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Obituary: Plastics Industry Association CEO Bill Carteaux
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Bill Carteaux, the longtime head of the Plastics Industry Association, died Dec. 10 after a nearly three-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia. Carteaux, 59, had led the association since 2005,...
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12-10-2018
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Nelipak consolidates, invests in Puerto Rico
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Nelipak Corp. is expanding the capabilities at its thermoforming plant in Humacao, Puerto Rico, a coastal city considered ground zero for the landfall of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The...
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12-10-2018
South Korean battery maker investing $1.6B in Georgia production
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Anticipated future demand for electrified vehicle batteries is leading to a $1.67 billion factory project in northern Georgia. South Korean lithium ion battery producer SK Innovation Co. is not...
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12-10-2018
California-based GoProto expands into Asia-Pacific region
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3D prototyping and short-run manufacturer GoProto Inc. has opened a 9,000-square-foot facility in Mount Waverley, Australia, a Melbourne suburb. In late November, the site began running parts on...
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12-10-2018
Nestlé vows to boost recycled PET use
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Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is now committing to using recycled plastic for half of the company's bottle needs by the middle of next decade. The Stamford, Conn.-based company, which...
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12-10-2018
Crescent Industries inspiring the next generation
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Crescent Industries Inc. recently hosted its first Manufacturing Week, offering local high school students a first-hand glimpse into its processes and the myriad job opportunities available in...
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12-10-2018
Materials suppliers set up platform for styrenics recycling
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Leading styrenics suppliers Ineos Styrolution, Total SA, Trinseo and Versalis have joined forces to work together on recycling styrenics. The four companies announced that they had founded...
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12-10-2018
Compounding extruder market remains steady
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Steady business drove the U.S. market for compounding extruders in 2018, machinery officials said, now that big cyclical ups and downs are a thing of the past. "The last five years have been...
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12-10-2018
Growth, new products and technology: Highlights from LSR 2018 in Anaheim
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Anaheim, Calif. — LSR processing, materials and markets underwent thorough reviews during the second international conference on advances in liquid silicone rubber and related thermosetting...
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

HDPE

Blow Molding Copolymer(HIC)

Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-18 66 68 67
    08-Oct-18 69 71 70
    05-Mar-18 66 68 67
    12-Feb-18 62 64 63
    05-Feb-18 82 84 83
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Oct-17 85 87 86
    02-Oct-17 82 84 83
    11-Sep-17 78 80 79
    05-Jun-17 75 77 76
    10-Apr-17 78 80 79
    06-Mar-17 75 77 76
    09-Jan-17 70 72 71
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 72 74 73
    03-Oct-16 75 77 76
    02-May-16 70 72 71
    28-Mar-16 66 68 67
    29-Feb-16 61 63 62
    01-Feb-16 63 65 64
    25-Jan-16 66 68 67
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 91 93 92
    31-Aug-15 95 97 96
    01-Jun-15 100 102 101
    02-Mar-15 95 97 96
    02-Feb-15 100 102 101
    12-Jan-15 104 106 105
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 108 110 109
    29-Sep-14 111 113 112
    03-Mar-14 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 104 106 105
    08-Jul-13 99 101 100
    18-Mar-13 97 99 98
    28-Jan-13 93 95 94
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 88 90 89
    03-Sep-12 90 92 91
    02-Jul-12 85 87 86
    28-May-12 92 94 93
    02-Apr-12 99 101 100
    05-Mar-12 96 98 97
    16-Jan-12 93 95 94
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 88 90 89
    01-Aug-11 93 95 94
    04-Jul-11 96 98 97
    02-May-11 99 101 100
    04-Apr-11 93 95 94
    07-Mar-11 91 93 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 88 90 89
    27-Sep-10 84 86 85
    26-Jul-10 79 81 80
    28-Jun-10 81 83 82
    07-Jun-10 87 89 88
    22-Mar-10 93 95 94
    22-Feb-10 87 89 88
    01-Feb-10 79 81 80
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 75 77 76
    06-Jul-09 71 73 72
    25-May-09 68 70 69
    23-Feb-09 65 67 66
    12-Jan-09 58 60 59
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 73 75 74
    03-Nov-08 88 90 89
    06-Oct-08 99 101 100
    28-Jul-08 106 108 107
    23-Jun-08 99 101 100
    26-May-08 94 96 95
    28-Apr-08 91 93 92
    10-Mar-08 88 90 89
    04-Feb-08 91 93 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 88 90 89
    22-Oct-07 83 85 84
    30-Jul-07 79 81 80
    21-May-07 74 76 75
    09-Apr-07 70 72 71
    19-Feb-07 67 69 68
    22-Jan-07 64 66 65
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 67 69 68
    13-Nov-06 73 75 74
    16-Oct-06 77 79 78
    21-Aug-06 82 84 83
    03-Jul-06 77 79 78
    22-May-06 74 76 75
    15-May-06 71 73 72
    10-Apr-06 75 77 76
    27-Feb-06 79 81 80
    06-Feb-06 83 85 84
    16-Jan-06 87 89 88
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 91 93 92
    10-Oct-05 83 85 84
    19-Sep-05 78 80 79
    12-Sep-05 71 73 72
    08-Aug-05 65 67 66
    11-Jul-05 59 61 60
    06-Jun-05 63 65 64
    02-May-05 67 69 68
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 69 71 70
    15-Nov-04 68 70 69
    27-Sep-04 63 65 64
    16-Aug-04 58 60 59
    05-Jul-04 54 56 55
    17-May-04 52 54 53
    26-Jan-04 50 52 51
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Nov-03 48 50 49
    29-Sep-03 46 48 47
    04-Aug-03 43 45 44
    16-Jun-03 45 47 46
    07-Apr-03 47 49 48
    10-Mar-03 53 55 54
    20-Jan-03 41 43 42
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 36 38 37
    04-Nov-02 38 40 39
    12-Aug-02 39 41 40
    17-Jun-02 37 39 38
    15-Apr-02 34 36 35
    11-Mar-02 32 34 33
    14-Jan-02 29 31 30
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 32 34 33
    12-Nov-01 34 36 35
    13-Aug-01 36 38 37
    02-Jul-01 39 41 40
    11-Jun-01 42 44 43
    19-Mar-01 45 47 46
    12-Feb-01 42 44 43
    29-Jan-01 37 39 38
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 38 40 39
    20-Nov-00 40 42 41
    16-Oct-00 41 43 42
    04-Sep-00 42 44 43
    17-Apr-00 43 45 44
    20-Mar-00 40 42 41
    14-Feb-00 37 39 38
    10-Jan-00 38 40 39
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Nov-99 40 42 41
    13-Sep-99 38 40 39
    07-Jun-99 35 37 36
    12-Apr-99 32 34 33
    01-Mar-99 31 33 32
    01-Feb-99 30 32 31
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 31 33 32
    30-Nov-98 32 34 33
    19-Oct-98 33 35 34
    21-Sep-98 34 36 35
    17-Aug-98 35 37 36
    13-Jul-98 36 38 37
    08-Jun-98 37 39 38
    11-May-98 38 40 39
    13-Apr-98 39 41 40
    16-Mar-98 40 42 41
    09-Feb-98 41 43 42
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 42 44 43
    08-Sep-97 44 46 45
    11-Aug-97 46 48 47
    14-Apr-97 48 50 49
    17-Feb-97 45 47 46
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Aug-96 47 49 48
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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.