11th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets),

20-22 Nov, 2013 - Mexico City, MEXICO

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Future of Mexico's PET Packaging
– Balancing Trade, Trends & Technologies!

Translation in spanish


“As the world’s second largest consumer of PET bottles and the biggest consumer of cola products, the average Mexican citizen drinks and discards two bottles per day. That equals nearly six kilograms of PET bottles per capita annually, contributing to a yearly national total of about 750,000 tons of PET. A recent survey found that, for the typical Mexican household, sodas constitute the third largest expense, after tortillas and milk.”                 

                                                                                                                  Source: OurWorld 2.0, April 2013


Mexico is the epicenter of PET conversion boom in Latin America! Increasing demand for bottled drinks and consumerism has made Mexico a key target for the PET supply chain; from resin producers to bottlers to traders and solution providers. A country traditionally dependent on virgin resin imports, recycling is taking higher prominence as efficient post-consumer PET bottles collection rates and greater capacity to produce bottle to bottle food-grade resin drives the momentum of PET packaging in the region.


Nonetheless, Latin American region led by Mexico are still key targets for global resin producers in North America and Asia. As companies move toward sustainability, ‘green packaging’ and bio-feedstock, what’s in store for the LATAM PET markets? What are consumer preferences that’s repositioning packaging trends? How will global PET sector impact trade balances and pricing in Mexico and LATAM?


Gain your answers at the CMT’s 11th LAPET this year! After a decade of success, 11th LAPET continues to explore and analyze the next directions of growth sweeping the PET sector.


Key Sessions

  • Changing dynamic for PET trade flows between regions
  • PET outlook for Mexico, Brazil & US: How will supply meet demand?
  • Global MEG analysis and impact of China's ambitious capacity
  • US shale gas disposition and influence on polyester feedstock
  • China's Green Fence Policy: What does it mean for recyclers?
  • Trade-offs and spectrum of future packaging: From wine to milk
  • North and South American beverage markets - what's new and what's out?
  • Perspectives from retailers & brand owners: Walmart, PepsiCo, Coca-cola, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Recycling outlook in Mexico and building the largest B2B recycling facility in the world!

And many more! Register with your team today.



Profile of attendees

at 10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets)


Confirmed Site Visit to Petstar SA de CV’s food-grade PET recycling facility in Toluca on 20th Nov


PetStar is a sustainability Project born from the joint efforts of Coca-Cola de México and the Mexican bottlers Arca Continental, Bepensa, Corporación Del Fuerte, Corporación Rica, Embotelladoras del Nayar and Embotelladora de Colima who, after the recent expansion finished in May of 2013 with the top class advanced technology, is capable to recycle 65,000 tons of PET per year, equivalent to 3,100 million bottles, efficiently transforming them into 50,000 tons of High Quality Post Consumer Food Grade PET Resin for the manufacturing of new highly sustainable bottles with recycling content.


With this relevant investment in AMUT and BUHER technologies and new capacity, PetStar becomes the Largest Food Grade PET Recycling Plant in the world, and due to its large scale and integration from the collection of bottles from the environment until the incorporation of post-consumer PET resin in new bottles with recycling content, PetStar is one of the most competitive entities of its kind globally.




Testimonials Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

"The right conference to meet the right contacts"

- Holland Colours


"Very nice point of discussion, I really like the conference"

- Reciclados de Centro América


"Much information about RPET. Great!"

- Pepsico


"Excellent place to meet new customers"

- Sukano Polymers Corp


"Interesting topics, some excellent presentations with very valuable information"


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

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, ExclusiveLuncheon& Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Email

cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg or


 TODAY for details!


Companies in México can contact Tanya Tardan at +52 55 56352672 or tanya@cmtsp.com.sg

News Feed

Amcor’s lightweight PET bottles help Goya reduce freight cost and enhance brand image

Posted on : 30 Oct, 2013


US firm – Goya Foods has turned to Amcor Rigid Plastics to adopt the latter’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. In this partnership, Amcor will help Goya to convert its 12oz (355ml) and 24.5oz (725ml) products from the current glass bottles to Amcor’s lightweight PET bottles.


The PET bottles to be used for Goya will feature Amcor’s Origami hot fill technology for the first time. This latest technology from Amcor incorporates six flat panels to counteract vacuum that occurs in hot filled containers. The panels are designed in such a way that it can collapse and compensate shrinkage during the process of cooling without compromising on structural strength and integrity.


