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Konrady Plastics expanding in Indiana
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Konrady Plastics is gearing up to go after new business beyond sheet, rod and tube distribution by beefing up its precision part production capacity and technical capability. The privately owned...
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09-26-2016
Plastics help renovate a high profile project house for HGTV in Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Mich. — The 1920s bungalow renovated by cable television’s HGTV for its 2016 Urban Oasis Giveaway greets visitors with all the charm of the Craftsman era: a big porch with...
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09-26-2016
Experts weigh impact of oil on resin pricing
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Chicago — Oil prices are eventually heading north again. And when oil increases, so does resin pricing. Chris Gick, manager of industry and market dynamics with polyethylene maker Nova...
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09-26-2016
AAT to make Plexiglas in China under Evonik license
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Mooloolaba, Australia-based AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies) will produce Plexiglas acrylic glass in China under Evonik’s license. The Plexiglas blocks will be exclusively incorporated...
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09-26-2016
Super Brush expands in Massachussetts
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Super Brush LLC recently celebrated the completion of a $3 million investment and expansion of its manufacturing plant in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, Mass. The company added 10,000...
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09-26-2016
A. Schulman takes long view after tough time
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There are basically two roads forward for the Fairlawn, Ohio-based plastic compound maker A. Schulman Inc., according to analysts who follow the company. One is likely long and leads to an...
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09-26-2016
Takata interiors unit being sold to Piston Group, sources say
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Piston Group, the auto supplier owned by former NBA star Vinnie Johnson, is expected to acquire Takata Corp.'s interiors subsidiary, Irvin Automotive Inc., sources familiar with the transaction...
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09-26-2016
Nolato buying Treff AG
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Swedish injection molder Nolato AB is acquiring Treff AG, a Swiss medical device manufacturer, the companies announced Sept. 26. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first week of...
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09-26-2016
Lanxess boosts additives business with Chemtura acquisition
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Lanxess AG will nearly triple the size of its additives business with the $2.7 billion takeover of U.S.-based flame retardants and lubricant additives group Chemtura Corp. “With this...
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09-26-2016
Making a profit from the UK's new polymer bills
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The United Kingdom's new polymer-based bank note may say it's worth 5 pounds, but collectors have been paying well over that amount to get their hands on some of the first ones in circulation. One ...
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09-23-2016
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Current Pricing
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Jun-16 48 55 51.5
    04-Apr-16 44 51 47.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Sep-15 39 46 42.5
    16-Feb-15 59 66 62.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Aug-14 79 86 82.5
    24-Mar-14 67 74 70.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Nov-12 55 62 58.5
    24-Sep-12 51 58 54.5
    30-Jul-12 44 50 47
    30-Apr-12 57 63 60
    06-Feb-12 59 65 62
    16-Jan-12 61 67 64
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Nov-11 63 69 66
    07-Nov-11 66 72 69
    18-Jul-11 60 66 63
    09-May-11 56 62 59
    28-Mar-11 54 60 57
    14-Mar-11 56 60 58
    28-Feb-11 51 59 55
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 46 54 50
    12-Jul-10 40 48 44
    29-Mar-10 44 52 48
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Sep-09 36 42 39
    16-Mar-09 30 36 33
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Dec-08 28 34 31
    24-Nov-08 32 36 34
    03-Nov-08 51 56 53.5
    29-Sep-08 72 79 75.5
    04-Aug-08 58 64 61
    19-May-08 53 60 56.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-07 51 58 54.5
    10-Dec-07 42 46 44
    07-Dec-07 51 58 54.5
    17-Sep-07 42 46 44
    23-Apr-07 37 39 38
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Nov-06 42 44 43
    15-May-06 50 55 52.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-05 49 53 51
    07-Feb-05 45 49 47
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-04 38 42 40
    06-Sep-04 33 37 35
    02-Feb-04 32 36 34
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Mar-03 26 29 27.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Jun-02 23 27 25
    18-Feb-02 21 25 23
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-01 23 27 25
    16-Jul-01 25 29 27
    09-Apr-01 28 32 30
    19-Mar-01 27 31 29
    15-Jan-01 26 30 28
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Dec-00 27 31 29
    18-Sep-00 29 33 31
    19-Jun-00 31 35 33
    15-May-00 29 33 31
    13-Mar-00 26 30 28
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-99 25 29 27
    14-Jun-99 24 26 25
    26-Apr-99 21 26 23.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-98 19 24 21.5
    24-Aug-98 22 27 24.5
    05-Jan-98 24 29 26.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Nov-97 26 31 28.5
    22-Sep-97 31 36 33.5
    26-May-97 32 37 34.5
    19-May-97 36 41 38.5
    14-Apr-97 30 35 32.5
    03-Mar-97 28 33 30.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 25 30 27.5
    30-Sep-96 28 33 30.5
    12-Aug-96 25 30 27.5
    13-May-96 24 29 26.5
    11-Mar-96 22 27 24.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Nov-95 24 29 26.5
    30-Oct-95 27 32 29.5
    28-Aug-95 28 33 30.5
    14-Aug-95 31 36 33.5
    10-Jul-95 33 38 35.5
    02-Jan-95 35 40 37.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-Nov-94 31 36 33.5
    15-Aug-94 24 29 26.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    13-Sep-93 22 26 24
    03-May-93 20 24 22
    01-Mar-93 22 26 24
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-Sep-92 26 30 28
    18-May-92 28 32 30
    23-Mar-92 30 32 31
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Oct-91 33 35 34
    05-Aug-91 38 40 39

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.

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