2nd JPET, Japan PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling

16-17 Mar, 2016 - Tokyo, JAPAN

Shinagawa Prince Hotel

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"Japan's Innovative Force Drives Next
Applications & Tech for PET"

Japan’s flexible and rigid plastics packaging boom is accelerating rapidly with PET packaging showing the strongest and fastest growth. Given the high propensity for consumer packaged products the average citizen places a lot of importance on quality packaging and presentation of products. This further drives the incentive for more innovative PET plastic pack formats.


Japan possesses one of the world’s most exemplary PET recycling systems, with take-back machines and an abundance of collection containers provided at public places/supermarkets 
It has one of the world’s highest PET bottle collection ratio of almost 90% as compared to other developed countries.


This is partly because recycling gets government support by means of appropriate regulations and consumer education. Hence many PET recycling projects have sprouted up in Japan recently with many firm conviction going towards food grade recyclates.
How soon will there be approval for 100% use of recycled foodgrade PET in Japan? 


What technologies are available to push Japanese recycling capabilities to the next level? 


Major retailers like 7 & I Holdings are doing their part to save the environment and in Feb last year, Automatic PET bottle collection machines have been
installed at 142 stores as an initiative for recycling together with customers. 


At the end of the Feb last year 3,746 tons of PET bottles were collected through this system, and recycled as well as PET bottles and other items.


Because of its effective waste recovery stream, many household care and personal products have made the switch for PET and at the same time ramping up the use of R-PET in a range of applications that not only match consumers’ high-quality expectations, but carry a powerful environmental statement. 

How can the PET industry capitalize on the opportunities in this innovative and fast changing economy where there is an obsession for consuming well presented, beautifully designed packaged products?


Attend CMT’s 2nd JPET and learn from key authoritative speakers where the  market is leading to, and what rPET projects are planned for and where are the high end , emerging applications for PET film.


Key Highlights

  • 7 & i CSR initiatives and approach to sustainability 
  • Leading retailer’s perspective on its  approach to  sustainability and how the packaging industry can help contribute
  • Global PET/ Polyester Market & the continuing challenge of excess capacity
  • Key perspective from Suntory  
  • PET bottles with aluminum catalyst– Successful case study
  • Japan PET Recycling Market and latest developments
  • FENC's innovative strategy for Japan PET market
  • Bioplastics market situation in Japan, include the PLA sleeve/labels for beverages
  • Hydrolysis resistant PET film for photovoltaic power generation systems
  • New blow molding technologies opening up new market applications for PET

And many more


PLUS Optional Networking Opportunities

17 March

3-4 hours of intensive rPET recycling workshop conducted by Robert Dvorak – Technical Director for VisyPak Australia

Sign up now for group packages. Contact hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for more information

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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


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Japan PET Resin Trade, Fibers, Apps & Recycling/RPET 2015



Good to meet up with customers and people from the industry.

- ColorMatrix Asia Ltd


Great networking and deep PET expertise in very sympathetic atmosphere.

- Starlinger Viscotec


Interesting new technologies and development, market awareness.

- Sumilon Industries Ltd


Great experience and good overview of the Japanese PET market and companies.

- Sesotec Pte Ltd


This conference is the possibility to meet the right people of the PET industry from this region.

- Erema GmbH


It was well-organized.

- Utami Recycle System Inc


Thank you for giving us valuable presentation focusing on PET Recycle. There should be a great effort to prepare for that.

- Kyoei Industry



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by Mr. Koichi Matsuda
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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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Suntory pursues 100% bio-based beverage bottles


Suntory to Swallow Japan Tobacco’s Drinks Business for $1.2 Billion 


Beer in Plastic Bottles? Mitsubishi Plastics Works to Make it Happen 

Ecolean opens office in Japan


ZenRobotics enters 'enormous' Japanese market


Kirin to bolster Japan beer operations, pursue ‘craft beers’


Japan's Showa Denko expands use of recycled plastic as feedstock

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Japan’s Suntory plans to develop 100% bio-bottles

Posted on : 10 Mar, 2016


Japan’s well-known beverages company – Suntory plans to develop beverages bottles that are made of 100% bio-based plastics.


