(PRWEB) April 20, 2010
South America region is a booming market for PET (polyethylene terephathalate), with Brazil at the forefront because of its growing demand from the beverage and water sector. According to unofficial data collected from industry players, PET demand in South America will grow at 8-9% annually.
CMT’s South America PET Packaging Markets & Technologies Conference (SAPET) focuses on the latest market trends and technological innovations in the PET packaging business in South America. The conference, which meets in Sao Paolo-BRAZIL on 10-11 June will provide expert insights spanning the PET value chain, from PET bottle Resin and PET Raw Materials (PX/PTA/MEG), to PET Preform and PET Bottle Productions to Recycling.
South America’s leading brand owners, including Coca-Cola, Ouro Fino, Danone and Cargill will be speaking at SAPET sharing packaging strategies and expectations. Coca Cola in particular will discuss their PlantBottle, and recently launched PET Optimization program in South America.
Analysis of the PET Preform market outlook in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay will be provided by Cristalpet SA and Terphane Ltda will cover PET Films at the conference.
SAPET is also spotlighting innovations in Injection Molding, Stretch Blow Molding, Lightweighting, Cap and Closure, Barrier and Additives. Highlights include Husky’s Advancements in Preform Molding, BASF’s Additives, Bericap’s Caps & Closures, ENSO’s Biodegradable PET and others. Also on the agenda are sessions on PET Recycling, featuring talks on PET Waste Collection & Recycling in Brazil by ABIPET and a regulatory update on PET Recycling for Food Contact Applications by Centro de Tecnologia de Embalagem (CETEA).
SAPET will provide exhaustive updates on PET Resins and Raw materials (PX, PTA & MEG) markets and technologies. Experts from PetroquimicaSuape, M&G, Oxiteno and CMAI will be discussing global and regional capacity and consumption at the conference.
SAPET is already attracting participation from the who’s who in South America’s PET industry, from Resin Manufacturers to Converters and Brand Owners. Those keen on participation can register online at http://www.cmtevents.com/?ev=100627&pg=Rg. Enquiries on sponsorships can be directed to Ms. Hafizah Adam at +65 63469218.