Report from the Petcore Europe Thermoforms Working Group and its public workshop

The market for PET thermoforms in Europe is continuously growing, especially since PET is displacing other materials for packaging applications. Currently, the total European Union, Switzerland and Norway market for PET thermoforms is estimated to be 1 to 1.1 million tons PET virgin and r-PET, including imports.

Petcore Europe invited to its Thermoforms Workshop on 19 September 2017 in Brussels to give an update on its WG activities and the latest developments of PET thermoforms recycling in Europe. The event was organised by the Petcore Europe Thermoforms Working Group, chaired by Wim Hoenderdaal from Indorama and Paolo Glerean from Aliplast, and held as a free webinar. 20 people joined the Petcore Europe team at the Brussels office, while more than 70 people joined the discussions online via the webinar.

The 2018 edition of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) will take place at the RAI in Amsterdam from 24 - 25 April 2018. PRS will feature a pan European exhibition and  conference stream designed specifically for the plastics recycling industry. The event will bring together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors in order to learn, network and capitalise on the business opportunities plastic recycling offers.

Why now? Until recent year's the plastics recycling industry has had a relatively low profile with more than 50% of plastics in Europe being sent to landfill every year. PRS aims to change this situation and to put more focus on pressing issues within the plastics recycling industry. 

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On 27 September 2017, the Petcore Europe ODR Working Group gathered for its 4th meeting at France Plastiques Recyclage (FPR) near Paris. Next to update presentations of all Task Forces and presentations on new developments within the industry, also a visit to the PDR plant was organised. For more information on our WG and how to join, check our WG website here.


Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its annual conference in Brussels from 7 - 8 February 2018.

Building up on the success of the last years, we decided to expand the 2018 conference edition to two days. The first half day is exclusively dedicated to PET Business & Strategy, followed by a Networking Event in the evening. The second day focuses on Trends in Collection, Recycling & Sustainability and features presentations from research, industry and EU decision makers.

This essential PET event brings together experts and leaders from the complete PET value chain in Europe and beyond. So don't miss your opportunity to network and gain an insight into the latest developments of our industry. Guarantee your place now!

To register & check the delegate fees, please visit the registration form here.

To view the complete invitation, please check our conference page here.

We are delighted to welcome our three new members: McBride, Penn Color and DuPont.

For an overview on all our members, please visit our member section here.

If you are interested in joining our association or receiving more information about it, please have a look at our membership package here.

A big welcome to our new member Holland Colours.

Holland Colours is a global producer of colorants for the polymer industry. It imagines, creates and manufactures the highest quality solid and liquid colorants and additives. The products are designed to be ideal for coloring PVC, PET and other polymers.

Check out our complete membership here:

We are delighted to welcome our new member CARBIOS.

CARBIOS is a green chemistry company that focuses on discovering and developing enzymatic bioprocesses applied to plastic and textile polymers. The company creates a new generation of fully biodegradable plastics with a controlled lifespan, a process enabling infinite biorecycling of plastic waste (PET) and a new biological pathway for the production of competitive biosourced polymers.







What are the latest developments in the recycling of PET thermoforms in Europe?

Don't miss this opportunity and join us for the latest update on the developments of PET thermoforms recycling in Europe.

The Petcore Europe Working Group on PET Thermoforms organises its free Workshop on 19 September 2017, 10:00 - 12:30. You can choose to participate online via webinar or attend the event in person at our offices in Brussels (Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels).

We are delighted to announce that L’Oréal has become new Petcore Europe member.

L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.

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