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Standard Recyclate May 2024 Price Review

The recyclers’ most pressing problem is slack demand, as has been the case for some time. It is still evident that recyclates gain favour with processors when their prices are significantly lower than those of virgin material. But when they are not, recyclers customarily reduce their production to the bare minimum and avoid building up stocks. As their production costs remain high, the recyclers will try...

Standard Recyclate April 2024 Price Review

European recyclers were able to enforce higher prices for almost all standard recyclates in March 2024. Once more, they took advantage of the ongoing rise in virgin material contract prices, as this caused several processors to switch to recycled alternatives. Some secondary materials additionally benefitted from seasonal effects, at least to a certain extent. Still, demand generally remained below what would be considered normal levels....

Standard Recyclate March 2024 Price Review

What could be seen only sporadically in January developed into a trend in February: standard recyclate prices are heading upwards, including all rPE grades. The...

Standard recyclate February 2024 Price Review

Despite another month of substantially weak demand, recyclers were able to keep prices mostly stable in January. The first stock replenishments by processors helped...

Standard Recyclate January 2024 Price Review

In the vast majority of cases, recyclers managed to keep prices stable in December – despite pressure from low-cost special offers, especially for primary...

Standard Recyclate December 2023 Price Review

Prices for recyclates based on standard thermoplastics in western Europe fluctuated between stable and slightly falling in November. Significant discounts were granted for very...

Standard Recyclate October 2023 Price Review

The downward trend in standard recyclates in Europe lost considerable momentum in September, and prices for some materials have seemingly even bottomed out by...