18th LAPET Series - Circular Plastics Packaging LATAM, Technologies, partnerships & investments to accelerate plastics packaging circularity in LATAM

06-07 Dec, 2022 - Mexico City, MEXICO

Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa

08:00

Registration & Coffee/Tea

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

Octavio Victal, CEO

Green Impact Plastics

09:10

LATIN AMERICA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

  • Growth forecast, inflation & recession risk?
  • Russia-Ukraine crisis on LATAM economies
  • Interest rates hike & FX trends

Mr. Alejandro Padilla, Chief Economist & Managing Director of Research

Grupo Financiero Banorte

09:40

UPDATE ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY LAW IN MEXICO

  • Meeting recycled materials content in plastics products by 2030
  • Future Of Packaging Regulation Including Recycled Plastics For Food Contact In Latin America

Ms. Mayra Hernandez Navarro, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs

ECOCE A.C.

10:10

MEXICO RPET VALUE CHAIN CHALLENGES


10:40 - 11:10 hrs.
 
Coffee Break Reception
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11:10

PANEL DISCUSSION : ACCELERATING THE TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY – BRAND-OWNER’S SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING COMMITMENT, PROGRESS & CHALLENGES

  • Packaging trends, changes and customers response
  • Action plans, progress & challenges faced
  • Working with stakeholders to accelerate the circular journey
Panellists:

Mr. Diego Durazo, Director Of Sustainability - North Latin America

Danone

Ms. Margot Ballesteros Ramírez, R&D Manager - Packaging Innovation Latin America & CCA

Mars

11:45

PET MARKET TRENDS, CARBON NEUTRAL PET & SINGLE PELLET SOLUTIONS – INNOVATIONS TO MEET BRANDOWNERS’ SUSTAINABILITY TARGET

Mr. Hugo Hurtado, Sales Director - PET

Indorama Ventures Polymers Mexico

12:15

Networking Lunch

13:40

Afternoon Chairman

13:45

VERIFICATION & ASSESSMENT OF RECYCLED CONTENT IN PLASTICS PRODUCTS

14:15

EREMA’S PORTFOLIO IN THE FIELD OF DIRECT FOOD CONTACT END APPLICATIONS

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Mr. Christoph Woess, Business Development Manager, Application Bottle

Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H

14:45

BEING PART OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY WORLD

  • Infrastructure, sorting & collection program of post consumers plastics to feed Recycling plant
  • HDPE Recycling expansion plans
  • Challenges facing the industry

Mr. Humberto Quiroz, Regional Procurement & Sustainability Director MXCA & Caribbean

ALPLA Mexico


15:15 - 15:45 hrs.
 
Coffee Break Reception
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15:45

PET THERMOFORM RECYCLING & SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES IN LATAM

  • Partnership in closing the loop
  • Meeting demand for higher PCR content in thermoform packaging

Octavio Victal, CEO

Green Impact Plastics

16:15

HEAT RESISTANT AND FULLY RECYCLABLE: RPET100 FOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL

  • Requirements for tray-to-tray recycling with established recycling technologies
  • Properties, benefits and applications of rPET100 sheet material
  • Starlinger viscotec Recycling Technologies
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Mr. Kevin Hinterreiter, Sales Manager

Starlinger & Co. GmbH / Viscotec

16:45

CLOSING THE LOOP ON PLA & DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH HEAT PLA FOR FOOD SERVICEWARE

17:15

End of Day 1


17:30 - 18:30 hrs.
 
Networking Reception
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08:45

Chairman’s Introduction

08:50

THE ROLE OF TRADING & DISTRIBUTION IN THE FUTURE OF CIRCULAR PLASTICS

  • Examination of the trends in circular plastics around the world
  • Trading & distribution opportunities & challenges

Dr. Michael Lacey, Sustainable Products Manager

Tricon Energy Ltd.

