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16th GEPET

(Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling)

10-12 Jun, 2015 - Lyon, FRANCE

Marriott Lyon Cité Internationale

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10 June 201511 June 201512 June 2015

Site Visit to APPE PET Recycling Plant


**Please gather at "La statue de L'Ours" situated on Quai Charles de Gaulle nearby Parking P1 to depart for APPE Site.

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Conference Day 1Conference Day 2
Post Conference Workshop



"Impact of low crude prices on PET market"


"Challenging times ahead for RPET industry with low virgin prices"


"Preformers perspective on cost optimization, light weight innovations,

and conversions from HDPE to PET"


Weakening Euro and low price of raw materials in Europe is welcomed by domestic producers as processors are not queueing up to purchase imports. However things may change as summer months approach and demand for drinks are about to begin.


While market experts are forecasting that the price of PET would rise in April, price of crude falling does not seem to support this.

What is the forecast for PET prices in the next coming months ? Will the industry prosper or stumble in low crude oil price environment?


David Swift, PCI's expert for PET will share his insights and detailed analysis on the market at the 16th GEPET conference this year in Lyon!


Lyon its ranked as one of the major cities to become Paris' main contender within France today. Known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site., Lyon has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France and in the world.


The city of Lyon and its surrounding areas has attracted many plastics processors and parts providers.


Last year Coca Cola moved its preform production inhouse to Grigny, France in its bid to reduce costs and to be closer to its joint rPET project with APPE near Beaune - an hour away from Lyon.


The preform industry reports that there is overcapacity in production for mineral water segment with no growth in sight.


On the contrary, demand for PET from household products and personal care is growing and many brandowners are switching from HDPE to PET, thanks to the later's transparency and light weight.


Preformers are looking towards cost optimization, reducing energy costs. Brandowners with sustainability approach continues to source for rPET and innovations to increase rPET into their preforms.


Earlier this year, a French recycler Valorplast was said to have lowered the guaranteed redemption price for PET bales in response to the past months' sharp decline in virgin material prices, and is also aimed at improving the market in which recyclers operate.


How much has the low cost of virgin PET affected the appeal for rPET usage?


Attend the 16th Greater Europe PET conference this year in Lyon and get the latest updates on the PET industry.


Sign up now to book your seats. Contact Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg


Optional tour to the APPE rPET facility on the 10th June and optional indepth workshop on the 12th June on PET recycling and improving rPET quality for food contact applications.

Key highlights include

  • Low oil : opportunity or threat to polyester packaging? PCI's indepth analysis on the global market
  • JBF Rak - Strengthening our position in the EU with our latest PET production plant in Europe
  • Low cost production of bio-based Paraxylene from non-food biomass
  • PX competitiveness with increased capacities across Asia
  • Suntory's Global Packaging Activities and update on their collaborative project with Orangina Schweppes Group
  • PET packaging for milk and dairy products - an update from French converter
  • Staying competitive in the RPET business in currently challenging low virgin prices
  • Cooling Systems for PET and Beverages Industry: New Paradigms
  • Packaging Sustainability: and Nestle's life cycle approach
  • Revolutionary ThermaLite PET jars - for hot/cold fill and and all methods of pasteurization
  • Food Grade PET Recycling
  • APET Sheets for trays and ready meals packaging - A producer's perspective
  • From PET bottle flakes to high-quality yarns




"Met all clients and suppliers whom I intended to meet"



"I got a lot of new customers and information whichwas fit for me"

PET Baltija


"Conference provided us very good presentations from recycling view on the market, new trends andinnovations"

Lasko Group


"Most of the talks were certainly worthwhile"



"A great event covering the European PET market"



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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Pre Conference Site visit to

State-of-the-art APPE PET recycling

plant in Beaune

(10 June, 08.30 - 16.00 hrs.)



Gather at "La statue de L'Ours" situated on Quai Charles de Gaulle nearby Parking P1.

Depart for APPE Site

La Statue de L'Ours

Click here for map

11:00Reach APPE rPET facility in Beaune

Introduction to facility and presentations


PET Trays recycling with PET Bottle in a recycling stream

Robert Bonnefoy

Sales and Development Manager



Case study and experience with
APPE rPET plant

Raphael Jaumotte

Plant Operations Manager



Tour the Facility

13:00Lunch Sponsored by APPE
14:00Leave APPE facility
16:00Arrive Marriott Lyon Cité Internationale Hotel




Note: APPE reserves the right to refuse visitors/representatives/staff from companies that compete commercially with their business



open to conference attendees only 


Post Conference Workshop

Conducted by

Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek Ltd
(12 June, 14:00 - 17:30 hrs.)


