Since mid-June, standard recyclate markets are calming down. The pressure from primary markets was dropping significantly, while some grades could benefit from cost reductions for scrap materials. Only individual grades still had to accept corrections here and there. A notable exception is rPET, where the primary market’s firming trend is making itself felt little by little.

In the weeks to come, most segments will experience the typical summer lull. As with buyers, recyclers have reduced their activities during the holiday season, including vacation closedowns. Therefore, it will mostly be a calm summer. There are two exceptions: segments related to underground construction and rPET grades.