16th LAPET, Latin America PET Packaging, Applications & Recycling

15-17 Oct, 2018 - Mexico City, MEXICO

Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa

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Rising PET Prices, Insufficient RPET Material to Meet Sustainability Goals, Disruptions in the global PET industry - How is the LATAM/Mexico PET Packaging Markets coping?

Global PET prices are moving in an upward direction. With the insolvency of Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G) plants and shutting down of JBT Industries plants in Belgium, global PET prices are expected to continue rising for remainder of the year. High demand in Europe and lower capacity in Asia are also driving the latest PET prices uptrend.

Even as Latin America's PET sector copes with impact of M&G plant closures and the subsequent acquisitions that have reduced supplies in the entire American continent, demand for PET resins is expected to remain strong.

PET - the Preferred Material for Packaging  

Today’s consumer F&B as well as personal care products in sustainable packaging reduces greenhouse gases (GHG) and carbon footprint as well as offer LCA [life cycle assessment] and needless to say enable recyclability. Recyclability of PET makes it a preferred packaging material as it makes PET sustainable - enabled by a vast infrastructure of plants around the world that convert post-consumer PET thermoforms into usable flakes. Already there is a shift in thermoformed material handling trays as well as other consumer packaging from PP/PS to PET in Mexico. 

Sustainability Drives PET Packaging and the Larger Circular Economy Goals

Sustainability continues to drive the plastic packaging industry with RPET key to achieving the circular economy efforts. Mexico is now the leading country in the Latin America region in PET collection and recycling - with 56.3% of PET containers in the country being recovered and recycled. Being a major consumer of bottled water and carbonated beverages, Mexico generates high amounts of PET container waste. Recycling these post-consumer PET containers can help Mexico close the circular economy loop.

Despite high recycling rates, Mexico faces a shortage in rPET flakes. Brand owners and convertors in Mexico need rPET to keep production running. The emergence of PET collection and recycling facilities in South Central America/ Ecuador may provide Mexico with imports of high quality flakes. Will that be enough to fill the supply gap? What are other possible ways - converting PET Flakes to Preforms like NGR’s solution…  

Latest as of mid July
Mexico’s export of waste to China is way down, leaving more material available for domestic collectors/recyclers. The system is very flexible going from a rate of 50% to 70% in just a few months if the price is attractive enough. Find out more from ECOCE Vice President at LAPET.

CMT's Annual 16th LAPET Summit sets out to explore the disruptions in LATAM's PET industry as well as solutions for improvements in PET collection and recycling facilities, trends in rigid and flexible PET packaging and more.

Multiple Benefits from Key Sessions including

  • COEXPAN shares next generation thermoformed Rigid & Flexible solutions focussing on Mexico
  • Plastapak on Innovations & Recycling of PET Aerosols
  • Trade & Logistics of RPET in Fast Moving Market between South America & Mexico
  • ALPEK presents on strategic challenges for PET & outlook for PTA
  • Danish Haldor Topsoe together with Braskem  - Cutting Edge Innovation in Bio-Based MEG from Sugar
  • NatureWorks PLA shares the next phase of its Alternative Packaging Material
  • Nexant on Rising MEG Capacity & Investments in the USA find a market and at what costs?
  • Wood Mackenzie PCI on Mexico’s PET Resin Demand/Supply Balance in a Global/Regional Context
  • GreenMind presents Transforming RPET Flakes to Sheets
  • SACMI - IPS systems for PET preforms production & 4.0 smart factory
  • Netstal – highlights valuable Prelactia for Milk packaging
  • Euromonitor – Mexico’s Leading in Demand for StandUp Pouches for BabyFood
  • Outlook for Mexico’s Economy & Growth Prospects with the Impending Global Trade Dispute
  • ECOCE on PET Recycling & Guidelines on Packaging Design
  • AMCOR Rigid Plastics México on PET Applications for Dairy, Wines & Spirits; Challenges & Solutions   

Register today for this annual must attend meeting of key PET & Thermoform value chain Buyers & Sellers, Traders & Manufacturers in the Latin America Region.

For enquiries in English, contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147. 

For enquiries in Spanish, contact Tanya Tardan at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or call +52 55 71573697

Separately Bookable Post-Conference Site visit

17th Oct 2018, Wednesday - Site visit to

Morphoplast Facility

"Rising RPET Demand in Mexico"

Outlook for PET Waste - mainly Flakes, Pellets, Thermoforming & Fibres Demand, Production

Morphoplast produces 600 tons per month laminated (Thermoforming and Films) for Mexico production is oversold, market is now in review.

