About CPME

The Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe (CPME) is a European non-profit trade association based in Brussels, Belgium.  It represents most of the European PET resin producers who are collectively responsible for more than 80% of PET production in the European Union. The main European producers of Terephthalic Acid (PTA) - the major PET feedstock - are Associate Members of CPME

CPME’s mission is to ensure the European PET industry is sustainable and can develop and grow by focusing on stakeholder needs.

The representatives manufacture 3 million tonnes of PET resin in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

The major European producers of the PET raw material Terephthalic Acid (PTA) are Associate Members of CPME. Their manufacturing facilities are in Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. They are responsible for manufacturing several million tonnes of polyester intermediates.

CPME's main activities:

  1. Effective, Sustainable & Compliant PET manufacturing in in Europe by:
    º Management of PET Product Stewardship Issues.
    º Proactively work on market issues that can negatively impact the acceptance of PET
    º In combination with other aligned Trade Associations support and develop public awareness, supporting media Interfacing and other forms of communication.
    º General awareness and engagement of market developments, supporting PET.
    º Working on fair trade policies aligned to WTO and Trade Defense Instrument Regulations.
  2. Keep up to date with market forces and interact with internal and external stakeholders to develop expertise.
  3. Engage globally with stakeholders to monitor and react to market forces that threaten the sustainability of Global/European PET manufacture.
  4. Working with other trade organizations to ensure that products developed and entering the market as either virgin or recycled PET are fit for purpose in terms of product safety, environmental impact and sustainability.
  5. Interacting with the whole PET value chain as necessary.
  6. Generate Position Papers and communicate on PET Industry focussed issues.

CPME aims to achieve its Mission by nurturing and facilitating fair open and legal trade according to WTO rules.

CPME believes that the most important part of our mission is the health and safety of our staff and customers. We do this by the application of responsible care codes and strict monitoring and application of all health, safety and environmental legislation.