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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 High Impact

Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.

Current Pricing
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Apr-18 135 139 137
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Apr-17 131 135 133
    13-Mar-17 125 129 127
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-15 117 121 119
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Sep-12 123 127 125
    20-Aug-12 133 137 135
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-11 137 141 139
    13-Jun-11 147 151 149
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 121 125 123
    05-Apr-10 115 119 117
    01-Mar-10 105 109 107
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-Aug-09 97 101 99
    02-Feb-09 90 94 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 105 109 107
    17-Nov-08 120 124 122
    01-Sep-08 124 128 126
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 99 103 101
    19-Mar-07 96 100 98
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Sep-06 106 110 108
    27-Feb-06 98 102 100
    30-Jan-06 102 106 104
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 106 110 108
    26-Sep-05 110 114 112
    29-Aug-05 106 110 108
    28-Mar-05 102 106 104
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 97 101 99
    16-Aug-04 83 87 85
    10-May-04 76 80 78
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Nov-03 73 77 75
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Oct-02 80 84 82
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-May-01 76 80 78
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Mar-00 80 84 82
    24-Jan-00 75 79 77
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Dec-98 72 76 74
    02-Nov-98 73 77 75
    05-Oct-98 74 78 76
    07-Sep-98 75 79 77
    03-Aug-98 76 80 78
    06-Jul-98 77 81 79
    25-May-98 78 82 80
    04-May-98 81 85 83
    06-Apr-98 83 87 85
    02-Mar-98 85 89 87
    02-Feb-98 87 91 89
    05-Jan-98 89 93 91
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Dec-97 91 95 93
    06-Jan-97 96 100 98
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 102 106 104
    26-Aug-96 106 110 108
    01-Jan-96 106 110 108
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Dec-95 100 110 105
    01-May-95 106 110 108
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-94 100 110 105
    25-Jul-94 99 109 104
    13-Jun-94 99 106 102.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    11-Jan-93 94 101 97.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-Oct-91 94 100 97
    08-Apr-91 97 103 100
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Oct-90 102 107 104.5
    01-Jan-90 97 102 99.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Apr-89 100 102 101
    27-Mar-89 94 95 94.5
    06-Mar-89 90 95 92.5

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.