Prices Up for Most Recycled Resins.* Following the volatile virgin-resin market, prices for recycled grades of PET, polystyrene polystyrene (pŏl'ēstī`rēn), widely used plastic; it is a polymer of styrene. Polystyrene is a colorless, transparent thermoplastic that softens slightly above 100°C; (212°F;) and becomes a viscous liquid at around 185°C; , and PVC PVC: see polyvinyl chloride.
in full polyvinyl chloride
Synthetic resin, an organic polymer made by treating vinyl chloride monomers with a peroxide. have soared in recent months. Recycled HDPE HDPE
high-density polyethylene prices, on the other hand, appear stable and may even be heading for a downturn.
R-PS in high demand
Recycled PS prices are up by 23[cent]/lb, processors report. "Demand is outstripping supply at the moment, but I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. why," says one recycler. Another recycler confirms this increase in demand: "People whose doors I have been banging on for years, are now coming out of the woodwork woodwork: see carpentry; furniture; intarsia; marquetry; veneer; wood carving. and asking for material."
Although there is no way of knowing how long recycled PS prices will remain high, one recycler expects it to last through May at least. That is when the seasonal boost in the horticultural hor·ti·cul·ture
1. The science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants.
2. The cultivation of a garden. market starts to wither, and it's anyone's guess what the supply/demand balance will look like then.
Chinese soak up R-PET
As for PET, virgin prices have been going up, but so have prices of baled bottles. One reason is said to be huge exports to China, which have led to reduced availability on the West Coast and thus purchases of bales from the East by some big Western recyclers. Clear pellets have gone up 2-4[cent]/lb in the past few months.
R-PVC takes off
Recycled PVC prices have shot up about 6[cent]/lb in the first quarter of this year. This jump isn't raising many eyebrows, since virgin PVC resin resin, any of a class of amorphous solids or semisolids. Resins are found in nature and are chiefly of vegetable origin. They are typically light yellow to dark brown in color; tasteless; odorless or faintly aromatic; translucent or transparent; brittle, fracturing prices have been on the rise as well.
RECYCLED RESIN PRICES Pellets Flake [cent]/lb [cent]/lb PET Bottles (Clean) Clear Post-Consumer 42-48 34-37 Green Post-Consumer 32-36 20-22 HDPE (Clean) Natural Post-Consumer 31-37 19-21 Mixed Colors 23-27 13-15 Polystyrene Post-Consumer High Impact Black 32-35 25-27 Natural 38-40 - General Purpose Black 22-25 10-12 Natural 28-30 18-20 Polypropylene Post-Industrial 25-27 20-22 Poat-Consumer 25-28 - Polyethylene Film Post-Consumer Stretch 28 - Printed/Mixed 13 - Post-Industrial Printed 20 - Not Printed 24 - PVC Post-Industrial Flexible 35-45 - Rigid 46-66 -