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Arsenal goes back to the future with Spartech
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Arsenal Capital Partners isn't wasting any time with its $115 million acquisition of PolyOne Corp.'s Designed Structures & Solutions unit. Arsenal — a New York-based private equity firm...
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07-20-2017
Women Breaking The Mold: Alaina Martin
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Alaina Martin, who has a bachelor's degree from Ohio University in industrial and systems engineering, worked at a Tier 2 automotive supplier, then moved to Ply Gem, the construction products...
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07-19-2017
Women Breaking The Mold: Rae Howard
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As the resin commodity manager for General Motors Co., Rae Howard handles complex negotiations with plastic parts suppliers around the globe to get buy-in on GM's managed resin programs. But when...
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07-19-2017
Study looks at fate of all plastics ever made, finds most are in landfills or litter
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Some 60 percent of all the plastics that have ever been manufactured have been landfilled or remain as litter in the environment, according to a new study. Less than 10 percent have been recycled....
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07-19-2017
Agilyx focusing on chemical recycling with partnership
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Agilyx Corp. is entering a partnership with Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC "to explore chemical recycling options for plastics and polymers," the company said. Agilyx, which...
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07-19-2017
Enplas buys injection molder PolyLinks
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Plastics firm Enplas Corp. of Japan has acquired injection molder PolyLinks Inc. for an undisclosed price. Enplas officials said in a July 14 news release that the acquisition of PolyLinks...
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07-19-2017
Women Breaking The Mold: Heather Lee Meixel
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For Heather Lee Meixel, working in the family injection molding business was never really an option for many years. But that's exactly where she is these days as owner and president of Bamar...
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07-19-2017
Women Breaking The Mold: Haley Lowry
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Haley Lowry sees her job in plastics as a chance to do some good for society. The global marketing director for a unit of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics said a TED Talk she watched a few...
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07-19-2017
AkzoNobel CEO steps down
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AkzoNobel NV's CEO Ton Büchner has stepped down from his position with immediate effect, citing health reasons. It is not the first time the health of the CEO has made headlines: in 2012,...
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07-19-2017
Women Breaking The Mold: Leslie Harty
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Leslie Harty, president of Maverick Enterprises, in Monroe, N.C., said she has been pushing for better biodegradable plastic products for 15 years, starting at a time when the idea was new to...
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07-19-2017
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  • As of Date Level
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    29-May-17 33 38 35.5
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    06-Jun-16 37 42 39.5
    04-Apr-16 33 38 35.5
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    21-Sep-15 28 33 30.5
    16-Feb-15 48 53 50.5
  • As of Date Level
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    25-Aug-14 68 73 70.5
    24-Mar-14 56 61 58.5
  • As of Date Level
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    26-Nov-12 44 49 46.5
    30-Apr-12 41 47 44
    06-Feb-12 43 49 46
    16-Jan-12 48 57 52.5
  • As of Date Level
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    28-Nov-11 51 59 55
    07-Nov-11 54 62 58
    18-Jul-11 50 58 54
    09-May-11 46 54 50
    14-Mar-11 44 52 48
    28-Feb-11 40 48 44
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    06-Dec-10 36 44 40
    12-Jul-10 32 40 36
    29-Mar-10 36 44 40
  • As of Date Level
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    11-May-09 27 34 30.5
    16-Mar-09 29 39 34
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    24-Nov-08 26 36 31
    19-May-08 38 46 42
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    17-Dec-07 36 44 40
    10-Dec-07 28 33 30.5
    07-Dec-07 36 44 40
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    20-Nov-06 28 33 30.5
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    17-Oct-05 40 46 43
    07-Feb-05 34 40 37
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    15-Nov-04 30 34 32
    06-Sep-04 27 31 29
    02-Feb-04 20 25 22.5
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    17-Jun-02 16 21 18.5
    18-Feb-02 14 19 16.5
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    17-Sep-01 16 21 18.5
    09-Apr-01 18 23 20.5
    19-Mar-01 16 21 18.5
    15-Jan-01 15 20 17.5
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    18-Sep-00 16 21 18.5
    19-Jun-00 17 22 19.5
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    01-Nov-99 15 20 17.5
    26-Apr-99 16 21 18.5
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    05-Oct-98 14 19 16.5
    24-Aug-98 15 20 17.5
    25-May-98 17 22 19.5
    05-Jan-98 19 24 21.5
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    03-Nov-97 21 26 23.5
    26-May-97 26 31 28.5
    19-May-97 35 40 37.5
    14-Apr-97 26 31 28.5
    03-Mar-97 24 29 26.5
  • As of Date Level
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    09-Dec-96 21 26 23.5
    30-Sep-96 23 28 25.5
    12-Aug-96 18 23 20.5
    13-May-96 16 21 18.5
    11-Mar-96 15 21 18
    12-Feb-96 18 23 20.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Nov-95 19 24 21.5
    30-Oct-95 22 27 24.5
    28-Aug-95 23 29 26
    10-Jul-95 26 30 28
    02-Jan-95 28 33 30.5
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    14-Nov-94 25 29 27
    12-Sep-94 16 21 18.5
    15-Aug-94 13 18 15.5
  • As of Date Level
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    13-Sep-93 11 15 13
    03-May-93 10 13 11.5
    01-Mar-93 10 15 12.5
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    23-Mar-92 15 18 16.5
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    22-Jul-91 18 21 19.5
    14-Jan-91 24 28 26
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    18-Jun-90 22 27 24.5
    05-Feb-90 18 24 21
    01-Jan-90 23 24 23.5
  • As of Date Level
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    11-Dec-89 29 34 31.5
    20-Nov-89 24 27 25.5
    05-Jun-89 22 23 22.5

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.