PET sector in Colombia and the region is experiencing big changes as it moves toward a consolidated environment. The acquisition of Plastiglas operation as well as Aje PET equipment by San Miguel Industrias of Peru has strengthen the group’s position as a formidable player in rigid packaging.
On the resin front, more supply is expected to hit the market and tilt balance with the commissioning of M&G’s plant in Corpus Christi scheduled for the first half of this year. As South America is already experiencing oversupply since PQS started production in Brazil, will the market change once Petrobras sells its PTA and PET business to the Mexican conglomerate Alpek? And with no PX/PTA capacity planned for South America, where will the feedstock supply come from – Mexico or Asia?
With so many uncertainties, there is still much potential for the Andean, Central America & Caribbean markets. Driven by the global initiative of creating a circular economy, the recycling sector is growing due to a mandatory 25% inclusion of rPET by the bottling companies. Furthermore, the post-consumer waste stream also consist of a high volume of films, sheets and thermoformed packages made of PET. And so arise the need to find a solution to recycle both bottles and thermoform together. To close the loop of sustainability, companies are designing to recycle. New trends in different market segments are compelling the value chain of the PET industry to come together and think as one entity!
So what does the future hold in bottle and packaging design? How will recycling shift in the next 2-5 years?
How will the regional markets evolve to meet demand?
CMT’s 5th edition of SCAPET will be the platform to seek your answers to these questions and more! Hailed as THE PET conference for the South/Central America, Andean and Caribbean markets, key conference highlights will include:
And many more!
Productores de Resinas PET, Compañías de Embalaje, Propietarios de Marcas dirigidos a Medellín, Colombia para la 5º SCAPET de CMT, este mes de Junio.
América del Sur / Centroamérica, suministro de resinas PET en andinas y caribeñas, tendencias positivas de reciclaje, innovaciones en embalajes sostenibles y normas de economía circular global, llegan a la 5º SCAPET a Medellín los días 6 y 8 de junio de 2017.
Los innovadores diseños de PET, cambiando las tendencias de envasado de bebidas y los envases sostenibles en un mercado sensacional de América del Sur / Centroamérica, PET andino y caribeño toman protagonismo en la 5ª Cumbre SCAPET. Dirigiendo las deliberaciones está Sebastián Devis Rueda, Director de Valor Compartido de Postobon, la mayor marca de refrescos de Colombia, con información sobre 'Nueva Economía de Plásticos y Cambio en Diseño de Envases, Reciclaje y Recuperación'.
Maria Paula Ruiz, Gerente de Desarrollo de Embalajes y R & D de Alpina, con una plática sobre 'Evolución de Empaques para el Sector Leche y Lácteos' enfocada en envases flexibles y rellenos asépticos / calientes. Los dos propietarios de marcas también se reúnen en un panel de discusión sobre 'Embalaje para mejorar la experiencia de los consumidores'.
Jordi Foguet, MD, K-PET Consulting y Frank W. Embs, Director de Desarrollo de Nuevos Negocios, Auriga Polymers de Indorama Ventures, harán una presentación sobre 'PEN / PET Blend & Copolymers 'utilizados en fibras industriales, películas y termoformados, incluyendo latas de aerosol dado su barrera de humedad, barrera de gases y propiedades resistentes al calor.
En sintonía con la economía circular de Sudamérica y la política de inclusión obligatoria del 25% de rPET por parte de las empresas embotelladoras, 5ta SCAPET trae discusiones clave sobre '100% Termoformabilidad.
La Solución de No Compromiso rPET ¿Qué sigue para el mercado de reciclaje de PET en Colombia? Por Starlinger y Apropet. Además, Nextek explica cómo el reciclaje de PET ya no se limita a las botellas, sino que también puede incluir termoformados.
CMT’s Otros puntos destacados de la 5ta SCAPET:
Organizado por Centre for Management Technology (CMT) y patrocinado por Husky, Dak Americas, Viscotec y SACMI, el 5º SCAPET ofrece un taller de post conferencia sobre reciclaje para una economía circular dirigido por Edward Kosior, Director General de Nextek.
Visite el sitio web para más detalles. Para consultas en inglés, llame a Ms. Grace al +65 6346 9147 / para consultas en español, llame a la Lic. Tanya Tardán al + 52-55 52941423 o al + 52-155 3655 0760.
Site visit to Enka Recycling Plant
6 June 2017 (1300 - 1730 hrs.)
Enka una historia de transformación e innovación
Enka fue fundada en 1964 por el grupo holandés Akzo Nobel e importantes compañías textileras del país con el propósito de fabricar y comercializar resinas y fibras sintéticas, buscando el desarrollo de la industria y la sociedad colombiana.
