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Challenges remain for US recycling
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Naples, Fla. — The U.S. recycling market still has some work to do to meet its goals. "There needs to be a financial benefit to recycling," Leon Farahnik said March 5 as part of a recycling...
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03-19-2019
GW Plastics expands in Ireland
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Anaheim, Calif. —​ GW Plastics Inc. has continually reinvested in its operations during the course of the last five years. Add another investment to the list. The firm recently...
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03-19-2019
Walmart Foundation supporting sustainability study
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A substantial grant will help the University of Georgia examine multilayer plastic biodegradation in an attempt to lessen packaging waste in the environment. The Walmart Foundation is giving $800,...
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03-19-2019
Ply Gem windows add dark colors, weather protection
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Las Vegas — Trendy window profiles in black or bronze and grand patio doors that protect against hurricanes were in the product spotlight for Ply Gem Building Products at the International...
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03-19-2019
Engel targets sustainability, joins New Plastics Economy
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Engel Group has signed the New Plastics Economy global commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, becoming one of the first machinery companies to make the circular economy pledge....
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03-19-2019
MTD Micro Molding named Processor of the Year
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Naples, Fla. — MTD Micro Molding is the 2018 Plastics News Processor of the Year. The winner was named March 6 at the Plastics News Executive Forum in Naples. With 37 employees and 14...
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03-06-2019
Elkem shows off LSR Select to industry
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Anaheim, Calif. — Elkem Silicones USA Corp. has been working on its new process for liquid silicone rubber for a few years, and now it's ready to show the industry. The company officially...
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03-19-2019
Coming to the Tour de France: Team Ineos
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Chemical company Ineos is moving from making headlines on the business pages to the sports section. Last year, the company revealed its design for the United Kingdom's entry in the America's Cup...
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03-19-2019
IPL Plastics buys Belgian molder Loomans
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Montreal — IPL Plastics Inc. will acquire Belgian manufacturer of plastic packaging Loomans Group NV for a total consideration of $85.5 million. The Quebec-based injection molder said in a...
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03-19-2019
Trelleborg enhances medical capabilities with Sil-Pro deal
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Delano, Minn. — Service continues to be a priority for Trelleborg AB's Sealing Solutions unit, and its latest acquisition only furthers that goal. The firm in January finalized a deal to...
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03-18-2019
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Historical Resin Pricing

Engineering Thermoplastics

PC

Optical media

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

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Apr-18 169 188 178.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-May-17 162 181 171.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Nov-15 148 167 157.5
    16-Mar-15 198 217 207.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Mar-14 206 225 215.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Jun-13 181 200 190.5
    04-Feb-13 175 194 184.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-12 170 189 179.5
    05-Mar-12 178 197 187.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-May-11 198 217 207.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Jun-10 173 192 182.5
    26-Apr-10 165 184 174.5
    25-Jan-10 157 176 166.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Feb-09 142 161 151.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Dec-08 152 171 161.5
    01-Sep-08 167 186 176.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Aug-07 152 171 161.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Dec-06 146 165 155.5
    29-May-06 156 175 165.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-05 171 190 180.5
    28-Mar-05 162 181 171.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Aug-04 154 173 163.5
    10-May-04 133 152 142.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Sep-03 129 148 138.5
    21-Apr-03 135 154 144.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-02 123 142 132.5
    02-Sep-02 144 164 154
    03-Jun-02 161 181 171
    04-Mar-02 178 198 188
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    03-Dec-01 195 215 205
    03-Sep-01 212 232 222
    04-Jun-01 229 249 239
    05-Mar-01 246 266 256
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Nov-00 263 283 273
    01-May-00 259 279 269
    10-Jan-00 249 269 259
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-Nov-99 241 261 251
    02-Aug-99 241 264 252.5
    07-Jun-99 244 267 255.5
    05-Apr-99 247 270 258.5
    01-Feb-99 250 273 261.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Dec-98 253 276 264.5
    02-Nov-98 256 276 266
    05-Oct-98 258 278 268
    07-Sep-98 260 280 270
    03-Aug-98 258 278 268
    06-Jul-98 260 280 270
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    25-Nov-96 262 282 272
    26-Aug-96 280 300 290

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.