Improving RPET Quality for
Food Contact Applications &

New Developments in PET
(bottles /trays/ sheets ) Recycling


1.Review of recycling technologies and equipment systems- selecting the best equipment for your plant and input feedstock
2.Critical factors in making RPET for target specifications including food contact applications for both USFDA and EU EFSA
3.Improving RPET quality and troubleshooting processes - what are the key factors and the direct and simple solutions
4.New high speed sorting technology for identifying bottles and sleeves using intelligent labels
5.Challenges on recycling PET trays into the recycling stream including recycling black CPET plastics back to CPET
6.Recycling PET pot tubs and trays - challenges and new market opportunities


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

New additions to the ThemaLite Jar Range


A Schulman expands PET masterbatch compounding capacity in Europe


RPC Group buying Iceland's Promens


Coca-Cola bottler brings preform molding in-house in France


Japanese company sets its sights on Europe with 'unique' blow moulding process

- 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

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Anellotech collaborates with IFP Energies nouvelles and Axens to co-develop bio-aromatics production technology from non-food biomass

Posted on : 22 May, 2015


Anellotech Inc., a green innovation and technology company, has formed an alliance with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and its subsidiary Axens - an international provider of advanced technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services. The three companies announced that through the alliance they will commercialise a new technology that is capable of producing low cost bio-based benzene, toluene and paraxylene using Anellotech's process of Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis (CFP) of non-food biomass.


The new technology can address large-scale units and produce purified aromatics streams that are suitable for modern derivative production processes. It will help encourage competitive production of bio-aromatics from renewable resources with lower energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions as compared to petroleum based counterparts.


The three companies plan to achieve process development and commercialization of the CFP technology in the shortest possible time by combining research and development with commercial scale-up knowledge and resources.


The new technology is expected to be ready for industrial implementation in 2019.


Axens will take up the responsibility to market and license the technology globally. It will also provide basic engineering design and start-up services. Anellotech, Axens and IFPEN will conduct on-going research and development for continual process improvement and to support licensing efforts.


Dr. David Sudolsky, Founder, President & CEO of Anellotech Inc will talk more about this alliance via his talk on 'Low cost production of bio-based Paraxylene from non-food biomass' at 16th GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 10-12 June, 2015 in Lyon.


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



French juice producer JFA invests in New PET Bottling Line

Posted on : 04 May, 2015


In order to meet the requirements of the growing PET market, Jus de Fruits d'Alsace (JFA), a France-based fruit and vegetable juice producer, is starting a PET bottling line. JFA has invested €15m ($17.9m) in the PET line that will be located at its Sarre-Union production facility.


Expected to be operational in 2015, the plant will help increase JFA's production capacity to 80 million plastic bottles per annum at a rate of 24,000 units per hour. This will also help JFA to increase its output by approximately 20%.


The new PET line will open up the market for JFA that has been selling its fruit and vegetable juice, nectars and drinks in glass bottles and cardboard briks.


The French juicer maker has a partnership with two companies - one being LSDH group - a specialist in packaging liquid food products (refrigerated or aseptic) in carton packs, plastic bottles and glass bottles and the other L'ABEILLE company that develops and packages drinks without alcohol, particularly CSDs like colas, sodas, tonics, fruit juice drinks and energy drinks in PET bottles.


More on France's PET packaging industry will be discussed at 16th GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 10-12 June, 2015 in Lyon.


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



RPC Group to Acquire Netherlands-based blow molder PET Power BV

Posted on : 07 Apr, 2015


England-based packaging giant RPC Group plc announced that it will acquire PET Power BV, based in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands - marking the coming together of Europe's two major packaging players.


The new acquisition marks another milestone in RPC's investment and growth in the PET sector.


Established in 1995, PET blow molding specialist PET Power manufactures plastics packaging for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and foodstuff sectors.


RPC reported its adjusted operating profit for the third quarter to be "significantly ahead" as compared to 2014, driven by organic growth and acquisitions.


RPC that has 55 operations in 19 countries, including U.S. plants in Morgantown, Pa., and Winchester, last year, bought Promens Group AS for $497 million, a major acquisition that combines two rigid packaging companies with international footprints.


16th GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 10-12 June, 2015 in Lyon, France will take stock of the major trends and developments in Europe's PET packaging scene.


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



Coca-Cola bottler invests $21.7 million in PET preform/ blow molding in-house facility in France

Posted on : 17 Feb, 2015


Beverage giant Cocoa-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has begun injection molding preforms for PET bottles at its facility in Grigny, France, investing 16 million euros ($21.7 million).

The plant will produce preforms as well as blow mold for PET bottles. The in-house preform production will help the cola giant optimize costs, reduce transport volumes while also controlling finished products.

The new capacity will also use recycled PET content - the 1.5 liter PET bottle preforms will be manufactured using as much as 50% recycled PET. CCE plans to procure the rPET pellets from Infineo, a recycling JV between CCE and rigid packaging group APPE - based at APPE's facility near Beaune, France.

CCE and APPE have already made a joint investment worth 8.7 million euro ($11.8 million) at the Beaune facility in 2013, increasing its capacity by 70%.

More on PET bottling and rPET will be discussed at CMT's 16th GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 11-12 June, 2015 in Lyon, France.

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



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Dr. Wolfgang Ernst
Vice President, BB Engineering GmbH
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Wolfgang ErnstDr. Ernst studied polymer engineering at the University of Paderborn, Germany. After his scientific career at the university, he achieved his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) degree.
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