Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe, welcomes eight new members in 2017: Hordijk, Sukano, Pellenc ST, M&G, SUEZ, Plastipak, Sidel and L’Oréal.

“Gaining additional support from these eight leaders in their respective market sectors is a real asset for Petcore Europe,” outlines Christian Crépet, Executive Director of Petcore Europe. “It clearly reflects how our association aligns the complete PET value chain in Europe in order to work together and speak with one voice."

Petcore Europe membership is open to all interested companies involved in the PET value chain. For more information about the association membership, its structure and activities, please have a look at our membership package.

About our new members

For decades Hordijk Verpakkingen has designed and produced plastic packaging for various national and international company branches and has specialised in the packaging for food products and personal care products. The organisation has two production plants: a thermoform plant in Zaandam and an injection moulding and extrusion blow moulding plant in Zevenhuizen.

Sukano is a world leader in the development and production of additive and colour masterbatches and compounds for polyester and specialty resins. Sukano focuses its technical knowledge on developing innovative products and services for oil and bio-based polymers that can be used for applications such as thin and thick films, bottles and containers, fibers, filaments, and sheets.

Pellenc ST designs, produces and sells optical sorting equipment for waste treatment and the recycling industries. Based on proprietary R&D and "Made in France" manufacturing, Pellenc ST offers equipment that is robust and easy-to-use. The company also develops methods and quality control processes.

The Mossi Ghisolfi Group is a leading name in the application of innovation to the sectors of PET, engineering and renewable chemical products derived from non-food biomass. It operates in the USA, Latin America, Asia and Europe. In 2016, the group posted a turnover of $1.9 billion, and it currently has more than 1,700 employees.

As industrial services and solutions company specialising in sustainable resource management, SUEZ supports towns and industries in the circular economy to maintain, optimise and secure the resource essential for our future. SUEZ provides its customers (local authorities, industry and consumers) with concrete solutions to address new resource management challenges.

Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage and consumer products industries. Plastipak operates more than 47 production sites in the United States, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Its customers include some of the world's most respected and recognised consumer brands.

With 30,000 machines installed in more than 190 nations, Sidel has been helping producers fill beverage bottles for over 80 years, blow them for more than 50 years and label them for more than 35 years. Sidel has 40 years of aseptic packaging expertise, and was one of the first companies to introduce PET bottles to the beverage industry over 30 years ago.

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.