3rd SCAPET, South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling

06-08 May, 2014 - Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Hilton Santo Domingo

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"The Switch to PET as the
New Packaging Option"


Spanish Translation


Headlines on SCAPET markets: 


"The Dominican Republic's powerful Grupo Corripio inaugurated a new $20 million Gatorade bottling plant that will supply the beverage to the rest of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico."


"Empresas Polar, a leading Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer, has broken new ground with the commercial launch of the first ambient stored yogurt in Venezuela. The non-refrigerated pourable yogurt, called MiGurt, is packaged in an aseptically filled, 750-gram barrier polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle from Amcor Rigid Plastics."


The emerging region of South/Central Americas, Andean and the Caribbean isles has enormous potential to strengthen its PET applications – shifting from glass to PET bottles and packaging. With its estimated population of 500 million people, strong consumerism pattern and growing economies, this region is looking at PET as the material of choice to replace traditional pack formats. As packaging trends move toward light-weight and used for products with extended shelf-life, PET bottles, sheets and jars are becoming the new packaging option. The growing applications of PET have also triggered PET capacity expansion globally, shifting trade dynamics in the region and globally. As the regional market matures to meet sustainable packaging, recycled PET is also taking precedence and finding its niche in the Central America & Caribbean markets.

Join CMT’s 3rd SCAPET to gain valuable market information on the bottling and beverage sector, vital packaging and technology trends and recycling developments!



  • Identifying growth markets Central America, Andean & Caribbean
  • Brand owners panel: Bepensa & Planeta Azul perception’s on packaging approaches
  • Packaging challenges in Colombia for Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Assessing polyester intermediates: PX, PTA & MEG outlook
  • The case for PEF and bio-based PET for the LATAM markets
  • Food contact legislation for MERCUSOR & panorama in Central America (SICA) and the Caribbean (CARICOM)
  • Competitiveness of PET market: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia
  • Consumer behavior and market trends in the SCAPET region
  • Growing recycled polyester industry – which region is leading the way?
  • Snapshot of recycling technologies: rPET for sheet production and recycling for packaging & textile



Exclusive Site Visit to Planeta Azul

(6th May, 14:00 hrs)


Agua Planeta Azul, the first company in the Dominican Republic to introduce the reverse osmosis water purification process, also remains the largest distributor of reusable bottled water throughout the country, supplying water to households and businesses.


Post Conference Workshop

Separately Bookable Post Conference Workshop :

8th May (14:00 hrs)


Barrier Technology & Properties


  • Need for barrier driven by packaging lightweight
  • Need for barrier driven by RTD trend for carbonated juice, dairy, etc.
  • Different barriers, requirements, shelf life per barrier, etc.
  • Barriers for PET and Its performance
  • Types of machine and investment
  • Complementary to barrier - Closures, Labels
  • Business case studies - (Food: MiGurt & Ketchup, Beverage: RTD, juice, beer, etc.)
  • Barriers and Sustainability


Workshop Leader

Chris LaBombarbe

Senior Technical Manager

Amcor Rigid Plastics Latin America 


Confirmed Speakers
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Planeta Azul
  • PCI PET Packaging, Resin & Recycling Ltd
  • Nexant, Inc.
  • Ravago Americas
  • Inti-Plasticos
  • Caiba
  • Graham Packaging
  • Krauss Maffei
  • Starlinger
  • Gnuess


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 36550760


Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Empresas Polar commercially launches refrigeration-free MiGurt yogurt


Coca Cola Brazil launches Crystal Eco with adhesleeve technology


Venezuela's first ambient yogurt uses barrier PET packaging


Beverage Packaging Market to Reach $125.7 Billion by 2018

• 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, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg 

News Feed

Arca Continental, a major Mexican bottler announces purchase of Ecuador dairy firm Tonicorp

Posted on : 27 Mar, 2014

Arca Continental, a well-known bottler in Mexico and Latin America, will buy 87.4% of Tonicorp, a dairy company in Ecuador. At $5.55 a share, Arca agreed to spend around $400 million for the deal.


Arca's local subsidiary Arca Ecuador will be mainly involved in this deal.


Arca Continental is the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Within its Coca-Cola franchise territory, the Company serves over 53 million consumers in Northern and Western Mexico, Ecuador and Northern Argentina.


The move to buy stakes in Tonicorp will further help to expand its reach in South America, where it already participates in the beverage business in Ecuador and Argentina, as well as in the snacks business in Ecuador, through its subsidiary Inalecsa.


Plans to purchase a majority stake in Tonicorp were on the anvil since last year.


Following the announcement, Arca's shares shot up 0.81 percent at 75.07 pesos ($5.69) per share in early trading.


Mr. Eusebio Ang Sánchez, Chief Procurement Officer, Arca Continental shares the Bottler's Perspective on 'Strategies for Success in the CSD Industry' at CMT's 3rd SCAPET on 6-8 May 2014 in Santo Domingo.

For more information/ registrations, please contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 / Ms Tanya at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or tel: +52 55 36550760


Venezuelan ambient yogurt manufacturer uses Amcor’s barrier PET packaging

Posted on : 15 Jan, 2014


Venezuelans got their first ambient yogurt from Empresas Polar, a leading Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer recently. The manufacturer has tied up with Amcor Rigid Plastics to make the non-refrigerated pourable yogurt, called MiGurt, available to customers not only in cities, but also in far flung area.


The yogurt is packaged in a 750-gram barrier polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle with a unique hour-glass design. The PET bottle's advanced barrier technology helps meet aseptic filling requirements (up to 140°F) and provides light-blocking capabilities which not only prevents spoilage and degradation of the yogurt but also keeps its nutritional value intact. All this means an extended shelf life of six months for the yogurt product, which doesn't require refrigeration till the bottle is opened.


Amcor used a unique preform design to achieve optimum material distribution. To customise the PET bottle, Amcor adapted the bottle with special reheat technology. The bottle's design elements give it a smooth interior profile facilitating aseptic sterilisation process.


Thanks to the barrier PET bottles, Empresas Polar can now utilise its extensive nationwide ambient distribution chain and make the ambient yogurt available to consumers even in low-income regions that do not have refrigeration facilities/ distribution channels.


The long shelf life allows low-cost distribution and a highly affordable consumer brand.


Due to the advanced PET bottles, Empresas Polar can now benefit from several logistical advantages such as - inventory control, distribution, and point of sale.


Attend 3rd SCAPET on 07-08 May, 2014 in Santo Domingo for more such interesting PET technology/ market updates from South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean region.


For more information/ registrations, please contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218. or Tanya at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg & tel +52 55 36550760