PETnology Conference Programme Highlights

PET Market Insights and Trends

The Global PET Bottle Market in 2018: Evolving Trends and Opportunities

At PETnology Europe 2018, Rosemarie Downey will provide those attending insights from Euromonitor’s latest research. 2018 is proving a pivotal year for plastics with elevated concerns about the volume of plastic waste in the environment. This presentation will discuss the current demand and trends for PET and focus in on beverage opportunities. Soft drinks is the core end-use, accounting for 87% of global retail PET bottle volumes, and is expected to increase by 4% in 2018.

Rosemarie Downey
Global Head of Packaging Research
Euromonitor International

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Indian PET Developments - Market Trends, Opportunities & Sustainability Initiatives

Indian PET has moved forward through healthcare to personal care, confectionary, low-value alcoholic beverages & non-alcoholic beverages. The emerging PET applications in India include Flavored/UHT/Pro-biotic milk, Beer, Wine, Paint, bulk edible oil packs, fruit drink variants, etc. In addition, there are emerging markets for Blood Collection Tubes (BCT) and Injection moulded items.

There is a growing emphasis on ‘Sustainability’ and brand-owners are now moving towards more sustained products. There are lots of efforts initiated by them along with converters and Plastic Associations incl RVM machines to further improve recycling in India. The Reliance team is committed to development and promotion of PET globally with focus on Indian markets and committed to innovations both on resin front & establishing new applications along with sustainability related projects.

Rajesh K. Gera
Assistant Vice President - Business Development
Reliance Industries Limited - PET Division

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Supply and Demand of PET

Patrick L. Bouzekri
Vice President

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