16th GEPET in France Maps Talks on Low Crude Prices, PET Markets, RPET and Packaging Innovations

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Into its sixteenth edition, GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 10-12 June, 2015 in Lyon, France will lead discussions on the impact of low crude prices on PET market, RPET industry vis-à-vis low virgin PET prices and bring a fresh perspective on cost optimisation, lightweight innovations and conversions from HDPE to PET.

16th GEPET

16th GEPET will lead discussions on the impact of low crude prices on PET market, RPET industry vis-à-vis low virgin PET prices.

Opening the 16th edition of CMT's premier PET meet is David Swift, Managing Director, PCI (PET Packaging, Resin & Recycling) Ltd with his views on the burgeoning question – Low oil: Opportunity or threat to polyester packaging? Joining him are prominent PET packaging majors including Nestle Waters MT and APPE sharing key perspectives on ‘Packaging Sustainability: Why we should look at the entire product life cycle’, ‘Revolutionary ThermaLite PET jars - for hot/cold fill and all methods of pasteurisation’ as well as French converter PDG Plastiques with an insightful update on ‘PET packaging for milk and dairy products’.

Topics related to bio-based paraxylene from non-food biomass, PX competitiveness, competitiveness in the RPET business will be delivered by C-level executives from Anellotech Inc, Reliance Technology Group, Reliance Industries Ltd and Sorepla, respectively. Alessandro Pirondini, President - PET Business, JBF Rak LLC will provide an update on their latest PET production plant in Europe. Attendees of 16th GEPET will also hear first-hand about Suntory's global packaging activities.

In addition to above, other vital sessions include:

  • Update on the specific collaborative project between Suntory and OSG, 'OASIS 2L Light-weighting – Orangina Schweppes Group
  • Cooling Systems for PET and Beverages Industry: New Paradigms – Frigel Firenze S.p.A.
  • Food Grade PET Recycling in one simple extrusion step – Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  • APET Sheets for trays and ready meals packaging – A producer’s perspective – AMB SRL.
  • From PET bottle flakes to high-quality yarns – BB Engineering GmbH
  • RPET for direct food contact. Quality control and traceability as the current challenges in rPET sheet production – Starlinger

On the sidelines of 16th GEPET, a pre-conference site visit to state-of-the-art APPE PET recycling plant in Beaune is scheduled on 10 June while a post-conference workshop on ‘Improving RPET Quality for Food Contact Applications & New Developments in PET (bottles /trays/ sheets) Recycling’ to be conducted by Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek Ltd will run on 12 June.

View event website or contact Ms. Hafizah at +65 6346 9218 for more details.

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