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7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook

09-10 Nov, 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon

"Towards New Advances in RPET & Polyester Applications"

Demand for PET and thermoforming applications are fast accelerating and growth is continuing unabated. In the consumer driven middle class culture of the Asia Pacific region, PET packaging’s popularity and future is assured. Whether in new dairy or healthy drinks, or in the supermarket its evolved into thermoform ready-to-eat food packs or the lunch box market. How extensive is this market from North Asia to Southeast Asia?


Despite rising PET package usage, there is huge oversupply of PET resin by the leading Chinese producers with new capacity expansion of 2.8 million tons this year. What will this mean for the industry and how will the global trends in PET pricing play out?


Meanwhile many major brands are adopting sustainable practices ensuring bottles are recycled and seeking materials that are friendly to the environment.  


FENC and Adidas collaborated to solve an environmental problem by creating Adidas Ocean Shoes Project. While Suntory looks into bio-degradable PET bottles, and Decathlon uses recycled contents to manufacture their apparels.


CMT’s 7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook covers critical sessions for the coming year:

  • Current Scenario of PX, PTA & Polyesters – Emerging Challenges & Opportunities
  • MEG Market Outlook & Competitiveness of Coal to MEG in Asia
  • Are Changes in Global Supply and Demand Helping or Hindering the Asian PET industry?
  • Influence of consumers behavior on latest PET Packaging designs
  • Mitsui’s focus on PEF Polymer, Films & Bottles
  • Bottle to Sheet – Packing Your Success in PET
  • A Sustainable Approach of PET/Polyester: Recycled and Bio-based PET/Polyester
  • China’s PET & Polyester Market Outlook and Trends
  • Identifying opportunities within the lunchbox market
  • Japan’s Innovative Packaging Design Trends for Beverages
  • Moving Toward Active and Intelligent Packaging
  • Trend of 100% Recycle PET Bottle Usage for ready to eat meal packs 
  • Details of Bangladesh’s first and only Bottle to bottle PET Recycling Plant
  • Thermoform New Trends & Challenges

Attain multiple benefits and network with influential Panel  at CMT’s Comprehensive 7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook. Register with grace@cmtsp.com.sg.

Confirmed speakers:
Coca Cola | Jiangsu Sanfangxiang | Bangladesh Petrochemical Company | PCI Wood Mackenzie Nielsen Vietnam | Starlinger | Husky Injection Molding Systems | T-Bay International Beverage Business Consulting | Suntory | Mitsui & Co | Sinochem | Recron Malaysia | Far Eastern New Century Corporation | Adidas | Decathlon | Thai Packaging Centre (TPC)


Comments from 2016


Good information and data to draw a roadmap to PET packaging in this region
Srithai Superware

PET Asia Outlook is a good event to share market trend, new innovations, cost down to main our business

Informative, updated PET Market so that we know what necessary action to be done

Good share information & good opportunity for investor
BJC International

Good opportunity to know key persons in the region
Toyo Seikan

A great line-up of speakers and presentations that provide in-depth insights on PET industries regionally and globally

This event is a good opportunity to get all information regarding PET on Asia area: from manufacturing to recycling with market highlights

The seminar has been very informative and educational where new information from several country in South East & the rest Asia where shared. Splendid
Indo Tirta Abadi

Separately Bookable Post-Conference Site Visit

Site Visit to

Hon Chuan Vietnam Plant

( 10 November 2017, 13:15 - 18:45 Hrs )



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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Unifi to Produce Recycled Fiber in Vietnam

Posted on : 02 Nov, 2017


Textured and processed yarns manufacturing company Unifi has entered the Vietnamese market mainly to expand its global footprint for recycled fiber – REPIEVE. Unifi has partnered with one of Vietnam’s largest polyester yarn manufacturers Century Corporation to manufacture, sell and distribute REPREVE filament yarn in the Southeast Asian country. 

Unifi's subsidiary in China - Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC) will be responsible for managing sales and distribution of REPREVE filament yarn exported from Vietnam.

Vietnam is a major apparel-producing region and the new venture will help Unifi meet the increasing demand from the region and also shorten lead times to its customer base.

Vietnam has become a key focus region for clothes brands and retailers. Vietnam is expected to be a strategic position in growing the global supply chain for REPREVE. It will allow Unifi to expand into other Premium Value Added (PVA) products in the near future. The presence in Vietnam is also expected to help Unifi meet sourcing requests and increase demand from customers wherever they choose to do business.

