9th Asia PET, Polyester & Recycling,

Twitter & Linkedin Hashtag


13-15 Nov, 2019 - Bali, INDONESIA

The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view upcoming event. Information here is outdated
  • Networking Dinner Sponsor
  • Exhibitor
    Chang Woen Machinery Co Ltd
  • Exhibitor
  • Exhibitor
    Tomra Sorting Solutions
  • Promotion Partner
  • Promotion Partner
  • Promotion Partner
  • Promotion Partner
  • Promotion Partner
  • Promotion Partner


How will trade war uncertainties reign in on the region's PET & Polyester market including China's expansion plans ?

PX, PTA market in Asia is expected to see a surge in new supply, as new capacities, mostly situated in China are due to come on stream eventually reducing China’s reliance on PX imports.

However, given the uncertainties in the global macroeconomic outlook and US-China trade frictions, can China’s downstream demand absorb this additional supplies?

US unfavorable taxes on downstream products of polyester products , apparels and shoes will also weigh on buying sentiment.

With impending weak sales performance in the polyester sector this could delay start up of these new capacities.

Can Asian PET exports growth further in regionally over supplied markets?

According to market reports, Asia-Pacific region dominated the global rPET market in 2018, which accounted for more than 50% of the market share.

This trend is expected to continue as brandowners pledge the increase in usage of recycled materials in their products.

Last year, Indonesia’s leading bottles water brand Aqua under Danone revealed its first 100% rPET bottle.

Danone, is committed to ensure all its packaging will become 100% reusable, recyclable and compostable products by 2025 and, to accelerate this transition, it is taking the lead as a recycler in Indonesia  by  engaging directly with consumers to increase recycling rates, support pioneering technologies & social business programs to clean plastic waste from the environment, to make its entire package 100%.

  • Can current recycling technologies & waste collection systems in Asia meet circular economy objectives ?
  • What is being done to improve PET recyclability and quality across all value chains ?
  • With leading fashion brands announcing their commitments to use only recycled polyester from waste bottles,is there simply enough rPET material for these markets ?
  • What are the recent breakthroughs in PET/Polyester chemical recycling technologies that can boost supply ?
Coming to Bali Indonesia, this 13-15th of November, CMT’s 9th ASIA PET, Polyester & Recycling conference that will share current insights and industry news that will shape the PET/ Polyester value chain going forward.

Key highlights
  • Initiatives on improving recovery rates - Upgrading of waste collection infrastructures, separation & dedicated deposit systems
  • Regulations updates from Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan
  • PET and rPET growth outlook in Asia
  • Status of PET recycling in Indonesia
  • Expanding PET recycling capacities in Japan
    The level of PET bottle recycling in Japan is among the highest in the world – around 85%. With the pledge by brandowners to increase recycled materials in their packaging, PET recyclers have to play catch up to meet the increasing demand
  • Bracing for China’s massive PX capacities – Can Asia’s downstream PTA – Polyester fiber markets absorb the new supply ?
  • Developments in Thailand’s packaging regulations in preparation for use of rPET for food contact
    Thailand’s government recently set a target to recycle all plastic in the country by 2030. Plastics recyclers and suppliers are waiting for a change to a regulation to allow r-PET to be used in packaging for food and drinks.
  • Infinite chemical recycling technologies of PET
  • Optimising rPET content for brandowners
  • H&M Indonesia - Accelerating towards a sustainable fashion industry
  • Polyester chemical recycling technology from Japan
  • Upcycling garment waste and used PET bottles to close the loop for textile production

    and many more…!
PLUS - Do not miss the optional site visit on 13th November to learn more about Danone Aqua’s circular economy goals and visits to the recycling business unit. Contact hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for more information now.

Separately Bookable
Circularity & Recycling Business Unit Tours @ AQUA

Itinerary - 13 Nov, Wednesday
(Open for Participants of 9th Asia PET, Polyester & Recycling and RecyclePLAST)


06:45 Assemble at Hotel Lobby 
07:00 Leave Hotel 
08:00 Mertasari Beach
This is where pressure with ocean plastics waste starts – We will meet local hero community and how they face this problem and their initiatives to tackle it.
09:00 Recycling Business Unit Danone Aqua - Klungkung
10:00 Waste pickers community (Bu Ningsih)
Looking at the role of the informal sector and how Danone is contributing
11:00 Waste picker community (Bu Ningsih) - Cocomart Batu Bulan
12:00 Visit Drop Box at Cocomart Batu Bulan



Leave back to Hotel


Arrive Hotel


14 Nov 2019
18:30 - 20:30 hrs. Networking Dinner 
for all Speakers & Participants

(Please gather at lobby at 18:15 hrs.)






