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South/Central America & Caribbean PET Markets, Applications & Recycling

12-13 Jun, 2018 - Cartagena, COLOMBIA

InterContinental Cartagena de Indias

“Towards Next PET Packaging Innovations & Recycling Initiatives”

"El futuro hacia las iniciativas de reciclaje e innovaciones
de envasado de PET"

South America is an important emerging market with domestic demand for PET growing at around 5%. Today’s per capita consumption of PET is comparatively low at 2.8 kg and has great potential for growth. M&G’s bankruptcy has caused temporary market disruption as well as opportunities to major players through acquisitions of its assets to provide in-roads into North and South America! Are mergers & acquisitions driving new growth?

“Far Eastern New Century Corporation has successfully bid around $33.5 million for a PET plant in West Virginia and a research center in Ohio in the U.S. formerly owned by M&G Polymers USA LLC in Apple Grove”. 
www.ccfgroup.com, 1/2/18

“Alpek obtained approval from CADE for the acquisition of  PetroquímicaSuape and Citepe” 
www.4-traders.com, 7/2/2018

“Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire M&G Polimeros Brazil S.A. in Ipojuca, Brazil”.  www.nonwovens-industry.com, 19/3/18

“Thailand-based Indorama Ventures, along with Far Eastern Investment and Alpek, has formed a joint venture (JV) firm to acquire M&G integrated PTA/PET assets for over $1.1bn. The new JV company Corpus Christi Polymers (CC Polymers) will acquire integrated PTA/PET plant currently under construction in Texas.” 
www.pet-packaging-business-reviews.com, 22/3/18

With the new acquisitions, will more new grades be offered to the South and Central America (SCA) markets? With growing affluence and changing lifestyle, demand for on-the-go food and smaller packaging are driving PET packaging innovations. Hear from leading converters and brand-owners what is the new packaging trends in the new 5 years.

Sustainable packaging is a megatrend sweeping the world over. There is mounting pressure on brand owners and retailers to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging, including light-weighting, increased used of recycled plastics or bioplastics. Find out from local brand-owners what is their sustainable packaging strategy towards a circular economy and how RPET is contributing to their packaging commitment and what are the potential alternatives to PET?  Increasingly more PET recycling facilities are being set up in SCA  to meet  the growing demand of brand-owners like Coca-Cola, Villavicencio in Argentina, Postobon in Colombia and RainForest in Costa Rica!

Comments from 5th SCAPET,
Jun 2017 - Medellín, Colombia

“An incredibly well-organized event that places a spotlight on PET in the region” ~ Nexant

“Excellent!” ~ China Resources Packaging Materials

“Good experience to learn more about PET” ~ PET Caribe

“Exceeded my expectation” ~ TP Colombia

“Worthwhile” ~ Sukano Polymers


Attend CMT’s 6th SCAPET in Cartagena, Colombia to gain the latest insights in the PET value chain, network with industry leaders, brand owners and technology providers to exchange emerging trends in the industry. Hailed as THE MUST ATTEND SCAPET conference, key conference highlights include :

  • Tendencias Global  PET / RPET market trends until 2024
  • Changing dynamics in the South American PET value chain
  • PET thermoformed products growth prospect in SCA
  • Working with suppliers towards packaging innovations
  • Key trends and growth opportunities for PET packaging in food and beverages
  • How multi-layer technology is enabling growth in PET packaging
  • PET recycling & applications in Honduras and is Brazil catching up on post consumer PET recycling?
  • PET flex film and PETG shrink film market outlook, innovations & emerging applications in South America
  • PET market prospects and applications in Mercosur region, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama and Guatemala
  • Sustainable fashion from RPET
  • Packaging innovations and new applications
  • Brand owner’s view on sustainable recycling and commitment
Register with your team at www.cmtevents.com to enjoy group discount!

