10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets)
24-26 Oct, 2012 - Mexico City
The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City
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JBF to help Coca-Cola meet 2020 PlantBottle goal; construction of bio-glycol plant in Brazil to begin soon
Posted on : 15 Oct, 2012
JBF industries is teaming up with Coca-Cola in order to achieve the soft drinks giant’s goal of making every plastic bottle a PlantBottle by 2020. JBF is to build a new plant in Brazil to produce the recyclable PET material, bio-glycol, the key ingredient used in Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle. These bottles are upto 30% plant-based, fully recyclable and can be processed through existing systems.
Construction of the plant will begin by the end of this year, and take 2 years for completion. This facility in Sao Paulo will produce bio-glycol using sugarcane and sugarcane processing waste from local sources. An estimated production of 500,000 metric tons of material per year is expected.
“In 2009 we introduced the world to our PlantBottle package – the first recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants. Today Coca-Cola has sold more than 10bn PlantBottle packages around the world that are less dependent on petroleum and have a lower carbon impact.”
While currently using sugarcane, Coca-Cola is exploring other raw materials from natural sources like stems, fruit peels and bark in the coming future.
Renewable materials, sustainability and recycling are key goals of the industry and major conglomerates are well on their way to reach this target. In line with this objective 10th LAPET (Latin America PET Market) on 24-26 October in Mexico City features sessions on recycling and rPET by top PET experts, and a separately bookable PET Recycling Workshop held by Mr. Robert Dvorak, Projects Manager, Nextek Limited. Registration for this event is open and one mayRegister here or get in touch with Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com
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Principales empresas en rPET y las Multinacionales Más Importantes en el Sector PET se Reunirán en Ciudad de México para una Evaluación de las Tendencias en el Mercado PET, en América Latina
Posted on : 27 Sep, 2012
Los Conglomerados Líderes en PET Evaluarán los Mercados PET en América Latina, Tecnologías rPET y Mucho Más en la 10.° LAPET (Mercados PET de América Latina, por sus siglas en inglés) en Ciudad de México
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- La 10.° LAPET (Mercados PET en América Latina) de CMT regresa a la Ciudad de México el 24 y 25 de octubre de 2012, marcando así una década de conferencias muy exitosas sobre PET diseñadas para la industria de América Latina. Con temas paralelos: "Un foro integral para la cadena de suministro de PET en América Latina" (One stop forum for the Latin America PET supply chain) y "Lo que vendrá: El cambio del PET virgen al reciclado" (The way ahead: Shifting from virgin to recycled PET). Esta cumbre promete convertirse en un evento de primer nivel en México, donde las grandes autoridades en la cadena de suministro de PET se reúnen para analizar las últimas tendencias del mercado y para evaluar los desarrollos de la tecnología en el sector. Estructurada especialmente para los principales actores en esta y en otras industrias aliadas, la agenda incluye una reseña del comercio global de PET, perspectivas y desafíos, panorama del mercado, el impacto de los mercados de resina china en América Latina, los desarrollos del reciclado en México, Brasil y en la Argentina, el crecimiento y otros temas esenciales.
Uno de los puntos más destacados en la conferencia de 1,5 días de este año es una Sesión única para dueños de marcas, durante la cual panelistas expertos del Grupo Jumex, Bonafont, y Aje Group (Big Cola) analizarán las expectativas en el diseño y optimización de PET, revisarán el enfoque de sostenibilidad y analizarán estratégicamente los requisitos de tecnología y materiales de empaque.
Las autoridades clave que compartirán su experiencia a través de sesiones focalizadas en la tecnología de reciclado de rPET incluyen:
Una característica nueva de la 10.° LAPET es el taller bajo reserva separada sobre el reciclado de PET que dirigirá el Sr. Robert Dvorak, Gerente de Proyectos, Nextek Limited. También están aportando artículos PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd, Nexant Inc., Polyplex Corporation Limited, Holland Colours Europe BV, Husky Injection Molding Systems y Sidel.
Grandes multinacionais de PET e as principais rPET na Cidade do México reunidas para apreciar as tendências do mercado de PET da América Latina
Posted on : 27 Sep, 2012
Os principais conglomerados PET vão avaliar os mercados de PET da América Latina, as tecnologias rPET e muito mais durante o 10° LAPET (Latin America PET Markets) na Cidade do México
CIDADE DO MÉXICO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- O 10° LAPET (Latin America PET Markets) da CMT volta à Cidade do México nos dias 24 e 25 de outubro de 2012, marcando uma década de conferências de PET muito bem sucedidas, preparadas para a indústria da América Latina. Com temas paralelos "Fórum completo da cadeia de suprimentos PET da América Latina" e "O caminho à frente: mudança da PET virgem para a PET reciclada", essa conferência novamente promete ser um evento importante no México, quando altas autoridades da cadeia de suprimentos PET se reúnem para analisar as últimas tendências do mercado e avaliar os desenvolvimentos da tecnologia da indústria de PET. Estruturada especialmente para os participantes centrais e aliados da indústria, a agenda inclui uma visão geral do comércio de PET global, prospectos e desafios, o panorama do mercado, impacto dos mercados de resina chinesa na América Latina, desenvolvimentos da reciclagem no México, Brasil e Argentina, crescimento e outros assuntos vitais.
Um importante destaque da conferência de um dia e meio deste ano é uma sessão exclusiva Brand Owner, durante a qual os participantes do painel, especialistas do Grupo Jumex, Bonafont e Aje Group (Big Cola) vão analisar as expectativas de otimização e design PET, rever a abordagem de sustentabilidade e discutir estrategicamente os requisitos tecnológicos e de material de embalagem.
