16th MENAPET, (MidEast & North Africa PET Resin & Polyester Trade, Recycling & Technologies)

04-05 Mar, 2015 - Sharm el-Sheikh, EGYPT

Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa

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"New Capacities & Opportunities for Resin Trade in the MENA Region"

"Advances in PET Technology:
Striking a Balance between Cost, Sustainability & Design"


"The Indo-Egyptian JV, Egyptian-Indian Polyester Company (EIPET), for PET bottle resin plant started in January 2014 in the deep sea port on the Red Sea at Ain Sokhna has added combined capacity for 420,000 tonne per annum (TPA). This plant is the first of its kind in North Africa and one of the largest such units in the Middle East. The facility will meet Egypt's domestic demand, which is covered by imports, and will facilitate exports of PET."
Jun 2014, Modern Plastics & Polymers


As global PET markets are caught in a tsunami of surplus and weaker market balance, the Middle East & North Africa region is fast becoming a major player in the global PET packaging and polyester businesses. New investments and added capacity in Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Oman has catapult the Middle East producers as strong competitors in the global PET markets. Growing domestic consumption for PET is also supplemented by exports to key markets like Africa & Europe, where MENA is strategically located to serve. But the region is not without challenges. Anti-dumping duties imposed by European countries are significant risk for capacities targeted for export. Volatile feedstock prices, sustainable preform design and cost-efficient technologies are also issues to reckon enveloping the PET converters, bottlers and brand owners.


16th MENAPET will be a one-stop platform for producers, users, traders and technologists to network and gain the latest analysis and developments sweeping the PET industry.




Why Sharm El-Sheikh?


Sharm el-Sheikh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Arab world. It is one of the finest diving spots in the world and a trip into the desert is an unforgettable adventure. Sharm el-Sheikh is sometimes called the "City of Peace", referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.


Sharm el-Sheikh is well connected with international flights from Europe & Middle East.
Visa can be obtained on arrival for most nationalities.


Vibrant Sessions:
  • Egypt's position in the PET trade route: from North Africa to Europe
  • Evolving global PET outlook: Will it be a more bullish market?
  • MENA as alternative market for polyester intermediate producers
  • Coca-Cola's Perspective: Advancements in light weight, barrier and PET blends
  • Leveraging on the vertical integration of PET & polyester line
  • Edible oil in PET: Preform design requirements and market analysis
  • Latest in light weight closures and applications for Africa's markets
  • Advances in light-weight polyester staple fibre
  • Shifting beverage and packaging trends in MENA
  • Overcoming rPET quality issues & challenges for B2B applications
  • MENA PET preform and conversion market outlook: Morocco/Maghreb, GCC, etc.

    And more!



CMT PET Conference series offer up to date business information on regional
PET Resin & Packaging markets in:


Asia (AsiaPET), Europe (CEEPET), Middle East & Africa (MEAPET & MENAPET), Latin America (LAPET), South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean (SAPET & SCAPET), North America (NAPET) & Japan (JPET)


Our program agenda incorporates latest market and technological developments in the entire PET Value Chain, from PET Resin and Raw Materials (PX/PTA/MEG), to PET Preform and Packaging Productions, to Recycling.


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

Anti-dumping duty on PTA import creates rift between producers and polyester companies


PTA Suffers Serious Recession Due to China's Competitive Expansion


Saudi Arabian water bottler to employ 'fastest PET line in the world


The Indo-Egyptian JV, Egyptian-Indian Polyester Company (EIPET), for PET bottle resin plant started in January 2014

- Feedstock suppliers (PX/PTA/MEG)
- PET resin producers and traders
- Polyester manufacturers
- Polymer/Petrochemical traders
- Converters & preform manufacturers
- Caps & closures manufacturers
- Technology providers
- Recycling companies
- Bottlers/fillers
- Brand owners

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

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Oman’s OMPET plans PET manufacturing facility in Sohar

Posted on : 10 Feb, 2015


Oman International Petrochemical Industry Company (OMPET), a joint venture between Oman Oil Co, Takamul Investment and South Korea's LG International Corporation, has joined hands with Sohar Port and Freezone for a eco-friendly packaging materials manufacturing facility.


