Exploring the: Recycled Materials Zone
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Prices Bottom Out for Polyolefins; PET, PS, PVC Move Up
Flat or falling prices have turned upward for all five commodity resins.
New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
R-PET Prices Expected Remain Stable Through End of the Year
Prices could even drop a bit, with more virgin capacity coming on stream.
Polyolefin Prices Drop; Ditto for PET
PE, PP, PET prices head down, PS and PVC flat for now.
Albis Plastic and Barnet Launch Recycling Joint Venture
The new Albis Barnet Polymers company will recycle, repelletize, and market post-industrial raw material, and use them to compound Albis' componds.
IBM Research Yields New Way to Recycle PC E-Waste
Chemical reaction produces a new and better plastic from old CDs, LED screens, smartphones, etc.
Recycled Resin Market Still Volatile
At midyear, recycled resin prices presented a mixed picture, though industry sources see a period of soft prices ahead.
Recycled PET Prices Stable or Soft— Depending on Geography
More stable on the East Coast, sharply lower on the West in the first quarter.
Ahead of the Curve in Recycling
A pioneer in recycling milk bottles built a thriving business in plastic lumber, but blow molding with PCR has proved a longer, harder road to success.
Recycled Resin Prices Likely To Follow Same Pattern as 2015
Lower virgin resin prices held recycled prices down last year. This year is not expected to be much different.