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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

Engineering Thermoplastics

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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.