12th LAPET, Latin America PET Resin Trade, Application & Recycling

Latin America PET Resin Trade, Application & Recycling

20-21 Oct, 2014 - Mexico City, MEXICO

Hyatt Regency Mexico City

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"Towards Creative Innovations via Lightweight, rPET & Thermoforming – Next stage for Mexico’s Packaging Industry"


Rising beverage consumption and diversifying to more ‘sensitive’ categories like spirits and dairy products are shifting packaging development to be more functional and advance. Nonetheless, the recently enacted soda tax, new virgin PET capacity startups and drive towards sustainable packaging options are key challenges facing the Mexican PET packaging market. How will Latin America’s fastest growing PET market position itself in the coming years?


Returning for the 12th year, LAPET is the premier event for the PET industry to network and gain latest market analysis, commercial outlook, product and technology developments sweeping the PET sector.



  • Latest review of global supply compared to demand and prospects for 2015
  • Shale gas glut in Mexico: What does it mean for the polyester chain?
  • Polyester intermediates: market forecast, challenges and analysis
  • Technical requirements for food-grade sheet/thermoforming applications
  • Economic and eco-friendly way of food grade rPET sheet production
  • Converters - Brand Owners Panel on pushing packaging innovation forward
  • Brazil’s new national policy on solid waste and impact on PET recycling
  • Combating quality issues and achieving economy of scale in PET recycling process

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PLUS Separately Bookable Workshop on PET Recycling with focus on:
  • China’s Green Fence Export Effects on PCR PET
  • Quality, Yield and Efficiency Issues Jeopardizing PCR PET Business
  • Recycling Label Issues and Contaminates
  • Resin Colour Effect (Barrier, Colorant, Adhesives, Additives, etc.)
  • Collection, Processing, Product Integration

Recycling is taking a higher prominence in Mexico and Latin American markets as interest to use rPET to produce high-quality end products from bottles to sheets to polyester staples has become a growing trend. Increasing efficiency of post-consumer PET bottles collection rates and greater global sustainability awareness among brand owners for both food and non-food contact applications is driving the momentum of using more and more recycled contents in manufacturing PET containers. However, the challenges of stepping up rPET usage are still a real concern as availability and quality of bale feedstock being the two major obstacles hampering the growth of the recycling markets.


Join the workshop to understand the economics of PET recycling and how to deal with quality and technology concerns!


 Site Visit Confirmed to
Coca-Cola Femsa’s Bottling Plant
in Toluca!
(22nd Oct, Depart at 10:00 am)


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

Dak Americas acquires Cabelma PET


Latino beverage bottles ready for summer fiestas


• 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



Spanish Version

La 12 edición de LAPET mostrará las innovaciones en la industria del embalaje PET en México


Del 20 al 21 de octubre de 2014 en el Hyatt Regency, en Ciudad de México, tendrá lugar la décimo segunda edición del evento del Centre for Managament Technology (CMT) y LAPET (Latin America PET Resin Trade, Application & Recycling) donde en una serie de conferencias se discutirá acerca del rápido crecimiento de la innovación en la industria regional del embalaje o packaging de peso ligero, el PET y el termoformado, con atención especial hacia los mercados de Brasil y México.


Se realizará una gran variedad de intercambios de información relativa a la industria PET de Latinoamérica, especialmente la demanda global y de suministros para el 2015, las predicciones para los productos intermedios de poliéster, los requerimientos técnicos para aplicaciones sobre documentación acerca de la calidad alimentaria/termoformado, las perspectivas de los conversores, así como los dueños de marcas y muchos otros la darán la bienvenida a los delegados a la 12 cumbre de LAPET en Ciudad de México.


Dos de las sesiones de apertura serán 'Perspectivas del mercado de los productos intermedios de poliéster y avances tecnológicos', a cargo de UOP (A Honeywell Company), y '2015 - Un año para el cambio' con énfasis en la demanda, el suministro, el reciclaje PET y más, a cargo de PCI (PET Packaging, Resin & Recycling) Ltd.


Se realizará un acercamiento vital a las perspectivas del mercado PET de México y Brasil con la presentación de Felisa titulada 'Perspectivas de la demanda y el embalaje PET en México', así como en la intervención de Petroquimica Suape sobre 'La nueva capacidad de resina PET de Brasil: ¿Cómo se afectará la dinámica del comercio en los mercados de Latinoamérica,' y una conferencia sobre las tecnologías del plástico 'La nueva política nacional de Brasil en relación a los desperdicios sólidos: ¿Hasta qué punto se afectará el mercado y el reciclaje PET?'


Mientras tanto, Sustenta ofrecerá una panorámica sobre 'Alcanzar una economía de escala a través de una recogida optima y método de separación de botellas PET post-consumo' y Green Mind compartirá ideas acerca de cómo 'Combatir los problemas de calidad en el proceso de reciclaje PET.'


