"Mexico’s growing appetite for PET as bottled water expected to expand market share"
"New PET recycling technologies for LATAM – innovative bottle designs, lightweight PET bottles make headway"
Latin America's largest consumer of cola - Mexico continues to attract interest in various other applications for PET packaging too including for edible oil, personal care and wine.
Despite soda tax that was enacted two years ago that led to a drop in the country’s soft drink consumption, stakeholders in the PET value chain are still hopeful of higher returns from the country. “PET maker DAK Americas expects GDP-level demand growth in Mexico this year, while seeing more of its volume move from carbonated soft drinks to bottled water.” ~ Plastics News, 18/3/2016
Several LATAM countries are introducing PET packaging into other food categories – and going beyond the conventional ‘PET for water and cola’. For instance, “Sidel collaborated with Algar Agro of Brazil to produce what’s said to be the world’s lightest 900-ml PET bottle for edible oil.” (~ Plastics Technology, August 2016) Grupo LALA – Mexico’s milk brand owner, this year introduced a product line – LALA 100 in the country that is the first production line of packaged milk in PET for Mexico and Central America.
Meanwhile PET recycling market is in murky waters as cheaper virgin resins make a comeback given the drop in oil prices. What does it mean for PET recyclers in LATAM?
According to a study by Euromonitor International, Mexico is a principal consumer of packaged solid water worldwide and holds the fourth place in consumption of soft drinks with consumption of 28,453 liters every year and a consumption of 137 liters per year for person respectively.
Mexico is also a leader in recycling with 50% of all recycled PET in the Americas, ahead of the USA (31%), as per – ECOCE. There are 15 PET recycling companiesin the country and a total capacity of 300,000 tons a year, an investment of US314 million dollars annually. Near 50% of the recycled PET is food degree, according to the association. What is the future of recycling in Mexico? What other applications will be recycled?
Who are the brand owners vying for new brand packaging image in the LATAM region? How will the LATAM PET industry perform next year? What are the recycling developments and trends to produce more sustainable packaging? How are consumer trends and disposable income influencing the industry? CMT’s annual 14th LAPET once again sited in Mexico City brings together panel of industry leaders to help you gain insight on the growth in the key applications as well as demand supply balance of the region’s PET resin production and trade.
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|13th LAPET | 20-21 Oct 2015, Mexico City, Mexico|
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Propietarios de las Principales Marcas y la Cadena de la Industria del Empaque en PET se unen en la Ciudad de México del 29-30 de Noviembre
La 14 ª Cumbre Anual LAPET organizada por CMT se centra en el Comercio y el Equilibrio Oferta-Demanda de resinas PET de México y Latinoamérica, incluyendo empaques ligeros de llenado en caliente, temas de materia prima y los esfuerzos actuales en sustentabilidad y reciclaje.
Con México liderando la demanda de agua embotellada y refrescos de cola, así como nuevas aplicaciones de envases de PET, el programa de la 14ª conferencia LAPET se enfoca en:
No se puede perder 'La Mesa Redonda sobre Reciclaje PET' de una hora de duración moderada por el representante de ECOCE, Santiago García además del CEO de Petstar y ejecutivos de Tecnología de Reciclaje, GREENmind, WEKA Plastics y Walmart deliberando sobre Recolección de desperdicios PET y la infraestructura de residuos, la recolección de material mediante la participación de los actores más pequeños, métodos sofisticados de recolección y mucho más.
Organizado por el Center for Management Technologies (CMT), la 14 ª LAPET tiene a Frigel y a Piovan como patrocinadores del almuerzo, DAK Americas como patrocinadora de un cóctel de networking y Nestlé como patrocinador asociado y expositor.
Visita la página web del evento para más detalles. Empresas de Estados Unidos, Centroamérica y Sudamérica, ponerse en contacto con la Sra. Tanya al 52-55 5294 1423. Las empresas fuera de Estados Unidos, Centroamérica y Sudamérica, contactar con la Sra. Hafizah al 65 6346 9218. Para obtener una copia del horario del programa completo, por favor descargar aquí.
Mexico expected to consume more PET as bottled water demand grows
Posted on : 24 Oct, 2016
Mexico has a growing market for PET packaging as the country is expected to increase consumption of bottled water. It is estimated that demand for PET in Mexico will grow by 2.5 % in 2016 inline with the economy’s growth.
Mexico is one of the largest consumers of carbonated sodas in the world. But a tax on sodas in 2014 resulted in sales drop of 12% that year. The country is now expected to show a shift in preference towards bottled water over CSDs. This poses another challenge for PET makers as water bottles use less PET per bottle than soft drink bottles.
PET producers such as DAK Americas says that their customers are looking at new molds and new shapes to attract consumers. There are new extrusion blow molded handles in the market that can be used for health and beauty products as well as industrial uses. Some of these handles are already been commercialized, while others are in development.
Another new trend is smaller sized bottles that can be conceived as ‘healthier’ by consumers.
CMT’s 14th LAPET – on November 29-30 – in Mexico City discusses many of these new trends in LATAM PET packaging market.
Email Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com or call (65) 6346 9218 for more information on the event.
PET: Leading Beverage Packaging Material
Posted on : 12 Aug, 2016
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is widely used around the world in the food and beverage packaging industry. According to Beatriz Torres, an analyst at Euromonitor International, 56 percent of all beverage units sold in the world are packaged in PET bottles – at a total of 485,000 million units.
In Mexico, PET is used in 90 percent of all bottled water. It is also the most widely used packaging material for carbonated beverages, followed by glass and metal. It is also the most widely used for isotonic and energy drinks, followed by metal and then other plastics. PET is also widely used to package other ready-to-drink beverages such as coffee and tea.
There is also a growing trend in Mexico of switching from metal to PET for packaging energiser drinks, such as in the case of Vive. These energy drinks were packaged in metal, but is now increasing its market share of PET packaging. The change has made the drink more affordable, which in turn is increasing their base of customers.
PET is expected to continue to dominate as a beverage packaging material, even in categories where it has not been used before.
Find out more about the latest innovations and market penetration of PET at the 14th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets, Applications & Recycling) on 29-30 November in Mexico City.