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Price reports on engineering thermoplastics/recyclate
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate January 2023: Availability, demand largely balanced / Further reductions / Asian imports improve recyclate availability / Downward price trend to continue in February
19.01.2023
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Engineering recyclate December 2022: Price reductions dominate / End-of-year demand weaker than usual / January price cuts uncertain / Short-glass fibres face extreme hikes
19.12.2022
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Engineering recyclate November 2022: Base material very scarce / Increased demand from automotive industry turns out to be a flash in the pan / "Just close your eyes and hope for the best"
18.11.2022
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Engineering recyclate October 2022: Downward trend loses energy / General shift towards price stability / Recycling companies, converters bear difficult cost situation
19.10.2022
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Engineering recyclate September 2022: More tough negotiations likely in October / Demand still poor to non-existent / Base material increasingly rare, expensive / Threats of plant shutdowns
20.09.2022
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Engineering recyclate August 2022: Base material desperately short / Weak demand drives prices down / Further substantial reductions likely in September
19.08.2022
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Engineering recyclate July 2022: Free play of market forces / Demand plummets for all types / Zero stimulus from automotive / More severe downtrend likely in August
19.07.2022
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Engineering recyclate June 2022: Upward trend continues with rPA 6, rPOM / Rollover for rABS, rPC / Forward buying by automotive sector / Demand otherwise weak / Upward momentum expected to ease
20.06.2022
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Engineering recyclate May 2022: Prices for rPA 6, rPOM through the roof / Market swept clean of many types / Car sector remains weak / Processors have their backs to the wall
18.05.2022
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Engineering recyclate April 2022: Prices trend generally up in line with virgin material / Shortage of base material reaches new high / May expected to see further small increases
19.04.2022
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Engineering recyclate March 2022: Car industry awakes, threatens to consume available material / PC, POM with biggest shortages / Traders stockpile, hope for price hikes
21.03.2022
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Engineering recyclate February 2022: Rollovers predominate / Slight increase for black, GFR materials / Base material supply could worsen again
16.02.2022
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Engineering recyclate January 2022: Marked differences in addition of higher energy costs / Recyclers take advantage of all increases in demand / Further discussions expected
20.01.2022
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Engineering recyclate December 2021: Diverging price trends at the end of the year / Shortage of base material keeps supply tight / Market players anticipate increases in January
17.12.2021
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Engineering recyclate November 2021: Converters force rollover for all types / Calm prices expected well into January / Vicious cycle of low processing rate and lack of base material
18.11.2021
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Engineering recyclate October 2021: Slowdown effect as year winds down / Prices rise for reinforced, flame-retardant grades / Demand to mostly remain high as supply often very short
19.10.2021
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Engineering recyclate September 2021: Increases for ABS, PC, POM / Additional bottleneck for reinforced types / Signs of demand easing / Upward price trend gradually flattening
20.09.2021
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Engineering recyclate August 2021: Recyclate seen as new supply backbone / Prices of most types continue to rise / Shortage of glass fibres provides for additional increase / Further price hike on the cards
19.08.2021
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Engineering recyclate July 2021: Unabated high demand drives prices / Aggregates also in short supply / Processors' summer break cancelled this year / Further premiums likely
20.07.2021
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Engineering recyclate June 2021: Prices continue to climb amid strong demand / Recyclers search desperately for substitute sources of base material / Holiday period will ease the pressure only slightly
17.06.2021
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Notes on these reports
Prices listed are reference values for leading types and include orders ranging from 1 t to full loads sold in western Europe. However, there are certain qualities and types whose price lies well beyond (either above or below) the notations.
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