Enka: a story of transformation and innovationEnka was founded in 1964 by the Dutch group Akzo Nobel, along with important textile companies from Colombia, to produce and sell man-made resins and fibers aimed to develop the Colombian industry and society.
Our production plant in Girardota, a town 17 miles (28 km) from Medellin, began operations in 1966 with an initial capacity of 9 million pounds (4,200 metric tons) per year. Today, our capacity exceeds 220 million pounds (100,000 metric tons) per year.
Enka is known as a leader in PET bottle recycling in Colombia, and as the main producer of nylon 6 tire cord fabrics throughout the Americas. We are the major producer of textile filaments and fibers in the Andean Region, and rank as one of the major players in Latin America.
We are focused on resins and fibers produced from recycled PET bottles as well as filaments, industrial yarns, and nylon and polyester resins made from virgin petroleum derivatives. Today, Enka exports almost half of its sales to more than 15 countries.
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Alpek to Acquire Brazil’s PET producer Petroquimica Suape for $385 million
Posted on : 02 May, 2017
Alpek – a leading petrochemical company – is all set to buy polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer Petroquimica Suape (PQS) for $385 million.
Currently owned by Brazil's Petrobras, PQS owns a 700,000 mt/year PTA plant as well as a 450,000 mt/year PET plant in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil. After the acquisition, Alpek will own all these assets as well as Citepe – a polyester unit.
Alpek already owns Mexico’s polypropylene producer Indelpro and DAK Americas, which produces PET in the US, Mexico, Canada and Argentina.
The deal is awaiting corporate approvals as well as approvals by the appropriate governmental authorities.
Petrobras is divesting assets – except for its core oil and gas exploration and production divisions – and this deal is part of the same divesting drive.
Alpek owns 23 factories in 6 countries and it is Latin America’s largest polyester manufacturer.
More on PET markets in Mexico, Brazil as well as the larger South/Central America, Andean and Caribbean region will be discussed at CMT’s 5th SCAPET scheduled on 7-8 June, 2017 in Medellín, Colombia.
New PET Technology Offers Extended Shelf Life for Yogurts
Posted on : 03 Apr, 2017
Natural and healthy products in a convenient and appetizing appeal are some of the key aspects consumers are looking for when purchasing food products. Packaging has a key role in ensuring that it protects food contents and keep it safe for consumers. As such PET packaging company Klöckner Pentaplast has recently expanded its Pentafood film line to include ClikPET. A newly-designed PET-based technology for yoghurt packaging, ClikPET can be used on FFS lines, seals, labels and trays.
ClikPET’s unique selling point is its ability to extend the shelf life of yoghurt products by up to ten days. This offers more flexibility to retailers. Plus, the material used in ClikPET reduces cup breakage significantly. As it uses PET technology, ClikPET products are safe and sustainable. It also reduces complexity, risk and price volatility in the supply chain.
Yogurt market is highly competitive and customer orientation is key to succeed. With full polystyrene functionality, complemented by excellent gas and water vapour barrier properties and the ability to bend and click, ClikPET’s technology is ideal for yogurt packaging.
More about PET packaging discussed at CMT’s 5th SCAPET scheduled on 6-7 June, 2017 in Medellín, Colombia.
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Coca-Cola Expands into Latin American region with New Takeover
Posted on : 06 Mar, 2017
Beverages giant Coca-Cola along with its largest Latin American Bottler - Coca-Cola Femsa SAB has decided to purchase Unilever’s AdeS soy-based beverage business for about $575 million.
The new acquisition will significantly increase Coca-Cola’s footprint in South America – especially its non-soda drinks business.
AdeS has a large market share in the region that had a $284 million in sales in 2015. AdeS sells non-soda sells beverages that are a mix of fruit juice and soy across Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.
Once the takeover is completed, AdeS will be formally added to the non-carbonated beverage platforms that Coca-Cola Femsa and Coca-Cola share in its franchise territories, the Atlanta- and Mexico City-based companies.
Unilever is shedding assets in its embattled food business that has witnessed slowed growth in recent years due to a lack of innovation and declining demand. Earlier it sold off its brands such as Slim-Fast and Ragu. Unilever gains about two-thirds of the its food revenue from mature markets such as the U.S.
More about beverages and bottling market trends in South/Central America, Andean and Caribbean at CMT’s 5th SCAPET scheduled on 7-8 June, 2017 in Medellín, Colombia.
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