PET Experts Share New Developments and Initiatives in Reducing Carbon Footprint at 13th GE PET Meet on 31 May & 1 June

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13th Greater Europe (GE) PET conference in Strasbourg France reflects on environment-friendly rPET resin amid prediction of high global PET consumption and expansion in European PET industry, as well as other ground-breaking industry updates.

13th Greater Europe (GE) PET

The Strasbourg meet is essentially an offshoot of CMT's CEE PET conference which is now expanded and rebranded to Greater Europe PET (GE PET) covering Russia, the Baltic States, EU countries including Spain and Italy.

Aiming to reduce environmental footprint, the European PET industry prepares to include a new variety of green PET resin in their products.

“Artenius has successfully created a PET packaging material that includes recycled resin in its manufacturing process, but with the same quality as virgin PET,” said Jorge Foguet, Technology Manager for PET resin firm Artenius Elite and also a speaker at the 13th Greater Europe (GE) PET conference organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT) on 30 May-01 Jun, 2012 in Strasbourg, France. A new green PET resin developed by the firm is to soon be released into the market.

Besides Artenius, other industry experts from H. J. Heinz Company, PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd; GSI Francia; ZAO Alco-Naphtha; APPE Packaging; INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH; PDG Plastiques; Sorepla; Krones AG; Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH; Belu Water Ltd; Moorgate Capital; MEGlobal Europe GmbH; Tsusho Corporation; CEPSA QUÍMICA, S.A; LINPAC Packaging Head Office; Borverk Eurotrade d.o.o and BAS Tuti Fruti are also slated to contribute at the 13th Greater Europe (GE) PET meet.

Building on its success and increased participation from all of Europe, the Strasbourg meet is essentially an offshoot of CMT's CEE PET conference which is now expanded and rebranded to Greater Europe PET (GE PET) covering Russia, the Baltic States, EU countries including Spain and Italy. The papers to be presented at this 2012 edition aim to provide answers to vital questions like: Are on-going PET plants and projects in Europe forging ahead? Has the uncertain economic times in Europe affected the overall PET industry? Will capacity additions put pressure on prices in the long run? Is there enough feedstock to serve the expansion plans? Will there be more consolidations as small players are squeezed out of the market?

Foremost among the highly anticipated sessions are the keynote presentation on `Packaging Opportunities from Renewable Materials - Delivering Innovative & Sustainable Solutions that Drive Consumer Value' by Dr . Michael Okoroafor, Vice President Packaging R&D / Innovation, of H. J. Heinz Company plus 2 project-focussed sessions by Cepsa – a new player in the PET market who will talk about their vision for going into integrated PET chain as well as Ekopet – which has started production in their PET plant in Kaliningrad.

Meanwhile APPE, PDG Plastiques, Borverk Eurotrade d.o.o and BAS Tuti Fruti will respectively provide regional perspectives on Leading Preform Producer's Perspective on the Greater Europe PET Growth & Major Applications, France’s PET preform market & growing applications from dairy sector; Serbia’s Market developments and growing applications of PET packaging in the dairy sector and Macedonia PET market.

In addition to above, the 1.5 day discussions will also delve into challenging topics like:

  •     Bridging the gap between Virgin PET and rPET - Artenius New Green PET Resin
  •     Developments on New PET Resins for EBM ( Extrusion Blow Molding) and other differentiated applications
  •     State of the European r-PET market
  •     Sustainable R-PET Trays for Fish & Meat Product Packaging

Newly incorporated into the event is a site visit to the Serepla recycling facility and a half-day workshop on `Recycling of PET Bottle and Thermoform Packaging' both to run on 30th May as a prelude to the main conference.

For more information on the conference, visit the event page at http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=120515&. For details on reservations, contact Hafizah at hafizah(at)cmtsp(dot)com(dot)sg

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