Comentarios de 5th SCAPET,
Jun 2017 Medellín, Colombia

“Un evento increíblemente bien organizado que pone de relieve el PET en la región” ~ Nexant

“Excelente!” ~ China Resources Packaging Materials

“Buena experiencia para aprender más sobre PET” ~ PET Caribe

“Superó mis expectativas” ~ TP Colombia

“Vale la pena” ~ Sukano Polymers

To Register | Para Registro

For companies outside Latin, Central & South America

Para compañías fuera de Latin, Central & SudAmérica

Email: grace@cmtsp.com.sg

Tel: 65-6346 9147

Fax: 65-6345 5928


For companies in Latin, Central & South America

Para compañías en Latin, Central & SudAmérica

Email: tanya@cmtsp.com.sg

Tel: 52-55 52941423  

Mobile: 52-155 3655 0760

Fax: 52-55 5589619

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

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Este evento es una excelente plataforma para promocionar su organización a dueños e inversionistas influyentes en la industria.  

¡Hable con nosotros sobre paquetes de patrocinio o reserve su espacio de exhibición ahora!

Contacto cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

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Indorama Ventures to Acquire M&G Polimeros Brazil

Posted on : 23 Apr, 2018

Brazil’s PET resins producer – M&G Polimeros Brazil will be acquired by Thailand-based Indorama Ventures. The deal that was finalised in March this year, is expected to be completed in Q2, once all approvals are secured.
M&G Polimeros Brazil is the largest PET facility in Brazil with a capacity of 550,000 tonnes of PET resins per year. By acquiring this plant, Indorama can increase its footprint in the South American market – that the company says is “an important emerging market with domestic demand for PET increasing at about 5%”.
The facility in Brazil will also benefit from Indorama being a key PTA producer – which is a key feedstock in PET resin production.
Last year, Indorama ventures announced to acquire DuPont Teijin Films (DTF), that produces biaxially-oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate (BOPET) and Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN) films used in specialty, packaging, industrial, automotive, advanced magnetic media, photo systems, electrical and electronics markets.
Know more about South/Central America & Caribbean PET markets at 6th SCAPET on 12-13 June, 2018 in Cartagena, Colombia.

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

Brazil’s Braskem Plans Sugar Based MEG Production

Posted on : 16 Mar, 2018

Braskem, Americas’ largest producer of thermoplastic resins, estimates that global demand for monoethylene glycol (MEG) – a key ingredient in PET production – will be between 25 to 30 million tonnes per year, with 85% going into PET production.

Meanwhile as companies are more keen on sustainable solutions, some buyers are looking at biobased or green plastics to achieve carbon emission targets. As such the demand for green plastics is expected to manifold in the coming years. 

Braskem – that already has a plant in Brazil that produces green plastic from sugar cane, is now planning to venture into sugar based MEG production. The company has collaborated with Denmark’s Haldor Topsoe to experiment the use of sugar to produce MEG. 

Already there are few instances where MEG is produced from renewable sources such as ethanol. Braskem is confident that its research could reach better industrial yields to produce MEG from sugar compared to ethanol.

The pilot project to test the use of sugar to produce MEG will be located in Denmark – which is expected to start operations in 2019.

Braskem wants to keep a flexible system in the pilot. Initially cane sugar will be used, but they are also open to using other sources such as beet sugar or even second generation sugar, made from biomass.

Based on the pilot project and financial feasibility, Braskem expects to build a large sugar based MEG plant by 2020 or 2021.

More about green plastics, PET and MEG production at CMT’s 6th SCAPET on 12-13 June in Cartagena, Colombia.

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


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• PET resin producers/suppliers • Feedstock suppliers (PX, PTA, MEG) • Polyester Manufacturers • Traders • Convertors • Preform manufacturers • Technology providers including machinery suppliers from blow moulding, preform to injection moulding, robotic systems, etc. • Recycling companies • Bottlers/fillers • Brand owners

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• Productores / proveedores de resinas de PET • Proveedores de materias primas (PX, PTA, MEG) • Fabricantes/Comerciantes de Poliéster • Convertidores • Fabricantes de preformas, Proveedores de tecnología de maquinaria de moldeo por soplado, preformas para moldeo por inyección, sistemas robóticos, etc. • Empresas de reciclaje, Embotelladores / rellenos • Dueños de marcas

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