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Biobased plastic bottles have enjoyed a recent surge of interest, thanks to major brand owners announcing new breakthroughs and developments in the packaging.
Coca-Cola’s PLANTBottle made of up to 30% sugarcane-based ethanol has already been launched into markets in 2010, and the company has also tied-up with H.J. Heinz to introduce Heinz ketchup in PLANTBottle packaging this year.
Meanwhile in March, PepsiCo announced the world’s first 100% recyclable plant-based PET bottle which it hopes to bring into full-scale commercialization next year. The bottle is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks and PepsiCo expects to expand its raw material sources to other agricultural by-products such as orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and more.
Also making waves is PEF produced by Avantium. Made out of biobased EG and FDCA (furan dicarboxylic acid – a replacement for PTA), the company claims PEF to be a suitable biobased PET equivalent. Mr. Peter Mangnus, VP Business Development, Chemicals of Avantium Chemicals BV is confirmed to reveal details on PEF at the 2nd SAPET summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 10-11 May 2011.
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Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, key PET industry professionals will once again gather for the 2ndSAPET conference in Sao Paulo. Recognized as the premier meeting place for the South America PET resin & PET packaging industry, this year the conference reconvenes on 10-11 May 2011, to coincide with Brasilplast.
SAO PAULO--Senior representatives from brand owners, preform manufacturers or converters, PET resin suppliers, additive & machinery providers are the key industry profiles expected at the 2ndSAPET (South America PET Packaging Markets & Technologies) conference and also Brasilplast this year.
Featuring high-level discussions on market trends and technological innovations for the entire value chain, from PET resin and feedstocks movements to preform and bottle markets, from processing technologies to recycling developments, the 2ndSAPET, held alongside Brasilplast, promises up-to-date market insight and opportunity to meet directly with decision makers in the South America PET packaging industry
The program highlights include a Brand Owners Roundtable, where Coca-Cola FEMSA and other PET buyers will reveal first-hand details on PET packaging trends and requirements to suppliers. Additionally, major South America converters will lead a Converters’ Roundtable session themed “Staying Competitive in the PET Packaging Market.”
This event is supported by international players including Gold Sponsor Bericap, who will deliver a presentation on "Packaging Cost Reduction and Innovations in Hot Fill Applications." Also participating are Moretto, Erema, S+S, and Uhde Inventa Fischer, as Speaker Sponsors slated to present updates on their respective technological innovations.
In addition, on evening of Day 1, participants can look forward to a rewarding networking interval at an exclusive cocktail reception hosted by the new PTA & PET producer in Brazil – PetroquimicaSuape. The company’s CEO advisor, Mr. Sonny Hansen, is also sharing his insights on Trends & Challenges in the South American Polyester Market.
Many more authoritative experts will provide updates on latest PET packaging & recycling technologies, developments in global PET resin and raw materials, PCR-PET outlook and legislation in Brazil, outlook for biobased materials, preform and others.
Registrations for the conference are now underway. For more information, please visit www.cmtevents.com or contact Srta. Carla Castello Branco en email@example.com, TEL +5511 50493499 / +5511 99708503. or Ms Hafizah Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org, TEL 6346 9128.
Peruvian beverage giant Ajegroup is eyeing a piece of the Brazil soft drink market, beginning with plans to build a PET bottle blowing plant in the city of Queimados, Rio de Janeiro this year. With capability of producing up to 72,000 units per hour, it will be Brazil’s largest and fastest PET bottle blowing plant to date.
Ajegroup will produce its successful “Big Cola” soda in Brazil, aiming to penetrate one of the biggest consumer markets for carbonated drinks in the world. (Source: ABIPET)
For those keen on exploring the market outlook for PET bottles & films in Brazil & South America, the 2nd SAPET (South America PET Packaging Markets & Technologies) offers a premier platform to gain first-hand insights from leading brand owners, converters, resin suppliers and technology experts.
Key industry professionals will touch on topics ranging from PET resin and raw materials, recycling technologies, packaging trends and more.
Click here to view the updated agenda, or contact Hafizah at email@example.com for registration enquiries.
Research has proven PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are more environmentally friendly than aluminum cans and glass containers. According to past studies, PET bottles have shown to produce lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, generate less waste, and use less energy for their entire life cycle.
In one particular study, GHG emissions for PET bottles were calculated to be at 1,125 lbs of carbon dioxide equivalents, compared to 2,766 lbs for aluminum and 4,949 lbs for glass. At 59% less than aluminum and 77% less than glass, the lower greenhouse gas emissions for the PET bottles were most notable.
PETRA (PET Resin Association) Executive Director, Ralph Vasami, quoted on the results: “Since 2005, PET containers have been the subject of several independent life-cycle analyses and PET has consistently shown itself to be a sound environmental choice whether compared to glass, metal or other plastics.”
CMT’s 2nd SAPET (South American PET) summit has been specially designed to further explore PET’s potential & prospects in the coming years. Set to reconvene in Sao Paulo on 10-11 May 2011, the summit gathers the biggest brand owners and leading converters in South America over 1.5 days of presentations & networking.
After a resounding success at CMT’s first SAPET meet held in 2010, we are excited to confirm that plans for the 2ndSAPET on 10-11 May 2011 in Sao Paulo are presently being finalized up as we speak!
And just as more than 150 participants attended the first SAPET conference last June, we are confident to garner same if not more participation as well as positive reviews from attendees from all across the PET supply chain.
Just to recap, the varied panel of senior decision makers from major PET buyers and suppliers gave two big thumbs up, and had shared the accolades below:
Bericap - Excellent organized conference in an area of huge commercial importance
BASF Corp – The conference was very informative and provided networking opportunities with PET industry large players
Plastipak Packaging – Great opportunity to networking and get an update on the latest developments in the PET industry
Enka De Colombia S.A. – It was a great experience. There were many interesting information.
Cabelma S.A. – An excellent balance of end users, transformers, producers and recyclers.
Machine Point Consultants S.L – Wonderful opportunity to meet friends again, network and stay tuned!