16. March 2017 | Economy

EuPC promotes European PET interests

The European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) has created a new sector group „PET Sheet Europe“. According to the association, the group is dedicated to represent and promote the interests of the European PET film and sheet production industry on EU level.

"We aim to improve the use of PET sheet, advocating its circularity and environmental benefits in terms of LCA," outlines Paolo Glerean from Aliplast, PET Sheet Europe President. "We also aim to become a reference for the industry, packaging designers, brands and retailers to support them in more effective use of PET in thermoforming applications."

Ten major producers represented

Paolo Glerean the board comprises Giles Peacock from Klöckner Pentaplast as Vice-President and Lubna Edwards from Linpac as Treasurer. Additional Board members are Philippe Kruschitz (Kruschitz Plastics & Recycling) and Francesco Polano (AFG Packaging).

In total, the group is comprised of ten major producers in Europe including 4PET Holding, AFG Packaging, Aliplast, Coexpan Montonate, Ergis, Klöckner Pentaplast, Kruschitz Plastics & Recycling, Linpac, MP3 and Sky-Light.

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