Players in Southeast Asia report that demand for HDPE injection and blow moulding has been healthy this week despite disappointing demand for other PE products, as per ChemOrbis. Comparatively strong demand for HDPE injection and blow moulding was attributed to tight supplies within the region. This has driven traders generally uninterested in securing fresh PE cargoes to express interest for these two grades.
Traders in Vietnam report that they are actively seeking HDPE injection and blow moulding cargoes this week as local availability is tight amid a good number of inquiries for these grades. Traders are showing little interest in other PE products this week, commenting that PE supplies are generally sufficient within the country, especially for LLDPE film. One trader is considering purchasing some offers received for Philippine HDPE injection and blow moulding this week, although they continue to negotiate with their suppliers in hopes of securing some discounts on their deal price. An Indonesian producer raised HDPE injection prices to the local market by US$10/ton this week, but left prices for other HDPE grades unchanged and reduced LLDPE film prices by US$30/ton. A Southeast Asian producer who reported selling some HDPE injection to Vietnam earlier in the week expressed a higher sell idea for HDPE injection to the Indonesian market. The producer commented that their offers for other PE products are stable this week owing to limited buying interest for most PE products. In Malaysia, a distributor reported to have reduced September availability to the domestic market as they continue to focus on clearing out their back orders for HDPE injection and blow moulding. Domestic HDPE blow moulding is currently trading with a premium of around MYR100-110/ton ($33-37/ton) when compared with HDPE film while HDPE injection is trading at an even larger premium of around MYR300-400/ton ($100-134/ton) when compared with HDPE film.