South & Central American PET Packaging Converters, End Users, Recyclers, Tech Companies Attend 6th SCAPET in Cartagena

Trends, developments, new applications, recycling projects in South & Central America's high growth PET packaging market are major highlights at the upcoming Cartagena 6th SCAPET meet on 12-13 June, 2018.

CARTAGENA, Colombia, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Centre for Management Technology's (CMT) 6th SCAPET summit - an annual platform for brand owners, converters and recyclers - has put together an impressive line-up of topics and speakers for its 2018 edition. This includes presentations on PET and RPET trends until 2024 by Mr. Fernando Rosas, Commercial Director for Resins at Alpek Polyester and Dinis Mota, CEO of Coexpan, sharing on the topic of 'PET Thermoformed Products Growth Prospects in South & Central America'.

End users participation include Postobon's Director of Sustainability Ms. Martha Ruby Falla addressing 'Sustainable Recycling & Commitment' with a focus on sustainable packaging, recycling vision and action plans plus Mr. Fabian Leonardo Jaimes Pacheco, Head of Packaging Engineering at Quala, presenting a talk entitled 'Working with Suppliers towards Packaging Innovations'.

Also speaking, on the topic of 'Sustainable Fashion from RPET', is Enka de Colombia - while Global PET Reciclagem addresses the question 'Is Brazil Catching up on Post Consumer PET Recycling?', sharing updates on collection infrastructure and economics of RPET in Brazil. Invema's session on 'PET Recycling & Applications in Honduras' focuses on its new PET bottle recycling plant and Honduras' success story of achieving high PET recycling rate.

The program highlights PET packaging trends and outlook across:

  • Colombia -- Corplas
  • Peru and Ecuador -- San Miguel Industrias
  • El Salvador, Panama and Guatemala -- Plastiglas
  • Mercosur Region -- Cristalpet do Brasil Industria de Embalagens

Other key topics include: Nexant discussing 'Changing Dynamics In The South American PET Value Chain', analysing PX/PTA/MEG & PET demand/supply forecast and trade flows; Euromonitor presenting 'Key Trends and Growth Opportunities for PET Packaging in Food and Beverages'; while Bonset Latin America provides insight on 'PETG Shrink Film Market Outlook, Innovations & Emerging Applications in South America'.

Husky Injection Molding Systems joins as Silver Sponsor and presents paper on 'How Multi-Layer Technology Is Enabling Growth in PET Packaging' while Viscotec sponsors the summit's Networking Cocktail Reception. 

Visit 6th SCAPET website for more details.

For enquiries in English, contact Ms. Grace Oh at or call +65 6346 9147.

For enquiries in Spanish, contact Tanya Tardan at or call +52 55 56352672. 

Source: Centre for Management Technology (CMT)