13th LAPET, Latin America PET Markets, Applications & Recycling

Latin America PET Markets, Applications & Recycling

21-22 Oct, 2015 - Mexico City, MEXICO

JW Marriott Mexico City

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"Staying Competitive in Challenging Times and Prospects for 2016!"


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Mexico, the epicenter of the PET conversion boom in Latin America is maintaining momentum driven by high consumption of soft drinks and bottled water. However, stagnant economies and falling prices are some of the current challenges impacting the PET packaging industries in Latin America and globally. How are the Mexican converters coping with demand and supply against a background of falling crude and PET price? How far is packaging processes adapting to consumer and market trends? What are the potential opportunities in film and thermoform applications?


A one-stop platform for the Mexico’s PET value chain, 13th LAPET will share insights on the market dynamics, design innovations and sustainability trends facing the PET packaging arena.


New Focus at 13th LAPET includes:

  • PepsiCo's view on transforming packaging to maximize effectiveness and to be part of the product experience
  • Evertis production expansion in Mexico and markets for flexible, microwaveable and expanded films.
  • Newly launched LDPET system that permits 100% recycling of sleeved bottles while producing a completely pure recycled resin.
  • Soon to be commercialized LiquiForm which uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to blow and fill a bottle simultaneously.

And more!


CMT PET Conference series offer up to date business information on regional PET Resin & Packaging markets in Asia (PET Asia Outlook), Europe (GEPET), Middle East & Africa (MEAPET & MENAPET), Latin America (LAPET), South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean (SAPET & SCAPET) and now North America (NAPET).


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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Key Highlights:
  • Inter-regional trade; will protection measures continue to increase?
  • Trends in market and pricing globally and in the region
  • Foamed PET bottles and opportunities for commercialization
  • Recycling of PET thermoforms: From bales to contamination challenges
  • Assessing polyester intermediates in relation with the falling crude price
  • PET packaging innovations and market forecasts for Latin America
  • Advances in PET specialty resin and conversion technologies.

And more!


PLUS - Half-day Post Conference Workshop

(Separately Bookable)

Functional Masterbatches and Resins for Processing of Polyester Products

22 Oct 2015 (1400–1700 hrs.)


Nature of the masterbatch market is changing as the PET packaging and polyester processing industry move towards new applications, innovative resin formulations, downgauging and recycling. This workshop will highlight trends on functional additives and masterbatches for the PET market and the different technology combinations, with specific case studies on:


  • Solution for fruit yogurts – oxygen and light barriers
  • Milk application: chemistry of milk, monolayer x multilayer preforms, and light transmission
  • Business case studies – shelf life x filling system types
  • Economics of down-gauging with focus on CPET

Workshop Leaders:


  • Matthew M. Gehring, CEO – Lagam SA
  • Ricardo Previato, Managing Director (Americas) – Lagam SA                    
  • Peter Waldispuhl, Marketing Director – Lagam reinvent Specialties Masterbatches


To Register
For companies in Mexico
Email: tanya@cmtsp.com.sg
Tel: 52-55 5635 2672
Fax: 52-55 55896197
Mobile: 52-155 36550760
  For companies outside Mexico
Email: hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg
Tel: 65-6346 9218


Industry News   Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Bottled water flies off shelves as fizzy drinks go flat


Global packaged water to overtake CSDs in 2015 - research


Consumers want product personalisation: How must packaging processes adapt?


PET bottles transformed into photodegradable, waterproof paper

PET film maker Evertis expanding production in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal

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


Los grandes de la Cola, el Embotellado en PET, el Termoformado y la Fabricación de Laminados coinciden en México para la 13ª conferencia LAPET


El evento de PET líder en Latinoamérica – 13ª LAPET (Latin America PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) regresa a casa –en Ciudad de México del 21 al 22 de octubre de 2015– , con el análisis vital sobre los abrumadores índices de consumo de CSDs, RTDs y la floreciente industria de empaquetado, embotellado, termoformado, laminado y reciclaje PET.


A medida que el auge de las bebidas de cola siga arrasando en México y sus vecinos, el embotellado PET y sus parientes cercanos –el termoformaddo PET, el laminado PET, así como el rPET– se espera disfruten de un gran dinamismo de negocio. Esta cumbre anual es el punto de encuentro para protagonistas que buscan el camino a seguir en la industria PET en el mercado latinoamericano a corto y largo plazo.


En representación de un gigante de las bebidas de cola y resaltando las “Innovaciones del Empaquetado y la Necesidad de Diferenciarse en un Entorno de Mercado Competitivo” estará Steve Gibson, Director Senior de Empaquetado de Bebidas para Lationoamérica, de PepsiCo Global R+D. Así mismo, Manuel Matos Gil, Jr., Director General Adjunto de Evertis Américas, compartirá ideas sobre "Innovaciones en Tecnología y Aplicaciones de Laminado”.


Centrándose en las innovaciones tecnológicas para los envases de PET, LiquiForm compartirá detalles de su "Tecnología de Formado y Llenado de un solo paso", mientras que Plastic Technologies proporcionará una actualización sobre “Botella PET Espumada”.


La agenda también incluye una discusión sobre "Reciclaje de Termoformas PET: Desafíos y Oportunidades" presentado por Nirav Desai, Presidente de Global Plastics Resources and Technology.


