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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

Engineering Thermoplastics

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Annual volumes greater than 1 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
Low High Avg
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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.