2nd NAPET, North America PET Resin Trade, Recycling & Packaging

North America PET Resin Trade, Recycling & Packaging

02-04 Nov, 2015 - Napa Valley, U S A

Embassy Suites Napa Valley

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2 November 2015,
3 November 2015,
4 November 2015,

Site Visit

Boretech PET recycling plant in Stockton 

0900 - 1430 hrs.

Day 1

08:00 - 17:00 hrs.

Day 2

9:00 - 15:00 hrs.

Networking Dinner at Celadon

18:00 – 21:00 hrs.


"Future of PET imports to the US and implications on pricing"


"Driving significant changes in the RPET industry - Perspectives from the rPET value chain"


Italian blow molding machinery maker Sipa SpA  expanded its capacity to build and refurbish injection molds, and hot runners for PET preforms, at the Sipa North America plant in Atlanta. 


New player, Italy-based Plastiblow has launched a North American sales effort. And is working with Hamilton Plastic Systems to handle sales and service in the United States and Canada.


Plastics News Dec 04, 2014


Despite decline in consumption of CSD in the US, North America beverage manufacturers continue to invest in in-house blow molding machines. This trend of self-manufacturing will  continue especially among big companies  as a means to costs and improve efficiency.


New promising applications for PET containers  from food/beverage customers to cosmetics and household care are continuously emerging and this presents opportunities for  converters and custom molders  who still make about 75 percent of PET containers. 


Americans are embracing new drinks, new flavors and healthier options like never before. New concoctions have emerged on the shelfs for example energized water, liquid enhancers, soup-in-a-bottle, cold pressed juices etc.


At the same time, single-serve wine in PET is taking off with new innovations, such as the recently launched Stacked Wines as leading wineries throughout US sees PET as a lightweight option that provides sustainability advantages and reduced cost.


Meanwhile, on the PET resin market front , the investigation by ITC on impact of  imports from China, Oman, India and Canada continue. By Oct 2015 International Trade Commission will publish its findings and if affirmative will implement Countervailing duties and anti dumping duties.


Today China already has a 6.5% duty and if CVD and AD duties are implemented for all other countries, it will level the playing field for all  and this will have  significant adverse effect on North America pricing in years.


Recently, Nestle Water announced it’s the first premium natural spring water brands in the United States to offer a 100% rPET bottle. - Resource® Natural Spring Water.

Method announced its first 100% RPET detergent bottle in May this year.


Brandowners recognize the urgent need to increase recycling awareness but recycling systems in the US face many challenges still. According to the American Beverage Association, the national beverage container recycling rate is at 42 percent .The data suggests that more than half of the U.S. population is not recycling.


Concepts such as the circular economy and closed loop systems are gaining traction, but the industry recognise that the desire to act will require more than building awareness for recycling. To have a lasting impact, PET recycling needs to be addressed from every angle: logistics; infrastructure; industry collaboration; and consumer involvement.


CMT has lined up an authoritative panel of stakeholders in the RPET value chain to address - how to make PET recycling more effective and bring significant changes





Hear from leading converter, Amcor; rPET processor – Verdeco , resin producer – Eastman and government authorities APR on their efforts to bring about significant changes to the rPET industry

Other highlights


Global PET market scenario and how it relates to the North America markets


Special focus on Wine in PET bottles and recent innovations 



International Trade Commission Investigation / Determination for Imports to USA & Impact on North America PET Pricing


PET import resin management and logistics challenges


Hear from Phoenix Technologies, US leading rPET resin producer on why they are going upstream


Low cost production of bio-based Paraxylene from non-food biomass


Learning from Mexico – the world’s largest foodgrade PET recycling plant


Perspective from brandowner - Green 2o natural alkaline water on sustainability 



Innovative technology to recycle multi-layer laminated flexible PET packaging films expanding our post-industrial recycling business in China

And many more.






open to conference attendees only


Pre conference optional site visit to

Boretech PET recycling plant in Stockton

2 Nov (09:00 - 14:30 hrs.)



Pictures courtesy of Boretech.



Networking Dinner  

All speakers and delegates are invited to
wine & dine at a 2015 Michelin Guide recommended restaurant located in the historic Napa Mill
on the banks of Napa River.


3 Nov (18:00 – 21:00 hrs)


Pictures courtesy of Celadon.


Transport arrangement:
Bus departing from Embassy Suite Hotel

First bus: 1730hrs. / Second Bus: 1800hrs.


Returning to Embassy Suite

First bus: 2030hrs. / Second Bus: 2100hrs.



Testimonials for 1st NAPET   Past PET Events   Industry News

Excellent mix of upstream downstream views.

~ Nissei ASB


Good 1st year, great networking, nice diversity. Well Done!

