rPET Majors & Top PET Multinationals to Convene in Mexico City for Appraisal of Latin America's PET Trends & Markets

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Leading PET conglomerates set to evaluate Latin American PET markets, rPET technologies and more at the 10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets).

10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets)

This summit again promises to be a leading event in Mexico where high authorities of the PET supply chain convene to analyze the latest market trends, and evaluate the technology developments in the PET sector.

CMT’s 10th LAPET (Latin America PET Markets) returns to Mexico City on 24-25 October 2012, marking a decade of highly successful PET conferences designed for the Latin American industry. With parallel themes “One stop forum for the Latin America PET supply chain” & “The way ahead: Shifting from virgin to recycled PET”, this summit again promises to be a leading event in Mexico in which authorities from the PET supply chain convene to analyze the latest market trends, and evaluate the technology developments in the PET sector. Specially structured for core and allied industry players, the agenda includes overview of the global PET trade, prospects and challenges, market outlook, impact of Chinese resin markets on Latin America, recycling developments in Mexico, Brazil & Argentina, growth and other vital subjects.

A main highlight at this year’s 1.5 day conference is a unique Brand Owner’s Session, during which expert panellists from Grupo Jumex, Bonafont, and Aje Group (Big Cola) will analyze the expectations in PET design and optimization, review the sustainability approach and strategically discuss packaging material and technology requirements.

Recycling is gaining higher prominence within the Mexican and Latin American markets and major players like Coca Cola are already on board the recycling trend investing $34 million with their Mexican bottlers to set up a food-grade PET recycling facility in Toluca near Mexico City. Key authorities sharing their expertise and experience via focussed sessions on rPET and recycling technology at the conference include

  •     rPET in Latin America - Flexibility Wins the Recycling Game

Ms. Armin Villa, Regional Sales Manager, Recycling Technology
Starlinger & Co. GmbH

  •     Recent Bottle to Bottle Start-up in Argentina: Experience of a Recycler

Mr. Andrzej Tolloczko, General Manager (PET Division)
Cabelma - S.A.

  •     Growth for rPET Usage in Brazil

Mr. Irineu Bueno Barbosa Jr., Commercial Director
Global PET Reciclagem SA

  •     PET Laminated Film Recycling

Ms. Kathy Xuan, President
PARC Corporation

A new feature at 10th LAPET is a separately bookable workshop on PET recycling led by Mr. Robert Dvorak, Projects Manager, Nextek Limited, covering key areas such as PET recovery and recycling technologies, rPET quality, recyclability guidelines, rPET food contact considerations, economics of PET recycling, common recycling mistakes and a review of main rPET contaminants and their impacts.

Other experts speaking at the event are Mr. David Swift, Managing Director, PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd; Ms. Marisabel Dolan, Consultant, Nexant Inc; Mr. Puneet Bhatnagar, Marketing Manager, Polyplex Corporation Limited; Mr. Raymond Jongman, Commercial Project Manager Packaging, Holland Colours Europe BV; Mr. Reinhart Drawetz, Sales Support Manager, Husky Injection Molding Systems; and Mr. Hugo Palma, Blowing Manager, Sidel.

For further conference details, please visit the Event Website at http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=121022& or contact hafizah(at)cmtsp(dot)com(dot)sgat 65 6346 9218

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