Site visit Host
Mr. Alejandro S Sosa, Sales Manager, Morphoplast

Morphoplast S.A. of C.V. is a Mexican company with 10 years of experience, founded on November 26 of 2007, the main activity is about transformation of post-consumer PET for the manufacture of high quality Polyester Fiber. The strategic vision in a competitive market, the interest to develop a sustainable culture from the recycling of PET bottles and the detected market opportunity, gave the oportuniti to create in 2007 to the Morphoplast project. It belongs to the textile industry, which groups all those activities dedicated to the manufacture and obtaining of fiber.

Its customers are all those fiber processing industries in products such as garments, bedding, furniture filling wadding, geotextile felts, non-woven fabrics, towels, interlinings, automotive carpets, industrial manhole covers, among others. Currently it has 52 clients of which 100% belong to the national market. In the company, Eco Fiber Polyester with different denier is made.

In addition, different additional features are offered such as color and / or flame retardant, antistatic and silicone at the customer's request.

Morphoplast is installed in the state of Tlaxcala, with 2 production lines of Fiber and 4 of Flake; with an installed capacity to transform 30,000 tons per year of PET plastic and obtain a production of 2,271 tons per month of Polyester Ecological Fiber.

For Morphoplast, social responsibility is part of its DNA, as well as in each of the activities that take place in the company. To achieve this, strategies are established in order to promote a balance between economic growth, social responsability and the use of natural resources and care for the environment.

15th LAPET | 28 - 30 Nov 2017, Mexico City, Mexico


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To Register

For companies in Latin, Central & South America 
Email: tanya@cmtsp.com.sg
Tel: 52 55 71573697
Fax: 52-55 55896197 
Mobile: 52-155 3655 0760

For companies outside Latin, Central & South America
Email: grace@cmtsp.com.sg
Tel: 65-6346 9147
Fax: 65-6345 5928


El aumento de los precios del PET, el material de RPET insuficiente para cumplir con los objetivos de sustentabilidad, ¿cómo se enfrentan los mercados de envases PET de LATAM / México?

Los precios globales del PET se están moviendo en una dirección ascendente. Con la insolvencia de las plantas de (M & G) y el cierre de las plantas de JBT Industrias en Bélgica, se espera que los precios globales de PET continúen aumentando durante el resto del año.La alta demanda en Europa y la menor capacidad en Asia también están impulsando la última tendencia alcista de los precios del PET.

A pesar de que el sector de PET en América Latina enfrenta el impacto de los cierres de plantas de M & G y las adquisiciones posteriores que han reducido los suministros en todo el continente americano, se espera que la demanda de resinas de PET siga siendo sólida.

PET: el material preferido para el embalaje: Los consumidores de F&B de hoy en día, así como los productos de cuidado personal en envases sostenibles, reducen los gases de efecto invernadero y la huella de carbono, además de ofrecer LCA y no hace falta decir que permiten reciclar. El reciclaje del PET lo convierte en un material de embalaje preferido, ya que hace que el PET sea sostenible, gracias a una amplia infraestructura de plantas en todo el mundo que convierte las termoformas de PET postconsumo en escamas utilizables. Ya hay un cambio en las bandejas de manipulación de materiales termoformados, así como en otros empaques de consumo de PP / PS a PET en México.

La sustentabilidad impulsa el envasado de PET y los mayores objetivos circulares de economía: La sustentabilidad continúa impulsando a la industria de envases de plástico con la clave RPET para lograr los esfuerzos de la economía circular. México es ahora el país líder en la región de América Latina en la recolección y el reciclaje de PET, con un 56,3% de los contenedores de PET en el país que se recuperan y reciclan. Al ser un importante consumidor de agua embotellada y bebidas carbonatadas, México genera grandes cantidades de residuos de envases de PET. Reciclar estos envases de PET post-consumo puede ayudar a México a cerrar el ciclo de la economía circular.

A pesar de las altas tasas de reciclaje, México enfrenta escasez de escamas de rPET. Los propietarios de marcas y los convertidores en México necesitan rPET para mantener la producción en funcionamiento. La aparición de las instalaciones de recolección y reciclaje de PET en América del Sur / Ecuador puede proporcionar a México importaciones de escamas de alta calidad. ¿Será suficiente para llenar la brecha de suministro? ¿Cuáles son otras formas posibles de convertir PET Flakes en Preformas como la solución de NGR?…

Lo más reciente a mediados de julio de este año: la exportación de desechos de México a China está muy por debajo, dejando más material disponible para los recolectores / recicladores nacionales. El sistema es muy flexible y va de un 50% a un 70% en solo unos pocos meses si el precio es lo suficientemente atractivo. Obtenga más información del Vicepresidente de ECOCE en LAPET.

