The inaugural SAPET conference is packed with influential PET experts from the region, including key brand owners. Among them is Coca Cola who will be speaking about their PlantBottle™Development and PET Optimization.
Coca Cola’s PlantBottle™opened a new chapter in the PET packaging industry by using 30%sugar-cane-based materials.A life-cycle analysis conducted by Imperial College London indicates the “PlantBottle™” reduces carbon emissions by up to 25 %, compared with petroleum-based PET. Another advantage of “PlantBottle™” is that it can be processed through existing manufacturing and recycling facilities without contaminating traditional PET.
Coca Cola’s session at SAPET will also look into PET Optimization in Brazil and Mercosur region. PET Planet (Vol. 11) reports that Coca Cola’s PET optimization plan was implemented in Brazil in 2008, and is currently being rolled out in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The program, led by the Brazil packaging team, is part of a supply-chain efficiency program based on standard preform families developed in collaboration with Husky (*SAPET speaker), and preform suppliers Amcor, Alpla, Cristalpet (*SAPET speaker) and Engepack. Objectives include achieving lightweighting for all bottle families; accelerated approval process through standardisation; cost reduction through supply chain and preform conversion efficiency; and reduction in environmental impact.
Other Brand Owners presenting at SAPET include Ouro Fino, Cargill and Danone. >>Explore the full conference agenda here<<
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