The plant is expected to produce 1.5 million tonnes of eco-friendly packaging materials. After becoming fully functional, the facility will manufacture 1.1 million tonnes of PTA, the raw material that is used for producing PET.


A 330,000 m2 plot in Sohar will be leased by OMPET to produce 250 kilotonnes of PET for production of bottles for packing soft drinks and single-serve beverages.


Being adjacent to Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), the new PET plant will be able to consume the paraxylene produced by Orpic's Aromatics unit.


With the global beverage industry, currently, valued at around $1.3tn and the global demand for PET expected to grow to around 20 million by 2019, the new facility can grab a share of this market.


More on PET capacities in the Middle East will be discussed at 16th MENAPET (MidEast & North Africa PET Resin & Polyester Trade, Recycling & Technologies) on 4-5 March, 2015 in Sharm el-Sheikh.


Contact Ms, Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 63469218 for more details.



India imposes anti-dumping duty on PTA import, mixed reactions from industry

Posted on : 26 Jan, 2015


India's Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance has imposed an anti-dumping duty of $62.82 a tonne on the import of PTA from China and $23.75 from the European Union. Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is a raw material used in polyester production.


On the other hand, imports from South Korea, depending on who is the exporter, will be levied a duty ranging from $19.05 a metre to $117.49 a metre. Meanwhile, imports from Thailand will face duties of $27.49 a metre to $99.51.


Although the move has been welcomed by PTA producers, PTA users like polyester companies say that it will increase manufacturing costs, and will hurt the industry. The petition for imposing anti-dumping duty was filed by Reliance Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation while PTA Users Association is of the opinion that the move is likely to create a non-level playing field for polyester producers in the country vis-a-vis imports.


More on PTA market trends will be discussed at 16th MENAPET (MidEast & North Africa PET Resin & Polyester Trade, Recycling & Technologies) on 4-5 March, 2015 in Sharm el-Sheikh.


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



Asian Fibres invests in single largest RPSF production facility in MENA

Posted on : 16 Jan, 2015


Asian Fibres, a UAE-based recycling major, will invest $100 million in the single largest production facility for regenerated polyester staple fibre (RPSF) in the MENA region.


The 860,000 square feet production facility located in Ras Al Khaimah, is already under construction, and is slated to begin operations by May, 2015.


The facility will manufacture and supply RPSF produced from post-Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. The facility will use both waste and virgin PET bottles for manufacturing RPSF.


PET waste accounts for a considerable amount of waste in UAE and therefore, Asian Fibres sources its raw material from its suppliers in the country.


The new facility is expected to have an initial capacity of 100 MT per day, which will double in a year's time.


More on PET recycling in MENA region will be discussed at 16th MENAPET (MidEast & North Africa PET Resin & Polyester Trade, Recycling & Technologies) on 4-5 March, 2015 in Sharm el-Sheikh.


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



Saudi Arabia’s HWB deploys fastest PET bottling line

Posted on : 13 Nov, 2014


There is a growing demand for bottled water in Saudi Arabia and to cater to it, Health Water Bottling Company is deploying a PET bottling line that can produce 134,000 bottles per hour - which will be the fastest in the world.


The major bottled water supplier in Saudi Arabia has acquired the complete PET line from Sidel.


From February 2015 onwards, PET water bottles will be produced in 330- and 600-mL formats by HWB.


HWB's bottled water brand is known as Nova.


Both still and carbonated bottled water in the Saudi Arabian market is witnessing robust demand - mostly driven by the country's growing population.


In fact bottled water off-trade sales volume rose by a whopping 52.4% between 2007 and 2012, which is almost surpassing the sales of carbonated beverages.


16th MENAPET (Middle East & North Africa PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) scheduled on 4-5 March, 2015 in Sharm el-Sheikh will explore more on PET packaging in Middle East and North Africa.


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