-99 199 217 208
    05-Apr-99 202 220 211
    01-Feb-99 205 223 214
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Dec-98 208 226 217
    02-Nov-98 211 229 220
    05-Oct-98 213 231 222
    07-Sep-98 215 233 224
    03-Aug-98 213 231 222
    06-Jul-98 215 233 224
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 217 235 226
    26-Aug-96 231 250 240.5

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.