~ Muehlstein


Comprehensive event on the PET industry. Well worth the time!

~ Renew Merchandise


Very good experience, very professionally organized and follow up.

~ Selenis


Conference was very informative as it relates to where the PET resin industry is heading over the next 3-5 years.

~ Octal


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), North America (NAPET), Japan (JPET) and now recently Iran (IRANPET).


Our program 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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Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This 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

Amcor buys Encon preform business


PET thermoform recycling goes from 0 to 60 (million pounds)


Sustainability pledges help push recycling forward even as prices dip


Thailand's Royal Group adding thermoforming plant in Indiana


Canada Fibers to Add Plastics Recycling Plant in Toronto


Nestlé Taps Into Bottled Water On-Demand


Packaging recycling high for Canada


Toronto expanding plastic recycling program


PET bottle resin prices rise


U.S. PET Bottle Recycling | Rate Climbs to 31.2%


Comar expanding California bottle plant


Mitsubishi Polyester Film Invests $100 Million To Expand Its Greer, South Carolina, Manufacturing Complex

Industry News


Mitsubishi Polyester Film is investing USD100 million to expand its Greer, S.C., facility in North America. The plant is already the largest biaxially oriented PET film facility in the region.


The expansion will involve the installation of a new BOPET stretch film line that is expected to be operational in mid-2017.


The new line will produce specialty products and will have an annual capacity of 55 million pounds.


According to Mitsubishi, PET film demand is growing 3 to 6 percent yearly in the packaging and industrial sectors.


Mitsubishi Polyester collects silicone-coated, spent release films and turns them into pellets. The recycled PET constitutes up to 25% of new PET release film made at Greer.


The silicone-coated PET films are used to hold pressure-sensitive labels on packaged consumer goods.


The Geer plant was built in 1964 by Celanese Corp. In 1991 Mitsubishi Chemical Co. became a joint venture partner in the operation and in 1998 it acquired the entire operation and named it Mitsubishi Polyester Film – which is currently North America’s largest high-performance films manufacturer.


In 2011 Mitsubishi invested $20 million for capacity expansion at the facility.


Mitsubishi also operates PET film plants in Japan, China, Indonesia and Germany.


More on PET films will be discussed at 2nd NAPET North America PET Resin Trade, Recycling & Packaging on 2-4 November, 2015, in Napa Valley, California.


Email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details of the conference.



20 Oct, 2015


PET thermoform recycling has slowly gained momentum in North America from essentially zero to some 60 million pounds in just a handful of years. However, PET thermoform recycling is still at a nascent stage compared to PET bottles recycling.


It’s only in the last five to six years, that thermoforms have been effectively collected, sorted and made into new products and recyclers have started accepting clamshells, cups, lids and trays and other PET thermoforms.


The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. and NAPCOR analysed the results from a $100,000 grant program that was aimed at PET thermoforms recycling. Montgomery County, Md., Firstar Fiber Inc. and Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center Inc. that received the grant, together collected and sold more than 300 tons of recycled PET thermoforms in the grant period – producing 600,000 pounds of recycled material.


This success indicates that there’s a robust market for PET thermoforms recycling.


In 2013, the United States and Canada collected a total of 60 million pounds of PET thermoform material as compared to 47.8 million pounds collected in 2012.


Despite the increase in thermoform recycling rates in North America, recyclers are concerned about challenges related to labels, inks and adhesives. The recyclers also face challenges of competing with look-alike thermoforms packaging material that are made from other resins – which could contaminate the PET recycling stream.


Analysts observe that use of advanced recycling systems such as optical sorters can help increase the adoption of PET thermoform recycling.


More on PET thermoforms will be discussed at 2nd NAPET North America PET Resin Trade, Recycling & Packaging on 2-4 November, 2015 in Napa Valley, California.


Email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details of the conference.



03 Sep, 2015


North American PET bottle resin prices has risen at an average of 3 cents per pound in the month of April, 2015. This rise has been attributed to the strong demand and higher feedstock costs.

The rise is the second consecutive monthly hike. In March, the prices rose 1-cent-per-pound while prices were flat in February after tumbling a total of 16 cents between the months of November and January.


While some buyers viewed the April rise at only 2 cents others saw it at 4.


Although market watchers were surprised by the upward movement, the surge in oil prices is also considered to have determined the price rise of PET bottle resins. Oil prices were around $51 per barrel on April 1 compared to just under $60 when the month ended.


More on PET resins trends in North America will be discussed at 2nd NAPET (North America PET Resin Trade, Recycling & Packaging) on 2-4 November 2105 in Napa Valley.


Email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details of the conference.



03 Jul, 2015