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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

LDPE

Injection GP

Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
Low High Avg
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-18 76 78 77
    08-Oct-18 79 81 80
    17-Sep-18 76 78 77
    05-Mar-18 79 81 80
    12-Feb-18 75 77 76
    05-Feb-18 95 97 96
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Oct-17 98 100 99
    02-Oct-17 95 97 96
    11-Sep-17 91 93 92
    05-Jun-17 88 90 89
    10-Apr-17 91 93 92
    06-Mar-17 88 90 89
    09-Jan-17 83 85 84
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 85 87 86
    03-Oct-16 88 90 89
    02-May-16 83 85 84
    28-Mar-16 79 81 80
    29-Feb-16 74 76 75
    01-Feb-16 76 78 77
    25-Jan-16 79 81 80
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 104 106 105
    31-Aug-15 108 110 109
    01-Jun-15 113 115 114
    02-Mar-15 108 110 109
    02-Feb-15 113 115 114
    12-Jan-15 117 119 118
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 121 123 122
    29-Sep-14 124 126 125
    03-Mar-14 121 123 122
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 117 119 118
    18-Mar-13 112 114 113
    28-Jan-13 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 103 105 104
    03-Sep-12 105 107 106
    02-Jul-12 100 102 101
    28-May-12 107 109 108
    02-Apr-12 114 116 115
    05-Mar-12 111 113 112
    16-Jan-12 108 110 109
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 103 105 104
    01-Aug-11 108 110 109
    04-Jul-11 111 113 112
    02-May-11 117 119 118
    04-Apr-11 111 113 112
    07-Mar-11 109 111 110
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 106 108 107
    27-Sep-10 102 104 103
    28-Jun-10 97 99 98
    07-Jun-10 101 103 102
    22-Mar-10 105 107 106
    22-Feb-10 99 101 100
    01-Feb-10 91 93 92
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 87 89 88
    06-Jul-09 83 85 84
    25-May-09 80 82 81
    23-Feb-09 77 79 78
    12-Jan-09 70 72 71
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 85 87 86
    03-Nov-08 100 102 101
    06-Oct-08 111 113 112
    28-Jul-08 118 120 119
    23-Jun-08 111 113 112
    26-May-08 106 108 107
    28-Apr-08 103 105 104
    10-Mar-08 100 102 101
    04-Feb-08 103 105 104
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 100 102 101
    22-Oct-07 95 97 96
    30-Jul-07 91 93 92
    21-May-07 86 88 87
    09-Apr-07 82 84 83
    19-Feb-07 79 81 80
    22-Jan-07 76 78 77
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 79 81 80
    13-Nov-06 85 87 86
    16-Oct-06 89 91 90
    21-Aug-06 94 96 95
    22-May-06 89 91 90
    15-May-06 83 85 84
    10-Apr-06 87 89 88
    27-Feb-06 91 93 92
    06-Feb-06 95 97 96
    16-Jan-06 99 101 100
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 103 105 104
    10-Oct-05 95 97 96
    19-Sep-05 90 92 91
    12-Sep-05 83 85 84
    08-Aug-05 77 79 78
    11-Jul-05 71 73 72
    06-Jun-05 75 77 76
    02-May-05 79 81 80
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-04 81 83 82
    27-Sep-04 75 77 76
    16-Aug-04 70 72 71
    17-May-04 66 68 67
    26-Jan-04 64 66 65
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 61 63 62
    04-Aug-03 56 58 57
    16-Jun-03 58 60 59
    07-Apr-03 60 62 61
    10-Mar-03 66 68 67
    20-Jan-03 54 56 55
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 49 51 50
    04-Nov-02 52 54 53
    12-Aug-02 53 55 54
    17-Jun-02 51 53 52
    15-Apr-02 46 48 47
    11-Mar-02 44 46 45
    14-Jan-02 41 43 42
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 44 46 45
    12-Nov-01 46 48 47
    13-Aug-01 48 50 49
    02-Jul-01 51 53 52
    11-Jun-01 54 56 55
    19-Mar-01 58 60 59
    12-Feb-01 54 56 55
    29-Jan-01 49 51 50
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 50 52 51
    20-Nov-00 52 54 53
    16-Oct-00 53 55 54
    04-Sep-00 54 56 55
    17-Apr-00 55 57 56
    20-Mar-00 52 54 53
    14-Feb-00 48 50 49
    10-Jan-00 49 51 50
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Aug-99 51 53 52
    07-Jun-99 46 48 47
    12-Apr-99 43 45 44
    01-Mar-99 40 42 41
    01-Feb-99 39 41 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 40 42 41
    30-Nov-98 41 43 42
    19-Oct-98 42 44 43
    21-Sep-98 43 45 44
    17-Aug-98 44 46 45
    13-Jul-98 45 47 46
    08-Jun-98 46 48 47
    11-May-98 47 49 48
    13-Apr-98 48 50 49
    16-Mar-98 49 51 50
    09-Feb-98 50 52 51
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Dec-97 51 53 52
    27-Oct-97 52 54 53
    11-Aug-97 54 56 55
    14-Apr-97 56 58 57
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 53 55 54
    12-Aug-96 55 57 56
    03-Jun-96 50 52 51
    15-Apr-96 45 48 46.5
    29-Jan-96 40 43 41.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 41 44 42.5
    22-Sep-95 42 45 43.5
    18-Sep-95 46 51 48.5
    15-Sep-95 42 45 43.5
    28-Aug-95 46 51 48.5
    17-Jul-95 49 54 51.5
    03-Jul-95 51 56 53.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 52 58 55
    17-Oct-94 48 53 50.5
    19-Sep-94 50 53 51.5
    15-Aug-94 45 48 46.5
    25-Apr-94 41 43 42
    24-Jan-94 36 38 37
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Mar-93 38 40 39
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Aug-92 40 42 41
    25-May-92 36 38 37
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Sep-91 32 34 33
    12-Aug-91 28 30 29
    17-Jun-91 38 40 39
    20-Apr-91 39 41 40
    01-Apr-91 42 44 43
    18-Feb-91 45 46 45.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Dec-90 50 52 51
    26-Nov-90 44 52 48
    01-Oct-90 44 47 45.5
    25-Jun-90 41 43 42
    23-Apr-90 47 48 47.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-89 45 46 45.5
    09-Oct-89 42 44 43
    14-Aug-89 43 45 44
    07-Aug-89 46 48 47
    31-Jul-89 47 49 48
    24-Jul-89 48 49 48.5
    05-Jun-89 48 50 49
    22-May-89 50 51 50.5
    27-Mar-89 51 52 51.5
    06-Mar-89 50 51 50.5

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.