Amcor has tailored the designs for 12oz and 24.5oz PET bottles in both ambient fill (up to 140°F) and hot fill (up to 185°F) applications.


With this shift to Amcor PET bottles, Goya will not only benefit from lower freight costs given the lightweight packaging material, but also enhance its brand appeal with the glass-like appearance of the new bottles.


Amcor’s 24.5oz (725ml) PET bottle variants enables 52% more products to be shipped per truckload while also leading to a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 61.4% compared to glass.


Goya’s existing 12oz juice beverage line will also be replaced with PET bottles in the near future.


Learn more from Mr. David Clark, Vice President of Safety, Environment & Sustainability at Amcor Rigid Plastics when he delivers a key session on ‘Targeting New Market Segments with Lightweight Packaging/Bottles’ at CMT’s 11th LAPET 2013 opening in Mexico City on 20-22 November, 2013.


For enquiries in English, contact: E: hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg | T: +65 6346 9218


For enquiries in Spanish, contact: E: tanya@cmtsp.com.sg | T: +52 55 5635 2672



Coca-cola joins hands with Gevo for renewable paraxylene derived PET beverage bottles

Posted on : 09 Oct, 2013


Gevo, a US based company has opened a demonstration-scale facility in Texas for manufacturing PET bottles derived from paraxylene, considered 100% renewable. The bio-based paraxylene is derived from plant sugar and can replace petro-based PET bottles in the long run.


Gevo has partnered with Coca-cola for this initiative, where Coca-cola is providing research and development support.


Coca-cola currently packages its products such as Coke and Dasani water in PlantBottle that is made of 30% biodegradable material. If the joint initiative with Gevo proves successful, it will not only help Coca-cola but also companies like Heinz to switch to sustainable packaging material; thus helping them meet their sustainability goals.


Gevo states that more than 60 percent of the world’s PET production is for synthetic fibres, with bottle production accounting for around 30 percent of global demand.


To know more about the sustainable packaging roadmap of major PET consumers like Coca-cola, PepsiCo and Colgate Palmolive, attend CMT’s 11th LAPET in Mexico City on 20-22 November, 2013. Ms. Gabriela Hernandez, Sustainable Packaging Manager, Coca Cola de Mexico will share Brand Owner’s perspective on ‘Converting Sustainable Packaging into Commercial Reality’ along with Mr. Marco Antonio Vazquez Zaldivav, Independent Consultant, PepsiCoand Mr. José Antonio Bivian Balanzario, LATAM Leader PCP's Engineering, Mission Hills SA DE CV (Sub. of Colgate Palmolive).


For more information on the event, please get in touch with Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel. +65 6346 9218.



Proveedores, los gigantes de la cola , productores de resina todos reunidos por CMT en la 11 va LAPET en noviembre

Posted on : 06 Sep, 2013




Proveedores, los gigantes de la cola, productores de resina todos reunidos por CMT en la 11 va LAPET en noviembre


Ciudad de México - el epicentro del boom de la conversión del PET en América Latina sera el anfitrion de la 11 va Conferencia LAPET que se llevara a cabo los días 20-21 y 22 de noviembre de 2013. El escenario está listo para dar la bienvenida al importante sector de productores de resina de PET / proveedores , proveedores de materias primas , fabricantes de poliéster , los principales minoristas y muchos otros actores de la industria de PET que deliberan sobre eldeliberado mercado en América Latina, destacando al mismo tiempo el comercio equilibrado , tendencias y tecnologías.


La Conferencia LAPET de CMT entra en su undécimo año de 20 al 22 noviembre 2013 en la Ciudad de México, destacando algunas de las principales tendencias en la industria del PET en América Latina. Como uno de los mayores consumidores de PET, México ha sido un mercado clave para los productores de resina en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, toda la región de América Latina, lidereado por México está cambiando poco a poco a las alternativas de embalaje más sustentables. Si bien esto es una buena noticia para los productores de bio - materia prima, ¿qué esperar para los productores de resina? Además de esto es el cambio en los gustos y preferencias del consumidor que está influyendo en la industria del embalaje. La 11va LAPET analiza todos estos desarrollos clave creciendo en el mercado del PET en LATAM.


