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PET Sheets & Thermoforms

19-20 Feb, 2018 - Gatwick, UNITED KINGDOM

Crowne Plaza London - Gatwick Airport

“New opportunities and recycling challenges arising
from market transitioning to PET trays”

“Innovative & Sustainable solutions in
PET thermoform packaging”

"Linpac increases capacity at Spanish PET tray plant"
~ March 17 , 2016 Plastic News Europe


"Quinn Packaging expands PET sheet production in Ireland"
"The additional capacity and Euro 3 million technology investment will enable Quinn to increase its supply of PET sheet to packaging companies for thermoforming applications and food companies for FFS (form, fill and seal) applications"
~ Plastics News Europe 30 March 2017


As demand for convenience food and fresh food packaging increases, more and more PET thermoformed packaging are placed on the market.  Mono-layer trays for e.g. packing fresh fruits and vegetables, and multi-layer sealed trays with lids as seen for fresh meat or food preparations are providing the best packaging assets for the packing, distribution, shelf displays, consumer handling and food conservation at home. 
These trays especially for meals on the go usually have a short  life span, as once the take-out meal is completed, the trays will go into the trash with many ending up at landfills.


Sustainability heads for major retailers are keen to know how they can  improve the image of their brand and ensure the sustainability of its packaging ? 


PET  with its recycling capability is undoubtedly the most attractive material for  thermoformed packaging.  According to Petcore Europe: “The market for PET thermoforms is growing as it continues to replace other materials. Currently, the total EU, Switzerland and Norway market for PET thermoforms is estimated to be 1 to 1.1 million tons of PET virgin and rPET, including imports.”


Considering demand, Petcore Europe reports that PET thermoforms is the No.1 end market for post-consumer recycled PET. This demand has reached higher numbers than the PET bottle to bottle and fibers end markets.


One reason is because the quality hot washed flake is good in the EU and can be used to produce sheets for thermoforming. Consequently, it’s easier and more economical to recycle rPET into thermoforms than bottles.


"Young’s Seafood launches new ‘modern retro’ cod pack"
~ November 3, 2016 – Seafood Source


Working in collaboration with Linpac, the new design utilises a  tray thermoforming process to laminate the newpaper graphic to a transparent rPET sheet.


The challenge now  is to further  improve the recycling of thermoforms that has rPET content  . How many times can trays with rPET content be recycled again ?


WRAP in the UK has done a marvelous job  in promoting recycling of PET trays. Recently launched a new project with eight companies, the objective is to recycle the complete stream of thermoforms, mono- and multi-material, into new applications. The trial will include washing, pelletizing and solid stating, and the outcome material will be available for testing in new applications


Attend the first-of-its-kind PET Sheets & Thermoform conference organised by CMT on the 19-20th of February 2018, ending with an optional site visit to the Viridor Rochester PET recycling facility.

Why Attend

Encouraged by the emerging demand of PET in thermoforming applications, CMT brings you the latest in its PET series and the only most important event focusing on PET thermoforming where Europe’s leading thermoformers converge and network.


Key Highlights include:

  • RPET Market Outlook - and issues impacting the market and the UK perspective
  • Supporting the effective and sustainable use of PET sheets in thermoforming applications
  • WRAP presenting on the circular economy and development in the thermoforming industry and the recovery of trays and containers in UK
  • Young Seafood’s Group sharing their journey on their new fish MAP pack tray  in rPET 
  • France thermoform packaging market – reaching milestones towards a circular economy
  • Recycling black food trays – challenges & progress to date 
  • Carbios share the novel enzymatic process to depolymerize all kind of  PET, including sheets and thermoforms, back into PTA and MEG
  • Mergers & Acquisitions in Europe’s packaging market with focus on the thermoforming industry and what happens next 
  • Meeting increasing demand for extended shelf life packaging 
  • Designing for sustainability - our experience with Coop's convenience food packaging        
  • Delivering innovations & sustainable solutions in thermoform packaging
  • APET Developments, Trends & Sustainability Impacts– A perspective from India

Do not delay. Book your seats now with grace@cmtsp.com.sg


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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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

UK’s rising food on the go sector demands Innovative look and practical Packaging

Posted on : 02 Jan, 2018


Food on the go sector in UK is growing rapidly. These food trends also call for innovative packaging as food on the go outlets are not keen to package their food in ordinary packs! 

There is a rapid rise in the demand for on the go breakfasts, dinner and snack options coupled with growing popularity of street food. According to Huhtamaki, which commissioned independent consumer research into food to go consumption within the UK, 73% of consumers buy food to go at least once a week and 36% of consumers say they buy more food to go now than they did three years ago. 

Food packagers are vying to cater to this market with innovative designs. There are a host of clever packaging solutions such as:

•         Tri-Star Packaging’s eco-friendly street bowl made from unbleached bagasse. The microwave and oven-safe bowl features an optional clear rPET lid made from recycled and recyclable materials, offering the kind of visibility and presentation consumers prefer.

•         PFF Packaging Group’s new pot called ‘Desto’ made with easily recycled, lightweight PP inlet. The container is ideal for instant soups, noodle meals and ice cream and is able to address recycling concerns associated with PE coated paper. Its lightweight PP inlet can be sorted and collected at conventional municipal recycling facilities.

•         The ‘pizza pocket’ targeted for high street sandwich shop chain Greggs by Smith Anderson Group. The new open sided pack – or ‘pocket’ – made from heavyweight brown greaseproof paper that allows customers to eat on the go.

•         Wagamama restaurant’s series of bowls that fit inside other bowls. The noodles sit in one bit and the sauces clip underneath the lid so it doesn’t go all soggy.

More on PET sheets and thermoform packaging for food on the go markets will be shared at CMT’s PET Sheets & Thermoforms on 27-28 February, 2018 in London. 

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


Irish packaging company Invests in Extrusion Line for PET sheets

Posted on : 13 Oct, 2017


Ireland’s Quinn Packaging has installed a new PET sheet extrusion line – supplied by SML Maschinen. The new line comes at EUR 3 million and incorporates Erema’s "Vacurema" recycling technology. It can produce food grade plastic sheets that has an increased volume of recycled raw materials (PET bottle flakes). 

The new technology will help realize Quinn Packaging's Eco-Innovation initiative that aims to manufacture environment friendly products and reduce the company's carbon footprint.

With the new PET sheet capacity, Quinn Packaging is well positioned to increase supply to packaging companies (for thermoforming applications) and food companies (for form, fill and seal applications). 

Quinn Packaging also expects to supply PET sheets to European countries, especially supermarkets and food processing companies that are keen on environment friendly packaging.

More details on PET sheets and thermoform markets will be shared at CMT’s PET Sheets & Thermoforms on 27-28 February, 2018 in Cambridge, UK

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


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