7th SCAPET, South/Central America & Caribbean PET Markets, Applications & Recycling

South/Central America & Caribbean PET Markets, Applications & Recycling

04-05 Jun, 2019 - Santiago, CHILE

Courtyard by Marriott Santiago Las Condes Hotel

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"What does a Circular Economy mean for the PET industry?"




Chile is on course to introduce a new recycling laws for six priority products (packaging, tyres, batteries, lubricating oils, electrical and electronic items), which obligates the producers to take care of the waste these goods cause. How will this law be implemented and what are the plans in place to establish "an appropriate infrastructure for the separation and subsequent safe disposal or reuse of recyclable materials”. What is the impact on brand-owners & converters of packaging products?

In line with the circular economy, businesses around the world are trying to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to eliminate the amount of plastic packaging sent to landfills. For example, Unilever announced that, by 2025, all their plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable, and 25% of it will come from recycled plastic content. In PepsiCo Latin America Beverages (LAB), 92.9 percent of the materials used are recyclable. By 2025, 100 percent of its packaging will be recyclable.

With the ambitious target from brand-owners for recycled content in their products, are there enough rPET in the market and at what price? How will the  virgin PET market perform? It is noted that some PET producers are integrating into the mechanical recycling area while some are exploring the chemical recycling route, how will this trend disrupt the dynamics of the PET industry?



Attend CMT’s 7th SCAPET in Santiago, Chile on 4-5 June 2019 to gain insights on the PET packaging markets, trends and technology innovation.

  • Latest from ANIR on Recycling: the way to the circular economy. Challenges for a successful implementation and the new laws in Chile
  • Alpek Polyester to provide a look at the sustainability approach of a large PET producer in Mexico
  • Find out from Walmart Chile’s their sustainability & recycling commitment in the circular economy
  • Unilever’s sustainability goals and new packaging trends in home & personal care markets
  • Starlinger & Co. shares Key success factors of a sustainable and successful rPET packaging
  • FYNSA provides analysis of the economic outlook in South America
  • Changes in global PX/PTA & MEG market balances will be discussed by Nexant
  • Euromonitor International provides update on the regional and local opportunities for pet packaging in South America
  • China Resources Chemical Innovative Materials Co., shares insights on PET & RPET market trends in Asia & supply into SCA 
  • Cristalpet speaks on PET & RPET packaging trends & growth prospects in Brazil, Uruguay and Andean zone
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems shares on enabling sustainability through innovation and collaboration
  • Packsol & CORESA discuss PET & RPET packaging trends & growth prospect in Dominican Republic & Paraguay respectively
  • PET recycling liquid state polycondensation – effectiveness and application opportunities by Next Generation Recycling Machines, Inc
  • Check out market growth trends in the thermoform industry as well as packaging trends and procurement challenges from leading brand-owners



Over 180 participants from 30+ countries came together in Madrid for the 20th anniversary celebrations of GEPET & Recycling Summit in Madrid on 8-9 May 2019.


18:00 - 19:30 hrs. Networking Reception
for all Speakers & Participants






Situated in the heart of Santiago, with majestic views of the Museum of Fine Arts and in an idyllic setting, Forest Castle is imposed as the most unprecedented place in the capital located in a UNESCO World Heritage National. In the ancient brick walls of the Castle are the Salons Casanova and Jequier that will seduce you with its neo-feudal atmosphere. >>> http://castilloforestal.cl/

Testimonials from 6th SCAPET

"Very interesting and useful topics exposed to a very high level of knowledge and expertise.
A great space to interact with the market players"

Alpek Polyester

"Great conference!"
Reliance Industries

"I really like the experience, was a very good scenario for networking and update"
- Industrias San Miguel del Caribe - ISM Caribe

"Great opportunity to meet partners, potential customers and update"


"The best conference in the PET industry to learn about the market and do networking"
Custom Polymers

"The diversity of the topics was interesting and the presentations were well done"

"Good networking platform, good mix of presentations"

"The event in general was so exciting; with appropriate schedule and event time"

"It is the way to maintain the current news, latest update of the market and trends"


Industry News

Mexico’s major PET manufacturer has expanded its recycling business by signing an agreement with Perpetual Recycling Solutions to acquire a PET recycling plant in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Alpek is committed to use more recycled PET into virgin resins and the new acquisition will complement its food-grade PET recycling operations in Argentina and its fiber-grade PET recycling joint venture facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
The recycling plant in Indiana has an annual installed capacity to produce about 45,000 tons of high-quality recycled PET flakes.
Mexico already boasts of a PET recycling rate of approximately 60% - roughly double that of the United States, but the rates have struggled to grow. Most recycled PET produced in Mexico is used locally, while some are exported to the USA and Europe.
In terms of PET demand, Mexico saw a 3% increase in 2018. While bottled water growth remained strong, the carbonated soft drink market was flat. Demand for hot-fill products such as sports drinks was strong with 4% growth.
At CMT’s 7th SCAPET on 04-05 June, 2019 in Santiago, find out more from Mr. Fernando Rosas García, Commercial Director, Alpek Polyester Mexico in his session on ‘A Look at the Sustainability Approach of a Large PET Producer in Mexico’.
For more information about 7th SCAPET, contact Tanya at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or call at +52 55 7157 3697.

27 May, 2019

Colombia produces about 4,000 million PET containers in a year - most of which ends up in landfills and water bodies. However, about 25% of this PET waste is recycled by Enka at its recycling facility in the outskirts of Medellin. It recycles 1,000 million containers per year produced in Colombia.
The PET containers are recycled into new plastic containers, textile fibers as well as tarpaulins that are used for 6 "nylon tires.
Most of the recycled PET plastics packaging material from Colombia are used by the bottling companies in the country. Meanwhile the industrial nylon 6 threads are exported, mainly to the American continent.
The fibers and textile filaments are exported to USA, Brazil, Argentina and others, where the recycled materials are used to manufacture sportswear, underwear and outerwear, etc.
The recycled resins have the same properties as virgin resins. Until recently, Enka did not recycle labels and bottle caps, however, with new machines it is now recycling 100 per cent of the packaging materials.
Learn more about PET recycling industry in South Central America and Caribbean at CMT's 7th SCAPET on 04-05 June, 2019 in Santiago, Chile.
For more information about 7th SCAPET, contact Tanya at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or call at +52 55 7157 3697.

23 Apr, 2019

Plastic packaging manufacturer Petainer and BLUE PET (its Brazilian partner) have begun manufacturing one-way PET kegs at its new blow moulding plant in Brazil. Located in Tijucas, Santa Catarina, in the South of Brazil, the new facility has a production line for petainerKegs that will cater to customers in Brazil as well as other South American countries.
One-way kegs have become increasingly popular among South American breweries as they are used only once and can be fully recycled while also reducing costly and complex return logistics and washing processes. One-way kegs also provide enhanced product protection as it ensures that the beer is as good as the day it was brewed for over nine months. In addition, the facility in Brazil will help reduce supply costs to local South American breweries.
Currently, 30L petainerKeg Classic are being manufactured in the new plant with plans to produce more from the portfolio.
Petainer kegs were launched in Brazil about 1 and a half years ago and the market has quickly embraced one-way kegs enabling the company to establish a full in-country manufacturing line of its kegs.
Learn more about PET packaging industry in South Central America and Caribbean at CMT’s 7th SCAPET on 04-05 June, 2019 in Santiago, Chile.

For more information about 7th SCAPET, contact Tanya at tanya@cmtsp.com.sg or call at +52 55 7157 3697.

21 Dec, 2018