Polyethylene terephthalate (Recycled) Prices, markets & analysis
The ICIS US polyethylene terephthalate (recycled) (R-PET) price report, gathered and verified by locally based industry experts, is a vital source of information on prices, market movements, domestic opportunities and export trends.
It includes benchmark prices for PET bottle bales, R-PET flakes and R-PET pellets for North America as well as PET bottle bale prices for Mexico.
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- Set a firm benchmark for your contract negotiations
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Recycled polyethylene terephthalate Overview Transcript
Until 2010, the key driver for the recycled polyethylene terephthalate market, also known as RPET market, was the virgin PET price. That’s because traditionally companies purchased R-PET material as a lower cost alternative to virgin.
However, since 2010 virgin PET and recycled PET prices have decoupled. This is because of an increased focus on social corporate responsibly and carbon cost.
In the short to mid-term, sustainability targets are expected to become an increasingly significant factor in R-PET pricing, and the bottle-to-bottle market is expected to increase its share of R-PET consumption.
However, at the same time as market demand is growing, collection rates – that’s the post-consumer material that’s brought into the recycling chain- have been broadly fat, resulting in structural shortages.
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Updated to Q1 2015
The US recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) market during Q1 saw market and price reaction to the global softening of virgin PET resin.
Bottle bale prices in all three regions – east coast, west coast, and Mexico – saw price decreases. The softening was attributed to two things: normal seasonal softness, and a wait-and-see approach to buying recycled material due to softening virgin resin prices.
R-PET pellet prices were fairly stable for the quarter. Pellets are the most expensive item on the R-PET chain, as they are the closest item to virgin PET resin. Sentiment from some market participants was that the pellet market was stronger because most pellets are sold to large contractual buyers.
The end of the quarter saw some erosion in the R-PET flake blue/green market, as participants said the overall softening of R-PET had caught up to blue/green material.
The quarter brought mixed sentiment in the Mexico market, with some sources saying that prices had stabilised, while others saying that prices were firm, and could possibly trend up. The Mexico bale market tends to mirror the US summer beverage season, and therefore more activity could be seen in the next quarter.
The ICIS US polyethylene terephthalate (recycled) price report, published weekly, is an independent source of pricing information for all grades of material in one easy-to-use format. Producers, reclaimers and traders can source all the information needed to build a complete picture of the US domestic and export markets.
The ICIS US polyethylene terephthalate (recycled) price report includes:
- - US FOB spot prices for PET bottles, R-PET hot-washed flakes (colourless and blue/green), and RPET pellets (food grade)
- - Mexico FOB spot prices for PET bottle bales (clear/coloured mix)
- - Price assessments for both the West and East Coast
- - Information on virgin PET prices for easy comparison
- - Feedstock prices and market commentary on crude oil, natural gas, paraxylene and cotton
- - Coverage of key export markets – China and India
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