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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

  • Recycled prices capped by virgin market prices
  • Long term outlook positive


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


Sources said recycled LDPE usually goes into low grade end markets, and market participants would not be willing to pay more than the price for virgin material. Recyclers that have use for lower-value applications such as garbage bags, construction materials and other non-food applications remained price sensitive, traders said.

The long-term outlook was positive, as legislation in 2022, particularly in Europe, will enforce a certain volume of demand for Asian recycled materials as local recycling in Europe and the US cannot satisfy these targets. There was now more focus toward local recycling for local recycling production and consumption given global supply shortages and logistics challenges, sources said. Changing the mindset of consumers would also be critical to encourage use of products made from recycled materials, a trader said.

Asian Recycled HDPE Daily Rationale

Asian recycled low density polyethylene clear film pellets were assessed up $5/mt from the previous session at $1,085/mt FOB Southeast Asia Oct. 21, on a tradable indication.


This rationale applies to symbol < ARNFA00>

Daily prices can be found on <PCA709>


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