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The market price development of the past years clearly shows a difference between PET flakes and PET virgin material, ranging from a 10 to 25 % lower price for an acceptable quality of PET flakes. In-house skeleton material as a cut-off from thermoforming is traded with major price variations, anywhere from 10 to 50 % less than virgin material. This mid-term trend of course shows slight variations through market fluctuations.
Depending on the thermoforming process, the in-house waste is around 20 to 40 % of the thermoformed sheet. Since approx. 10 % can be obtained from edge trims, just the remaining 50 % of PCR material have to be sourced on the market. To figure out this example and to show the potential in savings per year, see the following table.