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Westfall adds micro mold tooling with Mold Craft acquisition
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Westfall Technik Inc. says its acquisition of Mold Craft Inc. "rounds out the company's industry-leading micro molding capabilities for medical device production." "Bringing full-scale, high-...
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01-18-2019
Klöckner Pentaplast invests $25M in Virginia for medical packaging
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Increased business opportunities thanks to America's aging population are spurring a multimillion-dollar expansion at a plastic film packaging site in Virginia. Trang Tilley, global marketing...
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01-18-2019
Operation Clean Sweep faces calls to transform
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The plastics industry's longtime voluntary program to fight pellet leakage from its factories, known as Operation Clean Sweep, is facing new pressure from governments and environmental groups....
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01-18-2019
Donnelly adds press for complex parts
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Alexandria, Minn.-based Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Co. has installed a 70-ton press to produce complex molded parts, increase efficiency, and help customers get their products to market faster....
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01-18-2019
Report: Bet on copolyester growth through 2027
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The global copolyester market is set for "moderate to high" growth in 2019, with demand approaching 400 million pounds, according to a new report from Irish research firm Fact.MR. Markets for...
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01-18-2019
Plastic Age Products installs its largest press
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Montreal-based Plastic Age Products Inc. installed its largest machine yet — a 2,000-metric-ton injection molding press — for the versatility it offers in serving a diverse customer...
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01-18-2019
China's Wellmei to invest $1.9M, create 71 jobs in US
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Chinese injection molding toolmaker and molder Wellmei Holding Co. Ltd. plans to invest $1.9 million and create 71 jobs by establishing its first North American manufacturing operation in Troy,...
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01-17-2019
Texas fines Formosa $121,000 for pellet pollution
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Texas environmental regulators have fined resin maker Formosa Plastics Corp. USA $121,000 for leaking plastic pellets into waters around its Point Comfort plant, but local environmental groups...
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01-17-2019
Evonik buying 3D printing material specialist
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Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG is acquiring a Texas-based maker of powered polymers used in 3D printing. The deal for Structured Polymers Inc. of Austin provides Evonik "access...
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01-17-2019
Alliance members call project: 'A global organization set up for action'
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More than $1 billion is being pledged to help tackle the ocean plastics problem through a consortium of nearly 30 companies that includes some of the biggest names in the plastics industry. The...
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01-17-2019
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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