More about polyester markets will be discussed at CMT’s 7th PET Asia Outlook on 9-10 November in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

For more information, contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.


Luxembourg-based United Caps to Start New plant at Kulim in Malaysia

Posted on : 25 Aug, 2017


Southeast Asia’s strong demand for food and beverages is fueling its packaging markets. Recently, United Caps – packaging closures specialist – announced its plans to launch a production plant at Kulim in Kedah state, northern Malaysia.


The new facility – expected to open in early 2018 – will be United Caps’ first facility outside Europe. The new Malaysia plant will produce around 300 million closures in the first year of operation.


United Caps aims to leverage on its growing sales in Southeast Asia with the new facility with localised production of its pioneering closure technologies.


The new plant in Kulim will help United Caps access markets easily as it is close to major Malaysian city and state of Penang.


In Europe, United Caps has seven closure development and moulding plants located in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Hungary and Luxembourg.


United Caps’ other recent expansions are – acquisition of Schoeller Cap Systems (SCS) at Schwerin in northern Germany, where United Caps opened a 10,000m2 moulding site with two production halls, each capable of turning out 2.5 billion closures a year.


More about PET packaging markets at CMT’s 7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook on 9-10 November in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


For more information, contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.



China’s Yili Launches New Yogurt Drink in Sidel Designed PET Bottles

Posted on : 27 Jun, 2017


China’s largest dairy producer – Yili Group via its Liquid Milk Division – has collaborated with Sidel for packaging a new yogurt drink. The new PET bottle will package Yili’s new Changyi brand.


China has a growing demand for healthy drinks. The new brand from Yili is in tune with such demand that is intended to attract active, health-conscious consumers with growing expendable income.


China’s young population also prefers packaging designs that are convenient and easy to use. Sidel’s PET bottles for the new yogurt drink, therefore, features distinctive elements such as shape of the bottle’s base, as customers were searching for longer shelf-life and improved rigidity to avoid deformation during transportation.


Multiple tests were run to assess the performance of the bottle, before finalizing the best solution.


Sidel finalized the bottle design and new molds were manufactured for the two Yili production lines dedicated to the new yogurt range within three months.


The new range of yogurt drinks has already reached the market shelves and has received favorable reviews from local consumers.


Yili Group is engaged in processing and manufacturing of milk products, including ice cream, powdered milk, sterilized milk and fresh milk, and more.


More about PET bottling markets in Asia will be discussed at 7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook on 9-10 November, 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City.


For more information, contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.



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Speaker Profile

Kim Yong Jung
Senior Consultant, PCI Wood Mackenzie
Are Changes in Global Supply and Demand Helping or Hindering the Asian PET industry?
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 11:05 AM

YJ Kim heads the PTA and polyester chain from Asia regional office in Malaysia with specific responsibility for supporting our Asian client base. 
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with over 30 years experience in petrochemicals in both commercial and financial roles, Mr. Kim formerly worked with Samsung where he was Finance and Sales manager responsible PTA plant projects, procurement for the fee....
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Mr. Nguyen Anh Dung
Director, Head Retail Measurement Services, Nielsen Vietnam
Asia’s Rising Urbanisation and Changing Lifestyles
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 11:45 AM

Dzung Nguyen is Director of Nielsen Retail Measurement Services. Prior to this, he was a CMI Director of Mondelez Kinh Do and Nielsen Analytics Consulting in USA & China. Dzung has extensive experience in market research in both developed markets (the United States) and developing markets (China & Vietnam) and a great story of driving team development and client management.

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Mr. Khadem Mahmud Yusuf
Managing Director, Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited BPCL
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 01:40 PM

Khadem M Yusuf is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Ltd (BPCL). He has over 20 years of experience working in Silicon valley, USA and in Bangladesh. BPCL is the brainchild of Mr. Yusuf, which established itself as the first post-consumer PET bottle recycling plant in Bangladesh.  BPCL is a company with an environme....
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PET Recycling in Bangladesh
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 09:35 AM
Mr. Kazuhiro Hatanaka
Senior Business Coordinator, Mitsui & Co., Ltd
Developments on PEF Polymer, Films & Bottles
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 01:45 PM

Mr. Hatanaka had been engaged in trading of industrial plastics, especially related to stylenic polymers and engineering plastics, in Mitsui & Co., Ltd. more than 25 years.  
Since May this year, he became responsible for new global business development related to bio-chemicals and bio-polymer business in the company.

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