Este evento, patrocinado por Starlinger, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd y Frigel Firenze S.p.A. también ofrecerá otras sesiones relacionadas a:

  • Requerimientos técnicos y crecimiento de mercado para aplicaciones sobre documentación acerca de la calidad alimentaria/termoformado- Site Plasticos SA
  • Proceso de Enfriamiento Inteligente, Ingeniería diseñada para la Industria PET y de Bebidas -Frigel Firenze S.p.A.
  • ViscoSHEET: La vía económica y ecológicamente sustentable para la producción de alimentos de calidad envasados en PET -Starlinger
  • Tendencias de mercado y oportunidades en la industria del embalaje PET - Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd
  • Cambios en el mercado para el manejo del embalaje -Impacto en las Bebidas y más- Mr. Andrew Streeter, Director de CPS Intl & Packaging Innovations, Datamonitor
  • Taller sobre 'Mercados y tecnologías para el reciclaje PET' conducido por líderes de Plastics Forming Enterprises y Ecoce

Para más información visita el sitio web de la 12 edición de LAPET


Para consultas en inglés contacte con: Ms. Hafizah al +65 6346 9218.
Para consultas en español contacte con: Ms. Tanya al +52 55 3655 0760.


To Register
For companies in Mexico
Email: tanya@cmtsp.com.sg
Tel: 52-55 5635 2672
Fax: 52-55 5589 6197
Mobile: 52-155 3655 0760
 For companies outside Mexico
Email: hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg
Tel: 65-6346 9218
Fax: 65-6345 5928

Industry News


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.

Currently, CabelmaPET recycles over 16,000 tons of PET bottles per year. On the other hand, DAK produces over 190,000 metric tons of virgin PET resins per year in Argentina.


With the new acquisition, DAK plans to integrate CabelmaPET's post-consumer recycled material into its existing manufacturing process.

DAK plans to integrate products from both the facilities and market them under its Laser+ brand of PET resins.

Customers primarily in the bottling and packaging industries are likely to benefit from DAK's recycled PET material.

12th LAPET conference coming to Mexico City on 20-21 October, 2014 seeks to discuss impact of such development and provide industry views on PET recycling in LATAM.

Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.


14 Oct, 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 hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.



22 Sep, 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.

This announcement comes as a surprise, especially because of the recent 12% tax introduced by Mexico on full-calorie sodas, teas and juices that will directly impact Coca-Cola's business.

In fact Coca-Cola's Mexican bottlers have also admitted that the soda sales have been hit in 2014 because of the soda tax.

The huge size of the Mexican market, which has the third biggest population of any country in the Americas, with more than 110 million inhabitants, is what Coca-Cola is eyeing.

However, it's not only Coca-Cola, earlier in 2014, beverages major PepsiCo announced plans to put in $5 billion into the Mexican market over a five year time period, while Nestlé SA said it will invest $1 billion.

The soda tax is intended to control the growing obesity and diabetes rates in Mexico, where a third of children and more than two-thirds of adults are affected by these problems.

More on the beverages and PET bottling market will be discussed at the upcoming conference - 12th LAPET in Mexico City on 20-21 October, 2014.

Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.


21 Aug, 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.

In a country where 118 million people drink 163 liters of soda each, or nearly half a liter a day, the new tax is expected to reduce the soda consumption levels to 141 liters per year, preventing up to 630,000 cases of diabetes by 2030. However, there is no conclusive evidence from any other country that raising the price of sugar-sweetened drinks have helped curb obesity levels.

As expected, the tax has not found much support among soft drinks manufacturers, who claimed that the rise in the new tax will impact the earnings of small scale shops that sell soft drinks and also impact the job market.

The tax will put burden on the poor, who would end up paying more than the 6% of income they spend now on their soft drinks, according to Jorge Romo of Asociación Nacional de Productores de Refrescos y Aguas Carbonatadas (ANPRAC), the soft drinks manufacturers association. It's also predicted that the consumption might go down for the first 3-6 months, but people will get back to their regular consumption levels after a while.

However, Coca Cola's Latin American president, Brian Smith, has meanwhile pledged to focus on sales of low-calorie and no-calorie drinks, and improve the transparency of labelling and not market fizzy drinks to children under 12.

Although other Latin American countries haven't levied any such tax yet, countries such as Ecuador, Peru and Chile, are already working on ways to reduce the marketing of soft drinks to children and make beverages labelling more stringent so that families can make informed decision based on nutritional information. Some also expect the Mexico's tax on soda drinks to have a domino effect on other Latin American countries.

How will the new tax impact the sales of soda drinks market in Mexico remain to be seen. Moreover, its impact on PET bottle demand and supply in Mexico is also an important trend to look out for.

12th LAPET (Latin America PET Resin Trade, Application & Recycling) conference coming to Mexico City on 20-21 October, 2014 will be a timely platform to discuss the impact of the tax on the beverages market.

Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.



04 Jul, 2014