‘PET as the Material of Choice’ Explored at 3rd SCAPET

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CMT’s 3rd SCAPET conference, in Santo Domingo on 7-8 May 2014, is expecting a huge congregation of industry players to discuss key aspects of the emerging PET market in South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean region via dedicated discussions on – PET packaging, resins, trading, PET end users, bottling, recycling and much more.


Emerging PET market in South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean region will be discussed via dedicated sessions on – PET packaging, resins, trading, PET end users, bottling, recycling and much more.

Armed with a top-notch speaker panel and a gathering of PET converters, bottlers, recyclers, resin producers and brand owners, 3rd SCAPET is slated to be a key PET event in 2014. As the shift from glass to PET packaging continues in South/Central Americas, Andean & Caribbean region driven by consumerism, 3rd SCAPET starts off with a Brand Owners’ session on ‘Packaging Challenges in Colombia/Central America for Personal Care & Cosmetics’ by Luis Rodolfo Arévalo Pliego, Regional Manager (Packaging, Engineering & Design for Personal Care LATAM), Colgate Palmolive and a Panel Discussion on ‘Packaging for Consumers: What are the market requirements & Design Approaches?’ – led by Francisco Bendek, CEO, Packaging Solutions and senior representatives from Planeta Azul and Grupo Bepensa.

The crucial topic of ‘Global Overview of Food Contact Regulations for PET and Post-consumer Recycled PET’ will be addressed by Prof. Alejandro Ariosti, Technical Specialist (Materials for Sanitary Applications), INTI-Plasticos, while a Bottler’s Perspective on ‘Strategies for Success in the CSD Industry’ is shared by Eusebio Ang Sánchez, Chief Procurement Officer, Arca Continental. Plus, there are two dedicated sessions on PET trends, from a production and sustainable angle: ‘Production Challenges related to PET Market Trends’ by Fernando Castro, Operations Director, Caiba and ‘Bio-based PET - Promises, Realities, Opportunities and Challenges’ by Dr. Ranganath Shastri, Director – Technical Research, Graham Packaging.

Other topics of 3rd SCAPET are:

  •          Global PET & Regional Trade Outlook – Andrew Noone, Chairman, PCI
  •          Assessing Polyester Intermediates: PX, PTA & MEG Outlook – Marisabel Dolan, Consultant, Nexant
  •          Panel Discussion: Growth or Glut! How will Global Capacity Impact the PET Industry Beyond 2014 –Augusto Liparachi Knudsen, Commercial Director PET, Ravago Americas; Luis Bittencourt, Commercial Manager, PQS

Some of the other speakers are from Netstal, Frigel, Starlinger and Gneuss.

The event is further enhanced by a Site visit to Agua Planeta Azul (6th May) and a Post Conference Workshop on ‘Barrier Technology & Properties’.

More information is available at 3rd SCAPET website.

For registrations, contact Ms. Hafizah +65 6346 9218.

For enquiries in Spanish, contact Ms. Tanya +52 55 5635 2672.

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