Argentina’s PET bottle recycling facility – CabelmaPET acquired by Dak Americas
Posted on : 14 Oct, 2014
Argentina based DAK Americas, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins producer, will acquire of CabelmaPET S.A., a PET bottle recycling operation based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
With the new acquisition, DAK plans to integrate CabelmaPET's post-consumer recycled material into its existing manufacturing process.
Increased competition between PET bottle and cartons as a choice of packaging
Posted on : 22 Sep, 2014
Andrew Streeter, director, CPS International says, "There is a Battle Royale between liquid cartons and PET (and polyolefins) bottles in aseptic."
Given the fact that the cost and size of aseptic lines are falling, Streeter says that packaging technology is likely to become more mainstream leading to an increased competition between two major types of packaging - cartons and PET bottles.
The benefits of aseptic fill are more or less lost to the consumer.
Despite criticisms related to waste accusations, better communication can help the packaging industry get an edge with 'virtuous circle' technologies such as aseptic offerings by leveraging on benefits of "freshness, safety, taste, naturalness and lower material use".
Apart from brand owners striving for unique packaged brands, Streeter feels that on-pack communication and a change in the collective mind-set can help create a more secure virtuous circle for everyone involved in the packaging industry.
Mr. Andrew Streeter is speaking on 'Packaging Driving Market Change - Impact on Beverages & Beyond' at the upcoming 12th LAPET conference in Mexico City on 20-21 October, 2014.
Contact Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.
Drinks major Coca-Cola & 8 Mexican bottlers to invest over $8.2 Billion in Mexico
Posted on : 21 Aug, 2014
Coca-Cola along with 8 bottlers in Mexico will invest more than $8.2 billion into the Mexico market over a period of 6 years. Mexico happens to be the Cola giant's second-biggest market by volume of sales and largest by per capita sales, globally.
How will Mexico’s soda tax impact the beverages manufacturers in Latin America?
Posted on : 04 Jul, 2014
In a move to combat the obesity rates in Mexico, which is highest in the world, the country has enacted a new soda tax. The tax levied on sugar-sweetened beverages stands at 10% per liter.