Husky, NAPCOR Report Successful Joint Event

More than 50 PET-industry business leaders visited Husky’s global headquarters July 22 for presentations, networking and facility tours.

On July 22, Husky Injection Molding Systems and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) joined together to host a one-day event at Husky’s global headquarters in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. The event was held during the first day of NAPCOR's summer membership meeting and was attended by more than 50 business leaders from throughout North America. In addition to presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities, attendees toured Husky’s facilities, labs and technology development programs to learn about the company’s latest PET preform injection molding offerings.  

“Husky has always had a vested interest in promoting innovation and pushing the industry forward,” says Nicolas Rivollet, Husky’s Director of Business Development. “Our relationship with NAPCOR provides us with invaluable insight that we apply to developing state-of-the-art technology for the beginning of the PET packaging supply chain, while allowing us to be mindful of how our technologies impact the end of that supply chain.”

The event included networking forums, product demonstrations, as well as presentations from Husky and industry experts. Carol Hochu, President and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, delivered a presentation discussing Canadian plastics and sustainability. Also presenting was Pieterjan Van Uytvanck from The PCI Consulting Group, Xylenes and Polyesters, who spoke about in the polyester value chain and the impact of raw materials. In addition, a key presentation by Husky outlined PET Packaging Trends. NAPCOR representatives closed the day by presenting Husky with an appreciation award for the company’s ongoing support of the PET industry.

“We were extremely happy with how the day turned out and appreciate Husky opening their doors to host this event,” said Tom Busard, NAPCOR Chairman and Chief Procurement Officer for Plastipak Packaging. “Our goal as an organization is to work collaboratively with all of our members. Husky’s experience in PET has given them exposure to the largest base of PET customers in North America. Our relationship with members like Husky provides us with insight into current and future packaging design trends driven by their customers and consumers, as well as an understanding of how these trends could impact the PET industry in the future.”

Founded in 1987, NAPCOR is the trade association for the PET plastic packaging industry in the United States and Canada. NAPCOR represents the full PET value chain, from resin production, to bottle and thermoform production, to key industry suppliers, to PET reclaimers.