Tetra Pak launches handbook on dairy processing

Updates on commercial sterility regulations

Tetra Pak has released a new edition of its Dairy Processing Handbook, an industry reference book providing guidance on the key operational steps of dairy processing

Packaging drives PET demand in IndiaUS$ 1.9 billion Indian market for PET and PBT resinsGrowing demand for consumer goods is likely to grow sales of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market in India, according to Research and Markets’ new report. A Research and Markets’ report forecasts the Indian PET and PBT resins
market to exceed US$ 1.9 billion (`12,000 crore) in 2015. According to
the ‘India PET & PBT resins market forecast & opportunities
2020’ study, PET & PBT resins have seen strong growth in demand over
the past five years with increase in usage in packaging and bottling,
automobiles and electrical and electronics industries.PET is used for packaging of bottled drinking water, carbonated soft drinks, edible oils, juices and alcoholic beveragesDemand
growth for PET resin is driven by replacement of glass, aluminium,
paper, metal in packaging while factors like thermal stability, high
heat resistance, and superior electrical properties are the reasons for
increased demand for PBT resin. The study also expects the government’s
‘Make in India’ push to spur further demand growth.

PET is used
for packaging of bottled drinking water, carbonated soft drinks, edible
oils, juices, and alcoholic beverages, while polybutylene terephthalate
is used by the electrical and electronics industry. The PET resin market
is dominated by three major players, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL),
Dhunseri Petrochem Limited and JBF Industries Limited. Reliance
Industries is the largest player in the country’s PET resin market and
is expected to maintain its leadership position through 2020. Some of
the major global players in the PBT market in India include include
Toray, BASF, SABIC, SRF, DuPont and Laxness.