Ma Joly is an outdoor beachfront setting with a natural Balinese theme well entangled in its intricacies makes Ma Joly’s Pergola area perfect for those seeking an intimate and unique Dining experience.
A romantic feel coupled with a taste of delicacy sets for a memorable evening in Ma Joly Restaurant & Lounge.


Over 180 participants from 30+ countries came together in Madrid for the 20th anniversary celebrations of GEPET & Recycling Summit in Madrid on 8-9 May 2019.



How you will Benefit from being Connected at CMT’s 2019 PET Series? How Can You Get Connected ?

CMT PET 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). 

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. Other upcoming PET event for 2019 include:

  • 17th LAPET - 20-21 November, Mexico City, MEXICO   

Past Events 

Past CMT PET Events 

– Showcase Your Brands/Products

– Hosting Raise your corporate profile

– Lead & Steer Discussions

– Networking with industry best


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

News Feed

CARBIOS uses enzymatic biorecycling to produce recycled PET bottle

Posted on : 30 Oct, 2019

PET is widely used in the production of plastic packaging, textile fibers and over 500 billion units of plastic bottles are produced annually. With consumerism on the rise, the market is expected to grow at 4.8% annually from 2017 to 2025.
However, plastics causes a huge impact to the environment, and the plastics packaging industry today faces fundamental challenges related to sustainability and is striving to adopt circular economy norms.
Technology provider - CARBIOS has produced the first PET-bottles made with 100% Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA). The PET bottle is derived from plastic waste that is treated with enzymatic biorecycling.
CARBIOS says that the biological process can break down all kinds of PET plastic waste (clear, colored, opaque and complex) into its original components and can be reused to produce virgin plastic products for applications such as PET-bottles.
Get more updates on ‘Infinite recycling of PET: an innovative technology moving towards industrialization’ from Martin Stephan, Deputy CEO, Carbios at CMT’s 9th Asia PET, Polyester & Recycling Summit on 13-15 November, 2019 in Bali.
Email Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.

Indorama to invest $1.5 billion in bottle-to-bottle recycling business

Posted on : 14 Oct, 2019

Indorama Ventures is investing $1.5 billion in its recycling business in the next 5 years. Currently, the chemical major has 11 recycling sites around the world, including plants in Thailand, Mexico and France.
The new investment is expected to include greenfield and brownfield mergers and acquisitions focusing on bottle-to-bottle recycling.
Indorama – that supplies PET plastics to brand owners such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle – still has its main business in PET resins production – that is used to make plastic bottles and fibers.
As consumers are becoming more conscious of the environmental impact of single-use plastic and regulators are pushing for more recycling, more and more PET producers are expanding their recycling business.
Indorama also plans to invest an additional $500 million, to help its customers achieve the European Commission’s mandate that requires them to incorporate 25% of recycled plastic in PET bottles by 2025.
Find out more about PET plastics and recycling at CMT’s 9th Asia PET, Polyester & Recycling Summit on 13-15 November, 2019 in Bali.
Email Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.

A sustainable partnership for tomorrows success

Posted on : 21 Jun, 2019


Jakarta based stock company Asiaplast is operating their business in the plastics industry since 1992. Along with rising environmental awareness of the Indonesian market and visionary sustainability goals of Asiaplast, the corporation took the trendsetting decision to use post-consumer recycled PET flakes as a raw material source for its future production. This pioneering step pushed Asiaplast in a leading position in rPET sheet production in Southeast Asia.


"The potential with using post-consumer PET flakes as a raw material source is supporting Asiaplast`s philosophy in going-green in perfect way. We follow this goal in all dimensions of our business activities" says Wilson Pranoto, CEO of PT Asiaplast Industries Tbk. Due to this new focus Asiaplast was forced to find a new approach related to that business field and to decide for a very distinct technology. Besides that, complying with all relevant directives and regulations stipulated by legislation and increasing environmental awareness of consumers are of major importance for a stock company like Asiaplast.


"The state of the art technology exceeds strictest standards and regulations worldwide and allows Asiaplast to set new standards in terms of the production of sustainable rPET sheet. Starlinger viscotec provides a bulletproof concept that makes an important contribution to set highest standards within the industry," states Wilson Pranoto. In terms of 24/7 production the most relevant factors are flexibility and efficiency in order to keep costs, especially material costs at a minimum.