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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

  • Large price and product quality fluctuations hinder trade
  • High quality recycled resin in demand


Asian recycled low density polyethylene prices were down on weak demand on Dec. 1 during the year end lull.


Traders said illegal waste trafficking was on the rise amid tightened waste import restrictions imposed by many countries and the high cost of waste management infrastructure. Illegal repackaging of prime resin as recycled resin also made some end-users hesitant, traders said, with sourcing and traceability of the recycled material being an issue.

Other traders were not actively trading due to large price and product quality fluctuations, they said. 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%.

Many brand owners still preferred such local material for recycling as it would fulfil their commitment pledges to reduce local waste. The scattered domestic pricing in Southeast Asia was also due to different labor costs in each country, sources said.

Although some brand owners said they would want to source recycled bales to give to processors, they also ran the risk of bad quality scrap where the yield was too low to achieve the required final quantity.

Recyclers said they hoped to sell to brand owners, but there were some technical difficulties due to the brand owners being required to meet the US Food and Drug Administration's approval rating for resin color and smell.

Recyclers said many high-quality end-converters were particular about the mesh size used and the amount of ash impurities in the recycled resin mix, which was assessed during the final color visual checks.

Asian Recycled HDPE Daily Rationale

Asian recycled low density polyethylene clear film pellets were assessed down $10/mt from the previous session at $990/mt FOB Southeast Asia Dec. 7 on a tradable indication reported at below $1,000/mt FOB SE Asia.


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