La 16th LAPET de CMT se propone explorar las interrupciones en la industria del PET de LATAM, así como las soluciones para mejoras en las instalaciones de recogida y reciclaje de PET, tendencias en envases de PET rígidos, flexibles y más.

Múltiples beneficios de sesiones clave que incluyen

  • COEXPAN comparte soluciones rígidas y flexibles termoformadas de próxima generación enfocadas en México
  • Plastipak sobre innovaciones y reciclaje de aerosoles PET
  • Comercio y logística de RPET en el mercado de rápido movimiento entre América del Sur y México
  • ALPEK presenta en ‘Sostenibilidad de PET y perspectivas de PTA para el próximo año
  • Haldor Topsoe finlandés junto con Braskem - Innovación de vanguardia en MEG basado en Bio del azúcar
  • NatureWorks PLA comparte la siguiente fase de su material de embalaje alternativo
  • Nexant en aumento Capacidad e inversiones de MEG ien los EE. UU. encuentra un mercado y ¿a qué precio?
  • Wood Mackenzie PCI sobre el equilibrio demanda / oferta de resina de PET en México en un contexto global / regional
  • GreenMind presenta Transformando escamas de RPET en hojas
  • SACMI - Sistemas IPS para producción de preformas PET y fábrica inteligente 4.0
  • Netstal: destaca prelactia valiosa para el envasado de leche
  • Euromonitor: líder en la demanda de bolsas de pie para alimentos para bebés en México
  • Perspectivas para la economía de México y las perspectivas de crecimiento con la inminente disputa comercial global
  • ECOCE sobre reciclaje de PET y directrices sobre diseño de packaging

Regístrese hoy para asistir a esta reunión anual de importantes compradores y vendedores de cadenas de valor de PET y Termoformado, comerciantes y fabricantes en la región de América Latina.

Para consultas en inglés, comuníquese con Grace Oh grace@cmtsp.com.sg o llame +65 6346 9147.

Para consultas en español, comuníquese con Tanya Tardan tanya@cmtsp.com.sg o llame +52 55 71573697.

Visita de Sitio Post- Conferencia Reservable

17 de octubre de 2018, miércoles (8:00 am) Visita del sitio a

Morphoplast Facility

"Aumento de la demanda de RPET en México"

Perspectivas para residuos de PET, principalmente escamas, pellets, termoformado y demanda de fibras, producción

Morphoplast produce 600 toneladas por mes laminado (termoformado y películas) para la producción de México está sobrevendida, el mercado está ahora en revisión.

Anfitrión de visita a sitio

Ing. Alejandro S Sosa, Gerente de ventas, Morphoplast

Morphoplast S.A. de C.V. es una empresa mexicana con 10 años de experiencia, fundada el 26 de Noviembre del 2007, dedicada a la transformación del PET post-consumo para la fabricación de Fibra Ecológica de Poliéster de alta calidad. La visión estratégica en un mercado competitivo, el interés por desarrollar una cultura sustentable a partir del reciclado de las botellas PET y la oportunidad de mercado detectado, dio origen en el año 2007 al proyecto Morphoplast. Pertenece a la industria textil, la cual agrupa todas aquellas actividades dedicadas a la fabricación y obtención de fibra, hilado, tejido, teñido y finalmente el acabado.

Sus clientes son todas aquellas industrias transformadoras de fibra en productos como prendas de vestir, ropa de cama, guatas de relleno para muebles, fieltros geotextiles, telas no tejidas, toallas, entretelas, alfombras automotrices, cubre bocas industriales, entre otros. Actualmente cuenta con 52 clientes de los cuales el 100% son pertenecientes al mercado nacional.

En la empresa se elabora Fibra Corta Ecológica de poliéster con diferente denier. Además, se ofrecen diferentes características adicionales como color y/o retardante a la flama, antiestático y silicón a requerimiento del cliente.

Morphoplast está instalada en el estado de Tlaxcala, con 2 líneas de producción de Fibra y 4 de Flake; con una capacidad instalada para transformar 30,000 toneladas anuales de plástico PET y obtener así una producción de 2,271 toneladas mensuales de Fibra Ecológica de Poliéster.

Para Morphoplast, la responsabilidad social forma parte de su ADN, así como en cada una de las actividades que se desarrollan en la empresa. Para lograr esto se establecen estrategias que busquen el equilibrio entre el crecimiento económico, el bienestar social y el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales y el cuidado del medio ambiente.

Paquetes personalizados de patrocinio
Este evento es una excelente plataforma para promover su empresa a jugadores influyentes e inversionistas en la industria. Las oportunidades de patrocinio incluyen exclusivas comidas corporativas y cocktails.