09:20

BEIERSDORF’S SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING DIRECTION

  • Beiersdorf commitments for 2025
  • Choice of packaging materials
  • Challenges in securing recycled plastics in the region
  • Expectations from suppliers
  • Testing & quality concern

Ms. Luiza Adelita Andrade, Packaging Development

Beiersdorf Manufacturing Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

09:50

PANEL DISCUSSION : ACTION PLANS TOWARD INCREASING CIRCULAR PLASTICS VOLUME TO MEET GROWING DEMAND

  • What are the plans in place to support the growth?
  • Collaboration in the value chain to drive plastics circularity
  • Explore ways to improve the quality of recycled plastics for higher value applications & food-contact application
  • Challenges & opportunities
Panelists :

Ms. Iris Berenice Rosas Trujillo, Normative Corporate Affairs Head

Grupo AlEn

10:20

Networking Refreshment

10:50

ADVANCED RECYCLING OF NON (MECHANICALLY) RECYCLABLE PLASTIC AS A WAY OF CLOSING THE LOOP FOR CPGS PACKAGING: TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION AND PARTNERSHIP UPDATES

- Joint presentaton by :

Dr. Carlos Ludlow-Palafox, CEO

Enval Limited

Mr. Marco A.C Guimaraes, VP Technical and Manufacturing

Nestle Mexico

11:25

TRANSFORMING THE INDUSTRY TO FACE PLASTIC CIRCULARITY CHALLENGES – BRASKEM INITIATIVES

  • Update on advanced recycling & mechanical recycling projects

Mr. Luis Javier Salinas Aguilar, Commercial Coordinator - PCR

Braskem Idesa

11:55

NO TRADE-OFFS, NO COMPROMISES: HERE'S HOW TO CREATE A RECYCLED CONTENT REALITY THAT WORKS

  • Explain how molecular recycling works and why it is needed as a complement of mechanical recycling
  • Present Eastman current footprint of molecularly recycled products and investment plans to increase capacity in the upcoming years.

Mr. Rogerio Dias, Specialty Plastics Latin America Sales Leader

Eastman Chemical Company

12:20

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch


Separately Bookable Site Visit to Envases Universales rPET plant 

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7 December 2022
(13:20 - 20:00 hrs.)
 
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Envases Universales participates in global climate responsibility with the inauguration, in 2021, of the APAN PET recycling plant, the largest PET recycling plant in the world in terms of bottle transformation capacity.
 
The PET recycling plant will reduce 75 thousand tons of PET bottles per year and will produce 8 thousand tons of recycled PET per hour for containers and preforms for food use.

Since 2019, together with the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation and the United Nations Environment Program, Envases México PET has shared the goal of having 25% recycled PET content in all our production by 2025.
 
Currently, the consumption of recycled PET represents 16.9% of the total weight of PET transformed in the operations of Envases México.

Envases Universales participa en la responsabilidad climática global con la inauguración, en 2021, de la planta de reciclaje APAN PET, la mayor planta de reciclaje de PET del mundo en capacidad de transformación de botellas.

La planta de reciclaje de PET reducirá 75 mil toneladas de botellas de PET al año y producirá 8 mil toneladas de PET reciclado por hora para envases y preformas de uso alimentario.

Desde 2019, en conjunto con la Fundación Ellen Mac Arthur y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, Envases México PET comparte el objetivo de tener un 25% de contenido reciclado PET en toda nuestra producción para el 2025.

Actualmente, el consumo de PET reciclado representa el 16,9% del peso total de PET transformado en la operativa de Envases México.

Site Visit Itinerary

13:20 Assemble at Hotel Lobby
13:30 Depart for Envases Universales plant
15:30 Arrive at plant, welcome refreshment and briefing by Envases Universales
15:45 Plant tour
17:15 Light refreshment & group photo
17:30 Depart for Marquis Reforma Hotel
20:00 Arrive at hotel (subject to traffic conditions)

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