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South/Central America, Andean and Caribbean PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling

07-08 Jun, 2017 - Medellín, COLOMBIA

Hotel Dann Carlton Medellin

“What’s Next for Price Sensitive and Consolidated Regional PET Environment?”

PET sector in Colombia and the region is experiencing big changes as it moves toward a consolidated environment. The acquisition of Plastiglas operation as well as Aje PET equipment by San Miguel Industrias of Peru has strengthen the group’s position as a formidable player in rigid packaging. 


On the resin front, more supply is expected to hit the market and tilt balance with the commissioning of M&G’s plant in Corpus Christi scheduled for the first half of this year. As South America is already experiencing oversupply since PQS started production in Brazil,  will the market change once Petrobras sells its PTA and PET business to the Mexican conglomerate Alpek? And with no PX/PTA capacity planned for South America, where will the feedstock supply come from – Mexico or Asia? 


With so many uncertainties, there is still much potential for the Andean, Central America & Caribbean markets. Driven by the global initiative of creating a circular economy, the recycling sector is growing due to a mandatory 25% inclusion of rPET by the bottling companies. Furthermore, the post-consumer waste stream also consist of a high volume of films, sheets and thermoformed packages made of PET. And so arise the need to find a solution to recycle both bottles and thermoform together. To close the loop of sustainability, companies are designing to recycle. New trends in different market segments are compelling the value chain of the PET industry to come together and think as one entity!


So what does the future hold in bottle and packaging design? How will recycling shift in the next 2-5 years?

How will the regional markets evolve to meet demand?

CMT’s 5th edition of SCAPET will be the platform to seek your answers to these questions and more! Hailed as THE PET conference for the South/Central America, Andean and Caribbean markets, key conference highlights will include:


  • PET growth in Colombia and staying competitive in a consolidated environment
  • New Plastics Economy and what changes will it bring to packaging design
  • Current and future outlook of polyester intermediates globally
  • What’s driving the PET demand in Ecuador, Venezuela, Caribbean
  • Use of flexible packaging in the dairy sector and trends in aseptic and hot filling
  • Issues with recycling PET thermoforms and how to achieve maximum yield
  • What are the new beverage trends hitting the shelf?
  • China as a global powerhouse in the PTA and PET trade
  • Specialty PET/PEN blend and its use for heat resistance including aerosols
  • Position of rPET againt virgin PET in a price sensitive market
  • PETG and thermoforming: Innovations and applications

And many more!


Productores de Resinas PET, Compañías de Embalaje, Propietarios de Marcas dirigidos a Medellín, Colombia para la 5º SCAPET de CMT, este mes de Junio.

América del Sur / Centroamérica, suministro de resinas PET en andinas y caribeñas, tendencias positivas de reciclaje, innovaciones en embalajes sostenibles y normas de economía circular global, llegan a la 5º SCAPET a Medellín los días 7 y 8 de junio de 2017.


Los innovadores diseños de PET, cambiando las tendencias de envasado de bebidas y los envases sostenibles en un mercado sensacional de América del Sur / Centroamérica, PET andino y caribeño toman protagonismo en la 5ª Cumbre SCAPET. Dirigiendo las deliberaciones está Sebastián Devis Rueda, Director de Valor Compartido de Postobon, la mayor marca de refrescos de Colombia, con información sobre 'Nueva Economía de Plásticos y Cambio en Diseño de Envases, Reciclaje y Recuperación'.


Maria Paula Ruiz, Gerente de Desarrollo de Embalajes y R & D de Alpina, con una plática sobre 'Evolución de Empaques para el Sector Leche y Lácteos' enfocada en envases flexibles y rellenos asépticos / calientes. Los dos propietarios de marcas también se reúnen en un panel de discusión sobre 'Embalaje para mejorar la experiencia de los consumidores'.


Jordi Foguet, MD, K-PET Consulting y Frank W. Embs, Director de Desarrollo de Nuevos Negocios, Auriga Polymers de Indorama Ventures, harán una presentación sobre 'PEN / PET Blend & Copolymers 'utilizados en fibras industriales, películas y termoformados, incluyendo latas de aerosol dado su barrera de humedad, barrera de gases y propiedades resistentes al calor.


En sintonía con la economía circular de Sudamérica y la política de inclusión obligatoria del 25% de rPET por parte de las empresas embotelladoras, 5ta SCAPET trae discusiones clave sobre '100% Termoformabilidad.

La Solución de No Compromiso rPET ¿Qué sigue para el mercado de reciclaje de PET en Colombia? Por Starlinger y Apropet. Además, Nextek explica cómo el reciclaje de PET ya no se limita a las botellas, sino que también puede incluir termoformados.


