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Detroit Manufacturing Systems gets cash infusion for expansion
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Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC received $8 million in funding to expand contracts in Detroit and purchase equipment for its soon-to-open plant in Toledo.Baton Rouge, La.-based Stonehenge...
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08-18-2017
China: post-industrial scrap imports OK
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China will still allow imports of some grades of post-industrial plastic scrap next year, even as it moves ahead with a larger ban on imported waste that's shaking up the recycling industry. Five...
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08-18-2017
Multifunctional rotomolded wheelbarrow vies for major award
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Melbourne, Australia — Two enterprising university students are vying for a major award with their design for a plastic wheelbarrow that doubles as a boat and a vendor cart. Lachlan Meadows...
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08-18-2017
Canada documenting impact of China's plastic waste ban
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The Canadian Plastic Industry Association has begun documenting market options for Canadian companies that have been exporting waste plastics to China. As much as 21 percent of recovered plastics...
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08-18-2017
dlhBowles opens assembly plant in Mexico, closing Ohio plant
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Automotive supplier dlhBowles has opened a 280,000-square-foot assembly plant in Reynosa, Mexico. “That was a greenfield facility that we built from the ground up,” said CEO John Saxon....
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08-18-2017
Porsche rolling out carbon fiber wheels
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Sports car specialist Porsche is bringing an all-carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic wheel to the market, saying it will be the first global automaker to offer the CFRP wheel when it debuts in early...
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08-18-2017
Worker killed at Alabama plant
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A 45-year-old woman is dead as a result of an industrial accident at a plastics facility in Helena, Ala. Eva Saenz, 45, of Alabaster, was working at ABC Polymer Industries LLC when the accident...
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08-17-2017
Molders Choice moves to new Ohio location
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Solon, Ohio — Molders Choice Inc., which provides supplies to the injection molding industry, is relocating from Parma, Ohio, to Solon, doubling its warehouse space. "This allows us to...
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08-17-2017
Trump ends manufacturing jobs council after 8 resign
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Roughly 30 minutes after Inge Thulin, 3M's chairman, president and CEO, announced on Twitter that he would step down from the Jobs Manufacturing Initiative, President Trump said he would dissolve...
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08-17-2017
Erema plans US open house to show off recycling technology
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Recycling is making global headlines this year, and that's good news for the leading player in the plastics recycling equipment market, Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH. The...
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08-17-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

Engineering Thermoplastics

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Optical media

Annual volumes of 300,000-500,000 pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-May-17 162 181 171.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Nov-15 148 167 157.5
    16-Mar-15 198 217 207.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Mar-14 206 225 215.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Jun-13 181 200 190.5
    04-Feb-13 175 194 184.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-12 170 189 179.5
    05-Mar-12 178 197 187.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-May-11 198 217 207.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 173 192 182.5
    26-Apr-10 165 184 174.5
    25-Jan-10 157 176 166.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Feb-09 142 161 151.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 152 171 161.5
    01-Sep-08 167 186 176.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 152 171 161.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-06 146 165 155.5
    29-May-06 156 175 165.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-05 171 190 180.5
    28-Mar-05 162 181 171.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 154 173 163.5
    10-May-04 133 152 142.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Sep-03 129 148 138.5
    21-Apr-03 135 154 144.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-02 123 142 132.5
    02-Sep-02 144 164 154
    03-Jun-02 161 181 171
    04-Mar-02 178 198 188
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-01 195 215 205
    03-Sep-01 212 232 222
    04-Jun-01 229 249 239
    05-Mar-01 246 266 256
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Nov-00 263 283 273
    01-May-00 259 279 269
    10-Jan-00 249 269 259
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Nov-99 241 261 251
    02-Aug-99 241 264 252.5
    07-Jun-99 244 267 255.5
    05-Apr-99 247 270 258.5
    01-Feb-99 250 273 261.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Dec-98 253 276 264.5
    02-Nov-98 256 276 266
    05-Oct-98 258 278 268
    07-Sep-98 260 280 270
    03-Aug-98 258 278 268
    06-Jul-98 260 280 270
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 262 282 272
    26-Aug-96 280 300 290

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.