The new endeavor is part of its ongoing partnership with Anellotech – a renewable chemical company – that began in 2012. The next phase of the partnership is focused on advancing the development and commercialization of cost-competitive 100% bio-based plastics for use in beverage bottles. Suntory, currently, uses 30% plant-derived materials for its Mineral Water – Suntory Tennensui brands.


As part of the alliance, Anellotech will pursue the development of bio-aromatics including bio-paraxylene, a key component to produce 100% bio-based PET for beverage bottles.


Anellotech’s Bio-TCat™ proprietary thermal catalytic biomass conversion technology cost-competitively produces “drop in” green aromatics, including paraxylene and benzene, from non-food biomass. Expected to be operational in 2016, a fully integrated TCat-8 development and testing facility will confirm the viability and suitability of the Bio-TCat process for use in commercial plants.


Hiroyuki Iwai, Packaging Materials Manager of Suntory Business Expert is a key speaker at CMT’s 2nd JPET (Japan PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) Summit on 16-17 March, 2016 in Tokyo.


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



Seven & i Holdings Promotes Recycled PET across Stores in Japan

Posted on : 22 Jan, 2016


Seven & i Holdings has started to promote green packaging materials across its stores in Japan. Last year, it introduced recyclable trays in Ito-Yokado – its Japanese general merchandise store. Approximately 500 types of recyclable tray were introduced that marked an increase of 6% year on year by weight. This resulted in a CO2 emissions reduction of about 2,699 tons. The stores also use bioplastic containers to sell cut fruits and boxed lunches.


Moreover, the original ‘Salad Cup Container’ (sold in the chilled cases of Seven-Eleven Japan stores) were also replaced with recycled or biomass PET containers. The complete replacement is expected to be completed by end February, 2016.


It also installed automatic PET bottle recovery machines across Ito-Yokado, York Benimaru, and York-Mart. People can insert the PET bottles into the automatic recovery machines in the stores and they are then automatically cleansed of foreign matter and compressed/ crushed. This enables rPET manufacturers to obtain high-quality PET bottle chips. Moreover, it also helps to reduce transportation costs as the volume of crushed/compressed PET is much lesser.


The company also plans to use the collected recycled PET bottles and use them in packaging for Seven Premium private brand products.


7 & I Holdings will present its CSR initiatives and approach to sustainability at CMT’s 2nd JPET (Japan PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) Summit on 16-17 March, 2016 in Tokyo.


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



Mitsubishi Plastics to Supply Plastic Bottles to Kirin for Beer Packaging

Posted on : 30 Nov, 2015


Japan’s Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. will supply 1 liter plastic bottles to Kirin Co. – Japan’s major brewery.


Wines and sakes in Japan were available in plastic bottles since 2010. But this is the first time a major brewery is using these bottles for beers.


Use of plastic bottles is rare for beers as there is high chance of permeation of gases including oxygen and carbon into the content, which can alter the taste of beer.


Mitsubishi Plastics has used a coating inside the bottles – a thin carbon film that makes them 10 times better at preventing the loss of oxygen, thus preventing deterioration of beers.


However, beer in plastic bottles will not be available in Japan’s supermarket shelves anytime soon.


Kirin plans to use the plastic bottles for a special beer delivery service. The bottles will be sealed inside a package during distribution to avoid sunlight induced changes to its taste.


Mitsubishi Plastics is also planning to produce bottles for small-sized craft beer makers and local brewers. However, the company has to come up with ways to shield the bottles from sunlight before they can be used more widely.


More on PET bottles for alcohol will be discussed at 2nd JPET (Japan PET Resin Trade, Fibers, Applications & Recycling/RPET) on 16-17 March, 2016 in Tokyo.


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


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