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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

High Temperature Thermoplastics

Polyphenylene Sulfide

40 glass

Annual volumes of about 200,000 pounds.

Current Pricing
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    02-May-05 595 605 600
  • As of Date Level
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    06-Dec-04 535 545 540
    07-Jun-04 475 485 480
  • As of Date Level
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    01-Dec-03 415 425 420
  • As of Date Level
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    26-Aug-96 340 350 345

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.