PODCAST: Asian R-PET production constrained by feedstock shortage

Author: Jasmine Khoo


SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Overall production of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) across Asia continues to be subdued by persistent tightness of post-consumer bottle (PCB) bale feedstock inventory, while downstream demand is on a seasonal rebound.

  • Availability and collection of waste was limited by the COVID-19 resurgence in mid-year
  • Demand for fibre, film and bottle grades rebounded amid easing of COVID-19 restrictions
  • Ability to import bale feedstock hampered by high shipping costs

In this podcast, Jasmine Khoo speaks with editor Arianne Perez about recent developments in Asia R-PET market.

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