Entre as autoridades importantes que estarão compartilhando sua experiência em sessões temáticas sobre a tecnologia rPET e de reciclagem estão:
Uma novo aspecto do 10° LAPET é uma oficina que pode ser reservada em separado sobre a reciclagem de PET, comandada por Robert Dvorak, Gerente de projetos da Nextek Limited. Também apresentando trabalhos estão a PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd, Nexant Inc., Polyplex Corporation Limited, Holland Colours Europe BV, Husky Injection Molding Systems e Sidel.
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Demand for rPET & PET bottles outruns supply; manufacturers continue to look towards green options
Posted on : 13 Sep, 2012
Demand for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles and recycled PET (rPET) continues to exceed supply. With the recent additional rPET production capacities and announcements of future expansion by numerous companies, the demand is likely to remain higher than supply.
Turner Plunkett, President of the Board of Directors at Clear Path Recycling LLC, Fayetteville, N.C., says, “The demand for bottles to recycle and RPET continues to grow in the market as more manufacturers and products continue to look for opportunities to create and promote sustainability and a green story regarding their product offerings.”
Dave Cornell, technical director of the Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), Arlington, Va. says, “Demand is always greater than supply.” According to him, government mandates, brands and economics drive demand for rPET.
As the market share for PET containers continues to rise, the recovery rate for this material remains fairly steady. “The collection rate for bottles has been somewhat lackluster for the last 10-odd years,” says Steve Navedo, vice president of sales and quality assurance for East Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Pure Tech Plastics LLC. He says that to fulfil the available PET recycling capacity in the U.S., the bottle recycling rate would need to be in the neighbourhood of 40-50%. In his estimation, the industry has a capacity utilization rate of from 65-70% currently, and at least 30% of the capacity is not being used.
The nature of the plastic container stream has changed dramatically in the last few years with the growth of thermoform containers, which are formed from PET sheets. He approximates that thermoform accounts for one-third of the PET packaging, while bottles and jars account for two-thirds. Steve Navedo remarks that in an effort to get additional material for recycling, the industry has had to look to other areas such as thermoforms. “We cannot afford to ignore that potential stream.”
Carlos Gutierrez, president and CEO of New United Resource Recovery Corp. (NURRC), Spartanburg, S.C. remarked about the quality aspect and said that bale quality can tend to deteriorate when supply tightens. “Suppliers here are not obliged to improve their quality.”
Although demand is high, with nearly half of the PET bottles recovered for recycling being exported to China for processing, quality and supply issues are likely to remain a problem for the foreseeable future. More updates on PET recycling collection, issues and challenges will be shared at 10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets) on 24-25 October 2012. Register here to attend the conference in Mexico City. Or contact Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com for further queries.
Coke & Mexican bottles invest $34million for recycling facility expansion in Mexico
Posted on : 02 Aug, 2012
Coca-Cola Co. and its Mexican bottlers are investing $34 million to double the capacity of PetStar SA de CV food-grade PET recycling facility in Toluca, near Mexico City.
According to Coca-Cola, the expansion would enable the plant to recycle about 120 million pounds of PET per year. This would make it the largest food-grade PET recycling facility in Latin America. The plant could reprocess about 1 billion bottles a year when it initially opened in April 2009. This facility was constructed over 14 months, and the new expansion is likely to follow a similar time frame, although Coke did not reveal when it would begin operation.
PetStar presently uses a wash line from Amut SpA of Novara, Italy and extrusion equipment from Buhler AG, a Swiss company. Coke says that the additional equipment required will be purchased from both suppliers. It also added, “For this expansion, the same technology will be used, incorporating improvements and optimizations developed by Mexican technicians at PetStar.”
On 24-25 October in Mexico City, the 10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets) will analyze the latest developments in sustainability and recycling, among other ground-breaking topics. While finalization of the conference details are in progress, one may Pre-Register here to book places. Further queries may be directed to Ms. Hafizah at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mexican thermoformer invests $2.7 million for new PET sheet line
Posted on : 28 Jun, 2012
Guadalajara-based Site Plásticos SA de CV, a Mexican thermoformer, injection molder and extruder had invested $2.7 million in a dryer-less twin-screw sheet PET/PLA extrusion production system, from Processing Technologies International LLC. The company will use this system to produce roll stock made of recycled PET for thermoformed fruit and produce containers. Site’s Managing Director, Jorge Arturo Jarero said that this will signal the company’s expansion into a new area of business. “We don’t have any PET extrusion. This is just the start of this project. In the near future we will increase our production capacity with another PET line.” In the short term, he said, the company is investing “over $5 million” in PET extrusion growth projects.
PTi says that the unit is capable of processing rates in excess of 2,000 lb per hour and runs a variety of resins including post-consumer and post-industrial PET and polylactic acid. “The dryer-less system delivers major energy savings and cost reduction,” said PTi’s senior sales and marketing Vice President, Dennis Paradise. PTi declares that the energy savings from the elimination of drying and crystallization can approach 30-35% compared to conventional machines.
The 10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets) on 24-25 October in Mexico City will explore the global PET markets and the outlook for PX, PTA, & MEG demand/supply balance, review the best practices in recycling and sustainable development, examine the new initiatives and challenges of PCR PET bottles and provide the latest update on hotfill technology and applications. One may Pre-Register and reserve seats now to attend the conference, or contact Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com for further enquiries.
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