Los delegados también podrán asistir a las siguientes sesiones:

  • 2015 es un Año Difícil, ¿Habrá un mejores expectativas en 2016? - PCI (Empaquetado, Resina y Reciclado PET)
  • Sesión de Propietarios de Marca: El Concepto del Empaquetado Verde y Sostenible – Grupo El Manantial
  • Oportunidades en la Optimización del Empaquetado PET – Husky
  • Innovación y Oportunidades para el Empaquetado PET (para Aplicaciones en Bebidas y Alimentos) – Euromonitor International
  • Plástico para Embalaje Retráctil LDPET en el Reciclado Botella a Botella – Sleever Technologies
  • Sistemas de Enfriamiento para las Industrias PET y de Bebidas: Nuevos Paradigmas – Frigel
  • Resinas Especiales en el Empaquetado PET: Innovaciones para la Demanda del PET – Auriga Polymers Inc. de Indorama Ventures
  • HDPE vs. PET: Soluciones para Empaquetado Ligero de Lácteos – Plastipak Europe

Además, Starlinger y Nestal también estaran presentes en las sesiones de la 13ª LAPET.


Al margen de la conferencia principal, se llevará a cabo un taller sobre “Mezclas Madres y Resinas funcionales para el Procesamiento de Productos de Poliéster” a cargo de altos ejecutivos de Lagam SA y Lagam reinvent Specialties Masterbatches. Descarga el calendario completo para la 13ª LAPET aquí.


Aparte de la 13ª LAPET, el organizador también está organizando el 2º NAPET en Napa Valley EEUU Que se celebrará del 2 al 4 de noviembre, se espera que la cumbre atraiga gran interés a la visita opcional a la planta de reciclaje de PET Boretech en Stockton.


Para consultas en Inglés, póngase en contacto con la Sra. Hafizah al +65 6346 9218.


Para consultas en Español, póngase en contacto con la Sra. Tanya Tardan al +52 55 56352672.

Industry News


One of the most popular beverage brands in the Americas, Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) is expanding in Mexico. In the last quarter, the company’s operating profit in Mexico rose 29% making it an important part of DPS business. Its Mexican and Caribbean bottler case sales (BCS) rose 7% while US and Canada BCS only rose 1% in volume growth.


Better known in Mexico through its brands like Peñafiel, Squirt, Clamato and Aguafiel, DPS is selling carbonated mineral water, flavored CSDs, bottled water and vegetable juices in the country. Among these brands, Peñafiel – DPS’s Mexican mineral water brand is the most successful with further growth potential.


The Peñafiel success story in Mexico is mainly attributed to the fact that DPS was able to penetrate the largest Cstore chain in Mexico, OXO which helped it reached more customers.


Currently, DPS’s products are only available in the central parts of Mexico – especially in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and a few other places.


The company recognizes the importance of a strong distribution network to cover other parts of the country.


More on CSDs, RTDs, and other beverages consumption trends will be discussed at 13th LAPET in Mexico City on 21-22 October, 2015.


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



14 Sep, 2015


Mexico's thermoformed packaging industry is modern, competitive and developing fast, according to a recent market report by Plastics News. This is attributed to the country's increasingly strong economic ties with neighbor - the United States.


Mexican thermoformers are also embracing the global sustainability trend with packaging becoming more and more eco-friendly - both biodegradable and recyclable.

According to Steffen Sieber, senior sales mangaer of Brückner Maschinen bau GmbH & COKG, the market for flexible and rigid packaging machinery is growing at a rate of 4-6 percent a year.


Although Mexico City has about 100 thermoformers (as mentioned by Mexico City-based national plastics industry association, Anipac in its company directory), it is said that the market is dominated by five or six companies, especially in the food segment.


Industry analysts predict the Mexican plastics in 2015 to be impacted by several factors including: international oil prices, the U.S. economy, growing consumerism in Mexico as well as the start of production at Braskem Idesa's $4.5 billion Ethylene XXI complex in Veracruzstate.


13th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) in Mexico City on 21-22 October, 2015 will discuss the Mexican thermoform industry in greater detail.

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


19 Aug, 2015


PET film maker Evertis has announced the expansion of its production facilities in Mexico, Brazil and Portugal recently.


It is said that Evertis will increase production by a total of 21,000 tons per year between the three sites which includes adding 5,000, 6,000 and 10,000 tons in Brazil, Mexico and Portugal respectively.


Its Portugal plant has already increased capacity from 30,000 to 45,000 tons last year. The new expansion will help the maker of mono and multilayer PET film for packaged products to almost double its production.


A subsidiary of IMG Group of Portugal, Evertis aims to become the second largest PET film producer in Europe over the next few years.


The Portugal plant is expected to produce thin gauges that are aimed at a wider range of applications. It also plans to meet the increasing demand for lightweight materials and decreased packaging to adjust to higher environmental standards.


Its new Mexico plant is expected to target the United States market.


More on PET markets in Latin America will be discussed at 13th LAPET (Latin America PET Resin Trade, Application & Recycling) on 21-22 October, 2015 in Mexico City.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg Tel +65 6346 9218 OR Tanya at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg Tel: 52-55 5635 2672 & Mobile: 52-155 3655 0760 for more details.



24 Jun, 2015