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Bumper to Bumper: Mafic to start production of carbon fiber alternative in NC
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Mafic has had a facility in Ireland to turn basalt from rock into a filler for composites, but is bringing production to the United States with an aim toward the automotive market. ...
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09-20-2017
Earthquake appears to have spared Mexico's plastics industry
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Mexico City — Mexico's second major earthquake in two weeks claimed several hundred lives — including at least three dozen schoolchildren — but appeared to have spared the...
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09-20-2017
Clariant rejects appeal to rethink Huntsman merger
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Swiss chemical giant Clariant AG has rejected a request to rethink its planned merger of equals with U.S.-based Huntsman Corp. In an open letter to Clariant, White Tale, which is a Cayman Island-...
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09-20-2017
A hurricane story that will make you smile
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This is the third week in a row that we've had a Hurricane Harvey-related story on Page 1. It's a big story. But it's not as bad as much of the business press is implying. I've seen more than a...
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09-20-2017
Berry invests in nonwoven production in Italy
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Berry Global Group Inc. has put the finishing touches on $15 million worth of improvements at the company's nonwovens production facility in Terno d'Isola, Italy. A two-year effort has created...
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09-20-2017
Baldwin builds on print inspection systems with acquisition
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St. Louis-based Baldwin Technology Co. Inc., the manufacturer of process automation equipment for packaging, film extrusion, printing and other industrial segments, has purchased the assets of PC...
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09-20-2017
Arkema expanding fluoropolymer capacity in US
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French materials supplier Arkema SA is planning to increase fluoropolymer production capacity at its plant in Calvert City, Ky., by 20 percent. The investment is scheduled to start mid-2018 to...
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09-19-2017
DS Smith opening its first North American rigid plastics packaging plant
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DS Smith plc is opening the company's first-ever rigid packaging manufacturing plant in North America. The new location in Romeoville, Ill., near Chicago, joins six other flexible packaging...
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09-19-2017
Labor and money problems continue for M&G in Texas
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M&G Group's Project Jumbo PET site is shrinking, with construction firm Fluor Enterprises Inc. releasing almost 300 workers because of problems at the site in Corpus, Christi, Texas. Fluor...
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09-19-2017
Quantum on the hunt for acquisitions
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Quantum Plastics LLC will continue to look at acquisitions as a way to grow while the firm's top two executives take on new titles. Quantum has appointed Ron Embree as president and CEO, moving on ...
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09-19-2017
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Historical Resin Pricing

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Current Pricing
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Sep-15 12 16 14
    16-Feb-15 20 24 22
  • As of Date Level
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    28-Jul-14 40 44 42
  • As of Date Level
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    07-Nov-11 33 37 35
    27-Jun-11 27 31 29
  • As of Date Level
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    21-Sep-09 21 25 23
    10-Aug-09 15 19 17
  • As of Date Level
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    24-Nov-08 17 22 19.5
  • As of Date Level
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    20-Nov-06 25 30 27.5
    28-Aug-06 30 35 32.5
  • As of Date Level
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    14-Feb-05 25 30 27.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Jun-02 10 13 11.5
    18-Feb-02 8 11 9.5
  • As of Date Level
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    15-May-00 10 13 11.5
    13-Mar-00 8 11 9.5
  • As of Date Level
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    30-Nov-98 6 9 7.5
  • As of Date Level
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    22-Sep-97 8 11 9.5
  • As of Date Level
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    11-Mar-96 9 12 10.5
  • As of Date Level
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    27-Mar-95 10 12 11
  • As of Date Level
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    03-Aug-92 8 12 10

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.