ICIS has held the benchmark for Polyethylene terephthalate (Recycled) (R-PET) flakes since 2006 and publishes the latest traded prices, trends, and news for bales to help you gain clarity on the current and anticipated short-term price movements and strengthen your negotiating position.
Use the independent price assessments and market coverage in our price reports to track the regional R-PET market and:
Updated to Q2 2021
New extrusion capacity should increase the amount of food-grade R-PET flake and pellet coming online, but most of this capacity is allocated for use. Virgin buyers will likely still source R-PET flake if PET prices remain high, limiting availability. Post-consumer bottle availability is tightening and the quality is also dropping, meaning more bottles are required to generate the same yield. New pellet capacity is due online but volumes have also already been allocated to buyers.
Flake demand shows no sign of slowing during Q2 especially if virgin prices remain high and availability reduced. From April, demand from the bottle sector should increase, but may be limited due to the pandemic. Bottle demand will also remain strong, driven by flake, but mixed coloured is expected to be less than colourless, which is preferred in the bottle and sheet sectors. Sustainability targets from brands is expected to keep pellet demand high.
We offer the following regional Polyethylene terephthalate (Recycled) coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Europe Polyethylene terephthalate (Recycled) marketplace.
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