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Mexico records 50% PET recycling

Published on November 3, 2017 by in PET News

Mexico has one of the highest bottle water and CSD consumption rates in the world and thus there is also a high amount of PET bottles being discarded. in fact, bottled water is driving PET volume growth in Latin America, adding more than 3 billion units over the past five years.

However, Mexico also recorded 425,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in 2016, up 50% from the previous year – according to the non-governmental organization Ecoce. This made Mexico the largest recycler of PET plastic containers in the Americas last year.

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Unifi to Produce Recycled Fiber in Vietnam

Published on November 2, 2017 by in PET News

Textured and processed yarns manufacturing company Unifi has entered the Vietnamese market mainly to expand its global footprint for recycled fiber – REPIEVE. Unifi has partnered with one of Vietnam’s largest polyester yarn manufacturers Century Corporation to manufacture, sell and distribute REPREVE filament yarn in the Southeast Asian country.

Unifi’s subsidiary in China – Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC) will be responsible for managing sales and distribution of REPREVE filament yarn exported from Vietnam.

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China’s Pan-Asia plans to Break Ground for PET, PTA plant in Saudi Arabia in March 2018

Published on October 25, 2017 by in PET News

China’s PET bottle supplier – Pan-Asia PET Resin (Guangzhou) Co. plans to build a petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia at a cost of $3.8 billion.

To be located in Jazan Economic City in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the facility will have an annual production of 2.5 million metric tons of PTA, 1 million tons of PET, 200,000 tons of engineering plastic, 200,000 tons of thin film, 200,000 tons of polyester fiber and 5,000 tons of heavy equipment.

The ground breaking is scheduled for March 2018, while the first phase of the complex will be operational in August 2020.

The project is expected to benefit from the proximity to raw materials – especially the large paraxylene facility operating in Jazan Economic City.

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La 15va edición de la LAPET que organiza Centre For Management Technology (CMT) vuelve este noviembre a la Ciudad de México con nuevos panelistas e importantes temas de

Published on October 17, 2017 by in PET News

La 15va edición de LAPET, que organiza CMT, programada para el 29 y 30 de noviembre en la Ciudad de México, realizará un balance sobre el PET, la demanda de envases termoformados en América Latina y el impacto del e-commerce de los envases y compartirá las perspectivas de los propietarios de marcas y empresas de envasado locales.

La cumbre reúne a las principales compañías envasadoras de México y de todo el gran mercado de América Latina, así como a usuarios finales, con el objetivo de realizar un exhaustivo análisis de las tendencias que gobernarán al mercado de envases de PET en América Latina en los próximos años. Un gran panel de discusión sobre las ‘Perspectivas de crecimiento de los productos y las nuevas aplicaciones del PET en la próxima década’, estará liderado por el Ing. Arturo Parra Zapata, Gerente de Operaciones de PET de Grupo Herdez; la Sra. Sandra Evangelista, Gerente de Compras de Bic México y el In. Arturo Aguilar, Gerente de Sistemas de Calidad de Mega Empack. Read more…

 
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Irish packaging company Invests in Extrusion Line for PET sheets

Published on October 12, 2017 by in PET News

Ireland’s Quinn Packaging has installed a new PET sheet extrusion line – supplied by SML Maschinen. The new line comes at EUR 3 million and incorporates Erema’s “Vacurema” recycling technology. It can produce food grade plastic sheets that has an increased volume of recycled raw materials (PET bottle flakes).

The new technology will help realize Quinn Packaging’s Eco-Innovation initiative that aims to manufacture environment friendly products and reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

With the new PET sheet capacity, Quinn Packaging is well positioned to increase supply to packaging companies (for thermoforming applications) and food companies (for form, fill and seal applications).

Quinn Packaging also expects to supply PET sheets to European countries, especially supermarkets and food processing companies that are keen on environment friendly packaging.

More details on PET sheets and thermoform markets will be shared at CMT’s PET Sheets & Thermoforms on 27-28 February, 2018 in Cambridge, UK.

For more information, Contact Ms. Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

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