CMT’s Otros puntos destacados de la 5ta SCAPET:


  • PET y Mercados Intermedios: Pasado, Presente, Futuro - Nexant
  • Aplicaciones de PET en crecimiento: ¿Qué está impulsando el mercado? Perspectiva desde Venezuela - Industrias Venpet
  • Capacidad de PTA de China y oferta de PET - Impacto en el comercio mundial y dinámica de mercado - China Resources Packaging Materials
  • Enfoque en la nueva gama de máquinas IPS que combinan el rendimiento con la flexibilidad – Sacmi
  • Innovaciones en Termoformado - Instituto de la Fundación para la Investigación y Capacitación en Plástico y Caucho (ICIPC)

Organizado por Centre for Management Technology (CMT) y patrocinado por Husky, Dak Americas, Viscotec y SACMI, el 5º SCAPET ofrece un taller de post conferencia sobre reciclaje para una economía circular dirigido por Edward Kosior, Director General de Nextek.


Visite el sitio web para más detalles. Para consultas en inglés, llame a Ms. Hafizah al +65 6346 9218 / para consultas en español, llame a la Lic. Tanya Tardán al + 52-55 52941423 o al + 52-155 3655 0760.

To Register

For companies outside Latin, Central & South America

Email: hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg

Tel: 65-6346 9218

Fax: 65-6345 5928

For companies in Latin, Central & South America

Email: tanya@cmtsp.com.sg

Tel: 52-55 52941423  

Mobile: 52-155 3655 0760

Fax: 52-55 5589619

3rd SAPET (South America PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) | 14-15 Jun 2016, Buenos Aires



"Industry experts from all around the world come together" - Emerald Pacific Resources


"Very well organized. Good delegates" - Polyone


"Very valuable, excellent opportunity to meet people in the world of PET" - Ecopek


"Excellent conference for networking and to learn about the current market situation" - Custom Polymers


"Excellent" - Frigel


"Well-attended high quality conference with competent speakers" - Bericap


"Very helpful" - Unilever


"Very useful and highlighting of major issues on the field, great opportunities for networking" - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI)


"It was a great experience, the speakers and the attendees were able to discuss the most important topics of the industry today and share their experiences openly" - Itech Latinoamerica

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CMT PET Conference series offer up to date business information on regional PET Resin & Packaging markets in Asia (PET Asia Outlook), Europe (GEPET), Middle East & Africa (MEAPET & MENAPET), Latin America (LAPET), South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean (SAPET & SCAPET), North America (NAPET), Japan (JPET) and now recently Iran (IRANPET). 


Our program incorporates latest market and technological developments in the entire PET Value Chain, from PET Resin and Raw Materials (PX/PTA/MEG), to PET Preform and Packaging Productions, to Recycling.


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Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg


Paquetes personalizados de patrocinio
Este evento es una excelente plataforma para promover su empresa a jugadores influyentes e inversionistas en la industria. Las oportunidades de patrocinio incluyen exclusivas comidas corporativas y cocktails.


Exhibición / exposición de catálogos pueden acordarse a solicitud de los mismos. Contacte cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

News Feed

New PET Technology Offers Extended Shelf Life for Yogurts

Posted on : 03 Apr, 2017


Natural and healthy products in a convenient and appetizing appeal are some of the key aspects consumers are looking for when purchasing food products. Packaging has a key role in ensuring that it protects food contents and keep it safe for consumers. As such PET packaging company Klöckner Pentaplast has recently expanded its Pentafood film line to include ClikPET. A newly-designed PET-based technology for yoghurt packaging, ClikPET can be used on FFS lines, seals, labels and trays.


ClikPET’s unique selling point is its ability to extend the shelf life of yoghurt products by up to ten days. This offers more flexibility to retailers. Plus, the material used in ClikPET reduces cup breakage significantly. As it uses PET technology, ClikPET products are safe and sustainable. It also reduces complexity, risk and price volatility in the supply chain.


Yogurt market is highly competitive and customer orientation is key to succeed. With full polystyrene functionality, complemented by excellent gas and water vapour barrier properties and the ability to bend and click, ClikPET’s technology is ideal for yogurt packaging.


More about PET packaging discussed at CMT’s 5th SCAPET scheduled on 6-7 June, 2017 in Medellín, Colombia.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call (65) 6346 9218 for more details about the conference.



Coca-Cola Expands into Latin American region with New Takeover

Posted on : 06 Mar, 2017


Beverages giant Coca-Cola along with its largest Latin American Bottler - Coca-Cola Femsa SAB has decided to purchase Unilever’s AdeS soy-based beverage business for about $575 million.


The new acquisition will significantly increase Coca-Cola’s footprint in South America – especially its non-soda drinks business.


AdeS has a large market share in the region that had a $284 million in sales in 2015. AdeS sells non-soda sells beverages that are a mix of fruit juice and soy across Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.


Once the takeover is completed, AdeS will be formally added to the non-carbonated beverage platforms that Coca-Cola Femsa and Coca-Cola share in its franchise territories, the Atlanta- and Mexico City-based companies.


Unilever is shedding assets in its embattled food business that has witnessed slowed growth in recent years due to a lack of innovation and declining demand. Earlier it sold off its brands such as Slim-Fast and Ragu. Unilever gains about two-thirds of the its food revenue from mature markets such as the U.S.


More about beverages and bottling market trends in South/Central America, Andean and Caribbean at CMT’s 5th SCAPET scheduled on 7-8 June, 2017 in Medellín, Colombia.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call (65) 6346 9218 for more details about the conference.



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