Exhibición / exposición de catálogos pueden acordarse a solicitud de los mismos. Contacte cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available includeCorporate,Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

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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. Other upcoming PET events for 2019 include:

  • MidEastAfrica & Central AsiaPET – Istanbul, Turkey - January 
  • 19th GEPET – Madrid, Spain - May   
  • 7th SCAPET – Santiago, Chile - May

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PET and PTA market disruptions in Americas continue

Posted on : 10 Oct, 2018

The PET and PTA market in the Americas is experiencing tight supplies since last year when M&G shut its plants and declared bankruptcy. It has resulted in reduced supply of PTA and PET in the Americas.
This year, fire broke out at Alpek's (Petrotemex) 1m tonne/year PTA plant in Altamira, Mexico that is further expected to disrupt the already-tight downstream PET markets in the region. The fire affected both the units that produce 500,000 tonnes/year each.
Although the exact impact of the fire on the PTA production is not known, the industry expects some impact on the downstream, especially when PTA is in short supply already.
The Alpek plant supplies PET resins to M&G plant, DAK Americas' Pearl River site in Mississippi and various other plants in Mexico and South America. It also exports to European polyester producers.
With the takeover of M&G assets, production is slowly resuming - Far Eastern New Century (FENC) has re-started the Apple Grove resin plant in West Virginia while Indorama is taking over plants in Brazil. Despite these resumption, there is still uncertainty in the region’s PET and PTA supplies.
More about PET and PTA market disruptions will be discussed at CMT’s 16th LAPET (Latin America PET Packaging, Applications & Recycling) Summit on 15-16 October, 2018 in Mexico City.
For enquiries in English, contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.
For enquiries in Spanish, contact Tanya Tardan at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or call +52 55 71573697

Mexico leads LATAM in PET Recycling

Posted on : 03 Sep, 2018


Mexico is now the leading country in Latin America in PET collection and recycling with 56.3 percent of PET containers in the country being recovered and recycled.


Much of this achievement is because of PetStar that has enabled Mexico to recycle its PET waste in the past decade. In fact the company has increased PET bottle recycling volume by 150 percent in five years.


Based in Mexico City, PetStar now has an annual production of 50,000 metric tons (110 million pounds) of recycled-content resin (rPET), according to a recent media report. The report further mentions that, this year, PetStar is likely to produce 30,000 metric tons of additional resin compared to 2013, which represents a huge 150 percent increase.


Already the PET recycler recycles almost 70 percent of the PET bottles annually brought to market by its shareholder beverage and bottling companies: Arca Continental, Coca-Cola de Mexico, Bepensa Bebidas, Corporacion del Fuerte, Corporacion Rica, Grupo Bottler Nayar and Embotelladora de Colima.


These statistics clearly indicates that PetStar is working towards achieving its goal of recovering and recycling all PET bottles in Mexico by 2020 and therefore achieve zero waste.


Mexico is one of the major consumers of bottled water and carbonated beverages in the world, that generates high amounts of PET container waste. Recycling these post-consumer PET containers can help Mexico close the circular economy loop.


More about rPET market in Mexico will be discussed at 16th LAPET Latin America PET Packaging, Applications & Recycling Summit on 15-16 October, 2018 in Mexico City.


For enquiries in English, contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

For enquiries in Spanish, contact Tanya Tardan at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or call +52 55 71573697


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PetStar keeps Mexico's PET bottles in the recycling loop

Mexico's largest PET recycling plant sets ambitious 2020 goal

Unilever, Indorama, Ioniqa form partnership to develop fully circular solution for PET recycling

Posted on : 28 May, 2018

Food and beverages major Unilever along with  chemicals company Ioniqa and resin producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) are coming together to develop a solution for PET recycling that is completely circular in nature.
The solution aims to develop a food packaging system that converts PET waste into virgin grade PET material. The solution breaks down non-recycled PET waste such as colored PET bottles into base molecule level by separating the color and other contaminants. The result is a PET material that is comparable to virgin grade PET.
The solution is not yet industrialised but if it can be implemented on a large scale, it can be a huge milestone as all PET can be converted back into high quality, food-grade packaging!
The technology is now being implemented at a 10,000-tonne capacity plant in the Netherlands. Soon afterwards, Ionica will supply to Indorama, that will convert this Ioniqa product into PET resin to be used in Unilever’s packaging.
Unilever expects to have this circular PET ready for use by the third quarter of 2019 – very much in line with its commitment that all of its plastics packaging will become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
Will Latin American companies adopt such advanced PET recycling solutions? For more information on latest PET packaging and recycling technologies attend 16th LAPET Latin America PET Packaging, Applications & Recycling Summit on 15-16 October, 2018 in Mexico City.
For enquiries in English, contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.
For enquiries in Spanish, contact Tanya Tardan at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or call +52 55 71573697