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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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Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    14-Jan-19 73 75 74
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-18 81 83 82
    08-Oct-18 91 93 92
    03-Sep-18 92 94 93
    02-Jul-18 90 92 91
    04-Jun-18 82 84 83
    30-Apr-18 75 77 76
    02-Apr-18 76 78 77
    05-Mar-18 82 84 83
    05-Feb-18 88 90 89
    15-Jan-18 79 81 80
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-17 78 80 79
    30-Oct-17 77 79 78
    02-Oct-17 76 78 77
    11-Sep-17 69 71 70
    14-Aug-17 68.5 70.5 69.5
    05-Jun-17 68 70 69
    01-May-17 76 78 77
    27-Mar-17 81.5 83.5 82.5
    06-Mar-17 77.5 79.5 78.5
    06-Feb-17 71 73 72
    09-Jan-17 61 63 62
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 65 67 66
    07-Nov-16 71 73 72
    03-Oct-16 72.5 74.5 73.5
    05-Sep-16 66.5 68.5 67.5
    01-Aug-16 63 65 64
    11-Jul-16 64 66 65
    30-May-16 68 70 69
    02-May-16 70 72 71
    28-Mar-16 73 75 74
    01-Feb-16 72 74 73
    25-Jan-16 69 71 70
    04-Jan-16 94 96 95
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Nov-15 92 94 93
    19-Oct-15 90 92 91
    28-Sep-15 87 89 88
    07-Sep-15 88 90 89
    10-Aug-15 90 92 91
    06-Jul-15 91 93 92
    01-Jun-15 90 92 91
    04-May-15 91 93 92
    06-Apr-15 95 97 96
    02-Mar-15 96 98 97
    02-Feb-15 95 97 96
    19-Jan-15 105 107 106
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 115 117 116
    03-Nov-14 120 122 121
    01-Sep-14 116 118 117
    23-Jun-14 111 113 112
    02-Jun-14 114 116 115
    05-May-14 115 117 116
    07-Apr-14 116 118 117
    03-Mar-14 117 119 118
    03-Feb-14 118 120 119
    13-Jan-14 113 115 114
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Dec-13 109 111 110
    04-Nov-13 110 112 111
    09-Sep-13 112 114 113
    08-Jul-13 107 109 108
    03-Jun-13 104 106 105
    06-May-13 105 107 106
    01-Apr-13 115 117 116
    04-Mar-13 121 123 122
    21-Jan-13 115 117 116
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 100 102 101
    03-Dec-12 99 101 100
    12-Nov-12 95 97 96
    15-Oct-12 93 95 94
    03-Sep-12 92 94 93
    02-Jul-12 94 96 95
    28-May-12 109 111 110
    02-Apr-12 119 121 120
    20-Feb-12 114 116 115
    30-Jan-12 97 99 98
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-11 99 101 100
    31-Oct-11 105 107 106
    01-Aug-11 119 121 120
    27-Jun-11 123 125 124
    23-May-11 138 140 139
    02-May-11 128 130 129
    04-Apr-11 113 115 114
    24-Jan-11 118 120 119
    17-Jan-11 101 103 102
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 98 100 99
    27-Sep-10 100 102 101
    23-Aug-10 97 99 98
    05-Jul-10 95 97 96
    31-May-10 103 105 104
    26-Apr-10 115 117 116
    22-Mar-10 108 110 109
    22-Feb-10 103 105 104
    01-Feb-10 96 98 97
    11-Jan-10 93 95 94
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Nov-09 89 91 90
    02-Nov-09 86 88 87
    28-Sep-09 96 98 97
    17-Aug-09 84 86 85
    03-Aug-09 80 82 81
    06-Jul-09 79 81 80
    18-May-09 70 72 71
    23-Feb-09 67 69 68
    09-Feb-09 61 63 62
    12-Jan-09 58 60 59
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 68 70 69
    03-Nov-08 98 100 99
    06-Oct-08 109 111 110
    28-Jul-08 123 125 124
    07-Jul-08 112 114 113
    26-May-08 105 107 106
    28-Apr-08 101 103 102
    10-Mar-08 95 97 96
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 96 98 97
    22-Oct-07 90 92 91
    30-Jul-07 87 89 88
    21-May-07 86 88 87
    07-May-07 82 84 83
    19-Feb-07 78 80 79
    22-Jan-07 73 75 74
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 74 76 75
    13-Nov-06 81 83 82
    21-Aug-06 85 87 86
    03-Jul-06 83 85 84
    22-May-06 79 81 80
    15-May-06 76 78 77
    27-Feb-06 77 79 78
    06-Feb-06 73 75 74
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Dec-05 77 79 78
    17-Oct-05 82 84 83
    19-Sep-05 72 74 73
    08-Aug-05 67 69 68
    11-Jul-05 63 65 64
    06-Jun-05 69 71 70
    02-May-05 73 75 74
    21-Feb-05 75 77 76
    31-Jan-05 73 75 74
    10-Jan-05 70 72 71
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 66 68 67
    08-Nov-04 63 65 64
    27-Sep-04 60 62 61
    23-Aug-04 57 59 58
    02-Aug-04 55 57 56
    17-May-04 53 55 54
    19-Apr-04 51 53 52
    23-Feb-04 48 50 49
    26-Jan-04 45 47 46
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 43 45 44
    04-Aug-03 41 43 42
    16-Jun-03 43 45 44
    12-May-03 45 47 46
    07-Apr-03 43 45 44
    10-Mar-03 40 42 41
    24-Feb-03 37 39 38
    10-Feb-03 34 36 35
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 35 37 36
    12-Aug-02 37 39 38
    17-Jun-02 36 38 37
    29-Apr-02 33 35 34
    18-Mar-02 30 32 31
    14-Jan-02 28 30 29
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 30 32 31
    12-Nov-01 32 34 33
    24-Sep-01 30 32 31
    20-Aug-01 31 33 32
    11-Jun-01 33 35 34
    16-Apr-01 36 38 37
    19-Feb-01 37 39 38
    15-Jan-01 37.5 39.5 38.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 38 40 39
    04-Dec-00 40 42 41
    02-Oct-00 41 43 42
    19-Jun-00 44 46 45
    01-May-00 42 44 43
    20-Mar-00 39 41 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    15-Nov-99 37 39 38
    11-Oct-99 35 37 36
    06-Sep-99 33 35 34
    05-Jul-99 32 34 33
    17-May-99 30 32 31
    22-Feb-99 28 30 29
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 29 31 30
    21-Sep-98 30 32 31
    17-Aug-98 31 33 32
    20-Jul-98 32 34 33
    08-Jun-98 33 35 34
    11-May-98 34 36 35
    19-Jan-98 35 37 36
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 36 38 37
    15-Sep-97 38 40 39
    28-Jul-97 41 43 42
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 45 47 46
    14-Oct-96 47 49 48
    26-Aug-96 44 46 45

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.