LDPE

Extrusion Clarity film

Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-Jan-19 67 70 68.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-18 70 73 71.5
    08-Oct-18 73 76 74.5
    17-Sep-18 70 73 71.5
    05-Mar-18 73 76 74.5
    12-Feb-18 69 72 70.5
    05-Feb-18 89 92 90.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Oct-17 92 95 93.5
    02-Oct-17 89 92 90.5
    11-Sep-17 85 88 86.5
    05-Jun-17 82 85 83.5
    10-Apr-17 85 88 86.5
    06-Mar-17 82 85 83.5
    09-Jan-17 77 80 78.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 79 82 80.5
    03-Oct-16 82 85 83.5
    02-May-16 77 80 78.5
    28-Mar-16 73 76 74.5
    29-Feb-16 68 71 69.5
    01-Feb-16 70 73 71.5
    25-Jan-16 73 76 74.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 98 101 99.5
    31-Aug-15 102 105 103.5
    01-Jun-15 107 110 108.5
    02-Mar-15 102 105 103.5
    02-Feb-15 107 110 108.5
    12-Jan-15 111 114 112.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 115 118 116.5
    29-Sep-14 118 121 119.5
    03-Mar-14 115 118 116.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 111 114 112.5
    22-Apr-13 106 109 107.5
    28-Jan-13 102 105 103.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 97 100 98.5
    03-Sep-12 99 102 100.5
    02-Jul-12 94 97 95.5
    28-May-12 101 104 102.5
    02-Apr-12 108 111 109.5
    05-Mar-12 105 108 106.5
    16-Jan-12 102 105 103.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 97 100 98.5
    01-Aug-11 102 105 103.5
    04-Jul-11 105 108 106.5
    02-May-11 111 114 112.5
    04-Apr-11 105 108 106.5
    07-Mar-11 103 106 104.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 100 103 101.5
    27-Sep-10 96 99 97.5
    28-Jun-10 91 94 92.5
    07-Jun-10 95 98 96.5
    22-Mar-10 99 102 100.5
    22-Feb-10 93 96 94.5
    01-Feb-10 85 88 86.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 81 84 82.5
    06-Jul-09 77 80 78.5
    25-May-09 74 77 75.5
    23-Feb-09 71 74 72.5
    12-Jan-09 64 67 65.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 79 82 80.5
    03-Nov-08 94 97 95.5
    06-Oct-08 105 108 106.5
    28-Jul-08 112 115 113.5
    23-Jun-08 105 108 106.5
    26-May-08 100 103 101.5
    28-Apr-08 97 100 98.5
    10-Mar-08 94 97 95.5
    04-Feb-08 97 100 98.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 94 97 95.5
    22-Oct-07 89 92 90.5
    30-Jul-07 85 88 86.5
    21-May-07 80 83 81.5
    09-Apr-07 76 79 77.5
    19-Feb-07 73 76 74.5
    22-Jan-07 70 73 71.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 73 76 74.5
    13-Nov-06 79 82 80.5
    16-Oct-06 83 86 84.5
    21-Aug-06 88 91 89.5
    22-May-06 83 86 84.5
    15-May-06 77 80 78.5
    10-Apr-06 81 84 82.5
    27-Feb-06 85 88 86.5
    06-Feb-06 89 92 90.5
    16-Jan-06 93 96 94.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 97 100 98.5
    10-Oct-05 89 92 90.5
    19-Sep-05 84 87 85.5
    12-Sep-05 77 80 78.5
    08-Aug-05 71 74 72.5
    11-Jul-05 65 68 66.5
    06-Jun-05 69 72 70.5
    02-May-05 73 76 74.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-04 75 78 76.5
    27-Sep-04 69 72 70.5
    16-Aug-04 64 67 65.5
    17-May-04 60 63 61.5
    26-Jan-04 58 61 59.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 55 58 56.5
    04-Aug-03 50 53 51.5
    16-Jun-03 52 55 53.5
    07-Apr-03 54 57 55.5
    10-Mar-03 60 63 61.5
    20-Jan-03 48 51 49.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 43 46 44.5
    04-Nov-02 46 49 47.5
    12-Aug-02 47 50 48.5
    17-Jun-02 45 48 46.5
    15-Apr-02 40 43 41.5
    11-Mar-02 38 41 39.5
    14-Jan-02 35 38 36.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 38 41 39.5
    12-Nov-01 40 43 41.5
    13-Aug-01 42 45 43.5
    02-Jul-01 45 48 46.5
    11-Jun-01 48 51 49.5
    19-Mar-01 51 54 52.5
    12-Feb-01 48 51 49.5
    29-Jan-01 43 46 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 44 47 45.5
    20-Nov-00 46 49 47.5
    16-Oct-00 47 50 48.5
    04-Sep-00 48 51 49.5
    07-Aug-00 49 52 50.5
    17-Apr-00 52 55 53.5
    20-Mar-00 49 52 50.5
    14-Feb-00 45 48 46.5
    10-Jan-00 46 49 47.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Aug-99 48 51 49.5
    07-Jun-99 45 48 46.5
    12-Apr-99 44 47 45.5
    01-Feb-99 42 45 43.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 43 46 44.5
    30-Nov-98 44 47 45.5
    19-Oct-98 45 48 46.5
    21-Sep-98 46 49 47.5
    17-Aug-98 47 50 48.5
    13-Jul-98 48 51 49.5
    08-Jun-98 49 52 50.5
    11-May-98 50 53 51.5
    13-Apr-98 51 54 52.5
    16-Mar-98 52 55 53.5
    09-Feb-98 53 56 54.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Dec-97 54 57 55.5
    27-Oct-97 55 58 56.5
    11-Aug-97 57 60 58.5
    14-Apr-97 59 62 60.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 56 59 57.5
    26-Aug-96 58 61 59.5
    12-Aug-96 58 61 59.5
    03-Jun-96 53 56 54.5
    15-Apr-96 48 51 49.5
    29-Jan-96 43 46 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 44 47 45.5
    22-Sep-95 45 48 46.5
    18-Sep-95 48 50 49
    15-Sep-95 45 48 46.5
    14-Aug-95 48 50 49
    17-Jul-95 51 54 52.5
    03-Jul-95 53 56 54.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 53 58 55.5
    17-Oct-94 49 53 51
    19-Sep-94 48 50 49
    22-Aug-94 43 45 44
    15-Aug-94 41 43 42
    23-May-94 38 40 39
    25-Apr-94 37 39 38
    24-Jan-94 35 37 36
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Mar-93 37 39 38
    25-Jan-93 38 39 38.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Aug-92 38 40 39
    25-May-92 34 36 35
    06-Apr-92 30 32 31
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Sep-91 30 33 31.5
    12-Aug-91 27 28 27.5
    20-Apr-91 37 39 38
    01-Apr-91 41 43 42
    18-Feb-91 44 46 45
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Dec-90 49 50 49.5
    26-Nov-90 42 50 46
    01-Oct-90 42 45 43.5
    25-Jun-90 39 41 40
    23-Apr-90 44 45 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-89 41 42 41.5
    09-Oct-89 39 40 39.5
    14-Aug-89 45 46 45.5
    07-Aug-89 46 48 47
    31-Jul-89 47 49 48
    10-Jul-89 48 51 49.5
    05-Jun-89 49 51 50
    22-May-89 52 53 52.5
    15-May-89 50 51 50.5
    24-Apr-89 52 53 52.5
    13-Mar-89 52 54 53
    06-Mar-89 51 53 52

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.