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Plastics News Now: 'The plastics industry lost its best friend': Industry remembers Bill Carteaux 12-13-2018
Cable tie maker American Elite Molding adding presses in Florida
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A Florida-based manufacturer of nylon cable ties is boosting its production capacity with the addition of new injection molding machines and cable tie molds. Crestview, Fla.-based American Elite...
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12-12-2018
Covestro's road trip​ visits the​ future
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Pittsburgh — Materials maker Covestro AG took more than 100 people on a road trip to the future on Dec. 3. Covestro, based in Leverkeusen, Germany, with U.S. headquarters in Pittsburgh,...
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12-12-2018
Going autonomous to speed inspections at Metro Plastics
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Officials of Metro Plastics Technologies Inc. wanted to boost automation at its custom injection molding plant in Noblesville, Ind. But since the average production run is short, fixed automation...
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12-12-2018
Werner Koch increasing presence in Mexico
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German auxiliary equipment supplier Werner Koch Maschinentechnik GmbH has acquired a 51 percent stake in its representative in Mexico as part of a strategy to open new markets in North, Central...
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12-12-2018
BASF making progress with chemical recycling project
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BASF SE is advancing its plastics recycling ambitions with a new ChemCycling project, which involves using mixed plastic waste to produce virgin polymers.  As part of the project, the company ...
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12-13-2018
Spell Capital invests in film maker Polar Plastics
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A Minnesota polyethylene film company did not have to go far to find its newest investors. Investment firm Spell Capital Partners LLC is taking a stake in Polar Plastics Inc. of Oakdale, Minn....
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12-12-2018
M. Holland adding polyolefins from Borealis
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Resin distribution firm M. Holland Co. has added materials from polyolefins maker Borealis AG to its portfolio of product offerings. Northbrook, Ill.-based M. Holland will distribute polyethylene...
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12-12-2018
Canadian PP project set for opening in late 2021
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Chicago — A major new polypropylene plant under construction in Calgary, Alberta, is on track to begin production in the second half of 2021. The plant, along with a propylene monomer unit...
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12-12-2018
Consumer spending trends look up for processors
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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and we are already getting a flurry of data and news reports about how much Americans are spending this year. From a retailer's perspective, this is...
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12-11-2018
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

ABS

Injection Flame retardant

Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Apr-18 158 162 160
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Apr-17 154 158 156
    13-Mar-17 148 152 150
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-15 140 144 142
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-12 146 150 148
    20-Aug-12 156 160 158
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-11 160 164 162
    13-Jun-11 170 174 172
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 144 148 146
    05-Apr-10 138 142 140
    01-Mar-10 128 132 130
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-09 120 124 122
    02-Feb-09 113 117 115
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 128 132 130
    17-Nov-08 143 147 145
    01-Sep-08 147 151 149
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 122 126 124
    19-Mar-07 119 123 121
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Sep-06 129 133 131
    27-Mar-06 121 125 123
    27-Feb-06 125 129 127
    30-Jan-06 129 133 131
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 133 137 135
    26-Sep-05 137 141 139
    29-Aug-05 133 137 135
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 129 133 131
    10-May-04 115 119 117
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Nov-03 112 116 114
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Oct-02 122 126 124
    29-Apr-02 118 122 120
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-May-01 128 132 130
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Jan-97 132 136 134
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 136 140 138
    26-Aug-96 140 146 143

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.