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Asian Recycled Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Price Assessment

  • What are Asian Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene price assessments?
  • How does Platts assess Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene prices?
  • Asian Recycled LDPE Weekly Commentary
  • Asian Recycled HDPE Daily Rationale

What are Asian Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene price assessments?

Platts recycled low-density polyethylene assessment covers the following market in Southeast Asia:

— Recycled LDPE Natural Film Pellets FOB Southeast Asia

The above markets are assessed on a daily basis in $/mt for spot material loading 15-30 days forward from the day of publication from the following ports:

• Port Klang, Malaysia
• Bangkok, Thailand
• Jakarta, Indonesia
• Singapore
• Batangas, Philippines
• Cat Lai, Vietnam

Platts assessments are based on market information, including, but not limited to, firm bids and offers, and trades reported to the editor up to the close of business (4:30 pm Singapore Time).

How does Platts assess Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene prices?

Platts assessments are based on market information, including, but not limited to, firm bids and offers, and trades reported to the editor up to the close of business (4:30 PM Singapore time).

All the information used to inform the assessment is published transparently on S&P Global Platts platforms as "heards". An assessment rationale is published explaining what the assessments are and how they have been reached.

A weekly market commentary accompanies the price assessments and rationale, which highlights the most important trends that have affected the markets that week and provides insight into what the market expects over the coming weeks.

Asian Recycled LDPE Weekly Commentary

  • Wide range due to different labour costs in each country
  • More coloured recycled material available than transparent types


Asian recycled low density polyethylene prices were stable Jan. 12 amid thin trade.


Prices of recycled resin remained in a wide range, as the scattered pricing in Southeast Asia was also due to different labor costs in each country, sources said.

Although post industrial waste was regarded as higher quality compared with post-consumer waste, traders said the price difference would be negated if the quality of regrind recycled resin through both processes were similar.

A trader said the final price was a function of how well recycled resin is mixed with virgin material, with a typically recycled resin to virgin ratio of 5%-10%.

The premium for natural to colored pellets was more than $200/mt, or at 30% of the colored pellets, according to market sources. Colored, especially black colored recycled pellets, were heard at a much lower price compared with the translucent or transparent ones, and had better availability and coincided with black pipe grades at lower prices, according to sources.

Asian Recycled HDPE Daily Rationale

Asian recycled low density polyethylene clear film pellets were assessed unchanged from the previous session at $980/mt FOB Southeast Asia Jan. 17 amid thin trading.


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Daily prices can be found on <PCA709>


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