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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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Engineering Thermoplastics

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20 glass

Annual volumes of 300,000-500,000 pounds.

Current Pricing
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    30-Apr-18 224 240 232
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    29-May-17 217 233 225
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    09-Nov-15 203 219 211
    16-Mar-15 253 269 261
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    24-Mar-14 261 277 269
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    03-Jun-13 236 252 244
    04-Feb-13 230 246 238
  • As of Date Level
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    20-Aug-12 225 241 233
    05-Mar-12 233 249 241
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    09-May-11 253 269 261
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    28-Jun-10 228 244 236
    26-Apr-10 220 236 228
    25-Jan-10 212 228 220
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    02-Feb-09 197 213 205
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    08-Dec-08 207 223 215
    01-Sep-08 222 238 230
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    20-Aug-07 207 223 215
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    04-Dec-06 201 217 209
    29-May-06 211 227 219
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    31-Oct-05 221 237 229
    28-Mar-05 212 228 220
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    30-Aug-04 204 220 212
    10-May-04 183 199 191
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    01-Sep-03 179 195 187
    21-Apr-03 185 201 193
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    09-Dec-02 173 189 181
    29-Apr-02 170 186 178
    04-Feb-02 184 200 192
  • As of Date Level
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    24-Sep-01 192 208 200
    14-May-01 197 213 205
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    06-Nov-00 207 223 215
    01-May-00 203 219 211
    10-Jan-00 193 209 201
  • As of Date Level
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    09-Aug-99 185 201 193
    02-Aug-99 185 201 193
    14-Jun-99 188 204 196
    07-Jun-99 188 204 196
    12-Apr-99 191 207 199
    05-Apr-99 191 207 199
    08-Feb-99 194 210 202
    01-Feb-99 194 210 202
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    07-Dec-98 197 213 205
    02-Nov-98 200 216 208
    05-Oct-98 202 218 210
    07-Sep-98 204 220 212
    03-Aug-98 202 218 210
    06-Jul-98 204 220 212
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    25-Nov-96 206 222 214
    26-Aug-96 219 236 227.5
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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.