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Resin pricing – Commodity Thermoplastics
September 17, 2012

Resin pricing – Commodity Thermoplastics

For September 17, 2012

KEY: Historical Pricing Data
I-Annual volumes greater than 20 million pounds.
II-Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.
Volume category
Resin/Grade I II
ABS
Injection Medium Impact 115 – 118 119 – 120
Injection High Impact 120 – 121 123 – 127
Injection Pipe fittings 105 – 106 109 – 113
Injection High heat 141 – 145 150 – 155
Injection Flame retardant 146 – 150 155 – 170
Extrusion Pipe GP 117 – 119 122 – 127
Extrusion Sheet GP 134 – 135 137 – 139
Blends PC/ABS 153 – 158
Blends Nylon/ABS 158 – 168
Acrylic
GP 125 – 130
HDPE
Blow Molding Copolymer(HIC) P 90 – 92 P 94 – 96
Blow Molding Homopolymer (Dairy) P 90 – 91 P 92 – 95
Drums P 92 – 94 P 95 – 98
Injection GP P 86 – 87 P 89 – 91
Extrusion Film HMW P 95 – 97 P 99 – 102
Extrusion Film MMW P 95 – 96 P 100 – 102
Extrusion Pipe HMW P 100 – 102 P 105 – 108
Extrusion Pipe MMW P 103 – 106 P 107 – 109
Extrusion Sheet P 88 – 90 P 92 – 94
Rotomolding Powder P 101 – 104
LDPE
Injection GP P 105 – 107
Injection Lid Resin P 103 – 105 P 107 – 109
Extrusion Coating paper P 103 – 105
Extrusion Film liner P 98 – 100 P 101 – 106
Extrusion Clarity film P 96 – 98 P 99 – 102
LLDPE
Butene-1 comonomer Injection GP P 86 – 90
Butene-1 comonomer Extrusion liner film P 85 – 88 P 89 – 91
HAO comonomer Injection GP P 92 – 94
HAO comonomer Lid resin P 97 – 100 P 103 – 106
HAO comonomer Extrusion liner film P 91 – 93 P 95 – 98
HAO comonomer Rotomolding powder P 111 – 116
PET
APET 107 – 109 110 – 112
Bottle resin 91 – 93 94 – 96
CPET 105 – 107
PP
Homopolymer Injection GP P 89 – 91 P 92 – 95
Extrusion Fiber P 88 – 90 P 91 – 93
Extrusion Film P 89 – 92 P 94 – 95
Extrusion Profiles P 92 – 95 P 97 – 101
Extrusion Sheet P 91 – 94 P 95 – 97
Random Copolymer Injection P 92 – 94 P 95 – 97
Random Copolymer Film P 94 – 95 P 96 – 98
Random Copolymer Blow molding P 94 – 95 P 97 – 100
Impact Copolymer High Impact P 103 – 107 P 108 – 111
Impact Copolymer TPO P 123 – 128 P 130 – 134
PS
Crystal Injection GP 114 – 116 118 – 122
Crystal High Heat 118 – 122 124 – 125
High Impact Extrusion 121 – 123 126 – 128
High Impact Injection 120 – 122 126 – 127
High Heat injection 124 – 129 130 – 132
Flame retardant 154 – 158 160 – 164
EPS cups 137 – 140
EPS unmodified 131 – 134 130 – 139
PVC
Suspension Resin Injection GP 94 – 97 97 – 99
Suspension Resin Pipe grade 92 – 94 95 – 98
Dispersion Resin Homopolymer GP 94 – 98 100 – 104

Prices are in U.S. cents per pound for prime resin, unfilled, natural color, FOB supplier, unless otherwise indicated.

indicates a market-price increase in our chart in the past week.
indicates a market-price decrease in our chart in the past week.
P indicates a price increase for that material is pending.
indicates a correction in the published price.

Prices are generated from interviews with North American buyers and suppliers. The information provided is based on sources believed to be reliable but its accuracy or timeliness is not guaranteed and no warranties of any kind are provided.Plastics News does not intend to specify the price of the materials listed. For price quotes on specific materials, contact the supplier.

For pricing information on virgin thermoplastic resins, call senior reporter Frank Esposito at (330) 865-6156, or fax him at (330) 836-2322.

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