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Recycled Resins Can Be a Bargain— If You Can Find Them
With manufacturing demand in the doldrums, business is slow for recyclers; but the low prices could be good news for processors seeking a bargain. That is, if you can find recycled material at all.
Article Published: 3/1/2009
Recycled Resin Prices At Year-Ago Levels
Like virgin resins, recycled plastics prices were going through the roof all year long.
Article Published: 12/1/2008
Your Business Recycle Pricing - October 2008
Lower crude oil prices in recent weeks were expected to lead to lower virgin resin prices, which should bring down prices of recycled resins as well. But all bets are off until the damage from Hurricane Ike can be assessed.
Article Published: 10/1/2008
Still a Bargain
These days, everyone is talking about being “green.” That spurs recycling activity, which should mean more availability of recycled material and lower prices. But the other side of the coin is growing demand for reclaimed plastics.
Article Published: 7/1/2008
Your Business Recycle Pricing - December 2007
Recycled products are in hot demand as virgin resin prices continue to escalate. As a result, recycled PS prices have gone up 3¢ to 8¢ over the past year, and recycled PVC in some markets has risen up to 10¢/lb. Still, recycled material remains more...
Article Published: 12/1/2007
Clean and Upgrade Recycled PET
Two recently developed technologies are said to make high-quality PET recycling more economical.
Article Published: 3/1/2007
Recycled Materials Face Market Glut
In recent months, virgin resin markets began to slacken in tandem with slower housing starts and automobile sales. While recycled resin markets were not affected immediately, they are now starting to feel the slowdown, at least in PET and HDPE.
Article Published: 9/1/2006
Recycled Resin Prices Heading for a Turnaround
After a spring of soft prices, signs point to firming and possible increases ahead. Housing starts are down, but automotive manufacturing seems to be holding its own. Both markets are big users of recycled plastics. Stronger prices for virgin resins...
Article Published: 7/1/2006
Recycled Prices Soften
Virgin resin prices started to soften at the end of 2005, and recycled resin prices have followed suit. Most reprocessors believe the big price hikes of the last couple of years have probably ended, but prices still are likely to rebound by April, s...
Article Published: 3/1/2006
Recycled PET/PE Alloys Show Promise In Monofilament, Pallets, Pipe
Alloys of polyethylene and recycled PET were the highlight of the annual SPE Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC) in Detroit in February.
Article Published: 5/1/2004

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