El evento inicia con las empresas importantes a nivel mundial como son: Walmart de México, PCI ( PET Packaging , resina y reciclaje ) Ltd , PCI Xylene & Poliester compartiendo se intercambiando sus perspectivas en el mercado de PET en LATAM . Walmart presenta una visión general de su enfoque de la "Estrategia Sustentable a través de la cadena de suministro ", en particular - repensar el embalaje del producto, el impacto sobre los vendedores, propietarios de marcas y proveedores, además de cómo el minorista está defendiendo el rPET, envases ligeros y sustentables. Por otro lado, PCI (PET Packaging, resina y reciclaje) explora " Cómo el exceso de la capacidad global del PET impactara el negocio de PET en la región de América Latina?" Y toca el creciente desequilibrio entre la demanda y la capacidad disponible - tanto global como regional, las dinámicas cambiantes que resultan de los flujos comerciales entre las regiones de PET, y el impacto sobre el reciclaje de PET para el desarrollo sustentable. Además PCI Xylene y Poliéster presenta ideas sobre la cuestión inminente - ' Sera que el Paraxileno Asiatico conduce el Mercado Global en 2014?


Los participantes también podrán disfrutar de las actualizaciones del Panorama Global MEG y su impacto en los ambiciosos planes de producción de China en sesión con el Sr. George S. West, Director de Chemical Intelligence . Contaremos con un panel de discusión sobre los pros y los contras de la política Valla Verde de China:  Ing. Jaime Camara Creixell, Director General de Petstar SA de CV , el Sr. Carlos E Lotero quien es el Houston Operations Manager, Custom Polymers Inc., y el Sr. David Swift, director General de PCI (PET Packaging, resina y reciclaje ), tiene por objetivo actualizar a la audiencia sobre la influencia del reciclaje de China en los mercados de todo el mundo, específicamente México, el impacto de la Iniciativa de la Valla verde en los mercados de USA, México y LATAM.


El evento es apoyado por altos representantes de destacadas empresas como Coca Cola de México, Pepsico, Mission Hills SA de CV (subsidiaria de Colgate Palmolive ), Amcor Rigid Plastics, quienes compartiran puntos de vista sobre la forma de convertir los envases sustentables en una realidad comercial y la forma de dirigirse a nuevos segmentos de mercado del Embalaje / Botellas mas ligeros y mucho más.


Además, también contaremos con una visita a las instalaciones de la planta de reciclaje de PET Petstar SA de CV de grado alimenticio PET en la zona Industrial de Toluca el dia 20 de noviembre de 2013, donde los asistentes serán testigos de la capacidad de la planta para reciclar 65.000 toneladas de PET al año, equivalentes a 3.100 millones de botellas.


LAPET 2013 pretende alentar la toma de decisiones de altos ejecutivos, productores de resina de PET / proveedores , proveedores de materias primas ( PX , PTA, MEG ), fabricantes de poliéster, comerciantes, convertidores , fabricantes de preformas , diseñadores , proveedores de tecnología como proveedores de maquinaria de moldeo por soplado , preforma de moldeo por inyección, sistemas robóticos, empresas de reciclaje , embotelladores, rellenadores y dueños de marcas .


Visite el sitio web oficial http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=131140 y para obtener más información .


Para preguntas en Inglés , contacto : Sra. Hafizah Adam: hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg o teléfono +65 6346 9218


Para preguntas en español , comuníquese con la Sra. Tanya Tardan: tanya@cmtsp.com.sg o por teléfono +52 55 5635 2672


China's "Green Fence" May Benefit Recycling Industry

Posted on : 02 Aug, 2013


With the Chinese government implementing ‘Green Fence’, the import of certain types of solid waste, including unwashed plastics and other dirty scrap is now forbidden. This policy, which went into effect in February, is believed to affect the recycling industry of the entire world, especially United States. This policy comes as bad news for municipalities, unable dispose low-grade plastics that they collect, as they cannot export the waste to China anymore.


However legitimate recyclers based in the U.S., with costly recycling facilities stand to benefit. These recycling companies are now planning to up their game by trying to increase the value of their recyclables. Apart from looking at new markets for low-end scrap materials, they are also investing heavily at home.


One such company, namely, Intercontinental Export-Import Inc., is planning to build a full-fledged processing plant in the U.S. and is also hoping to open its R&D facility in the United Kingdom. The CEO of IEI, Dr. Saurabh Naik, believes that this policy should be seen as an opportunity to examine actions, impacts and carbon footprints. According to him, the implementation of this policy should lead to the development of new technologies that provide alternate means to recycling the waste material within the country.


The upcoming 11th LAPET, on 20-22 Nov, 2013 in Mexico will debate further the opportunities recyclers stand to gain with the implementation of China’s Green Fence policy as well as setbacks and challenges. For more information on the 11th LAPET contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel. +65 6346 9218.


Read more here.