PetroChem Wire: All grades of recycled polyethylene fell in May
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Recycled polyethylene prices fell across the board in May, tracking the prime PE market down and reflecting increased availabilities for both domestic and export markets.
Pellet prices were down at least 5 cents per pound, with dairy natural pellets in the low 60s cents per pound and black reprocessed HDPE around 58 to 60 cents per pound. LDPE film grade natural pellets sold in May in the mid-50 cent range. June deliveries were being discussed at still lower levels at the end of May.
In the regrind market, fractional melt material was mostly in the mid to upper 40s cents per pound, depending on color. HMW regrind hovered closer to 50 cents per pound, down 3-4 cents. Generic prime PE prices dropped 6-7 cents per pound in May.
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