While primary plastics have become much more expensive again in Germany as supply has tightened, recyclers were amazed to find that a great deal of discussion was sometimes required to charge even slightly more for regranulate. Raising prices had proven difficult, with mark-ups of just €15-20 per tonne feasible in some cases, insiders said. PVC prices did not alter at all. Margins had been eroded in May. In some cases recyclers were operating at a loss. Insiders said that raw material costs were increasing at a faster pace than regranulate selling prices.
The German waste plastics market: Raising prices proves to be difficult
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