Corrected: PET to replace PC in Mexico for 5-gal water containers

12 March 2013 19:05  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "PET to replace PC in Mexico for 5-gal water containers" dated 12 March 2013, please read in the first paragraph … may be offering… instead of … will replace … Please read in the second paragraph … is leading bottlers of water in five-gallon jugs to consider switching … instead of … lead to the ban on sale of new PC food containers … Please read in the third paragraph … However, industry sources in Mexico said there is no ban or industry-wide consensus on the sale of PC food containers … instead of … However, PC water containers already circulating in the country can be refilled and sold until they are no longer viable … Please read in the fourth paragraph … Some bottlers in Mexico will offer … instead of … New five-gallon bottles … A corrected story follows.

MEXICO CITY (ICIS)--Some bottlers in Mexico may be offering water in five-gallon containers made only from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) starting in August, a market source said on Tuesday.

Health concerns about bis-phenol A (BPA) additives in polycarbonate (PC) food containers is leading bottlers of water in five-gallon jugs to consider switching to PET, the source said on the sidelines of the 18th annual Plastimagen international plastics exposition and conference.

However, industry sources in Mexico said there is no ban or industry-wide consensus on the sale of PC food containers.

Some bottlers in Mexico will offer five-gallon water containers only in PET beginning in August, although existing PC water containers already circulating may be refilled for sale.

Plastimagen ends on Friday.


By: Ron Coifman
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