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19th GEPET

Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling

11-12 Apr, 2018 - Budapest, HUNGARY

Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center

PET supply crunch in Europe continues but for how long ?

Europe’s Plastic Strategy & Circular Economy
- Challenges for the PET industry

There is a critical shortage of PET supply in Europe , as almost all European manufacturers now report sold out capacity ! Bottlers who have not stocked up are grappling for supplies everywhere as drinks’ season starts in March. While PET producers try to fill big orders, what will happen to small mid sized converters   who have no long term contracts with their suppliers  ? Where will they find PET imports ? Can Asian  producers fill the gap ? Flow of goods have started to shift considerably in the last few months as Asian exports to Europe in large quantities regardless of high import duties.


Amidst the shortage , PET prices continue to rise, compounded even further by the increasing crude oil price .


Meanwhile, the European Commission continues to emphasise on sustainability and recently published the Europe Plastic Strategy which calls for all plastics packaging to be re-used, recycled and not littered by 2030.


The growing importance of PET’s role in the Circular Economy cannot be denied . It would need the involvement of the entire value chain from producers to endusers.


How is the PET industry pushing efforts on recycling ? What are new developments on PET chemical recycling and will this be the game changer ?


How about bio-based feedstocks ? Will novel bio-based initiative push the renewable chemistry to a whole new level ?


It is revealed that as much as 80 per cent of all marine litter in our oceans is made of plastic. What is the PET industry working on , to prevent its plastics leakage into the environment ?


Sustainability needs to be a corporate identity ingrained into every stakeholder. Facing challenges in the circular economy, find out at the 19th GEPET how the industry is contributing and investing in sustainability efforts to move forward.


Key Highlights

  • Global PET  market & pricing trends
  • Bottled water  & energy drink market in Hungary and Aquarius Aqua’s investment in recycling
  • Innovative & sustainable solutions for PET sheet & thermoformed products
  • Isosorbide and its amazing application with PET
  • Future of smart packaging revolution and the opportunities for the PET packaging industry 
  • Cutting edge innovation in bio-based MEG from sugar

  • Sustainability in the textiles industry - innovations from polyester & biofibers for automotive & textiles applications
  • PET recycling market in Hungary, collection rates & infrastructure
  • Bio-Succinic acid as a drop in alternative to IPA for PET resins
  • Commitment from the textiles and global brands  to increase  use of recycled polyester (rPET) by at least 25 percent by 2020
  • Update on the Chinese scrap plastics import ban
  • Advancing the recycling of plastics in Europe &   transitioning towards a more circularity platform for PET  
  • Catch Plastics Initiative and how the PET industry and work together to reduce ocean plastics waste

Plus ! Take the opportunity to visit Hungary’s leading PET recycling facility in Karcag industrial town. Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.


CMT PET Conference Series

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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Pictures courtesy from RecyPET Karcag

12 April – Thursday | 12:30 - 19:30 hrs.

Site Visit to RecyPET Karcag


12:30 Leave Hotel
(Courtyard Marriott Budapest city centre)
15:00 Arrive RecyPET Karcag
  Tour for 2 hours
17:00 Leave RecyPET
19:30 Arrive Courtyard Marriott


The project was conceived to recycle selectively collected PET scrap and to remake it into resin of nearly the same quality as the original (virgin) PET.  The capacity of the plant was chosen so that it could rework as much material as the output of the Aquarius group, a leading soft-drink manufacturer in Hungary.


The selectively collected plastic scrap is scratched, cleaned in an elaborate process in the Recy-Pet plant in Karcag, and processed into regranulate. Regranulate is intended to replace the current raw material of the bottling industry, the virgin granulate, which is largely imported from abroad to Hungary, with significant exposure to the international market and economic conditions. The soft-drink industry is currently using a mix of recycled and virgin plastic.


The objective is to use 100% one day, which is basically feasible and proven. The carbon footprint of recycled/virgin mix is much lower the that of the virgin PET.


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.


For Sponsor & Exhibition 
please contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg



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Denmark to Start bio-PET resin plant in 2019

Posted on : 01 Feb, 2018

Braskem has partnered with Haldor Topsoe to develop monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. MEG is key raw material used to produce PET resins that is the main man-made raw material in the production of PET bottles and other packaging products as well as textiles.

The technological agreement between Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe and Braskem entails the construction of a demonstration plant in Denmark, starting in 2019. 

Haldor Topsoe specialises in catalysts and surface products and the project for bio based MEG production will include a two-step process developed at Topsoe’s labs along with own catalysts. It will focus on converting sugar into MEG at a single industrial unit, which will reduce initial investment in the production and boost the competitiveness of the process.

The project is expected to be major milestone in the use of renewable polymers as a carbon capture tool that can contribute to a sustainable future.

The demonstration plant is expected to perform several tests to validate the technology. The demo plant will also perform the technical and economic feasibility tests – that are crucial to determine whether the technology is ready for industrial scale and commercial operations. 

The unit will experiment the technology using a variety of raw materials such as sucrose, dextrose and second-generation sugars.

More about MEG and other PET raw materials will be discussed at CMT’s 19th GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 11-12 April, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary

Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.


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