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Middle East & Africa PET Markets, Applications & Recycling

26-27 Jan, 2016 - Dubai, U A E

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“Capturing higher margins & adding value in PET packaging during a challenging period.”


Consumer demand for easy packaging, innovative bottles and greener solutions are driving new advancements globally in PET bottling and packaging.


Fast emerging thermoform sheet business and recycling sector also holds much opportunities for the PET value chain. However, PET resin prices continue to dive; failing to keep pace with consumption.


Weak oil price and falling feedstock prices are some of the factors dampening the supply side of the PET business. New investments and capacities by Reliance and OMPET will also shift the dynamics of PET trade in the region and globally. 


In a surplus market, where are the pockets of growth and bright spots? Will promising African markets mitigate the access capacity within the region?  Does low price equals to more conversion to PET based packaging?

New Focus at 17th MEAPET

  • Reliance unveil their new capacity which will consolidate RIL’s position as a leading PET resin producer with global capacity of 1.15 MMTPA
  • Ivory Coast & West Africa’s raw material challenges, demand and opportunities
  • Kuwait embarks on a novel approach to recycling with Omniya: 1st PET recycling project in the country
  • Thermoform sheet markets in GCC for food, medical and industrial applications. 

As well as other key highlights:

  • Inter-regional trade; will protection measures continue to increase?
  • Trends in market and pricing globally and in the region
  • Assessing global MEG outlook in low crude oil regime
  • Milk and dairy consumption trends in the region and innovations in aseptic filling
  • Impact of small sized packaging, bottle shape innovations, etc. for the GCC markets

And more!

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I was educated on new technologies and developments in the market.

~ Red Tree Trading


Good organization and interesting conference.

~ CTC Maroc


Good conference for networking and gaining lots of knowledge.


As always, great informative experience.

~ Bericap


Very good networking platform.

~ Husky


Well balanced agenda.

~ Technip Zimmer GmbH


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

Oman Freezone investment paves way for packaging growth

US anti-dumping shadow on PET resin from Oman, others 


Bottled water companies diversify their offerings


RIL’s two new projects at Dahej go on stream

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Reliance Commissions 650 KTA PET Resin Plant in Dahej, Gujarat

Posted on : 14 Dec, 2015


Energy giant Reliance Industries Ltd. is commissioning two petrochemical plants in Gujarat – a 650 KTA PET resin (Polyethylene Terephthalate) capacity and a 1,150 KTA Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant.


The PET and PTA produced by the plants will be used for making polyester plastic used in clothing, packaging, foods & beverages and plastic bottles.


The new PET plant is one of the largest bottle grade PET resin capacity at a single location globally, positioning Reliance as a leading PET resin producer with more than 1.15 million tonnes of PET resin capacity.


This will help the company capture the demand for PET packaging in India which is one of the fastest growing markets with demand growing at 15-20 per cent per annum.


With these new plants, RIL’s total PTA capacity will increase to 3.2 million tonnes per annum and its global capacity share will rise to 4 per cent. The energy major also has another PTA plant of similar capacity under construction in Gujarat. Together this will help Reliance become one of the top five PTA producers globally.


Reliance Industries Limited is a leading panelist at the 17th MEAPET (Middle East & Africa PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) on 26-27 January, 2016 in Dubai.


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



Amul plans Aseptic Line to Package Dairy Products

Posted on : 14 Oct, 2015


Dairy industry is expected to use more PET packaging for milk and milk products, even though short shelf life of fresh milk as well as cold chain infrastructure issues persist.


In India the demand for PET bottle packaging of milk and milk products is growing at a CAGR of 25-30%. Currently, the beverage sector accounts for 60% of PET consumption in India. Liquor and milk is expected to consume 20% of the PET consumption by 2020.


India’s dairy giant Amul is planning to add aseptic lines at its two sites in Gandhinagar and near Godhra. This will help create an additional 1 million bottle per day capacity at two sites leading to Amul’s total bottling capacity touching 2.5 million bpd.


Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which owns the Amul brand has been the pioneer in introducing aseptic technology in India. GCMMF offers its flavoured milk and certain products in PET bottles already. GCMMF wants to take advantage of PET packaging because it’s handy, comes in multi-serve as well as allows ease of transportation.


Besides GCMMF, there are other dairy producers such as Maharashtra-based Parag Milk Foods that is keen on PET packaging. Parag has already begun a trial for packing liquid milk in PET bottles while its flavoured milk is already available in PET bottles – which is in high demand in metro cities. Meanwhile Parag’s fresh milk brand 'Farm-to-Home' is packaged in PET bottles and available in select cities in India.


PET for dairy presents huge opportunities for companies such as Manjushree Technopack that provides bottling for top beverage companies in the country including Pepsico and Coca Cola.


Manjushree is already working with Parag for PET bottle packaging. It has also invested in a high-speed aseptic line in India worth over $5 million that is aimed to tap the diary market.


In southern parts of India, diaries are using PET packaging for products like ghee.


More on PET for dairy will be discussed at 17th MEAPET (Middle East & Africa PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) on 26-27 January, 2016 in Dubai.


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



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